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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 10:31 AM CST
I think it depends on the plant but i do what everyone says don't.I mist them once every 2 weeks until they sprout but lightly very very lightly.Then once a week after they get roots into the dirt.I also keep them not under but next to a grow light and when they sprout & get some size i place them closer to the light & mist little more.I also always mist with water that has Super Thrive in it,Maybe that makes a difference but i mist every thing & water everything with it. So it's kinda the old saying nobody's way is the right way & nobody's way is the wrong way,it's just their way!!! Thumbs up

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Same plant ,look at the dates.I was hooked in less than a year. Thumbs up
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
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Name: Jackie
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Jookieblue
Apr 10, 2013 10:33 AM CST
True Jelinda! Very true! What do you mean by water that has super thrive it? Confused
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 10:39 AM CST

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Jelinda, love the way you put that. Each person has a way that works for them. Thumbs up
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 10:42 AM CST
It's a product that isn't fertilizer.It is all i say vitamins & minerals.It's about $10. here at wal-mart,Lowe's & home depot.I add it at 10 ML. to a gallon of water every watering and with fertilizer.I was amazed when i started using it. I first started using it on my Hoya's, I love it!!!!
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Same plant ,look at the dates.I was hooked in less than a year. Thumbs up
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Apr 10, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Oh wow! I have what was labeled hoya in my bathroom which I have yet to even water yet..... it is a jade though (what I think anyways) It has grown a lot since I got it about 2 months ago. I will have to go and get some to try. Can this be used on all plants? Can you use it on the leaves like for palms? I constantly mist my palms and they have done really well. Do you spray right on the leaves then or just on the dirt?


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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 11:28 AM CST
My grandson is going to wal-mart without me so go to http://www.superthrive.com/
at the bottom go to home page at the bottom of that there's a few links try them there is many different types of superthrive for different things.
Sorry so short will come back when i go buy this boy a toy. Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby Thumb of 2013-04-10/jojoe/ce536e
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 11:34 AM CST

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Oh my, you have adorable grandchildren Jelinda. Lovey dubby
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 11:45 AM CST

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Oh my, you have adorable grandchildren Jelinda. Lovey dubby

I just went to the site and read the information. Can't wait to give it a try. Thumbs up
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 11:53 AM CST

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I see that Home Depot and Lowes, both carry it. Thumbs up
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 2:53 PM CST
Thanks for the complements on my babies!!! Lovey dubby Since your giving them out here's the last one i hope to have for a while.I'm to young for all these grandbaby's.
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The one closest to the camera is my 2yr. old DGS Phoenix his 5 yr. old brother Aiden and yall have all seen LilyAnn the baby.

Wal-mart also carries it here or they started last year.

Thank you very much Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
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CDsSister
Apr 10, 2013 3:03 PM CST

Now let me understand, Thrive is a fertilizer??? or something else???

I did not think Sempervivums should be fertilized, or am I wrong? Confused Confused Confused

Or are you talking about spraying tender succulents such as jade plant with it?

I'm all ears! I'm all ears! I'm all ears!

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 3:52 PM CST

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I'm going to use it on the tender succulents. I think it would be a great way to get them off to a good starting in the spring. Thumbs up
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 10, 2013 4:40 PM CST
Marilyn, this is my 1st. year having semps. I always add a slow release to my beds and then individual plants may get a specific NPK of fertilizer depending on what it needs.If i fertilize it,i superthrive it.I have lots of house plants also and it's wonderful for my Hoya's,Rhipsalis,many tender succulents etc...

There is a kind for crops,bush's etc... you can order if you need or want to use it in beds maybe?? Confused Confused
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I ordered this black pussy willow the beginning of last year,I superthrived it when it came as a cutting barely rooted.I have also poured a gallon of water w/superthrive on it when i planted it and this spring a time or two.It's a year old and had 4 catkins already,is that good? I don;t know when they are suppose to get them Hilarious! been meaning to ask!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Thumb of 2013-04-10/jojoe/dc4255

A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Apr 10, 2013 6:47 PM CST
Jelinda that is awesome! I love pussy willows! I cant wait to give it a go. probably just on my tenders as Lynn. And what cuties for grandkids you have there. They really look happy and have wonderful smiles!!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 10, 2013 6:53 PM CST
I was introduced to SuperThrive about 10 years ago. What is really strange to me about it is what the smell and color of the liquid itself does to me when I open the bottle. It really, really reminds me of a vitamin liquid (identical smell and color) that my mom in the late 50's used to make us take by the spoonful whenever she remembered to give it to us. She said it would be good for us and I believed her.
OK enough nostalgia...super thrive is not a fertilizer it is more like a vitamin, rooting enhancer, foliage and flowering enhancer. It is something you would add to your fertilizer or just give to plants on its own in between feedings. Analogy would be fertilizer to plants is like food to humans. SuperThrive to plants is like vitamins to humans. I have used it for over 10 years mainly to help strengthen my semps for the winters when I was living in New Mexico.
Back to the beginning, I think Super Thrive had some of the same ingredients of that vitamin that my Mom fed me by the spoonfuls in my early life...crazy, I know.... Whistling Shrug!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 10, 2013 7:35 PM CST

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Bev, I remember that stuff. The smell, color and how thick it was. Glare
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 10, 2013 9:15 PM CST
It was a good memory for me...kinda of like the smell of chrysanthemums and the smell of my grandfather's palms. Smiling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 11, 2013 4:16 AM CST

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I didn't mind the smell, it was the thickness of it that bothered me. Funny thing is, when you mentioned it I could taste it. Big Grin
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Apr 11, 2013 12:33 PM CST
Bev, it does have a funny smell to it. I just bought it though and added it to all of my plants. We shall see how they do Hurray! Memories are great and I have many fond ones of my Mom's as well. I can't wait for her plants over at my dad's house to come up so I can go and save them.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 12, 2013 5:34 PM CST
Guess I will get some Superthrive! Thumbs up
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