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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Nov 9, 2020 6:15 AM CST
wow that's a nice one! Good buy!
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Nov 9, 2020 6:49 AM CST
lol, did not buy it, have already, a corallina (or similar, big rounded spotted leaves) and maculata (or similar, spotted long skinny slightly jagged leaves) and Sophie Cecile (or similar..) so easy to root the canes.
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Nov 9, 2020 8:59 AM CST
I didn't see that here when I went for lawn bags a couple days ago. I had a real nice cane a couple years ago but it got too big, I let it go. Now I am sorry about out but I can't keep all the big plants. I just let a shell ginger stay outside and so far the top is affected by frost. I can still try to save the roots but probably I won't.
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Name: cheapskate gardener
South Florida (Zone 10a)
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hlutzow
Nov 9, 2020 12:34 PM CST
I saw a Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' the other day at Lowe's. Because of the 'fancy' (ie painted clay) pot it was in the price tag was too high for my wallet and I left it. Fast forward 5 minutes. Someone brushed by it with a cart and knocked it onto the floor. The pot broke and the cuttings scattered. Yep, cuttings. The 3 single leaf cuttings didn't even have a hint of roots yet. I would have been so disappointed if I had shelled out over $20 for that.

On the whole, I don't seek out variegated plants just to have those coveted variegated leaves. I tend to stumble on it and then decide if I like it or not. Some plants, like the Song of India, I wouldn't dream of buying the green version. Others, like my Schlumbergera and my Plumeria, I actually prefer the green leaves. I got a Philodendron Xanadu recently to divy up and give out as gifts. I like it so much I'm keeping the mother plant and I actually don't want a variegated version. The green is just too awesome with the neat shape of the leaves.
Keep calm... and plant something.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Nov 9, 2020 12:42 PM CST
Loretta, I have no place for big cane begonias at home . thankfully work tolerates them. I like rooting new 6 inch pots from the big canes.

hlutzow.. cuttings.. what a rip. I saw spider plants that loomed pretty hasty too. Our lowes had d9ne-bloom phalaenopsis, still 15 bucks. Get real, Lowes, how many of those will sell. Sticking tongue out

I agree, fancy shape AND variegagion is probably too much going on.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Nov 9, 2020 1:39 PM CST
hlutzow said:I saw a Scindapsus pictus 'Exotica' the other day at Lowe's. Because of the 'fancy' (ie painted clay) pot it was in the price tag was too high for my wallet and I left it. Fast forward 5 minutes. Someone brushed by it with a cart and knocked it onto the floor. The pot broke and the cuttings scattered. Yep, cuttings. The 3 single leaf cuttings didn't even have a hint of roots yet. I would have been so disappointed if I had shelled out over $20 for that.

On the whole, I don't seek out variegated plants just to have those coveted variegated leaves. I tend to stumble on it and then decide if I like it or not. Some plants, like the Song of India, I wouldn't dream of buying the green version. Others, like my Schlumbergera and my Plumeria, I actually prefer the green leaves. I got a Philodendron Xanadu recently to divy up and give out as gifts. I like it so much I'm keeping the mother plant and I actually don't want a variegated version. The green is just too awesome with the neat shape of the leaves.

Hey I'll trade you some of that for something else....

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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Nov 9, 2020 5:54 PM CST
hlutzow, actually the Scindapsus I bought was just like that but Home Depot. They were dying off one at a time and as I pulled each dead stem out, I saw they had no roots. One stem had a little root on it and it is still here. It was one of the little pots so I guess it was less than $5.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Nov 9, 2020 8:01 PM CST
I bought one last year and pulled them all out of the pot and mounted them onto a fencepost on coir mat with a little moss. They have grown all the way off the board, which was propped against the greenhouse wall, and now its growing directly onto the greenhouse glazing. No substrate whatsoever
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Northern NJ (Zone 6b)
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LorettaNJ
Nov 9, 2020 10:05 PM CST
That's a good idea.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Dec 1, 2020 9:22 PM CST
Loads of begonias at Steves Leaves
How about this one, $50 for a 2 inch pot if I read that right
https://stevesleaves.com/produ...
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Dec 2, 2020 5:37 AM CST
yes all the terrarium peeps are going nuts for those punctate bullate begonias with the eyelashes. Someone here locally had a ferox for sale for $80. Too rich for me
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