Mickey Mouse Topiary Setback - February 2023
One step forward, one step back. So it goes with indoor, container gardening it seems. Just yesterday, I posted an update on my oldest Staghorn Fern and how it was putting on the first basal frond since I've owned it. Today...showing a photo of a setback: my Creeping Fig Vine Mickey Topiary took a hit. It seems that I let it dry out and the vine has gone dry across a huge amount of the face of the frame. I THINK that I caught it just in time and watered it to keep the vine alive. In part.
See below for the current state:
You can see the dry parts of the vine with dead leaves. But, also..what seems like a little bit of new, growth (the lighter green leaves).
I brought this inside back in October and it was THRIVING. Look at this photo to see the post-Summer flush growth of Creeping Fig Vine. I've been trying to keep the topiary watered in since the incident, but this really is a product of my plants being sent downstairs to the basement during the Christmas season. A typical out-of-sight-out-of-mind situation.
My plan is to bring this back upstairs to make sure we keep an eye on it through the rest of Winter before I can get it outside late this Spring.
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