Him? If we want to anthropomorphize the plant and considering the plant is
more round than long and phallic, shouldn't it be a her? Actually, cabbages
are hermaphroditic with both male and female flower parts. Why not call it
"Francis"? If you get another, you can call it "Pat" or "Chris"!!
Ornamental cabbage do not make good houseplants and should be grown
outdoors. However, they are typically grown as annuals or biennials.
I wonder how they taste with corned beef?
"Caroline" <caroline at bond-girl-007.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
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> My ornamental cabbage ("Frank") was purchased a few weeks ago from a pets
> and gardens centre in the UK.
> I brought him home and promptly named him - but an stupidly ignorant of
> to care for him.
> My mom thinks that they should be watered from the saucer he sits in so
> roots can absorb upwards and this is what I have been doing (it consumes
> vast quantities of water - is this right?)
> The leaves at the base of the plant have gone crispy and now fallen off,
> while the middle of the plant is going from white to green and is still
> quite 'juicy' and succulent feeling.
> I would be really really grateful for any help recieved on whether I'm
> caring for Frank right - or links to where I can find out more.
>> Please, help save an ornamental cabbage today.
>> Thanks in advance
> (caroline at bond-girl-007.fsnet.co.uk)