Please identify

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  1. gladi34

    gladi34 Member

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    Hi There

    I am new NEW gardner and quite clueless about names etc

    Can you please identify this plant (i am sure its a very common one)

    I bought it two weeks ago and it was in the covered out door area of a garden shop.

    Two days after I bought it i watered it and that was it

    Now it is shedding 4 to 5 leaves a day !!! its a tiny plant about 3 inches in diameter. New leaves seem to be growing but I am not sure if its supposed to be shedding so many leaves !!

    What am I doing wrong -- is it too warm for it? its indoor with not much ventilation-- at about 20c. (its winter here around 1C outside and the heating on inside) is that the problem ??

    Thanks
    Michelle
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Onamental cabbage (kale).

    You can eat it just like ordinary cabbage.
     
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    Thanks

    Any idea why the leaves are dropping ??? Is it meant to be outside ONLY ?? Is it too hot for it inside ??

    M
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes, it's an outside plant, though it'll be difficult to move it back outside now as the spell indoors will make it think spring has started. Try to keep it cool, but frost-free.
     

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