Plant ID forum: (Chrysanthemum)

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WhisperCloud
Jan 22, 2015 12:19 PM CST
hi guys i got this plant for sometime but i have no idea what it is.
can you tell me the name and maybe tips to take good care of it.also it grew so long as you see in the pic that it doesn't stand still and it falls down to the sides is there a problem or should i just support it with a stick or something?
thanks a lot
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Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Jan 22, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Looks to be a Chrysanthemum, but it could be any of hundreds of cultivars. Typically grown as an outdoor garden perennial, although some are more tender and marketed as florist plants sold blooming in pots.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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jvdubb
Jan 22, 2015 12:52 PM CST
Certainly a Chrysanthemum of some sort, just as Neal said. I have only grown them outdoors except to root pinchings.

I would pinch the top off, about three inches down. Put it in some water. Once it develops roots pot it up. Let that grow to about six inches and pinch the top three off again. Root in water and pot up the second plant. You can keep repeating as much as you would like. I would pinch off any buds that form until one of your new plants gets fuller.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jan 22, 2015 12:55 PM CST
I have only ever pinched the tops. But since your plant has become overly tall and stringy I would actually cut back at least an additional three inches and try to root that cutting too. You really have nothing to lose. You won't hurt the original plant. And hey that secondary cutting might just root fine.

Keep the cuttings in bright light but not in direct sun.

Keep the established plant/s in bright direct sun. Move outside as soon as possible. I would say not until late May in your area.

WhisperCloud
Jan 22, 2015 1:00 PM CST
thanks a lot
but searching for Chrysanthemum it has flowers in pictures.
i don't see any sign of flower in my plant.
Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Jan 22, 2015 1:08 PM CST
They typically bloom in fall or when days are short. If indoors, artificial lighting can throw off blooming time.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

WhisperCloud
Jan 22, 2015 1:12 PM CST
when you rub the leaves it has a scent.
Name: Neal Linville
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gemini_sage
Jan 22, 2015 1:14 PM CST
That is also typical of Chrysanthemums.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 22, 2015 1:16 PM CST
Just thought of something else, Mums need full sun to bloom, so it isn't likely to bloom much or at all indoors.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

WhisperCloud
Jan 22, 2015 1:18 PM CST
is there anyway to make it bloom indoor?
cause i live in apartment i can't put it outside.
i found it in my school garden left like that so i decided to save it.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jan 22, 2015 1:23 PM CST
I've never tried, so I can't be of any help there. Possibly with supplemental artificial light, but timing would be crucial.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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