Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Capitella 'campfire' ready to bloom and i didn't know it bloomed

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Nov 2, 2012 4:33 PM CST
look look i had to show someone!!! I can't wait until the buds open up!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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and it's turning red

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Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 2, 2012 6:29 PM CST
Very nice Jojoe! Hurray! It will turn much deeper red as it starts feeling cooler temps too! Good growing!
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
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jojoe
Nov 2, 2012 9:02 PM CST
It's not cold hardy here so how much cold can it take? Am i ok leaving it out as long as the frost doesn't get it or freezing temp's?
What's your advice as to when it needs to come in,i live in zone 8a. We don't get a lot of freezing weather but it does happen from time to time,it's much more likely to frost.I definitely am jealous of your zone!! nodding nodding Hurray!
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 2, 2012 10:48 PM CST
I push my plants to the extreme Big Grin so I do not bring in my capitella indoors..I just let it outdoors, rain or shine, hot or very cold. And it survives, I find this one very resilient.

This is how mine was last April 2012:
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
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jojoe
Nov 21, 2012 9:10 PM CST
My campfire still hasn't opened any blooms,not even any looser.Does anyone have one that has bloomed and can tell me anything about how they bloom and if leaving it out in the cold is preventing the blooms from opening or is it just slow on opening it's blooms.It has so many little buds.I'm going to look for a picture to post.My computer froze about a month ago,i just bought a laptop but lost my pictures in the desktop i hadn't put on a disc or memory card.


A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
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tarev
Nov 24, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Hi Jelinda,

In my area, my plant makes a good bloom during late spring/early summer, when temps are gradually warming up consistently. Here is a photo I took in 01June2010:

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In what I have observed with my other blooming succulents, it seems they need to feel temps hovering from 68F to 90F to push that bloom dpeneding also on what type of succulent it is, otherwise it seems to go on stasis till it receives that aspect right, and then totally aborts it if they cannot feel it.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Nov 24, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Great photos ya'll!
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
Sedums Sempervivums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Tropicals
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jojoe
Nov 24, 2012 7:35 PM CST
I'm debating which i want more blooms or red leaves.It has been outside,it still really hasn't gotten cold enough for the plant to turn red.If i bring it in then maybe i can get some blooms from it,especially since i didn't even know it bloomed.Our days have been between mid 60's to high 70's.I have dianthus,mums,canna's upright sedum, agastache all still in bloom.
It's suppose to be 25* tonight but 60* tomorrow during the day.

A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!

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