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Old 02-09-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I had a beautiful lipstick plant hanging in my kitchen window, it was moderate to low light and the radiator is under the window, and the steam pipe is along side the window. I have had this plant for 3 years and it was doing really good, I was even bale to snip a few strands and root another one...But within the last 4 months it seems all the leaves are falling off and it is getting very spindily, I am so dissappointed as this was my favorite plant in the apartment and it was doing so well.....I see no hope for it so I have cut all the branches off and have them rooting, hoping to start another one. They doo however, take a long time to root.

Now in this corner I als had a floor plants on a wrought iron stand, and it too is losing leaves...I am assuming it is because of the heat that we have been getting this year as it has been so cold. I dont open the window, as the breeze blows really fierce in the courtyard and even open an inch will freeze the kitchen in no time.....


so the million dollar question, what kind of plant can I hang that likes intense heat? I love a plant hanging in my kitchen window, as I have nothing on it so it can be bright in the daytime, and I dont really need privacy in the kitchen at night....


wah wah wah, I loved my lipstick plant
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Cactus or succulents, in clay pots or hanging. I used to keep some ON a radiator.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Try a humidity tray. You get a shallow tray with pebbles and add water, then place the plant on it. That will not only protect it from the direct waves of heat from the radiator, but will generate humidity.

How to Make a Humidity Tray | Brooklyn Orchids

Another thought though, is to ask when you last repotted it? If it becomes rootbound the water will miss some of the roots and cause problems. These don't like to be overpotted either, normally only go with a pot 1" larger.

Finally, they need less water in winter, over-watering causes root rot. Peopel tend to water more when a plant shows signs of stress, and then drown it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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try an old cookie sheet with tin foil and then river rocks on top of the tin foil add some water and you got humidity ...also use a plant grow light . Good luck .
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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thank you all, i will try some of these methods,
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Old 02-16-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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one of the first rules about indoor plants is to avoid drafts and artificial heat. I too had a beautiful lipstick plant which got ruined by too much water.
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