I have a calathea on the window sill in my front room.
I’m not particulary green-fingered so I keep forgetting that it needs to be fed.
A few days ago, I noticed that the cool stripey leaves had become crisp and were drooping (oops); and, in an attempt to save it from shrivelling away, I whisked the baby bio and watering-can out.
Today, when I got home from work and the sun was streaming through the window, I noticed that the leaves were unfurled and blooming; and the plant is radiant, once again.
This is the second time I’ve had to provide my calathea with a little emergency TLC. You would have thought that the first near miss – and then incredible revival – would have stopped me from letting it wilt again….
Some lessons need to be learned a few times and some miracles take a while to sink in.
I know it’s not as easy as a jug of water and some baby bio –
But feed a person properly and they, too, can come back to life.