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Apr 24, 2013 6:29 PM CST
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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anyone grow these?

I just bought some seeds on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBa...
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Apr 24, 2013 6:39 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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I've got some seeds started, but no sprouts yet. This is my first attempt with this plant as well.
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Apr 24, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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I just bought some too! Thanks for posting, I would have forgotten to look for them!
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Apr 24, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
I have other plectranthus.. but haven't grown from seed yet.. just wondering how it will be
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Apr 28, 2013 2:21 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
First sprouts up today! Hurray!

I'd thought this one might be a bit difficult, but it wasn't.

Interesting seeds...they're some of those that form a gooey gelatinous-type coating once they've soaked up enough moisture.
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Apr 28, 2013 4:06 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
wow neat... so happy for you!!!
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Apr 28, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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My seeds came already but I haven't had a chance to sow them. Since I will be out of town for four days after Saturday I thought it best to wait until I return to plant them. I already have to have someone water/watch my millions of seedlings so I figured it was enough! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Apr 28, 2013 7:55 PM CST
Moderator
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
if they grow as slow as a coleus.. it will take forever to get big.. don't think another week or two will matter.. if they are the same that is .. lets hope not though
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Apr 28, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
I know. The coleus I started in Jan. is still tiny!!!! They have grown some, but not much. This cold spring is really stunting a lot of my seedlings!
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Apr 29, 2013 3:21 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
yeah coleus seedlings do drag there feet for a long time.. but then take off
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May 2, 2013 10:33 AM CST
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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That's a stunning flowering plant. Wowee!
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May 2, 2013 11:30 AM CST
Name: Karen
(Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member
My seeds were wintersown on February 15, 2013 and sprouted yesterday. How were everyone's sprouts sown earlier? @ warm temps or wintersown?

It's always interesting to see a plant sprout from wintersowing in z7 that is categorized as a tropical or tender plant @ z9a-10b.

Chelle - thank you for the seeds - fascinating plant
Robert Frost - "When ... Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things...and accept the end
Of a love or a season...or the loss of our continuously - petty act by petty act - vandalised Oella garden etc?"

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama (worth trying)
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May 2, 2013 12:11 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Adeniums Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Salvias Region: Delaware Morning Glories
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I look forward to seeing everyone's plants growth progress.
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May 2, 2013 2:42 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Blue,

That's wild! I wouldn't have guessed that one could be winter sown! I did mine indoors with extra light, and just slightly above room temperature.

You'd be welcome indeed, but these seeds came from another generous member. Lovey dubby


Hi, Joseph.

I hope to get baby pictures up soon. I usually wait till true leaves start to appear...unless the seed leaves are really neat, too. Smiling
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May 2, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
Cute! Smiling


We can see the fuzzies on the leaves already.
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May 2, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
I grow the plec barbatus and the variegated form also...they get very large here. I did have a large stand that I've now pulled out since I'm currently cutting back on beds to be watered and cared for. Interesting, I didn't think of growing them from seed, but once you've got them going, they root super easy in water.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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May 2, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Name: Karen
(Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member
Chelle, my seedling is at the same stage as yours in your picture. The more I learn about this plant, the more interesting it becomes - can't wait to see how it develops.

Gypsy - thank you about sharing how easily it roots in water. I was wondering, since it's related to coleus, if it might share that attribute. Long ago I had a neighbor who wintered her coleus and other summer annuals as cuttings in variously colored antique jars of water, tiny enough to sit on the sashes of her windows through winter. Her windows looked like jewel boxes. Anyhoo, I don't have room to winter a whole plant this large, but cuttings over winter I can do.
Robert Frost - "When ... Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things...and accept the end
Of a love or a season...or the loss of our continuously - petty act by petty act - vandalised Oella garden etc?"

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama (worth trying)
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May 2, 2013 8:57 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Seed Starter Region: California Plant Identifier
I've always grown mine in part shade, but I have a friend who has a large stand of barbatus growing in full sun here, really surprised me...they do quite well.
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
The Urge for Seeds is Strong in This One.....
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May 2, 2013 9:40 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Georgia Garden Sages Organic Gardener Beekeeper Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Cut Flowers Composter Keeper of Poultry Keeps Goats Avid Green Pages Reviewer
Looking good! I can't wait to plant mine.
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May 3, 2013 3:47 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: New Jersey Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
most of the other plectranthus I grew always over wintered great.. my neighbor had a nursery pot with a plant I gave her that prior spring.. we had that nasty snow storm last year.. power outage.. for 8 days .. it lived just fine in her unheated garage .. strong buggers for sure.. she went to florida in January.. came back in April.. the poor thing only had water gels and a tiny bit of light through the garage door... and it lived until she came home.. granted it looked leggy and hurting.. but she brought it back in the house and it looks great again.. totally impressive

and most root just like a coleus .. pop a piece off and stick in soil.. good to go.. the only one I found so far that was hard to root was Plectranthus parviflorus 'Sapphire Dream' .. it's hit & miss but I managed to get a few pieces to survive since last year

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