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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Aug 11, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Hi There,

I have a question about my 2 jovibarbas. They seemed to have lost their color but otherwise seem healthy. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong here. Whenever I buy them, they have beautiful vibrant coloring, then they green up and look like this with dry leaves in between. Any thoughts on this?
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Any help would be very much appreciated ...
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Aug 11, 2014 10:51 PM CST
Hi Jennifer,
They will color up as the weather cools. @valleylynn
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 11, 2014 11:11 PM CST

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Hi Jennifer. I think Julia is right. Many of them have a green season, usually in the heat of summer. Usually spring and early summer is when they would have their most vibrant colors.
Do you know the name of your Jovi?
Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Aug 12, 2014 5:43 AM CST
Oh my gosh, thank you! I thought I was doing something wrong. Lol
This one is Angel, it was a freebee from Youngs. I bought some rollers from there too and they greened up as well. They really don't have any new growth but they are alive and well.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 12, 2014 8:46 AM CST

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Youngs has wonder Jovis and Semps. Your above photo show a nice healthy plant. Keep up the good work.
Something else that will determine their color is the amount of sun they are receiving.
Is this your first year with these plants?
Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Aug 13, 2014 10:33 PM CST
Yes and unfortunately,I have many casualties under my belt. I always want to baby them and I am finally getting it through my head that they don't like that very much. I have a new baby though on one of my rollers. It was a huge triumph for me today Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 13, 2014 10:58 PM CST

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Hurray! How exciting. They must be feeling happier. Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Aug 14, 2014 12:37 AM CST
Jennifer I've had to learn the same lesson...ignore them and then come back and its a wonderful show, all the changes these plants go through!! Its amazing! (especially where the weather gets colder!!) You sound like you are getting it though!! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Aug 14, 2014 11:01 AM CST
I'm just trying to get them through the summer right now. It's so hot and muggy here. I can't wait until I can put them outside more. I put them in a sunny window with sheer curtains for now. I figure they like cooler and dryer climates so AC is the way to go at this point. I would grow something else that works better for this climate but I just love them and so it is worth all of the extra effort for me to move them around . I just made some frames with some chicken wire so next summer a lot of them will be on a wall and they will be protected from the heat somewhat. They are not finished yet. They are still being filled. I get fussy over color schemes and placement but I will definitely post some pics when I'm done.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Aug 15, 2014 1:11 AM CST
Sounds great!! Its funny Jennifer you and I have exactly the opposite plant moving issues...my tenders indoors in winter and out in spring Hilarious!
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Eviesmummy
Aug 15, 2014 4:50 AM CST
I'm looking forward to pictures your frames Jennifer, good to hear that you have them figured out and are getting new babies :)
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Aug 15, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Jennifer here is what I did on a metal pantry shelf - most updated photos I don't know how to size the photos for ATP so you have to click on the image to see the semp details but you get the idea!! Smiling
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Aug 15, 2014 3:23 PM CST

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Wow, that is really coming along Greg.
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Eviesmummy
Aug 16, 2014 2:43 AM CST
I agree looking great Greg, just look at all the new chicks! Lovey dubby
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 16, 2014 10:44 AM CST
WOW! Looking good! That's a bunch of chicks.
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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Aug 17, 2014 9:43 AM CST
That is beautiful Greg ! Thank you for sharing, I am never sure if I should stuff them or wait and let some grow in. I have limited space and I always find a new semp that I just "have to have"so I tend to stuff them but perhaps I should do what you are doing and let them fill in with some new babies because it's fun to see the progress. I will post pics of what I did last night in a bit but I need to dust them off a little.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 1, 2014 5:50 AM CST
@msrockwood did you ever get photos of your semps?? I'd love to see them! I go with some stuffed in and some with space. I know many people though who say, fill it in so it looks good, because you can always remove some of the semps - and I do agree with this. One thing you may not be able to see from the photo is that many of the offsets are growing up rather than around the mom plant Smiling I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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msrockwood
Sep 12, 2014 8:12 PM CST
Oh my gosh I took the pics but I forgot to upload them! Silly me. Well, I'm getting a fresh shipment so I will have to update the pics and will post Those instead.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 12, 2014 8:51 PM CST

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I wondered where you were. Can't wait to see the photos. Hurray!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 12, 2014 9:21 PM CST
Me too Jennifer! You could always post the old photos and the new, since for us they'd all be new! nodding
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