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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
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louise
Sep 4, 2012 1:21 PM CST
I will have to give my very large plant a severe trim before repotting to bring it in this winter. I will have enough to
make about 5 or 6 pots with 3 or 4 cuttings in each. It bloomed early this year - in June - instead of the usual September.
The cuttings would be unrooted but root very easily and have to be at least 3 or 4 years for new plants to reach the
blooming age. I sat in the yard in a plastic chair, with a flashlight, to watch this bloom open. It began to open at 7:30 p.m.
and was fully opened at 10:30 p.m. Of course, it was wilted by noon the next day. But, the effort was worth the wait.

I think the cuttings would ship in a large padded envelope. I'm not sure what the postage would be. Let me know if you are interested.

Edited to say: My plant is in a 16" pot and I trimmed it this afternoon to about 30" above the pot rim. I have 2 five gallon buckets of
large cuttings free for just enough to cover postage.

Louise Murrah



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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Sep 6, 2012 12:40 PM CST
If i didn't already have a baby,that was started last year!!! Lovey dubby I would definitely love to have one!! I can't wait until mine blooms Whistling Lovey dubby ,but i have no idea how long it will take for the plant to be mature enough to bloom having been started from a leaf ?? Shrug! I sure hope i don't miss it,wouldn't that be just awful Confused
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Sep 6, 2012 6:05 PM CST
jojoe,
I can send you enough large limbs, that already have the root nubs on them, to make a full pot.
They are in buckets of water now and I didn't check for roots today. It would require one of those
long postal boxes. I can check for postage rates if you think you may want a box of cuttings.
Let me know.
My plant came from a friend whose family is from one of the Carolinas. The plant has been in
her family for a very long time - her grandparents, I think.

louise
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Sep 13, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Louisa thank you so much,

But i have managed to get a bunch of babies of all sort's.The 5 epi's started from leaves have really just had a growth spurt.I would show pictures but my computer is not being very cooperative with me, it won't stay on!! Crying It only needs about Crying $150. to fix it but i have been spending more time than usual in hospital and that has made me short on funds for everything else.Hopefully soon i will be back into picture sharing!! Lovey dubby

I also have other's i'm still trying to figure out,mostly succulents but, the type i am not familiar with.

Lampranthus pink Vygie,not in good shape (a pic would help) perennial or not,over winter or plant now.Will it come back better if it is a perennial & i'm zone 8 ?

Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins' Perennial ?? zone 8 ???

callisia fragrans,rooting good & i will be potting up soon.I have enough for a very large basket or a couple,if you would care for any let me know.I had to cut one into pieces. The plant was 1 long stalk that was literally growing in a spiral shape & it has babies under almost ever set of leaves.I believe the ID is correct.It turns pink not purple in the sun.If your interested send me a message.I try to get on my daughters computer when i can!!

There's a picture of it on this forum where i asked for an ID.
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goldfinch4
Sep 17, 2012 1:08 AM CST
Jojoe, they've been working on getting Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins' in the database for a few days, and it's finally set up: XGraptosedum 'Vera Higgins' So keep an eye on the entry as I'm sure more info will be added soon.
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Name: Paula Brinegar
Laplace, Illinois
Osioma
Sep 18, 2012 11:12 PM CST
Louise, I have had one of these plants for years it bloomed 2 yrs ago & hasn't bloomed again ...Is there anything u might be able to tell me on some tips that u may have as to why it maybe doesn't bloom ???? Thanks,,
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Sep 19, 2012 8:24 PM CST
Osioma,
Thanks for the reply. My plant is about 10 or so years old and hasn't been repotted in the last four years. It's due for an overhaul before it comes
in for the winter. It had to be staked with three or four tall supports for the last year. Mine goes out in the morning and noonday sun as soon as
spring has no more freezes. I did fertilize it two or three times this summer - which may have caused the over-growth. The bloom was earlier this
year, I think, because of the fertilizer. I was in too big of a hurry when trimming it back a few weeks ago and cut off a long limb that had a small 4"
bloom beginning. But, the limbs were so many and so long that they were all tangled up. The normal bloom time is late September, according to
the friend who gave me the start.

I wish you much luck with your plant. The fragrance is astonishing and the lower part of the bloom is the size of my outstretched hand. Too bad it's
a one nighter and gone by noon the next day! It is pictured on the jacket of a large hardback book that I have and covers the entire front.

