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Cinta
Aug 24, 2016 7:49 PM CST
I have been very good this year being able to look at the sale plants and walking away. But.......Because I have a Terrarium that I keep putting plants in and they keep out growing the planter so I have to keep getting new ones because the planter is empty.

I mainly use it as a winter indoor decor piece. This year I had decided to go with a pink primary color.

So.......This was perfect. Pink Dalmatian.


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Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 24, 2016 10:45 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Well, the terrarium cannot be empty. You have absolutely no other choice but to keep it full. How tall is this Pink Dalmation? Is this going in the terrarium. It must be a nice big terrarium. Thank you for sharing.

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Cinta
Aug 25, 2016 1:44 AM CST
@lauriebasler I like your way of thinking. Rolling on the floor laughing The terrarium is about 4' tall. The Aglaonema is only about 12". I have the pink fittonia, and a couple small pink bromelaid I am going to put in there with some driftwood.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 25, 2016 8:16 AM CST
How pretty! I love it! Looks like a nice orchid behind it too.
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IbisFla
Aug 25, 2016 8:23 AM CST
I like the pink theme for the terrarium. I haven't seen Pink Dalmation around here, I'll have to keep an eye out for it. Does it have some leaves that are striped, or is that another plant in the same pot? I'd love to see pictures when you get it all put together!
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Cinta
Aug 25, 2016 1:18 PM CST
@purpleinopp
Thank you. The Orchid was 1.00. I just sent it to someone I know will keep it alive. I thought "Oh how pretty" but I know I was only going to kill the poor plant. Rolling on the floor laughing Here is where I posted about this pretty baby....
The thread "Small orchid question" in Orchids forum

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Thank you I will post a pic when I put it together. The strip plant is Philodendron Brasil. It grows like a weed so I stick it in all the pots.
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Deebie
Aug 25, 2016 1:26 PM CST
Cinta, I was just in a local WM and as I was leaving the garden center, I spotted a different and odd looking plant. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it's the same one you have. Of course I had to have it. It's a lovely looking plant, and seems a little more robust than the Siam Red. Thumbs up
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Cinta
Aug 26, 2016 11:27 PM CST
Deebie said:Cinta, I was just in a local WM and as I was leaving the garden center, I spotted a different and odd looking plant. Upon closer inspection, I realized that it's the same one you have. Of course I had to have it. It's a lovely looking plant, and seems a little more robust than the Siam Red. Thumbs up


It seems to be the most robust of all I have purchased. It flowered and I have gotten 3 new leaves. It has been outside in all this heat and humidity. Plus we have gotten showers every day so it is watered daily.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 27, 2016 11:35 AM CST
Wow, that's incredible! Blinking Thank You! for letting us know that. nodding
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plantladylin
Aug 27, 2016 7:59 PM CST
Cinta, you should add your pretty photo to the database! Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian') I have that one too; I just re-potted it a few days ago and it's still kinda droopy. I've been growing Aglaonema for a long time and find them really easy care plants so I hope my Pink Dalmatian perks back up!
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Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 29, 2016 1:01 AM CST
These Aglaonema's need something like a terrarium, correct. I think I have had a hard time keeping these guys. Congrats guys, your thumbs are much greener than mine. I love them, just afraid I will kill one, as I did once years ago.
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Awww! It's not considered even approaching masochistic until one is considering a 7th+ try of a particular plant, and one is going to try in the exact same conditions and with the same exact care that couldn't keep the previous tries alive... How many things does one do well, or even acceptably, on only their 1st or 2nd try?
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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Laurie, Aglaonema plants don't need a terrarium. I have a few just sitting around the house that do really well. I don't have a watering "schedule" and if I happen to notice that the soil appears a bit dry then I give them a little water; I find them to be quite drought tolerant. Regarding planting an Aglaonema in a terrarium ... it will need to be a large/tall terrarium because it will grow out of the top quite quickly. I have an old 45 gal aquarium that I turned into a terrarium a few years ago and I haven't been able to keep the lid on the top because of the Aglao growing out the top of the terrarium. I've been saying for quite awhile that I need to either cut the plant back again or take it out and plant something more manageable in it's place. Green Grin!
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2016 8:15 AM CST
So pretty, Lin!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 29, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Thanks Tiffany!
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Cinta
Aug 29, 2016 3:02 PM CST
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Lin they may do better in a warmer climate that do not have heat on in the winter. I discovered that was why I was killing mine. If I put them in the sunroom that has electric baseboard heat they died. If I kept them in the other rooms that have steam heat they were fine. They do survive dry heat in the house in the winter even if I kept them watered. That was why I started keeping them in a terrarium

That is funny I have the same fish tank you turned into a terrarium. I keep my coleus cuttings in it in the winter. I usually throw the gardenia in the middle but I think I have killed it this summer in to much sun.
Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Aug 30, 2016 12:17 AM CST
I had that fish tank too, I remember getting soaking wet everytime I cleaned it, lol.

Thanks all for the info on this plant, Lin and Tif. And Tiffany, you always put a grin on my face.



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Cinta
Aug 30, 2016 2:50 PM CST
@lauriebasler, do you still have the fish tank in storage. It makes an awesome terrarium for the winter if you have plants that need humidity. It has gotten me through a lot of winters for my humidity greedy plants.
Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Aug 31, 2016 12:26 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing :nodding:Oh Cinta, You have a good memory!!! You totally got me using my old tank as a starter\terrarium. I have been sort of tied at the hip to that thing for about 3 months now. I drug it in the house shortly after your post, about your tank. Truth be told ( @purpleinopp, )Tiffany had a serious hand in my new crazy obsession, too. Hearing her plopping things in dirt or pots and having a gorgeous mature plant in 2 and a half days, she was just tempting me with her mad propagation skills.

I am afraid I have gone a little mad. Dinner is just late most nights. My husband is hungry for a while, but too bad, lol; I have watering to do. So many tiny thirsty plants............ Sighing!

If someone throws a plastic cup in the trash at work, I literally will dig it out of their garbage.

soooo tacky Shrug!

But hey I need pots...........lots of em. I drink a few glasses of water a day, just so I can plant another tiny plant in the cups. Smiling I have 5 coleus, so tiny, I am glad I have a magnifying glass. I have 10 ficus, (8 were for insurance, What I will ever do with all these trees............oh man, and on and on. Here are pics of the monster you and Tiff created. I have propagated the ugliest Cane Begonia specimens of all time, I fried a tiny spider plant, black, I mean super black!! I obsessed while a hoya cutting with a spur on the end, did not root for 4 months.

Here is the mess that is me propagating,,,,,,, Very leggy ugly Begonia on top right, and 3 little pots of ficus in the center. So many little ficus................

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The last is the little 10 gallon fish tank, stuffed with tiny lame silly looking little plants.


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I have started a lot of plants this summer, inside and out; and it is truly do to you and Tiffany. It is certain most are better than I at it, but oh well. Thanks ladies, I have really had fun with it.



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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 31, 2016 7:02 AM CST
What? Where? I only see beautiful looking plantlets. nodding We're glad that you're enjoying your new hobby of propagating plants. We've all been through that crazy stage, and some of us are still in it. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing My DH teases me all the time, about plant pieces that fall off. He says: "I can put that in the trash for you", and I just Rolling my eyes. at him. He knows better -- the plant rescuer going to save/root it. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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