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    i sat up in bed from a dead sleep about 4 am, i don't know if i dreamt it or whatever, but that's not a calathea. it's stromanthe thalia 'multicolor'. not sure why i told you calathea, they're waaaay different. the brown spots are probably from water sitting on the leaves and acting like a magnifying glass for sunlight.
    So many plants...so little time

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    Thanks a bunch!
    here are the last two:
    First is my Hibiscus. It's a tropical variety. idk what though. Yes there is an aechmea bromeliad in the branches.


    Then there is this Date Palm that i have been trying to grow for a while now. any idea on why the older leaf dried out? It is only 1 year and a few months old. Also is the other plant in the pot a whisk fern? Psilotum nudum specifically? The palm is planted in mostly sand for good drainage, and a little bit of organic soil mixed in. I fear it is not enough, so should it be given a different substrate mix?

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    anyone have IDs for these last two photos?

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    you probably won't ever get a name for the hibiscus. it might be seed grown or grown from a cutting of any number of reds that look similar. the palm kinda looks like cold damage to me, just trim it off. also it should probably go into new media. sand has little to no nutrients in it.
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    i added an osmocote tablet to the sand, and i sometimes water with some Hoagland solution i got from a greenhouse at my school (that I am using for experiment purposes in school.)
    But yeah i think i should replant it soon. what type of media mix? how much sand, how much perlite, how much peat, how much organic soil?

    Thanks for the symptom ID. it makes sense because nights were getting cold in early fall and it may have frozen for a bit.

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    i use a general potting mix for mine and then add in more pertlite for drainage. if you were to build your own i'd go 1:1:1 peat perlite sand.
    So many plants...so little time

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    should i include organic soil in that mix too? so 1:1:1:1 peat perlite sand organic?

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    it's not necessary if you use osmocote or other time released fert
    So many plants...so little time

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