Plant Communication: Trying to Listen to My New Christmas Cactus
Let me start by saying that I have spoken to plants for years, but am just now trying my hand at listening to anything they might be trying to communicate back to me. So, total newbie at this.
That said: I just got a new Christmas cactus that's about 15 years old. I've been talking to her and trying to listen, and the feeling I get when I am listening to her is one that I think is best described as "distress." The lady I got her from said she will need to be repotted soon, and I am wondering if this distress I am feeling from the plant is related to that. She has new growth on her and looks healthy -- the need to be repotted is the only thing I can think of that might explain this feeling I am getting.
However, my understanding is that late winter/early spring (Feb/March/April) is the best time to repot these plants, and I don't want to harm her by repotting her too early out of an abundance of newbie enthusiasm or from misunderstanding her distress signals.
Alternately, is it possible that she could be distressed by the change in environment, from the previous owner's house to mine? I started feeling this distress from the plant as soon as I put her in my car and started talking to her.
Anyone with experience talking with and listening to plants who might have any thoughts or insights into this? I would super appreciate any feedback you might be able to offer here.
Thank you so much!
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