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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Hetty, some how I missed this photo being posted. What an amazing plant. Sure wish I could grow it here.
The entire plant is interesting, and the blooms are stunning. Can't wait to see it in full bloom.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 26, 2013 7:41 PM CST
Lynn you could grow it in a pot indoors; I originally (years ago) acquired it from someone in Chicago.
Its quite a fascinating plant.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 7:51 PM CST
Okay, you made me happy. Now where can I find one?
How big was yours when you got it in a pot?
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Jan 26, 2013 7:57 PM CST
Logees has them listed......
They do pretty well from cuttings but they do not develop the fat trunk that seed-grown specimens do.
Mine was pretty big when I got it (about 18" tall and about 5" diameter trunk) and if I had kept it in a pot I would still have it. But I planted it in the ground and it decided it was going to be a tree.... so now it lives at the Naples Botanical Garden where I have visiting rights Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 8:17 PM CST
Wow, how long ago was that, and how big is it now? Your photo of the entire plant looks quite large.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Jan 26, 2013 8:26 PM CST
That was hmmm about 7 years ago and it is now an 8 ft tall tree. But if you leave it in the pot it won't get that big at all.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Jan 26, 2013 8:30 PM CST
I just read that it will attain about 4 ft if in a pot.
Thank you Hetty for the information.

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