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Image (Phalaenopsis Mary Ann Jirak x Doritaenopsis Taisure Candystripe) x (Phalaenopsis Mary Ann Jirak x Phalaenopsis Fancy Welcome)
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Orchids
CH 18579 -- from Hausermann's Orchids, Villa Park, IL. Bought in a single pot as multiple seedling plants (not clones) of the same parents.
Image (Phalaenopsis Simply Unique 'Candy' x Phalaenopsis Sensational Opening 'Gala') x Doritaenopsis Okay Seven
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Orchids
CH 15878 -- from Hausermann's Orchids, Villa Park, IL. Bought as several seedling plants in a single pot, these plants were not clones, so they exhibit some variations in their blossoms, as evidenced in the photos.
Aechmea recurvata 'Blackie'
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Bromeliads
Bought from a vendor in Nov. 2015 at the annual Edison Garden Festival in Fort Myers, FL. This plant was labeled as Aechmea recurvata 'Blackie'
Aeonium haworthii
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Cacti & Succulents
Agapanthus
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Other houseplants
Commonly called Lily of the Nile or African Blue Lily, this perennial plant needs full light, with shade from the midday summer sun. When growning as a potted plant in the north, water freely when actively growing, but sparingly, if at all, in winter. This plant needs cool conditions in the winter. Minimum survivable outdoor temperature is 35 degrees, but this plant cannot survive long periods that cold, especially if wet. In the house, 50 degree nighttime lows in winter will suit this plant. (In northwest Indiana, where I live, I put mine in the basement with my Amaryllis bulbs from Nov. through March, then give them window light and a bit of water starting in April. Once we're past the last spring frost (toward the end of May), this potted plant can be put outside as long as it doesn't get the mid-day sun. This plant blooms more profusely if its roots fill the pot.
Agave americana
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Native to Mexico. Leaves are green around the edges and white in the centers. The plant can survive low temperatures in the 40's if kept very dry, although it does better in lows in the 50's.
Agave angustifolia marginata
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Cacti & Succulents
Variegated Caribbean Agave.
Agave lophantha quadricolor
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My plant was labeled "A. lophantha quadricolor -- Variegated Century Plant" when I bought it at Ted's Greenhouse in Tinley Park, Illinois, around 2013.
Agave schidigera 'Shira ito no Ohi'
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Cacti & Succulents
Commonly called Queen of the White Thread, this plant is native to central Mexico. Minimum temperature -- 50 degrees
Image Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
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I have several amaryllis plants that I don't know the varieties of, including one whose flowers are a pale green.
Image Ananas comosus
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Trade as plant
Bromeliads
Commercial pineapple. Presumed to have originated in Brazil, but more often associated with Hawaii these days. During spring or summer slice off the green top of a pineapple bought from the store, along with enough fruit so as not to damage any leaves. Carefully peel away the small amount of attached fruit as well as smaller bottom leaves until there is a bit of a bare stem at the bottom of the rosette of leaves. Let this harden in open air a day or two before planting in a pot, the bottom half of which is soil and top half, sharp sand. Water as you would for any bromeliad during the growing season. Bottom heat of 70 degrees may help, but I've never needed it in the summer.

This plant can produce edible pineapples as a potted plant, but it takes much longer (up to 5 years) where I live in northwest Indiana for the plant to grow large enough to fruit. The fruit takes 7-9 months from when it first emerges from the center of the plant to mature and ripen. When a fruit starts to develop in January or February, there is usually enough time for it to grow to an acceptable size before it ripens in late summer or early fall. A fruit that begins to develop in June or July, however, will probably not have enough light and warmth to grow very large, although it may ripen by February or March. NEVER apply a systemic insecticide to any part of this plant if you intend to eat the fruit.

Since 2017 I've noticed pineapple seeds in fruit I've bought from the grocery store, so I planted them in damp sphagnum and repotted them to soil when the seedlings were about an inch tall. According to the internet, fruit with seeds in it was not marketable; supposedly the flavor was inferior to unseeded fruit. It's been my observation, however, that many of the pineapples I've bought since 2017 contain seeds and were just as flavorful as the seedless fruit I bought in previous years.

The plants I currently have to trade are all seedlings. I am not sure how long they may take to reach maturity as a potted plant in Indiana, where I live.
Billbergia pyramidalis marginata Alba
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Bromeliads
This plant's common name is also Flaming Torch. Native to Brazil, Venezuela, French Guiana, the Lesser Antilles and Cuba. Narrow white margins on outside of each leaf. In northwest Indiana, where I live, it blooms in the fall around Oct.-Nov.
Image Bowiea volubilis
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Cacti & Succulents
Native to eastern Africa; South Africa. If mealybugs become a problem on the foliage, growth can be cut back to the base of the bulb to get rid of insects. This plant can be grown on a trellis as a climbing plant or in a hanging basket. Climbing Onion is grown for its unusual bulb and foliage rather than its very tiny insignificant greenish-white flowers. When the plant goes dormant, with the foliage becoming yellow and dried up, just cut it away. Minimum winter temperature should be kept at 55+.
Image Bromeliad (green flowering)
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Bromeliads
This attractive bromeliad gets insignificant tiny green flowers when they first appear (around March or April in northwest Indiana). Mealy bugs find these flowers particularly attractive. The shiny green leaves have tiny teeth along the edges. If anyone can identify this plant more specifically, please let me know.

The flowers always seem to attract mealy bugs so this is one plant that I usually treat once in late summer with a preventative soil drench solution of Bayer Advanced 12-Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed before bringing it back into the house in the fall.
Image Brugmansia aurea
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I have also seen this plant listed as Datura aurea. Native to Columbia to Ecuador (Andes). Pale yellow-orange flowers emit a spicy fragrance every evening. All parts of this plant are highly toxic. In northwest Indiana this fast-growing plant can get to 5-6 feet tall by the end of summer if grown in the garden rather than a pot.
Image Burrageara Stefan Isler 'Lava Flow'
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Orchids
HO 25 -- from Hausermann's Orchids, Villa Park, IL
Cereus peruvianus monstrosus
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Cereus peruvianus monstrosus
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Image Cereus peruvianus monstrosus
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Cacti & Succulents
Commonly called Curiosity Plant or Giant Club.
Ceropegia collaricorona
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Cacti & Succulents
Commonly called String of Hearts or Rosary Vine, my mother and grandmother grew this plant in the 1950's. It was went by Ceropegia woodii back then. The plant will set seeds in the late fall, which can be saved and easily grown in the spring.

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