Hi! I'm new to this forum, and I wasn't sure where to put this.
I'm in quite a delima.
A few months back, I noticed that my cat liked to chew on my aloe plant. The poor thing still has bite wounds, so we moved it into our front living areas where the cat's cannot get. My mother tries to water it about once a week and I fear she may be over watering it, because I noticed last night that leaf has shriveled up.
This happened before, but I replanted it because it seemed to have outgrown it's pot (and was probably over watered). My mother waters my aloe every time she waters her christmas cactus, but the cactus is fine!
I'm afraid the aloe plant is going to Die! Help?
My cat really likes to eat cacti, and we recently brought in an odd looking one from out garage (it doesn't like the cold). I'm unsure what type of plant it is, but it grows from the bottom AND the top. It has almost a very smooth, ivory colored leaves with red/pink around the edges. It also has almost a white covering on the leaves sometimes. It recently bloomed and the flower is the same color as the plant. I believe it might be a form of cotyledon.
Well....the cat has been munching on this one too, so now it has feline nibbles and the ends of some of the plate like leaves are gone. I'm scared for the plant, but I'm also afraid that my cat is going to die from eating it!
What do I need to do?
I do have a wonderful tip for Orchids.
We own around 15 orchid plants, and my mother and I have noticed that when you let water run through the pot for about 4 minutes, the flowers grow better. I don't know why this is, but every time we simply 'water' them and let the water sit, they don't bloom as well.