Vines and Climbers forum: Wanted:Trailing MG's

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 17, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Looking for some trailing MG seeds .. I have Shidare and the Sunsmiles. Those are the only two I know about. Are there any others? I want to make some Kokedama using trailing MG's. Instead of using moss that can't tolerate the sun I thought I'd use leaf litter or pine straw to wrap the ball.

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woofie
May 17, 2015 10:47 AM CST
What about using coir? Are you planning to have these indoors? Seems like watering could be dicey. Smiling
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 17, 2015 12:43 PM CST
Coir would be prefect! Thanks for the idea! I'll keep them outside in full sun - at least in the morning. Some of the soil in my back yard is marl with more than usual clay. I'm thinking if I surround the mud ball with some of the marl, it would help with water retention to some degree. Otherwise I can just stick the whole thing in a bucket of water every couple of days if it starts looking parched.
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luvsgrtdanes
May 21, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Anne I don't know of any other trailing types of MG but maybe you can do a bonsai type out of the yellow leaved ones. That would keep them smaller and more compact and maybe give the illusion of trailing.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
May 21, 2015 4:51 PM CST
That's definitely a good idea .. I've got a window box full of seedlings that I can practice pruning on.
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
May 23, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Yellow leaf mutant is recommended for bonsai style stem pruned plants.

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