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  1. SpikeTheLobster

    SpikeTheLobster Gardener

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    This one's for Sophie: she's had some plants for ages and never known what they're called. By chance, I spotted one in B&Q the other day, so we know it's a "mother in law's tongue" (always brings a smile to my face, that one!), but the other two are unknowns:

    Plant 1 : just started growing again after a re-potting.

    Plant 2 : has been alive for four years now (!!) and had grown to such a point that when we took it out of the pot it was in, there was virtually no soil left - just huge roots like big worms! Apologies for the bad lighting, just took the photo now, at night in the bedroom. [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance for any names.
     
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    Plant 1 is a Ficus Elastica or Indian rubber tree.

    Plant 2 is evading me though, a nursery local to me, have them, and I took the name of it and looked it up on Google ....... But do you think I can find the name anywhere :rolleyes: .

    Nathan.
     
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    :D Hi, Yep I agree the first is Indian Rubber Tree, be careful not to let the draught from the window get to it, they can "catch cold" & start dropping leaves. No idea about #2 though sorry. :confused:
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    no 2 is zamioculcas zamiifolia dont know if its got a common name.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Interesting way of propagation there Steve.
     
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    So it is!

    I never read that first time Pete
     
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    So the ZZ can grow from leaflets like a crassula then.

    Nathan.
     
  9. SpikeTheLobster

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    Ours has several tubers, as you can see from the pic: it's pretty healthy despite having been battered around in a truck while being transported here from France! Heck, if anyone wants a leaf, let me know... ;)
     
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