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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 26, 2015 8:16 PM CST
I believe the plant in your photo is actually Chinese Banyan (Ficus benjamina 'Variegata')

Ficus maclellandii Alii has long, slender leaves; photos can be seen here:

Ficus maclellandii 'Alii Varigated'
http://www.logees.com/variegat...

And (with dark green leaves) Banana-leaf Ficus (Ficus maclellandii 'Alii')

Another photo can be seen here: http://www.atchisonexotics.com...





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indoorplants
Jan 26, 2015 9:26 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 27, 2015 9:57 AM CST
You are very welcome!


And, Welcome! to All Things Plants ... I think you will really like it here!
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indoorplants
Jan 27, 2015 6:30 PM CST
I like it for reasons other than trading, but I'm not yet sure it's the best website for trading. Very few indicate that they'd like to trade.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 27, 2015 6:41 PM CST
indoorplants:

Have you checked out our forum for plant and seed trading: http://garden.org/forums/view/... Many folks post what they have to trade and what plants they might be looking for in return.
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indoorplants
Jan 28, 2015 12:59 AM CST
I will try that, thanks!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 28, 2015 10:26 AM CST
You are very welcome, if you need help just give a shout. Smiling
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purpleinopp
Jan 28, 2015 12:02 PM CST
It's not "trade season" in most places, too cold. Look for things to pick-up when it starts to be OK to send plants/cuttings. Glad you're here to join-in! Saw a lot of awesome plants in your pics.
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indoorplants
Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM CST
I see! Was wondering why that forum didn't have a lot of activity. And I was thinking that now is the preferable time to mail--compared to summer. Here, the weather is conducive to trade by mail, but I guess most of America is still too cold.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jan 29, 2015 7:28 AM CST
It's a bit tricky for me too, in south AL. There's a window in the spring and in the fall, but definitely too hot during the middle of summer. During summer of '13, I tried a couple summer trades and received some green soup. I love a contribution to the compost, but not like that! LOL! April & May seems to be the sweet spot!
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indoorplants
Jan 29, 2015 11:15 AM CST
Green soup, oh no!!! Thanks for naming the sweet spot to watch for! Will save me some headaches, to be sure.
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eclayne
Jan 29, 2015 1:02 PM CST

Plants Admin

I usually start looking through the trades in a month or so. I've been warned about sending plants south during soup season.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Feb 1, 2015 3:45 PM CST
hmm ... and I live in Florida where it's really hot and humid in the summer but I've traded plants many times through the mail during the summer without any problems ... but I always ship priority mail on a Monday or Tuesday rather than late in the week so a package of plants does not end up sitting in the post office over a long, hot weekend which would probably fry them. Priority Mail is usually guaranteed @ 3 days, depending on the destination of the package. When I ship plants, I completely wrap the roots with very moist paper towels and then with plastic wrap to hold in the moisture. The stems and leaves and entire plant are then wrapped loosely in newspaper before placing in the box. I have rec'd plants during the summer that are a little wilted but I soak them for a bit in water and they seem to perk right up.
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indoorplants
Feb 1, 2015 5:15 PM CST
Would you also ship more tender plants that way, plantladylin? I haven't shipped one plant, yet, so am a little scared. But Priority Mail on Monday would be the best bet!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Feb 1, 2015 5:34 PM CST
I used to trade African Violets that way, without problems ... but I'm not sure if they would be considered more tender plants?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Feb 1, 2015 5:48 PM CST
I've used flat rate boxes for the past couple yrs, those have 2 day shipping, tracking & insurance. Agreed, I don't send past Wed at any time of year (in case it does take 3 days.)
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indoorplants
Feb 2, 2015 12:48 AM CST
My inch plant (tradescantia cerinthoides) might be considered tender? Some of the cuttings don't last a week in soil without having to be tossed whereas African violets seem pretty hardy to me; they can stay fresh in soil for several months without sprouting a single root.

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