The plant has been in its original pot since August of 2009. There are "pebbles" that the plant sits in water. I use mircle grow during the summer months and was starting to use it again. The area in which the plant sits in on a glass table in front of a southerly window...not full sun the blinds are slightly closed. The table in which the plant sits is near the slider tothe three season's room with another slider leading to the outdoors.