Tropicals forum: Cacti and succulents

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Name: Taylor
Ohio, zone 5
I love Araceae
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Taylor696
Aug 26, 2010 8:27 AM CST
** If your succulent fits into one of the more specific groups please post about it there.


Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
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Audrey
Aug 28, 2010 10:02 AM CST
I don't have any right now, but love to read about them, and enjoy the pix!!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 28, 2010 5:55 PM CST
This is one of my prized possessions, a Golden Barrel Cactus which I got at a VERY good price at a plant sale last year. It is BIG, about 14-15 inches diameter .Thumb of 2010-08-28/Dutchlady1/2549a0

and its blooms



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Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
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I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
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mekos
Aug 28, 2010 7:20 PM CST
OH MY! What a beauty but how would you ever change the pot if it needed another??? Blinking
I think those are just awsome.
Name: Taylor
Ohio, zone 5
I love Araceae
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Taylor696
Aug 28, 2010 7:25 PM CST
Hetty...that is so cool!

Feel free to show off whatever else you are hiding from us! Hilarious!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 29, 2010 3:58 AM CST
We repotted it right away when we got it. The spines are very strong, so we just wrapped it in a big beach towel, laid it on its side and pulled the pot off. No spines were broken.
The hard part for me is to weed it on the side....
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Charter ATP Member
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Audrey
Aug 29, 2010 7:19 AM CST
Beautiful!
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
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I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
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mekos
Aug 29, 2010 10:20 AM CST
I think they look gorgeous, but I'd be afraid of one that big myself. You are taking good care of it for it to look so nice and be so big. WOW. Thumbs up to you! Big Grin
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Aug 29, 2010 10:25 AM CST
Yeah, I'm taking good care of it - it gets total neglect and lots of sun Hilarious!
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
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mekos
Aug 29, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Thumbs up Well, it seems to be working fine! I think I smother them too much and over water and drown them to death. I don't do well with cacti like that. They are so pretty, I just can't leave them alone. Whistling
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
Leap. The net will appear.
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AlohaHoya
Aug 5, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Good Morning!!! Does anyone have a good contact for Spanish Moss (actually a Tillandsia I believe). I want to buy a whole LOT of it...20/30 lbs...but none of the nurseries I googled will ship to Hawaii.

Thanks in advance!!!!

Carol
It's all about choices.
Name: Fred Rump
Naples, FL (Zone 10a)
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Fred
Aug 7, 2011 6:06 AM CST
So what do I have here?

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and here

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Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Aug 22, 2011 7:46 PM CST
They look like gorgeous pineapple plants from my angle.
Seas the Day
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
Leap. The net will appear.
Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Permaculture Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Farmer
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AlohaHoya
Aug 27, 2011 11:50 PM CST
Whatever...they are beautiful!
It's all about choices.
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
Leap. The net will appear.
Charter ATP Member Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Permaculture Plant and/or Seed Trader Tropicals Farmer
Dog Lover Garden Art Cat Lover Orchids Garden Ideas: Level 2
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AlohaHoya
Aug 27, 2011 11:51 PM CST
My variegated Agave is about to pup...HUGE flower spike is up...anyone interested in a number of them. It would be wiser to ship multiples rather than one or too, but I should have thousands..... Whistling
It's all about choices.

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dogpack
Mar 16, 2012 2:04 PM CST
Absolutely yes! However, I've not done this before. What and how to we make arrangements? Oh are these house plant friendly plants or do they absolutely have to go outside? Outside would not work well at all for me.

Speaking of pineapple, I tried to start a pineapple from the I think it's the crown. I reaearched the process and most of what I read said to twist the crown off the fruit and after cleaning it put it in siol. It wasn't in great sharpe however, I thought I'd give it a try anyway. It seems to be going brown. Now what should I do and not do?

Is there a better way to start a pineapple plant(s)?

I'm tying to get my plant jungle back again, so I'll be glad to give plants looking for a home a place to live.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Mar 16, 2012 2:20 PM CST
Fred, they are Agave desmettiana, variegated and non-variegated form. Very prolific and easy to keep.

Carol, I would think you'd need someone in Louisiana or Texas for the Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides, indeed the smallest form of Bromeliad). And - since it is a plnt be sure to clear with your USDA office! Although there will not be any soil attached!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Mar 16, 2012 4:50 PM CST
Hey dogpack! I saw this website that tallks about growing pineapples, don't know if you came across this one yet...
http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/Pineapple/pineapple.ht...
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
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tarev
Mar 16, 2012 5:22 PM CST
Hi Carol, have you tried http://www.rainforestflora.com/ for the Spanish Moss?

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dogpack
Mar 16, 2012 7:55 PM CST
I looked at the information and think the next time I try to start to gerow a pineapple I'll follow these directions. The one I started recently doesn't seem to be doing well. At least I have the fruit. :-)

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