Atta Ikede

May 3, 2009

My plant died

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 10:35 pm

My Jasmine plant, previously documented here, is dead.

I thought about taking a photo to document its demise, but that would be too sad to look at later. I’ll have to toss it tomorrow morning. It never once managed to flower.

One of the 3 lucky bamboos I had died too. It was green when I left. It’s brown now. Brown like a dried twig. If you saw it now, you wouldn’t even guess it used to be a lucky bamboo.

So now I have 2 half dead lucky bamboos and new Pete, my hardy ikea plant. Pete the  Ikea Plant weathered my 3 week absence very well! Just goes to show … can’t go wrong with Ikea purchases! The soil’s all dried out but the plant leaves are still mostly green. Hmm. I guess it hasn’t gone through as many drought-flood cycles as the older plant did.

In fact, I have a new hobby – watching Pete the Ikea Plant drink water.  Here’s how it works:

1. wait until the plant is kinda dried up

2. put some water in the plant dish

3. watch as the water gets absorbed into the plant! It’s aliiiiiive!!!

I fed the ikea plant 3 dishes full of water today and cut off the dried parts of the leaves. Here’s to long life and vitality! Go Ikea plant, Go!



  1. sorry to hear about your plants but interesting new hobby you have!

    Comment by picnic buddy — May 4, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

  2. You should do what I do when away from the vegetation. fill your bath tub with like a few inches of water put em in there (if you have the pots with holes in the bottom) and when you get back they’re all still alive. Waterlogged but good.

    Comment by cherylsafina — May 12, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

  3. That is a really good idea!! Thanks!

    Comment by attaikede — May 20, 2009 @ 9:39 am

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