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  2. PeterS
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    What's looking exotic in 2019

    I've grown them outside for 20 yrs or more, sheltered position, under palms or in shadow of house wall. We probably get it colder here than you do, it should do well in the right position.
    I've grown them outside for 20 yrs or more, sheltered position, under palms or in shadow of house wall. We probably get it colder here than you do, it should do well in the right position.
    I've grown them outside for 20 yrs or more, sheltered position, under palms or in shadow of house wall. We probably get it colder here than you do, it should do well in the right position.
    I've grown them outside for 20 yrs or more, sheltered position, under palms or in shadow of house wall. We probably get it colder here than you do, it should do well in the right position.
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  3. JWK
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    CANNA 2019

    Canna time.
    Canna time.
    Canna time.
    Canna time.
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  4. Marley Farley
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    How to Germinate a Mango...!

    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
    I know this isn’t a plant but I had to just show you this picture........
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  6. sal73

    Mango and Papaya

    Your mango will toughen up. The very young leaves are that colour and will turn green soon enough. Usually farmers in the tropics grow grafted material so that they fruit quickly, otherwise it...
    Your mango will toughen up. The very young leaves are that colour and will turn green soon enough. Usually farmers in the tropics grow grafted material so that they fruit quickly, otherwise it will take a mango perhaps 7 years from seed to fruit. I grew them from seed as a kid, but they are...
    Your mango will toughen up. The very young leaves are that colour and will turn green soon enough. Usually farmers in the tropics grow grafted material so that they fruit quickly, otherwise it will take a mango perhaps 7 years from seed to fruit....
    Your mango will toughen up. The very young leaves are that colour and will turn green soon enough. Usually farmers in the tropics grow grafted material so that they fruit quickly, otherwise it...
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  7. longk
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    Puya

    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
    Have this in virtually every pot ... if it is not Oxalis, it is Jacaranda seedlings, dozens of them, one reason for hainge one cut down! :hate-shocked: :help:
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  8. kindredspirit
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    Xeric Bed.

    Well it looks great!
    Well it looks great!
    Well it looks great!
    Well it looks great!
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  9. PeterS
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    The flowers of Madeira.

    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
    i visited grew just Cymbidiums for the cut flower market thousands and thousands of them incredible.
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  10. koalabear

    Trachycarpus Fortunei - moving

    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
    Fab! I will definitely be giving this a go this summer... and will keep you updated : )
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  11. Darren Pennell

    Evergreen tropical vine for the conservatory?

    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This...
    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This Red Buttons
    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This Red Buttons
    I have always wanted a conservatory so I could grow a couple of Hoyas.. I will never have a conservatory so I visit a friend who has a Red Buttons and White Bells Have a google at Hoya..This...
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  12. Purple Streaks

    buying Seeds for tropical plants?

    Good luck. I'm interested to know what you are trying an d look forward to seeing photos.
    Good luck. I'm interested to know what you are trying an d look forward to seeing photos.
    Good luck. I'm interested to know what you are trying an d look forward to seeing photos.
    Good luck. I'm interested to know what you are trying an d look forward to seeing photos.
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  13. roders

    I want to grow a Pineapple.

    Well you dont have to, if you leave it on the plant until it is well ripened it will usually already be showing roots from the leafy top knot. The last one I bought just rotted, I think as it was...
    Well you dont have to, if you leave it on the plant until it is well ripened it will usually already be showing roots from the leafy top knot. The last one I bought just rotted, I think as it was pretty green when I bought it, it was probably never going to root anyway. Usually if you strip a...
    Well you dont have to, if you leave it on the plant until it is well ripened it will usually already be showing roots from the leafy top knot. The last one I bought just rotted, I think as it was pretty green when I bought it, it was probably...
    Well you dont have to, if you leave it on the plant until it is well ripened it will usually already be showing roots from the leafy top knot. The last one I bought just rotted, I think as it was...
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  14. Jurassic Gardener

    Tetrapanax Help Please

    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
    Wait :biggrin:. Best to make sure that it doesn't dry out but don't over water. I'd resist feeding.
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  15. David L Van Rooy

    Red Jade Vine, Mucuna Bennetti, stopped blooming

    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost...
    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost around it. Thanks again, Dave
    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost around it. Thanks again, Dave
    Just an update to thank you, especially CarolineL and pete, and let you know all's working well now -- it's blooming again after adding some good fertilizer to it. I'll now continue using compost...
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  16. Lydia

    I’m so scared to move my plant!!!

    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a...
    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a small one. Once the aerial roots attach themselves to the wall you cant move them anyway.:biggrin:
    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a small one. Once the aerial roots attach...
    They are fairly accommodating regarding light levels. Mine gets some full sun and grows well but I have grown them in lower light and they do well also. They get pretty big if happy, mine is a...
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  17. andrews
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    Tropical Border Project

    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says...
    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says leave them in. It doesn't need to be med. all year round and the bulbs are great to see after a...
    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says leave them in. It doesn't need to be med. all year...
    Well the med. type planting theme has taken a bit of a beating with the spring bulbs coming up. Mainly daffs with some tulips.Part of me wanted to take them out but the other part of me says...
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  18. lowrider69

    Footstool palm - Livistona Rotundifolia dying :(

    will take that as a yes then lol
    will take that as a yes then lol
    will take that as a yes then lol
    will take that as a yes then lol
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  19. Bilbo675
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    Successful Arundo donax Propagation

    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
    Mine's going to get hoed off to within a metre of it's life tomorrow.....
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  20. WeeTam

    Wrapping a Treefern

    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big...
    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big fella is just too heavy and tall so still outdoors.Next year its the soil cable and straw and...
    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big fella is just too heavy and tall so still...
    Im still getting Ptsd from loosing 6 5 footers in that 2010 winter. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it :gaah:Since then 6 x 3footers in the conservatory,4x 5 footers in the garage. The big...
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  21. ARMANDII
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    WHAT'S LOOKING EXOTIC IN 2018

    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week,...
    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week, opened.Butia capitata, Chamaerops cerifera and Fatsia Spiders Web.Tradescantia fluminensis, it's...
    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week, opened.Butia capitata, Chamaerops cerifera and...
    Variegated Oleander is ignoring the frosts and still looks good.The warm summer helped the other Oleander to flower more than before and had loads of seed pods which have, just this week,...
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  22. ARMANDII
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    CANNA 2018

    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
    Who's turn is it to start it this ?? :)
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  23. ARMANDII
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    NEWLY BOUGHT TREE FERN

    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
    stunning plant ARMANDII..:)
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  24. HarryS

    Cordyline Protection ?

    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the...
    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the garden is all I will do .
    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the garden is all I will do .
    Thanks all for the inputs . It appears the best action is to leave unprotected . Unless you are prepared to protect at each cold snap - which I am not. So a move to the sheltered side of the...
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  25. longk
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    Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'

    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
    It certainly prefers the shorter daylight hours............. Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on FlickrPlectranthus 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
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