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Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by strongylodon, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. strongylodon

    strongylodon Old Member

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    Bougainvillea, a cutting from Mallorca 4 years ago.
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    Clerodenrum ugandese has gone mad flowering more than ever.
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    Begonia luxurians, suffered a bit while we were in OZ but has recovered well.
    Alocasia amazonica Poly, neither seem to mind the bright light.
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    The Plumeria branch I bought in Madeira in January has put on more growth.
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    The three toes sticking out of the bottom of the Agave medio picta alba pot were successfully trimmed and potted and are looking good.
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    A rooted cutting from the variegated Oleander and one of the Kunzea Baxteri seedlings from a packet of mixed OZ nectar plants.IMG_4308.JPG The hakea has only just germinated.
     
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    • Victoria

      Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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      All looking good Clive. Love the colour of the Bougie.
       
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        Looking Brill @strongylodon .
        Jealous of your Begonia . Tried twice now with it and nowt. Will try again next year though :)
         
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          My goodness @strongylodon - they are really thriving with you. You must be able to keep a good level of humidity in the conservatory to keep them looking so good.
           
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            I brought the Lemons in last week for more warmth as they are on the way.
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            This compact Guzmania took my fancy a few weeks ago.
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            A variegated New Guinea Imptatiens I bought in July with just three small branches and barely formed buds has really come into it's own.
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              Bougainvillea from a cutting? What's the secret please?
               
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              @noisette47 I try to find semi ripe growth but not too soft and if possible with a heel which seems to root quicker. I have always put them in a heated prop in the greenhouse. I have struggled to keep small rooted cuttings alive through winter if I have taken them in late summer/autumn
              (from abroad) as they don't put on enough growth.:smile:
               
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                pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                I've rooted my outdoor bougie in water, pick a nice ripe bit of stem of the current seasons growth, the thicker the better and put it in water.
                Probably getting a bit late now, but still worth a go on a sunny window sill.
                 
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                Thanks, both They've defeated me up to now, whatever method I tried, but will have another go.
                 
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