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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 5, 2014 8:22 AM CST
Some of the plants I have are under-represented by pics in the amazing ATP database. As mine grow, I try to contribute, and wanted to encourage anyone who likes to take pics of their plants to share them with the database! Not just "wow" pics of a whole plant in its' prime, but also pics of the stem, flowers front and back, back of leaves, pics that help with ID and propagation.

There are also many plants on my list that I know many other people have but haven't clicked that they have it. Keeping a list of my plants on ATP is so handy, I think anyone who tries it would like it. You never have to try to remember the botanical name anymore, (or the common name, if you're more into the Latin ones,) and you can add personal notes for yourself, make sub-lists.

Even if you just accumulate pics this summer but don't have time to upload them until the 'off season,' please do!

P.S. I'm happy to help if I can, if anyone has questions about doing this. Feel free to ask here or send me a private!
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Cinta
Aug 5, 2014 12:21 PM CST
This is one that I do not see a pic of I will put in the data base.
Chlorophytum Amaniense Fire Flash’ (aka Orange Spider Plant)

It is even prettier now that it has been outside this summer. I will get a prettier pic and submit.

Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 5, 2014 1:11 PM CST
Cinta, may I ask where you got that plant? I would love to have Fire Flash and Chlorophytum orchidiastrum 'Greenorange' also. It is lovely just the way it is. It is so hard to find some of these unusual spiders.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 5, 2014 1:15 PM CST
I used to see that one for sale often about seven or eight years ago but haven't seen it at garden centers in quite awhile. The photo's in the database Sierra Leone Lily (Chlorophytum 'Fireflash') don't show the orange coloration.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 5, 2014 1:27 PM CST
I need to find a place online where I can get these different spiders. I have started a collection and I want to add to it. I do not get to garden centers anymore.
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Cinta
Aug 5, 2014 3:39 PM CST
plantladylin said:I used to see that one for sale often about seven or eight years ago but haven't seen it at garden centers in quite awhile. The photo's in the database Sierra Leone Lily (Chlorophytum 'Fireflash') don't show the orange coloration.


Yes it was about 8 yrs ago that I picked it up at my local nursery. You do not see it often.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 5, 2014 4:01 PM CST
Thank You!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 5, 2014 4:06 PM CST
I picked up a chlorophytum 'bichetii' from Hirt last year.
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The tiny flowrs are so adorable...they look almost like jasmine flowers. No odor on these.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 6, 2014 3:00 PM CST
I've never seen that Chlorophytum in person at all, very cool, Cinta!

I did take & upload some pics today, some in multi-plant form. Most of my pots have multiple plants.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 6, 2014 3:44 PM CST
I saw it a few times at Lowe's a couple of years ago, but I didn't get one. I should have.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 6, 2014 4:00 PM CST
I am still looking for one. If you google orange spider you get a site that said it is the plant of the day or week. I forget which, but it does not say where to buy it. WAAAAH!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 6, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Black Jungle has it listed for $7.99: http://www.blackjungleterrariumsupply.com/Chlorophytum-Fire-...

Kartuz carries it but it's listed as out of stock: http://www.kartuz.com/p/50825/Chlorophytum+Fire+Flash.html

Top Tropicals has seeds for $2.95: http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Chlorophytum_orchidanteo...

Steve's Leaves carries it but it's also listed as out of stock: http://stevesleaves.com/store#!/~/product/id=16033178
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 6, 2014 4:46 PM CST
OMG Lin....I am going crazy and you have all this right here. I love you. Thanks.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 6, 2014 5:03 PM CST
Just bought it from Black Jungle and thanks again. big sigh
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 6, 2014 6:25 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Look forward to your photo's!
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Cinta
Aug 6, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Lin you are good. Who sells Begonias. I lost a couple over the winter that I liked. I was caring for a family member and lost a lot of my tropical plants. Most if I water them once a month they are good until they go out for the summer.

My DH was sick all winter and between hospital and rehab I did not water anything at all not even once all winter.

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I am pretty sure this one is Escargot. The plant to the right.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 6, 2014 8:50 PM CST
Cinta, oh wow ... those are beautiful. Yes, that last one looks to be Escargot. I like Begonias but currently only have one, a noid Rex Begonia that I think I got at Wal-Mart awhile back.

Brad's Begonia World has a list of sources you might want to check out: http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/sources.htm

And, The Violet Barn carries a few: https://www.violetbarn.com/shop/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=3... I used to buy AV's from them a few years back, the plants they ship are small but usually very healthy.
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Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 7, 2014 6:55 AM CST
Cinta, hope your DH has recovered!
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 7, 2014 11:59 AM CST
Yes, Cinta...prayers coming your way for your husband and your family.

I have an old tea rose begonia that I thought died several times and it keeps coming back. Sits on the back deck and is blooming like crazy. I just ignore it...seems to get brown in spots but never dies all together. The other one someone gave me and it too died but I never threw it out and it came back and is now blooming. Believe me, begonias do not get much attention here. I bought an entire collection of the fragrant ones and they grew for awhile and then just looked terrible. I gave them all to my girl that works for me and she had great luck with them. I have some white ones in the barnyard containers but they are not really looking too good now either. I think I had better stay away from begonias.

Tea Rose
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Other begonia that died and now looks like this
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I doubt anyone will fight over putting these pictures on the database. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Aug 7, 2014 12:24 PM CST
I do have a beauty I wanted to share, this is one of my baby
streptocarpus (Cape Primrose) called Bristol's Black Rubies
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It looks so much like Bristol's Boo Boo I am not sure why I bought both of them.




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