This is my first post so please be gentle with me .
This is the story of my pet plant .
When I was a 7 year old , I was given a bizzie Lizzie by my teacher .
Every day I would come home after school and pull the plant out to see
if the roots had grown. Luckily the plant survived this torture , and
has been my pet plant for 42 years . Every photo taken since then always
has my lizzie lurking in the background somewhere . When it was looking
straggly , we would take a cutting and grow it on , so its a bit like
Triggers broom , same broom but has had 12 heads and 24 new handles .
However , I have noticed that over the past few years that none of
the cuttings are showing any of their lovely pink flowers anymore . We
still get the sugar on the stems , and the plant seems healthy enough ,
but no flowers .
She seems to not like too much water , so I wait until her leaves
start to wilt before watering , and she doesn't like the sun to strong .
If I put some cuttings outside , the leaves get very small and very
green , but still no
flowers . We have put new cuttings in compost , fed with miracle grow
but still no flowers .
I'm not a gardener , but I am very fornd of my Lizzie and I was
wondering if anybody could tell me why she is not flowering anymore .
Is it possible that her DNA is being weakened by continually growing
on from the original plant ?