FriedGreenTomatoes
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century plant

I have a century plant that isn't growing very fast. Every time it gets a new leaf, an older one falls off. I've had it for 2 years now, and it hasn't done much. It's in a good sized pot, so I don't think the roots are crowded.

I would love to see it get bigger!

Has anyone else ever had one?

Andrew Artichoke
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Holla FGT!

I have never grown a century plant, but I know that it likes droughts and then intense periods of rain. The internet says it like 8inches a year. To me that seems like just two heavy rains a year. Just curious how often do you water it? One idea I had was to sync up a heavy watering around just before spring.

FriedGreenTomatoes
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Usually I water once a month, but lately I have been watering every couple of days. I think maybe I should mix some sand in the dirt and get it to a window with better light. Thanks for the watering tip! I'm going to let it dry out and see what happens

purpleinopp
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These grow in the ground in full sun here, they do grow extremely slowly, even in the ground.

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