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mkb136
Sep 25, 2016 8:10 AM CST
These are really cool there just in time for Halloween flowers last almost a month. Lovey dubby
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Sep 25, 2016 8:55 AM CST
Pictures of that do not even begin to do it justice. I finally saw one "in the flesh" at a garden center...........it was $40 or thereabouts, and I was not going to part with that amount of cashola, so I drooled and kept walking. LOL
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 25, 2016 9:04 AM CST

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I've had two of the black ones. Both were birthday gifts, and I killed both of them by leaving them outside in the intense heat of summer two years in a row. You'd think I'd learn. D'Oh!

mkb136
Sep 25, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Hi i paid that lol mine stay out year round were just as hot as you only if a frost or freeze warning do i move them. The secret is keep a tub under the pot keep 3-4 inches of water at all times they love being wet reminds me of a bog plant. I give them the brug fertilizer they do just fine. You let them get dry poof there goners :)
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 25, 2016 9:41 AM CST
What a cool flower!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 25, 2016 10:03 AM CST

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"If" I ever get another Tacca, I'll make sure to keep it damp. Losing the second one was soooo disappointing that I decided not to try again.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 25, 2016 10:12 AM CST

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From the Garden Club of Austin plant show. My first Tacca won a blue.

Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Sep 25, 2016 12:41 PM CST
Good to know they like wet feet.

mkb136
Sep 25, 2016 3:05 PM CST
Aww I never give up. I just ordered 50 seeds mine don't give seed must not have the right bug here lol. My heliconia are producing seed I grew these from seed. Lobster claw every body's always up for bananas Manzo apple have a slight taste of apple. You can freeze your bananas make muffins or bread with them later they turn black but squeeze them and there you go!! Hurray!
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mkb136
Sep 25, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Thank you every body!! Any one here grow

Lang Lang vine? I have the tree's here and the vine.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 25, 2016 5:14 PM CST
I have an Ylang-Ylang tree. The fragrance is heavenly.

mkb136
Sep 25, 2016 5:28 PM CST
Never grew the vine? It's alot like a small tree. I would send you seeds of my vine if you have seed from your tree.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Sep 25, 2016 7:44 PM CST
We have the vine at the Garden, I don't like the scent as much.
I'll keep an eye out for seed and will be happy to share.

mkb136
Sep 26, 2016 8:07 AM CST
Thank you mine grows like crazy here seeds are huge!
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Sep 26, 2016 9:00 PM CST
This plant is called BatFace. Cuphea llavea. @mkb136 and @AnnaZ, up here I have had this one, it is not expensive and certainly not as exotic as your variety, but it sure would be fun to have at halloween, instead of summer, when I usually find it. It's sold to fill summer containers here.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Sep 26, 2016 9:22 PM CST
Oh, now, that looks strange!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Sep 26, 2016 9:27 PM CST

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Cute little Bat face cuphea!

mkb136
Sep 27, 2016 6:20 AM CST
Very neat looking! Thanks for sharing the pic!
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 21, 2016 8:48 PM CST
They really are a cute plant.
Oxford UK (Zone 8a)
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longk
Feb 24, 2017 6:30 PM CST
Here's my Tacca chantrieri from a few years ago............




I gave it away in 2012 when I moved house. The new house had no conservatory and as a listed building there was no chance to add one. The greenhouse wasn't an option as it would nearly have filled it. They grow big - mine was five feet across when I let it go. Being from the tropical rainforests of Malaysia they love heat and humidity, dislike direct sun and drying out (as previously noted).
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