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show your prides - again :)

Posted by jonaskragebaer 8 denmark (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 17, 10 at 6:21

hi there :)
so last winter i started a thread called "show your prides" it seemed to get mighty popular, but ended up dieing as summer approached :/
so i thought i would start a new one, to keep us busy during the cold and dark winter months :)
its very simple all you do is pot pictures of your favorite house plants "your prides" :D

Here is a link that might be useful: old thread


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  • Posted by knittlin 8b near Austin, TXn (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 17, 10 at 11:56

Hi, Jonas! My name is Linda and I've not posted in the forum yet. I have been lurking (and learning!) for quite a while now, and can't resist this chance to show off some of my plants. I work at a large nursery here in Austin (The Natural Gardener), so get first pick of what comes in and have amassed an interesting collection imho.

My pride and joy is my window grouping here.

The monstera in there (at the left edge) is one of my favorites. I'd wanted one for years and when I helped a friend move her plants to her new house (took TWO TRIPS in a 24' livestock trailer!! The woman's nuts with plants! LOL!), she gave me a start.

I'm really proud of my Congo sanseveria, too. I'd never seen one of these before it came in by happenstance with a shipment of succulents at work. HAD to have one! It's put out two new "paddles" since I've had it.

I'm also pretty proud of my little staghorn fern that I just mounted not long ago. I think it looks MUCH better on the wood than it did in the pot it was in (and is probably liking this more, too).

(Boy, taking pictures of one's plants sure shows one just how much they need to dust. ;)

Looking forward to seeing everyone else's plants as well. How about you, Jonas? Got any to share? I'd love to see them.


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Hi sorry these are huge.

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??? Monadenium

??? Aloe

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Auraucaria heterophylla

Euphorbia procera, some Haworthias


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Here are a few of my favorite plants!

This pothos was my very first plant. I've been growing it since elementary school! It was what got me into growing plants instead of admiring them. I almost lost it over thanksgiving break due to a frosts. I'm glad it is comming back!

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I grew this snake plant from half a leaf (it is still connected to plant). It has grown so slow as I started this in 2006. It grew the smaller pup after it was placed outdoors for the summer and autumn.

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Amccour- I think we have the same plant! I wondered what it was. My friend gave me pieces from her 18 year old plant. She said it grows nice flowers every year. She hasn't re-potted it for over 10 years so I think it likes being pot bound.

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This is my Ming Aralia. I have had it for 4 years. It is very finicky in its watering requirements. I keep it very dry and it seems to like that.

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aloe arborescens- I got this from a small pup from Florida. It has grown many more pups over the summer-autumn outdoors. I like how it is more upright then my aloe veras.

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TJ


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"Amccour- I think we have the same plant! I wondered what it was."

Mine's a Ledebouria socialis (despite what the nametag says) which I got because Mr. Subjunctive made them sound really cool on his blog. I think yours might one of the other Ledebouria species. A lot of them look really similar, but yours has a slightly different bulb shape and much greener leaves than mine, judging from the picture. Ledebouria pauciflora, maybe?

Really nice plants, in any case. They look like something that'd have really prohibitive cultural requirements, but they're actually really easy. I'm surprised I hardly ever see them for sale anywhere. I can't imagine they'd be hard to propagate given how aggressively they offset.


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wow this has been a effort...could not get logged on to garden web even with a new membership...here now though! i even took my christmas camera early to be able to take pictures to post lol cause could not find my connector for the camera to the comp. on my old one...so this has been an endeavor :) just to show a few of my houseplants, if that dont scream gardening addict i dont know what does :)so let me try to post a few pics here and see if i can get this right.
okay tried posting individual pics was not working...so here is all the pics i took still have some more plants but mostly copies of what i have on the link...whew i am wore out now! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: houseplants


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My pride and joy is my Hoya carnosa. My high school home-ec teacher gave me a cutting off of her plant and I've also gotten cuttings (my first trades) of it and added to it. Here's a picture I just took of moving her (I named her Nikki after my friend who passed away in a car accident before our senior year). Here she is in the big kitchen window (faces east).

