Until finally, in October, I brought all the tropicals in for fear of frost, and finally repotted the sad creature in a nice ceramic pot. Now it's sitting in a sunny windowsill, and it's been watered a few times, and I *think* I see the barest hint of new growth. And I can't help thinking of it as my chemo plant.
Exhausted this summer, bruised and battered, just hanging on and doing the bare minimum needed to survive. But with a little bit of extra care this fall, maybe it'll come back to full life in a few months. Also, maybe I'll have a full head of hair by Christmas.
You and me, plant. We'll get there.