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Sep 17, 2021 8:12 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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What's new @ your house?

My husband was @ a client's house and noticed she had a lot of potted plants. He commented about our porch looking similar with so many pots and the lady asked him did I have this one, or that one? He said I don't remember seeing those on my porch so she gave him these 2 plants to bring to me. One of the most gorgeous Marantas I've ever seen and dragonfruit she said she started from seed. DH said there were several pots of much bigger dragonfruits that were much older and she said she had been looking for a home for the new little pot. Super unexpected excitement! I've killed more than my share of Marantas before but never started with such a beautiful specimen.


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Sep 17, 2021 9:10 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Manitoba, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Lucky you! Beautiful plants; I've not had much luck with maranta either but maybe this time you'll have success after starting with a gift plant. Smiling
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Sep 17, 2021 9:12 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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I hope so too, gift plants do grow much more easily than bought ones. ; )
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Sep 17, 2021 10:36 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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How nice!!
My husband would be hopeless at " does she have this"
Plant it and they will come.
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Sep 17, 2021 11:03 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Maybe you'd be pleasantly surprised. I know I was! ...and suspect he may notice new plants more than I think.
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Sep 17, 2021 11:11 AM CST

Salvias Region: United States of America Cactus and Succulents Vegetable Grower Hibiscus Foliage Fan
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Got a new haworthia and will get an ornamental sweet potato vine, but that's about it really.
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Sep 17, 2021 11:32 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Those sound like good ones to have. I've killed most of the Haworthias I got back in 2013 but the one that's still alive is so fun to have around. I think it looks optimistic in the way the little tips are so upright.

IME with SPV brought inside to escape frost, they're prone to spider mites & whiteflies, but these critters don't seem to be able to kill it if it's getting enough sun, and it's so attractive to them that they don't move to other plants. Where you are, this should be hardy in the ground, but if/when there is a frost, it won't stay evergreen.

What I should be concentrating on is pots. More NON-fugly pots would be better additions @ my house than more plants.
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Sep 17, 2021 11:41 AM CST
Name: cheapskate gardener
South Florida (Zone 10a)
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purpleinopp said:What's new @ your house?

My husband was @ a client's house and noticed she had a lot of potted plants. He commented about our porch looking similar with so many pots and the lady asked him did I have this one, or that one? He said I don't remember seeing those on my porch so she gave him these 2 plants to bring to me. One of the most gorgeous Marantas I've ever seen and dragonfruit she said she started from seed. DH said there were several pots of much bigger dragonfruits that were much older and she said she had been looking for a home for the new little pot. Super unexpected excitement! I've killed more than my share of Marantas before but never started with such a beautiful specimen.






I love that maranta! Apparently, it is a bit difficult to find right now as it has become popular.
I have found that coffee, tea, and rose can all agree on one thing... water everyday.
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Sep 17, 2021 12:06 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
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Me too! They all look alike to me, until they are next to each other, then it looks like each one is different from all others.
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Sep 17, 2021 4:19 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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the fugly pots hang around here to pot up something I don't mind giving away.. ha
Plant it and they will come.
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Sep 17, 2021 4:24 PM CST

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The beauty of a pot does not matter to me as long as it can grow something.
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Sep 17, 2021 8:01 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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Oh yeah, I'll use them too, but I would prefer pots that enhance the plants, not detract from their act. And except for the biggest sizes, the attractive pots are usually much heavier and don't tip over as easily as plastic. It's good to have goals?
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Sep 17, 2021 8:02 PM CST

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purpleinopp said:Oh yeah, I'll use them too, but I would prefer pots that enhance the plants, not detract from their act. And except for the biggest sizes, the attractive pots are usually much heavier and don't tip over as easily as plastic. It's good to have goals?


Well, I just use plants to beautify milk cartons. Smiling
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Sep 17, 2021 8:21 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
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LMBO!!! Glass half full.
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Sep 18, 2021 6:52 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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My big beef-- pots too narrow at the base and the plant keeps blowing over. Hate that!!! Why aren't more pots just slightly tapered?
Plant it and they will come.
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Sep 18, 2021 8:23 AM CST
Name: cheapskate gardener
South Florida (Zone 10a)
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sallyg said:My big beef-- pots too narrow at the base and the plant keeps blowing over. Hate that!!! Why aren't more pots just slightly tapered?


My plumeria need to be surrounded at the base of the pot by concrete block because they keep blowing over in the slightest breeze. It is seriously annoying.
I have found that coffee, tea, and rose can all agree on one thing... water everyday.
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Sep 18, 2021 8:43 AM CST
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque NM, Elev 5310 ft (Zone 7b)
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Sally, I think I remember reading that the taper has something to do with the mechanics of better drainage. Probably costs less to produce, too.

Pots are critically important to me; I consider it an insult to a beautiful plant to house it in ugly. Not a fan of plastic, and black pots suck up heat here. I'm always on the lookout for nice ones at yard sales, estate sales, etc. New ceramic in pots at nurseries are mighty pricey, but some are mouthwateringly gorgeous. But I'm talking about garden planters, not temporary seed-starting containers.

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Sep 18, 2021 9:54 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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hlutzow said:

My plumeria need to be surrounded at the base of the pot by concrete block because they keep blowing over in the slightest breeze. It is seriously annoying.


yes it is!! For me it is my coffee plant. It has to come in for winter so I can't handle it in ceramic.

I have a few that are mostly ok but rounded near the bottom and then a small flat base, like a 12 inch pot with just 6 inches of flat circle. That's just stupid Thumbs down
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Sep 18, 2021 1:27 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ☼🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
Houseplants Organic Gardener Composter Region: Gulf Coast Miniature Gardening Butterflies
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This is exciting! Saw Adeniums @ L's yesterday and after 15 mins of serious investigation & deliberation, I got this one. The blooms are about finished but I love them! It was not possible to know what the other blooms would look like although I would have preferred to get one of the shorter plants. I don't usually spend that much on a plant but I don't want to try to wait and see if any go on clearance and might then be too unhealthy to bother.
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I've been wanting one of these Begonias for months but they were $20 each. Until yesterday, when they were $5 because they were wilted. By this morning, they are perked up again.
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Sep 18, 2021 1:32 PM CST
Name: Peggy
Temple, TX (Zone 8b)
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sallyg said:How nice!!
My husband would be hopeless at " does she have this"


Mine, too! Rolling on the floor laughing
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