Coleus forum: Front Porch planter

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Cinta
May 31, 2012 9:22 PM CST
This is a shade pot arrangement for the front porch.

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Oopsthis was suppose to go in container forum and not coleus forum. Sorry

I am sorry I posted my planter in the coleus and meant to put it in container forum.

In my planter....

-White Caladium (Was un-named in a pot purchased at Lowes)
-Elephant Ear Polly (Dark green almost black purple on the back of the leaf)
-Aphelandra squarrosa - Flowers (yellow) all summer.

I winter this in a sunny window give it a sip of water once a month. It looks pretty bad all winter but in Late April I put it outside on the porch and by May it is full and pretty.
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kqcrna
Jun 1, 2012 6:45 AM CST
happy to see it, cinta. beautiful

karen
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springcolor
Jun 1, 2012 10:00 AM CST
I really like that combo. So bright in a shaded area. Foliage is great, 24/7 rather than here today gone tomorrow like blooms.
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Onewish1
Jun 1, 2012 11:15 AM CST

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very pretty!!!!
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 5:10 AM CST
Is thet Nancys revenge alocasia in the background?
Is it a house plant?
I love it with the white caladiums.
I ask about the alocasia because I planted weee ones ( 2 inch pots ) in my planters. I dream of big plants by July but have no idea. Now that tings are in pots as of 2 weeks I see some enlargement but hope for 5 feet by mid summer.
Does anyone believe I will make it?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 5:11 AM CST
Does anyone mind if those of us with front porch planters add what we have?
This is a great thread topic.
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 3, 2012 5:11 AM CST

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only my 2nd time growing any.. no help sorry
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Onewish1
Jun 3, 2012 5:12 AM CST

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I know I won't mind
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 3, 2012 5:47 AM CST
These are my porch planters
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Elephant ears Mojito
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Black magic
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I hope they get really big.If anyone had had experience with these let me know.
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Onewish1
Jun 4, 2012 4:21 AM CST

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ohhhh I like that black magic!!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 4, 2012 5:08 AM CST
I have high hopes for a really big eared plant but might have needed to pot the starts earlier.
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Cinta
Jun 4, 2012 7:39 AM CST
I edited the post and named the plants and the care of the plants for winter survival.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 4, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Just checked your link,very nice garden pix.
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Cinta
Jun 5, 2012 5:18 PM CST
Thanks ge1836, I have grown all of the EE probably at one time or another. The best growth I got was full sun and lots and lots of water. They say shade but at least 4 hrs a day they seem to really take off when it gets hot. It will surprise you how fast they grow. Don't forget to give them some fert also.

I use Miracle gro 1/2 strength every 2 weeks..
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 6, 2012 2:55 AM CST
Thanks Cinta I am more hopefull now. The Mojitos in the ground are starting another set of leaves.

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