It seems like every other post of mine is "Help! My _____(insert CP name here)_____ is dying!!!" Well, add this one to the list.
Ever since I got my P. Primuliflora it's been slowly turning brown. When it arrived in the mail it was all upset - it had been dislodged from its pot and it was looking a little smooshed. So I packed it back in there and hoped for the best.
The good news is that it just sent up another flower (I had pruned the last scape because it was crimped upon arrival in the mail) and there seems to be some new growth. But are my conditions causing this plant to decline?
I have it in a grow rack about 8" below 4x 48" T5 bulbs at 32 watts each: 2x Flora Sun grow bulbs and 2x GE Cool White bulbs. Temperatures seem to hover between 70 and 85 in my rack as the indoor temperatures begin to cool and I wait for my landlord to turn on the heat. Humidity stays around 55% during the day and rises to 80-90% overnight.
EDIT: I've also got it in a tray of water that I keep around 1/2" deep.
SO - am I killing my plant, or is it just a little sad at the moment? Should I throw all hands on deck and take leaf cuttings while I still can?
PS. - Also, if it matters, a spider seems to have made its home in this ping while it was still at the nursery and was packed and shipped with the plant. I keep finding cobwebs around the base of the plant which I clear off regularly. I spot the little spider from time to time. Are the cobwebs doing damage? If so, let's hope he becomes dinner before too long.