When my parents moved last year at about this time, they left me one of their plants. I have no idea what kind of plant it is (nor do they, unfortunately), but this plant has been very happy with me. Now that the weather is getting colder, though, she’s less happy. Especially since she can’t be outside, and the light I get in my apartment isn’t as much as she’s used to out on the balcony. Leaves have been dropping like mad, and I’m getting a bit worried. I know next to nothing about plants, and while this little lady and I had been getting along great, she’s now pissed as hell at me it seems.
I just got back from a short trip and went to move her into my bedroom which gets better light than my living room where she’d been hanging out and noticed that the pot she’s been in since before I got her is cracked. I don’t know if the crack was caused by the change in temperature or if she’s outgrowing her potted home and needs to be transplanted or what. It’s obvious I need to get a new pot, but I’ve never transplanted anything before and given that I don’t even know what kind of plant she is, I’m in a bit of a quandary. So, I’d like to enlist some help from you more plant-knowledgeable readers out there. I’ve pasted a picture of my baby below. I welcome all suggestions and information regarding her species, what kind of pot to get, what soil to use, if I should feed her with some sort of fertilizer, why the pot broke, how to transplant her, etc. She’s my first plant, and we’ve done so well together – I don’t want to lose her! Many thanks!