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 Post subject: New plants
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Hi all,

I went to my friend Irina's house on Sunday to pick up a cutting of Aeschynanthus humilis and a couple of streptocarpuses. Her plant room is pretty amazing. She has all kinds of gesneriads. Quite a few I knew and quite a few I'd never heard of. Instead of the three plants I had thought I was getting I left with quite a few more. She would go from plant to plant and ask me if I wanted a cutting. Before I knew it she had given me a total of 18 plants, cuttings and rhizomes! I probably refused another 10 plants or cuttings she offered. Anyway this is kind of a problem, because I don't have room for 18 more plants at my house. Basically my gesneriad collection just increased by 50%. So now I have to be pretty creative. All in all, My Irina was extremely generous! My next problem will be that all of these plants are going to get larger!

As you can see below, five of them will take up residency in front of my terrarium. With some reorganization of my present plant stands I can get a few more in there. I figure I can hang up a few plants on hooks from the ceiling and it looks like the dresser is going to be full of plants from now on.

She gave me:

2 African violet plants.
1 African violet cutting.
1 Episcia plant.
2 Episcia cuttings.
3 Streptocarpuses
1 Petrocosmea plant.
1 Miniature sinningia plant.
1 Sinningia speciosa tuber.
3 Kohleria rhizomes.
1 Achimenantha rhizome.
1 Aeschynanthus cutting.
1 Columnea cutting.

Here are some of my treasures:

Plants.

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Bagged cuttings and plants.

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Episcia Pink Smoke.

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Petrocosmea sericea

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Sinningia HCY's Icy Blue x self. You can see that it's developing a new tuber under the bloom.

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One I potted. Episcia Thad's Pinka Dot

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 Post subject: Re: New plants
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:48 pm 
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What a generous friend you have. That's a nice assortment of plants. You're terrarium looks good too, even with the plants in front. You seem to have quite a knack for growing plants indoors, something I don't. Forced air heat makes it harder to grow things indoors.


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 Post subject: Re: New plants
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:47 am 
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Hi luv2grdn,

Thanks for the kind words. We have a whole house humidifier. That makes it possible for me to grow some of these plants.

Larry

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 Post subject: Re: New plants
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:12 pm 
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I do have some house plants that seem to do fine, so I there's probably more humidity than I think there is. Cacti do fine. :mrgreen: I've managed to keep some orchids alive too, but no blooms yet.


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 Post subject: Re: New plants
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:10 am 
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Larry wrote:
Hi all,

I went to my friend Irina's house on Sunday to pick up a cutting of Aeschynanthus humilis and a couple of streptocarpuses. Her plant room is pretty amazing. She has all kinds of gesneriads. Quite a few I knew and quite a few I'd never heard of. Instead of the three plants I had thought I was getting I left with quite a few more. She would go from plant to plant and ask me if I wanted a cutting. Before I knew it she had given me a total of 18 plants, cuttings and rhizomes! I probably refused another 10 plants or cuttings she offered. Anyway this is kind of a problem, because I don't have room for 18 more plants at my house. Basically my gesneriad collection just increased by 50%. So now I have to be pretty creative. All in all, My Irina was extremely generous! My next problem will be that all of these plants are going to get larger!

As you can see below, five of them will take up residency in front of my terrarium. With some reorganization of my present plant stands I can get a few more in there. I figure I can hang up a few plants on hooks from the ceiling and it looks like the dresser is going to be full of plants from now on.

She gave me:

2 African violet plants.
1 African violet cutting.
1 Episcia plant.
2 Episcia cuttings.
3 Streptocarpuses
1 Petrocosmea plant.
1 Miniature sinningia plant.
1 Sinningia speciosa tuber.
3 Kohleria rhizomes.
1 Achimenantha rhizome.
1 Aeschynanthus cutting.
1 Columnea cutting.

Here are some of my treasures:

Plants.

Image

Bagged cuttings and plants.

Image

Episcia Pink Smoke.

Image

Petrocosmea sericea

Image

Sinningia HCY's Icy Blue x self. You can see that it's developing a new tuber under the bloom.

Image

One I potted. Episcia Thad's Pinka Dot

Image

Thanks a lot for your nice post.I like it most.Can you tell me about how it is possible?Is there any relevant site for this?


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 Post subject: Re: New plants
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:14 pm 
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Petrocosmea sericea looks awesome!!
I love it.

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 Post subject: plant room
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:54 pm 
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Oh really this plant room is very well designed. The Bagged cuttings and plants are looking very nice. I also have a plant room like this but there is a problem with me. I want to know that how can I remove humidity from this particular plant room. Please help me to know about this.


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 Post subject: Re: New plants
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Some nice plants there!!

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