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Jul 9, 2012 1:56 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Hi I joined AllThingsPlants yesterday. I've talked to some friendly people here. I wanted to post pictures of some of my houseplants.

Pink Arrowhead Vine
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Epiphyllum Oxypetalums and Philodendron
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Crotons and Chinese Evergreen
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Plumeria seedlings


DragonFruit
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Epi collection
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New Epi cuttings
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Unknown banana plant that may become a houseplant in winter
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Jul 9, 2012 9:14 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
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I love them all. Very nice.
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Jul 10, 2012 3:29 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Thank you Ivy
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Jul 10, 2012 5:36 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Brockville, Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
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Welcome! to the site and I'm glad you dropped by the Houseplant Forum!

Beautiful photos!
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Jul 10, 2012 6:52 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Welcome! Cameron! That's a really nice collection of plants you've got there ... great growing!!
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Jul 10, 2012 7:52 AM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Thank you Lee Anne and Lin! A few years ago I had lost all of my houseplants to a freak hailstorm, including some that my mom had grown in her teenage years. The past couple of years I have really expanded my collection. I have 2 crotons that are 4 years old and I usually kill crotons but these have stuck with me for a long time lol. I also have a Euphorbia Trigona that I had to cut because it was 2 big for my house, I've had it for 10 years now.
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Jul 11, 2012 12:24 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Love that pink Syngonium! What beautiful leaves!!!
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Jul 11, 2012 1:22 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
I really like the pink leaves on the syngonium. It was neglected last year and it almost died. It took a while for it to recover but now its doing great. I had one several years ago, but it didn't survive long.
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Aug 1, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hi and welcome. I am new also. Love all your plants. I usually kill crotons too. My mom passed last year and it was one of a group of plants in a pot that someone sent me. I have kept it a live so I got brave and purchased 2 more. Now I have 3 I wonder if I will keep the 2 new ones alive or was the one I got for my Mom as a lucky stay alive accident for me.

I picked up this big squiggly one and a small pot that I put in the pot with my var.-ginger.

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Aug 1, 2012 6:03 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi Cinta ... Welcome! Very nice plants you have there! Codieum ("Croton's") are a common landscape plant down here in Florida and many people don't like them but I love the vivid colors. I grow them in containers, not in the ground because we do have extremely cold winters sometimes in this part of Florida and they end up dying if in the ground and it stays cold for a long time. I used to have a dozen or more Croton's but I lost most of them in our past few cold winters.

The plant in your first photo looks like Codiaeum 'Mamey': Croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Mammie')

The little one in your second picture looks to be Codiaeum 'Petra': Croton (Codiaeum variegatum 'Petra')

Your plants should do fine as long as they get bright light, warmth and humidity. You can reduce watering in the winter months and they must be kept out of cold drafts. There are lots of Croton's listed in the database and you should add your pictures and earn some acorns: http://garden.org/plants/brows...
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Aug 1, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Lin should I ad the plants to the data base even if I do not have names that I am sure that it is the proper name?

I did do an article for the styrofoam pot it hit the front page this week I was thrilled. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 7, 2012 2:22 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Your croton looks great Cinta. Mine have been growing slow this year, and I'm not sure why?
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Aug 8, 2012 12:49 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
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Hi I'm new here, too! Living in Tropical Houston area, I have some of the same plants pictured here growing outdoors. They need protection in the winter and become my house or garage plants. My Pink Arrowhead Vine is pretty large this year. I wonder where it will go inside the house, come winter? My croton sits under a large pine tree and with some extra protection it spends the winter outdoors. My biggest issues are the 2 beautiful 15 ft ficus trees. They are too tall for the garage now. I might have to prune them back this fall to fit. Oh, the horror! Thumbs down My plumeria comes in to "rest" and the larege cane begonias will join the crowd in my living room. Last year, the Peace Lily, didn't make it back outside. I came to love where it was in the house! Rolling on the floor laughing This year I have a new philodendron/Gordon's gold that will make it in so I don't lose it. So come winter we will have houseplants. The rest of the year, they love it outside.
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Aug 8, 2012 7:19 AM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
I wish I could leave my houseplants outside all winter. Maybe not all but some would be nice. My house is so crowded all winter.

Cameron, I think everything is growing slower. It has been so dry. It is amazing how good rain water makes things grow faster, house water just does not help.
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Aug 8, 2012 8:26 AM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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Hi Cameron, I love your houseplants..Your cuttings and starters look really great. Do you sell your little ones? If so you should do very well. They are healthy and happy looking. I too am a houseplant person and I sell mine because the greenhouse gets too full. Take a look at my cubits if you have time and maybe you will decide to open a store also. The more the merrier. Keep those pictures coming.
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Aug 8, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
Garden Sages Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder Foliage Fan
I can't stop coming by to see that pink Syngonium. (Extremely long lead-in to question alert...) I've lived in this house since '07 and have always noticed what I thought was a mini Caladium in a bed in the back. Really cute but TINY! This year I decided it needed to be moved and realized after digging it up that it's not Caladium but Syngonium. Hoping now that it's in a pot it can grow long enough (year-round) to get big enough to produce something besides tiny leaves. Preferably big, very pink leaves like yours! So lovely! So since you said yours almost died out, I wonder if you remember if it's always been so pinkly pretty, or if it was more greenish while still smaller or going through the stress of "almost dying?" It looks like the older, smaller leaves are more green. What do you think?

