Houseplants forum: Trying it *again*....

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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Jan 26, 2013 11:49 PM CST
Sometimes I have to wonder at myself. I have *never* had any luck with Lipstick plants; I've had at least two that I was able to kill fairly quickly.

So, I'm in Wally World the other day - hate the place but when I cut through the plant area they had this plant: Aeschynanthus "Twister". Not one to pass up a new plant....

Does anyone have any good advice for me? I'd like to keep this one around at least until I get it to bloom! *sigh*
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Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
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threegardeners
Jan 27, 2013 6:52 PM CST

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I have 2 of them thriving in a terrarium. I also have 2 others doing pretty good...one in a north window and one to the side of a west window.
They don't appreciate drafts or getting too dry.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Jan 28, 2013 10:08 AM CST
Excellent - in a desert with a/c and heat going for most of the year! No wonder I haven't succeeded, lol..

Lee Anne, have you gotten yours to bloom for you?
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
Perpetually happy!
Forum moderator Tip Photographer I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Critters Allowed Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeps Goats Keeper of Poultry Frogs and Toads Charter ATP Member Region: Canadian
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threegardeners
Jan 28, 2013 5:55 PM CST

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yes!
The ones in the terrarium bloomed most of this winter and the other 2 bloom only in the summer when they're outside on the screened in porch. They love our humid days and cool, damp nights.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Jan 28, 2013 9:55 PM CST
Well, what is life without a challenge? Whistling
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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