Re: My Henna Plants arrived. Help needed.

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Posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on June 21, 2002 at 06:09:06:

In reply to: My Henna Plants arrived. Help needed. posted by Natalie on June 20, 2002 at 16:08:04:

Henna plants have a delicate characteristic, but overall they´re
quite solid. Don´t panic if all the leaves fall off and it looks
like a toothpick sculpture. It´s probably just resting. In nature
henna plants live a hard life and like to drop all their leaves to
rest up and save their strength for more favorible times (warm,
slightly moist). Prune it back to the likeliest looking growth nodes,
and get it into a warm place with gentle but plentiful sunlight. I
give mine a shot of miracle grow at this point and get it a bigger
pot. Then wait. Within the month, with a magnifying glass you´ll
see the nodes bud. Breathe a sigh of relief. The plant´s just been
busy putting down mew root growth. When the plant has stretched out
new roots and sorted itself out, it will begin shooting up new
branches out of those little buds and it will grow leggy and fast for
a while, then stabilize again. Henna does this regularly. In 3
seasons my henna plants have had a dozen times where they´d gone
mopey as a teenager on a bad hair day, and just dumped
everything ... only to put out new growth again. There´s a page in
the rabbit hole on the subject, linked below.

hello, again ... just up a bit early this morning before another
marathon henna research session....... happy summer solstice all!
It´s a national holiday here....... :-)


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