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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 18, 2015 8:38 AM CST
Hopefully I've both provided enough sun during winter, and chosen not-too-sunny spots for these to get used to being outside again. Being able to put out this early should help too, rays still not very strong. There were some sunburn incidents last spring. If your plants are movers, has their migration begun yet?

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Plantomaniac08
Mar 18, 2015 6:37 PM CST
My cacti went outside (still at Mom's) last weekend and I put my 'Firesticks' and 'Aloe Vera' outside earlier this week. So far no issues, although my 'Aloe Vera' is starting to turn brown. Hilarious! I'm sure it'll be fine, just adjusting to outdoor light considering it has been inside this whole winter. I still need to take those last two to Mom's.

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 19, 2015 9:39 AM CST
My Aloe has the same reaction to going outside. None of those were lucky enough to be near a good window for winter. I want to put my Aloes all together in a sphere. I think they could spread their wings well like that. Look for something home-made soon...

Some plants have migrated into the ground for a summer vacation.
Sansevierias:
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Plumeria & Kalanchoe
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A piece of Callisia fragrans that got separated from the herd. IDK if it will stay here, but it was convenient for now.
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Plantomaniac08
Mar 19, 2015 12:14 PM CST
Tiff,
My Aloe was next to my Southeast window all winter, but it is apparent even then it wasn't quite the same as being outside. Hilarious!

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Mar 19, 2015 2:30 PM CST

At what temperature do you start moving them out? I have a Sans that may/maynot be alive. Right now it is pretty shriviled up. But Hope springs eternal....................... Rolling my eyes.
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purpleinopp
Mar 19, 2015 3:13 PM CST
My gauge is when it starts being reliably at or above 50 at night.

Good luck to your Sans! Not that I wouldn't welcome a pic &/or offering my opinion of it here, but wouldn't want you to miss-out on possible advice that might be offered by someone who didn't visit this discussion. If you want to ask 'the world' why it might be doing poorly, you could start a discussion about it.

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Stush2019
Mar 19, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Tiffany, On your first picture. It looks like Yellow Xanadu. I have been looking for one since mine died. Russ is going to give me one of his.
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tarev
Mar 19, 2015 5:12 PM CST
I have moved my plants outside too, since it is getting warm and warmer..though still so awfully dry here:
Hoya kerrii variegata and Beucarnea recurvata
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Ficus microcarpa 'Ginseng'
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Adenium obesum, Plumie yellow and another young adenium - this is not yet the final spot for these ones, giving it maybe until next week, before I move it to much more sun with the other succulents; for now it is in a bit more part shade. Or if the buds showing will manage to bloom even on this location, then I will let it be and see how it goes. Smiling
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The other plants I brought out were orchids, so they are in their usual spot inside the growcamp.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 20, 2015 7:46 AM CST
Stush, I think it's P. bipinnatifidum with sun glare and probably a bit chlorotic. The stuff in that pot all seems a little pale. That sounds like a rockin' cool gift or trade from Russ!

Tarev, your plants look fantastic! I especially ♥ the ♥-shaped Hoya! What is the plant right behind the front 2, in the 1st pic? Are the Adenium &/or Ficus bonsais or better referred to as caudex plants? Good vibes for leaves & flowers soon from both of our Plumie sticks!
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Stush2019
Mar 20, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Tiffany,
Xanado is a smaller growing type and mine had a nice yellow color. It grew nice every year, never over 15 inches and was so disapointed when it died. The place I purchased it from is now $25 plus shipping. And it took a few years to get it the way mine was. I was so happy Russ said he has some. And yes, I owe him also.
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tarev
Mar 20, 2015 8:58 AM CST
Thanks Tiffany!
Are you referring to this one? It is called Senecio anteuphorbium Smiling


Oops, forgot about your other question: Yes, Adeniums and Ficus microcarpa 'Ginseng' are caudex-forming plants.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Mar 20, 2015 12:32 PM CST
TY, Tarev! That's wild looking! I really like that Senecio. No doubt, those 2 trees each have a huge and interesting caudex, but was curious if you're cultivating/manipulating them as bonsai?

TY, Stush! That plant was given to me as P. bipinnatifidum, and was much darker green last fall, which is why I think it's chlorotic, not its' true color right now. I think everything in that pot hated its' winter spot, in a N window near the top of the window in our warmest (least humid) room. Tough times, glad everything's still alive. It will go in the ground soon, which will hopefully help it show its' true nature. I totally agree the xanadu is really attractive! Hope you enjoy your new one as much as your previous plant!

I've taken a few cuttings from that pot in the 1st pic that looks like somebody crammed way too much Coleus into the other plants. (True, guilty.) They're still here to decorate the yard again, that was the only point to that. Wow did that get thirsty right at the end, like every day.
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tarev
Mar 20, 2015 1:18 PM CST
I got that Ficus two years ago in that same container, it already has that caudex. Just growing new leaves all this time. Have never repotted it, seems no need for it. The white container is just for weighted support, I remove it when I have to water the plant, so the inner container can drain.

The Adenium, I have repotted three times, since I got it in summer of 2010. Each time raising the caudex a few inches, you can clearly see the difference in the color of the caudex, the lighter lower side was the part under the soil before.

Well, so far I am not training any of the branches to grow in a particular direction like typical bonsai, just keeping them in shallow but wide enough container, got to make it really fast draining, otherwise it will kill the roots.
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tarev
Mar 20, 2015 1:50 PM CST
It took me awhile to understand what that Senecio likes, oftentimes before, I only get very weak leaf growth, and it stays bare like a candle stick. Late summer last year, I have split up the plant and positioned them in bright light part sun areas, I noticed it grew much better, giving me a better bloom show and all the way to Fall, Winter and up to now, it has held on to its leaves.

The other half of this Senecio has grown really taller too, twice the size of the other ones, maybe got more root space in its present container or is trying now to chase more sun Big Grin I just enjoy them as it goes.

I placed the smaller container of Senecios, beside the other one, so you can see just how tall this plant can grow:
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adamgreen
Mar 21, 2015 8:00 PM CST
I plan to keep all my babies indoors on lighted shelving permanently and turning them all into bonsai. Because one I spend a lot of money on my collection and two I don't want to risk any of them being stolen.
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purpleinopp
Apr 27, 2015 7:49 AM CST
A bud on Hoya carnosa 'Chelsea'!!


Easter cactus, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, Tradescantia cerinthoides, Begonias...
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Various Kalanchoes:
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LOVE the colors of this (labeled as a multi-plant pic, except the reddish one which I can't remember at the moment):
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May 4, 2015 12:14 PM CST
Gasteraloe is making a flower stalk!
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More buds! Hoya:
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purpleinopp
May 7, 2015 8:37 AM CST
Put this together a couple days ago. The biggest plant, an Echeveria ('Gray Red',) and the group of 4 Pachyveria ('Powder Puff') to the left were removed from their store pots. The other entities are cuttings that calloused for a few days first, & leaf babies. Peperomia dolabriformis to the right, Kalanchoe blossfeldiana to the left. A sprig of Hoya curtisii with a small rock holding the most promising looking part of the stem onto the soil. On my workbench, excuse the never-ending semi-controlled chaos. I wish I had enough stuff like this to play with for hours everyday... working on it!
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May 8, 2015 7:50 PM CST
I love the echeveria with the pachyveria. Drooling I've got to find myself a Gray Red. Whistling
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May 11, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Hoya 'Tricolor' is blooming today. Smells incredibly bad, definitely not one that smells like "chocolate," at least to my olfactory! Glad this is happening outside.



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