Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Sansevieria are the new Hibiscus....

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2012 5:30 AM CST
I was at a plant trade show yesterday and boy - are there Sansevieria everywhere!! I think they are seriously being pushed, I saw quite a few different ones. The weirdest trend is the braided S. cylindrica, I borrowed a picture from one of the vendors to show:
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Mind you, Costa plants (a VERY large grower who supplies all your Lowes etc.) proclaimed 2012 the Year of the Hibiscus!
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Jan 21, 2012 6:14 AM CST
oh boy ~ don't tell me we are going through that plant faze again.
It seems like a rare form of plant torture to me. The only braiding I'll do is my hair ~ lol

What else did you see at the trades show?

Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2012 6:42 AM CST
Well I still have to digest all the information. A lot of it was of no interest (like pretty sleeves to put pots in etc.) But Sansevierias were everywhere.
I got a wholesaler of Succulents to donate an awesome 8 ft tall Euphorbia drupifera for the Naples Botanical Garden Big Grin It was fun getting it in the truck.....
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 21, 2012 8:56 AM CST
Those look like the Havdalah candles I brought back from Israel. Confused

http://www.jewishsoftware.com/products/Havdalah_Candle__Spic...
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 21, 2012 9:06 AM CST
They do indeed! Of course the (in)famous 'Lucky Bamboo' has been subject to this kind of 'torture' for years. They've just turned their attention to another plant! Shrug!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 21, 2012 9:15 AM CST
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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Jan 21, 2012 11:06 PM CST
They braid ficus trees a lot here, especially the variegated ones. I have that sansevieria but I don't think I'll be braiding it anytime soon.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jan 22, 2012 3:30 AM CST
Same in CA.
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