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dirgni Tue 05-Sep-17 16:20:17

I've come back from holiday and the house stinks. I've tracked it down to a very large pot plant, I think it's the compost/ soil. The plant is much too big and heavy for me to repot it! Any ideas or shall I just throw it away?

MissAdventure Tue 05-Sep-17 16:57:22

I think you could try sprinkling the earth with baking powder to see if that will soak up any excess water, and absorb the smell. It shouldn't harm your plant, I'd have hoped. Worth a try before you throw your your plant.

MawBroon Tue 05-Sep-17 17:12:56

Chuck it!
It's not that famous stinky plant they grew at Kew is it?
Still chuck it!

Ana Tue 05-Sep-17 17:19:20

At least get it outside before it stinks your house out any more!

MissAdventure Tue 05-Sep-17 17:24:00

Maybe put it out with the baking soda on it, and hope that it rains and washes the soil. It won't harm the plant: its used as a tonic on some of mine.

midgey Tue 05-Sep-17 19:07:54

Chuck and go shopping!

dirgni Wed 06-Sep-17 19:38:45

Thanks everyone,have tried baking powder and it seems to be working!

vampirequeen Wed 06-Sep-17 19:46:46

I wonder why it's suddenly started to smell.