Ten days away, sitting by the lake without a care in the world, yet I couldn't shake the feeling that I had forgotten something. MY PLANT!

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Sure enough, this severely dehydrated Aglaonema was slumped over and most of the leaves had begun to wilt, twist and shrivel into a sad shadow of its former self.

Drastic action was needed!

I brought it up front where it will get some sunlight throughout this afternoon (albeit a tropical storm brand of sunlight) but mostly I did this so I will not forget it again.

It amazes me how resilient house plants are. Within a couple hours of watering, the leaves and branches began to unwind themselves from the grips of certain fossilization and reach out towards the window.

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For those of you wondering how my four refugee snake plants are doing? I'm here to let you know that I'm batting about .750.

The plants in the background are still doing wonderfully, in fact they're about twice this size and if they looked any better, they'd be plastic.

The plant to the front right now has a very healthy leaf growing directly out of the center and it looks similar to the deep lush green pattern of the others.

The sickly leaning plant to the front left? It's leaning over even more, BUT there's a healthy green chute that is growing to the far side of it. If it's condition begins to look any worse I think I'll throw it out and replant the chute in the center of the planter.

It's a never ending struggle of drama and maintenance!

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