Tropicals forum: There Be Goldfish!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 10, 2013 3:07 PM CST
Nematanthus Black Gold - I never really appreciated how the goldfish plant got it's name until I parted the jungle in the greenhouse with my camera lens and was greeted by this.

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 10, 2013 3:24 PM CST
Oh, wow! That does look exactly like a goldfish! How fun. I'm all ears! Smiling thank you for the photo
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 10, 2013 3:54 PM CST
Oh wow indeed! I was totally not expecting that at all. It really does look like a goldfish! Thanks!
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Shannon
Feb 10, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Hurray! Cool
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eclayne
Feb 10, 2013 4:59 PM CST

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Very cool indeed.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 10, 2013 7:26 PM CST
I LOVE that!! That might go nicely next to our pond!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 10, 2013 8:09 PM CST

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What will you feed him?
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 11, 2013 10:19 AM CST
Hilarious!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 11, 2013 1:04 PM CST
I'm in hopes he like whiteflies and aphids!
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Feb 11, 2013 1:12 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing way cool bloom
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Name: Sandi
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Feb 11, 2013 1:56 PM CST

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dirtdorphins
Feb 20, 2014 8:34 PM CST
They're back....
and this one's got an eye





Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Feb 20, 2014 8:45 PM CST

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What a neat plant and bloom! I might just be jealous!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 20, 2014 8:48 PM CST
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 20, 2014 9:45 PM CST
Great picture! My Goldfish is usually blooming this time of year but I cut it back severely this past Fall as it was getting rather ratty looking. It's come back nice and thick and filling out nicely.

I just wish my Columnea would bloom! I've had it going on 6 years now and it has yet to bloom! The variegated foliage is nice though

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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Feb 21, 2014 1:04 AM CST
So you can make fish grow on trees.
Any luck with... money?
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Feb 21, 2014 1:25 AM CST
Oh Funny Calin...I just sent you a link about goldfish on other water garden thread. What a coinkidink!
Maybe you should shelve the water bowl and get the tree!!! nodding
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purpleinopp
Feb 21, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Anne, love your pics! Great, now realize I *need* a goldfish plant, thought I didn't until just now. I would love to see a flower on my Columnea too (or yours!) LOL, Calin, I'd settle for a donut tree!
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Feb 24, 2014 2:24 AM CST
Hehehe, come on. MONEY? You can make all your fantasies come true with it. Even... donuts and large fishtanks.
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piksihk
Feb 24, 2014 11:33 AM CST
Lost the one you sent me, Anne; but the musical note is surviving...
When you have extras, let's trade again.
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