Do you ever grow your heart-leaf Philo on a support - like up instead of dangling down?
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Aug 8, 2012 4:15 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
ShadyGreenThumb said:Hi I'm new here, too! Living in Tropical Houston area, I have some of the same plants pictured here growing outdoors. They need protection in the winter and become my house or garage plants. My Pink Arrowhead Vine is pretty large this year. I wonder where it will go inside the house, come winter? My croton sits under a large pine tree and with some extra protection it spends the winter outdoors. My biggest issues are the 2 beautiful 15 ft ficus trees. They are too tall for the garage now. I might have to prune them back this fall to fit. Oh, the horror! Thumbs down My plumeria comes in to "rest" and the larege cane begonias will join the crowd in my living room. Last year, the Peace Lily, didn't make it back outside. I came to love where it was in the house! Rolling on the floor laughing This year I have a new philodendron/Gordon's gold that will make it in so I don't lose it. So come winter we will have houseplants. The rest of the year, they love it outside.


Hi ShadyGreenThumb, I have relatives that live in Houston. I visited Houston once and I couldn't believe how humid it was lol. My Pink Arrowhead vine starting taking off a couple of weeks ago. Its amazing that you can keep your croton outside, even with extra protection. I did have a Monstera plant that lasted 4 years in the ground. It went through snowstorms, and ice storms and bitterly cold temps, but it stayed small. I wish I had luck growing ficus trees. I have to bring in 50 plumerias, most are seedlings, so I have to make a lot of room for those lol. I had to keep my Peace Lily indoors because once the temps hit 90, it wilted, even in full shade and plenty of water. I had to bring in my dischidia plant because it started turning yellow. I think the heat was just too much for it
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Aug 8, 2012 4:18 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Cinta said:I wish I could leave my houseplants outside all winter. Maybe not all but some would be nice. My house is so crowded all winter.

Cameron, I think everything is growing slower. It has been so dry. It is amazing how good rain water makes things grow faster, house water just does not help.



I wish I could do that too Cinta. When I crowd my plants in the dining room I can't get to some of them so they look horrible during winter. Today it finally rained after a rain-free month. My plants look so much happier. I just wish this extreme heat would come to an end. Its going to be 99-101 the rest of the week into next week
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Aug 8, 2012 4:23 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
JB said:Hi Cameron, I love your houseplants..Your cuttings and starters look really great. Do you sell your little ones? If so you should do very well. They are healthy and happy looking. I too am a houseplant person and I sell mine because the greenhouse gets too full. Take a look at my cubits if you have time and maybe you will decide to open a store also. The more the merrier. Keep those pictures coming.


Thanks JB, I'm having to water daily lol. I've sold a few of my dragon fruit cuttings to some local gardeners but I haven't sold anything else. You are so lucky to have a greenhouse. I had a friend tell me the same thing, so maybe I should start selling some. I lost my first houseplant collection in a hailstorm. I had all of my plants on the front porch and all of them were ripped to shreds. It was upsetting, especially losing my mom's pothos plants, which she started growing when she was a teenager. I always check the clearance rack for houseplants I can save lol
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Aug 8, 2012 4:29 PM CST
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
purpleinopp said:I can't stop coming by to see that pink Syngonium. (Extremely long lead-in to question alert...) I've lived in this house since '07 and have always noticed what I thought was a mini Caladium in a bed in the back. Really cute but TINY! This year I decided it needed to be moved and realized after digging it up that it's not Caladium but Syngonium. Hoping now that it's in a pot it can grow long enough (year-round) to get big enough to produce something besides tiny leaves. Preferably big, very pink leaves like yours! So lovely! So since you said yours almost died out, I wonder if you remember if it's always been so pinkly pretty, or if it was more greenish while still smaller or going through the stress of "almost dying?" It looks like the older, smaller leaves are more green. What do you think?

Do you ever grow your heart-leaf Philo on a support - like up instead of dangling down?


I really do like the pink syngonium. I bought the variegated cultivar too. That's a great surprise to find growing in your yard. It should do well now that you have it in a pot. A lot the younger leaves on mine did start out mostly green with a little pink. I've also read that the pink syngonium reverts back to all green the older it gets. I think keeping it trimmed keeps the pink leaves. I would love to grow my philo on a totem but I can't find some of the supplies to make one. I would love to grow my pothos on a support, just to save on space lol

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