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Brad AKA Moonwolf


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great looking plants everyone :)

Linda:
your setup of the staghorn looks fantastic :), how long did it take to mount it? and the rest of the plants looks great too, did you cram all your plants into that one window or does every window in the house look like that.?

Amcour:
i really like that cactus flower, what kind is it? and the plant in your last picture is that Euphorbia trigona?

Maddox:
great looking plants you have there, i especially like the tradescantia's i gave one to my girlfriend but shes struggling with keeping it healthy, she refuses to move it closer to the window so its getting a bit elongated :/, appreciate the effort you went through to post them, that plant in picture 100_0015 what is that?

heres a picture of some of my houseplants, its a bit crammed during the winter, most of them go outside in the summer.
I'll post individual pictures later but for now this will have to do :)
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your welcome to look around in my album theres more plants there

on another subject, how the weather round and about?
we're going trough a smaller blizzard right now while I'm typing :)

took this picture the other day of the garden :)
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Jonas,
your winter wonderland is excellent...I love the lightly snow-frosted look of the trees....!
Are those Calocedrus decurrens on the right side of the pic?


Josh


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jonas i dont know what it is, it was my moms and she passed away earlier this year in april so i brought it to my house... i am thinking some kind of ivy which i usually am not good with but i had been taking care of hers for last three years as she had a stroke and could not. so it has been okay thus far with me taking care of it...ivy generally hates my guts :) so not sure that is what it is lol or else it would look terrible. maybe someone can id it for me...that would be great...just afraid if i know for sure it is ivy next week it will be dead grrr


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Here is one of my prides, a true Christmas Cactus.
This was started by my mother when she was pregnant with me. I'll be 32 next month ;)
The bloom is just starting...most of the buds are still about a quarter inch long.

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Josh- I love your cc! Is it really 32 years old?!?!?

I have one as well from my Great Grandmother. It looks like a weeping tree (trunk is 1 1/2 feet tall). It is ashame my great grandmother has Alzheimer's and doesn't remember me let alone the age and history of her plants as they all must be very old. I took many cutting this summer. They have all grown fast. I'm planing on planting them in a hanging pot to let it weep over the edge.

TJ


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Hey, TJ, yes this CC really is 32 years old!
It has several nice woody trunks inside the foliage mass.
I'm hoping this one will become an heirloom, too ;)


Josh


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the christmas cactus is absolutely georgous and the sentimental value is priceless. very beautiful.


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Maddox: sorry to hear about that, but the plant looks great so your obviously doing something right :), and i dont think its an ivy, maybe a passiflora of some kind?

josh:
it looked wonderful too, and those tree's on the right are chamaecyparis, calocedrus aren't very common here in dk, not sure if they are 100% hardy.
and the cc looks great, is there flowers on all the tips, or are they spread out?


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Hey, Jonas, thanks!
We have Calocedrus growing at 5000 feet elevation, so I think they'd be hardy for you, too.

The CC has buds on almost all the tips, but most of the buds are still small.
I wish it would bloom all at once.


Josh


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just looked it up in a book, your right it is hardy :), must have confused it with something else.
almost all my tc buds opened at once, but it might be because its a newer cultivar and your cc is an old cultivar, but look at the bright side, this way you get to enjoy them for a longer time :)

hows the weather over there? its crazy here, we're going through another blizzard today, and in some parts of our small country we had temperatures as low as -23c the other night:S, luckily we only got down to -11c where i live


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Jonas, that's downright cold! ;)
Good luck in your blizzard...and take pics if you can! I love to see your world.

Here, we've had a week of rainstorms, with only a little hail. No snow yet.
Our coldest temps this year have been -4c - but the Sun is shining this morning.

You're right about the CC buds...I'll be able to enjoy them all the way through Christmas.
I think the flowering would be more dense if I gave the plant a hard pruning, too.


Josh


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jonas i looked up passiflora dont think that is it :)


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What BEAUTIFUL pic everybody!

Jonas, that winter picture just took the warmth out of this thread..lol.
Beautiful though.

Here are a few of mine I had time to take pictures of today. Hope everyone is having a merry day.

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Mike.:-)


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mike, are those clivias? I've been trying to find some. It seems like a few years ago when I had no interest in them they were everywhere, and now that I DO want one everyone stopped selling them.

