Tropicals forum: WooHoo - my Ylang ylang vine (Artabotrys hexapetalus) is gonna bloom

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Aug 20, 2016 10:32 AM CST
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This "vine" is now ~ 6 feet tall and has 4 buds that I have found - one looks ready to bloom. My plant looks like a small tree which I have found from research is what it looks like in early years. It only vines per se once it gets bigger. I have it on a South facing screen porch and over-winter it in a West facing back bedroom.

I bought the plant 2 years ago on Ebay from seller Arghyagardens who is quite reliable. At that time it was ~ 2 feet tall. (I have bought several things from her including Commiphora neglecta seed which I am growing from seed.)

I also have a Desmos chinensis (ylang ylang shrub ~ 2 feet tall) and I have two Artabotrys siamensis that I am growing from seed. (Seeds purchased from Trade Winds Fruit) They are only ~ 10 inches tall and were started in 2015. Most peeps call it Climbing Ylang Ylang, but Gardino refers to it as Ylang Ylang vine too. So much confusion out there.

I do not have a Ylang Ylang tree (Cananga odorata) - not enough room. nodding Rolling on the floor laughing And wife WOULD kill me. hehe

I bought a Cananga odorata var. fruiticosa a couple years ago but it died on me. After it died, I dug it out of its container and found the seller had the roots wound up in some type of junk. It never had a chance. This one is very hard to find - it is impossible to find seeds for it.

And yeah -- living in Zone 5B I AM freaking nuts. Hilarious! Whistling
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Aug 21, 2016 1:43 AM CST
To get a nice mature plant, double the size of the pot after every flowering.

It needs well drained rich soil in a pot. Feed it regularly, maybe less in winter months.

You may come up with a nice bush covered with ylang-ylang flowers. The source of the world's finest perfume.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Aug 21, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Unfortunately I will have to restrain growth as I have limited indoor space in my home where it lives from Mid October til early May. In general, great advice though.

I have to admit that even though I love to have 4 seasons, there are many times I wish I was in Zone 9 or so. And just plant this beast in the ground. [Today as I was looking at my 24 Plumerias grown from seed (6 - 18 inches tall), I was having such thoughts.]
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purpleinopp
Aug 22, 2016 8:33 AM CST
This is exciting! Pics soon I hope!!
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Aug 22, 2016 5:38 PM CST
David, you definately need a LARGE green house. Hilarious!
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ardesia
Aug 22, 2016 7:24 PM CST
I agree
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Aug 22, 2016 8:03 PM CST
ctcarol said:David, you definately need a LARGE green house. Hilarious!


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I used to have nearly 10 but bank called my loan and literally forced me into bankruptcy. Long story which I do not like to discuss.

But yes - a heated GH would be nice. I keep stuff in my "pretend" GH til ~ Nov 10th or so and bring it back to the GH in early April - without heat.

Everything else goes to the basement, the garage and indoors upstairs or in the basement.
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