I mean it; it works. See?
We received this Tiffany rose as a housewarming gift from a very dear set of friends, and we'd had it on an end table in the living room where it could get light from the long row of windows there. But it refused to thrive -- by its second week at our place, it was dropping leaves faster than I've been losing my hair (and THAT, if you know me, is kind of alarming). No worries, I'm not going bald, just adjusting to some recent prescription changes. But we were definitely a bit panicked about the fate of our little plant (which did not help with the hair loss).
So I did what my mother has done for years: I put the rose in our bathroom.
There's something about the extra warmth and moisture from our daily showers that seems to help. My mother has reared orchids and other notoriously finicky flowers with great success in her bathroom. Now I see why. Check out those new leaves!
Hopefully our plant will make it through the winter without further trouble and we'll be able to get it established outdoors at the beginning of the growing season next year. For now, I'm enjoying this little bit of life by the edge of the tub.
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