Although that seems to happen with pretty much every plant ;)


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Mike, your plants look great...especially that Gardenia!
Sweet!

Josh


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All these plants are SO beautiful. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Thanks for sharing everyone and I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday!


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Hi Mike,

Is that Philodendron in your second picture cultivar "Autumn?" I just bought a Philo misID'd as Prince of Orange (they also had the real stuff which side-by-side was totally different) and I think I have Autumn.


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Mike:
your plants looks great, i like how you put them in front of a mirror, makes it look like there alot more than there really is :)

Josh:
took some pictures today, but they turned out bad :/
but if your interested in our weather, heres a link to a video showing how much snow we've gotten some places :)
http://video.tv2.dk/index.php/id-36091868.html

heres some of my plants

epiprmnum that has lost most of its varigation
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small haworthia starting to pup :)
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sophora prostrata, im having troubles shaping it :/
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spider plant that refuses to send out anymore flower stalks
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Aloe "black gem", dosnt look good during the winter
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newly acquired hoya linearis,
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Crassula multicava, about to flower :)
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Hello, Jonas!

Your Haworthia and your Aloe look good to me.
Winter is a difficult time for most succulents, but yours seem to be doing fine.

I wish I could give you one (or both) of my Spider Plants....
I have a cat that loves to chew the new plantlets that hang down.
Do you fertilize your plant? You might try a 1/4 strength dose during the Winter,
and then increase the dose during the main growing season. Fertilizer won't
solve all problems, but if you don't fertilize regularly it could be an easy fix.


Josh


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I forgot to thank you for the video, too ;)
Those are some impressive snowfall measurements.

Josh


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Jonas..

I love your plants! I have yet to look at the video. We just got 20 inches in along with Hurricane force winds..Horrible! Look at the flowers on your Crassula!
I still think your Sophora is very nice.

Hi Josh! Thank you so much..I only learn from the best:-). Thank you for all your help!

Bunnygirl: I hope you had a nice few days off and thank you for your kind words.:-)

Ammccour: Yes, those are Clivia. I have a lot of them. I might be able to spare one for you come spring:-)

Your plants are all just beautiful everyone and this thread does make you feel warm and fuzzy. It makes you feel like winter is not all that dead after all..

Mike.

Vlmastra: I thin k it is an Autumn! I love this plant when the new leafs emerge. They sure do love humidity though.


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Hey, Mike, I'm glad you were able to escape the snow! ;)

Josh


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Meyermike: Humidity? Is Autumn feasible to grow in the ordinary room? I saw mr_subjunctive's spiel on it on his blog and I'm nervous. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Spiel


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Josh:
thank you,
i have fertilized a little bit but not much, i repottet the plant this summer so there should still be lots of nutriens left in the soil. i got the plant from some1 who was about to throw it out, and i can see that they have cut off all the flower stalks and only left this one :(

Mike:
thank you, im really looking forward to seeing it bloom too, they've been on their way since the middle of november and for the last 2 weeks they have looked like they where just about to open :)

the crassula flowers
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and heres another one of my plants that about to flower, Kalancho� blossfeldiana, last year they opened around new years and lastet until december
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a gruop picture of the smallest of my scucculents :)
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Jonas, are those plants on the bottom left E. Globosas? If so they look a lot nicer than the one I bought in october, which is badly etiolated. I think it had been growing in pretty much no light at all, because it was sort of shoved in the back of one of those plastic plant holder things, halfway under a wooden shelf. Which is exactly the same place I saw it at said greenhouse back in 09.


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close, they are E. pseudoglobosa, and thank you :) theres 4 plants in the picture, and i have them growing in a south facing window, i recently repottet them into individual pots, they are cuttings from spring and in my experience they are quite easy to root :)

heres a picture of the mother plant from this spring, its about 20 years old, the picture was taken right after it got pruned and repottet before the pruning it had alot of long etoilated growth because it had been growing in a north facing window without much light, also it got its roots raised above the soil making it look like it has a little twisted stem.
it had been growing in the same soil for 20 years, this year was the first year that it has been repottet :)
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Happy new years from Denmark :)


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Happy New Years from California!

Josh


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