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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4a)
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mnmat
Jun 18, 2016 8:58 AM CST
When I repotted my noid epi. . .wait a minute, I'm assuming noid means no identification. Please let me know if I'm wrong.

Anyway, when I repotted my epi it fell into 2 pieces so I put them in separate pots.

For the price of shipping I'm giving it away. Here is a picture of the plant and bloom. Sorry for the poor quality pic. For the postage I'd take a check or Paypal. I will email or text you with the actual price of postage once I get it packaged up.

I'm in South Dakota where the temps are hitting in the mid 90's. I will do my best to make sure the plant arrives in good condition but I have no control over the post office.




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Meri
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Jun 18, 2016 12:10 PM CST
That looks like 'German Empress'.
Name: Donna
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Shy_gardener
Jun 20, 2016 6:13 PM CST
The blooms are Beautiful....
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Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jun 20, 2016 8:50 PM CST
Yes German empress. Has a genetic propensity to get 'spotty' that usually ends in their demise.
Magnificent when in full bloom.
Name: Kathy
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Kathy547
Jun 21, 2016 2:47 PM CST
@mnmat, is this still available? I'm interested if so.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jun 23, 2016 8:09 PM CST
@Hillsepicacti, what do you mean by get "spotty" that usually ends in their demise? Is that some sort of bacterial rot?
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 23, 2016 8:17 PM CST
German Empress is known to get spotty leaves, and it isn't as long lived as some of the others. It does grow fast though, so we take cuttings often and it grows fast.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jun 24, 2016 7:45 AM CST
Thank You! Carol for the explanation. I'll keep an extra eye on mine. Blinking
Name: Meri Taylor
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mnmat
Jul 8, 2016 3:35 PM CST
I'm not sure this is German Empress then. Its never been spotty and is now around 16 years old. It seems to be hardy too as I froze it one October, then ignored it for a couple months before I decided to water it again before throwing it away. Imagine my surprise when it started to sprout new growth!
Meri
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jul 8, 2016 3:46 PM CST
I don't know if that applies to all of them, or in all weather. It could be a fungal issue that is only common in certain environments? Mine has a late bud , so I'll try for a photo tomorrow. Too breezy this afternoon.
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
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Hillsepicacti
Jul 8, 2016 7:32 PM CST
Meri your pic is definitely German empress.
I agree with Carol the way to keep it going is to take cuttings and have spares.
I believe it has a genetic (inbuilt) problem that causes the spottiness .
Lots of theories to grow it in a shaded position.. but I gave up on it years ago.
It doesn't seem to like the summer heat here. To have one going for 16 years is remarkable.
I have done a few crosses with it and most of those developed spots too.
It has been used a lot in hybridising as it is a very old one and some of it's hybrids do get spotty, some don't.
Here's one that I'm sure is a hybrid of German empress. It got very spotty and died on me ages ago. It's one I've not seen these days. Extra small.
BRIDAL SHOWER.
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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4a)
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mnmat
Jul 11, 2016 10:20 AM CST
I bow to your collective wisdom. Keeping it alive was just luck as it was hanging in a North bedroom window and got neglected-a lot!

Gee, maybe if I don't neglect it I can get it to bloom again! What a concept! Hilarious! Sighing!
Meri

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