Louise
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Sep 20, 2012 8:39 AM CST
Does anyone know if or a way to ID an epi besides by it's bloom? Mine are young and probably won;t bloom for years and the girl i traded with forgot to include a list of the names of the plants Confused she only remembered she put an oxy in the bunch.It was easy to figure out out which one it was from her description of "the one with the biggest leaf,"

I am going to post some pictures,if anyone has an educated guess or just they think it looks like one.I would love to have something to at least compare leaves with.
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each plant is numbered the letters are different pictures of each numbered plant.i hope that made sense
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Katshae
Sep 22, 2012 8:02 AM CST
Louise,

If you still have any cuttings available, I would love some!!! I noticed that you are in East Texas - I am too!!! Depending on where in East Texas, I would be more than willing to pick them up. I am in Center, between Carthage and Nacogdoches.

Rachel
Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Sep 22, 2012 8:52 AM CST
Rachel,
There haven't been any requests yet, so I still have two large buckets of cuttings.
I live in Hooks, which is 15 miles west of Texarkana and 6 miles east of New Boston.
Let me know if or when you may be driving this way.

jojoe,
According to my book, the name of mine is 'Epiphyllum oxypetalum'.

Louise
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Sep 22, 2012 9:48 PM CST
Louise,

I sent you a T-mail hope that is okay!!
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Sep 27, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Rachel and jojoe,
Here is what the postal worker told me this morning:
A priority package weighing an estimated three pounds going
to Georgia from my city would cost $9.70. Regular mail would
be $8.50. If it weighs less, it wouldn't be quite that much.
This is for a box that is 7" x 5 1/2" x 14 1/2".

I don't use PayPal, so it would have to be a check or MO to
cover the postage.

Please let me know if you are interested in getting the cactus
cuttings.

Louise
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Sep 28, 2012 6:11 AM CST
I'm interested and on a budget Crying can you make the package lighter or smaller or some how cheaper? I think i may have asked you before,if so i'm sorry for asking again but i forgot. Do you know the name of the plant? Confused Lovey dubby Group hug
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Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Sep 28, 2012 10:55 AM CST
jojoe,
I'll check out other sizes and let you know. I think they would travel OK in a padded envelope.
The name of the plant is 'Epiphylum oxypetalum'.

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Louise
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Oct 2, 2012 5:27 PM CST
Hi Louise - I don't think we've met before, I've been MIA for a few months after moving from Tennessee back to Phoenix, AZ.

If there are still any cuttings available, I would be grateful for it. I'm afraid I have very little to trade at this point; but if you tell me some of your wishes, I might be able to pick it up for you here. Succulents are quite available here, and we're starting into the season for the Botanical Garden sales.

LMK!

Sheryl
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Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Oct 3, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Good morning, Sheryl,
I've been missing also. My computer was unable to be repaired and it was three months to finding
which new one that I wanted.
With winter almost here, I'm not interested in any new plants now - only in enough MO or check to cover postage.
The postal clerk gave me two boxes and said that the postage for 3 lbs. and under would be $9.70 from my house
sto Georgia, which would be about the same. I will be sending a few flat leaves in just a brown envelope to another
member. It should cost much less $3 or $4, maybe.
Please let me know. I have large, long cuttings with leaves on them, and many just leaves, long and short.

Louise
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Oct 4, 2012 6:47 PM CST
That's good news, but I hope you will remember me if you're looking for something you want - I'd be happy to scout something nice out for you!

With winter in the offing, do you think they will still root well? Yes, I am pretty new at these plants, but assume that they're much like other succulents - bury the ends in porous soil, water once and ignore for a week or two? Or water not at all? Does bottom heat help with rooting them?

Please send me a note with your full name and address and I will send some money to you.

Thank you so much again.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Oct 4, 2012 7:49 PM CST
I mailed a 6"x9" envelope with 6 leaves in it to loloe this week. The postage was only $1.60. So, I guess you could send $2 for postage
and I can put together another package for you if you want. All leaves are not the same size or weight. Her mail went to Georgia which
may be a little farther than to Tennessee.
I mailed a priority box to PA today and it cost $8.05. So, it depends on distance, weight and method.
Let me know what you prefer. Some of the cuttings already have small roots formed just in the containers
of water.

LMK.
Louise
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Oct 5, 2012 10:04 AM CST
Wellll.... I think they'll probably fare better in a box, so let's try that.

BTW, I'm already in Phoenix, so it might take a little more, too.

I'm very excited! Thanks for your generous offer, Louise!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Louise
East Texas, zones 7b/8a
Garden Ideas: Level 1
louise
Oct 5, 2012 10:46 AM CST
I already have an extra priority box and label and will get it on it's way to you as soon as I receive your MO.
Thanks for your interest in this plant. I can send enough to fill a 10" - 12" pot with at least 6-8 cuttings.
Probably, the cost will be in the vicinity of $8.50 to $9.

After this, I only have enough for 2 or 3 more people!

Thanks,
Louise

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