Show Us Your HousePlants In Bloom Now 2023/2024

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      Looking a little bit straggly, I left it out in the porch for a bit too long when the freeze struck, but at least its flowering this year.
      Plectranthus mona lavender.
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        Looking quite healthy though Pete.
         
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          Happy New Year! I don't post that often, but very happy for my 2 cattleyas:
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            Lovely @Alisa ! Are they fragrant? I know some of them have a lemony scent. Sadly I killed mine due to too low humidity on window sill.
             
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            Small pastel lilac not fragrant at all, but green one ("Green Hairy Pig") is suppposed to be fragrant, but it just started opening today, no fragrance yet. I find cattleyas going hard for me. It's the first time little one flowered for me. And the first time I could get proper undamaged flower on the green one. I think this year was good for cattleyas.
             
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              Some Cyclamens (and Peperomia flowers in the background) ...

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              This Peperomia obtusifolia has been flowering since October ...

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              Ficus microcarpa in the back, looking rather sorry for itself, until I repot it :smile:
               
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                The only 'houseplant' that doesn't seem to mind the low light levels in the house....although he spends most of the year outside :)
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                  He had 5 flower spikes last year, but I've only just found out that, contrary to what I've always believed, orchids do need feeding :) So he's getting the odd fix of Miracle Gro...:biggrin:
                   
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                    Do you @noisette47 and @CarolineL split your cymbidiums very often, as I understand it a bulb only flowers once so I tend to split them and discard the old bulbs , although I think you can use them for propagation if you want to.
                    I have three pots of the same one now, so not short on propagation material for that one.:biggrin:
                     
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                      I've only had mine for 2 years. I repotted it but didn't split it..I'm a wuss :biggrin: Given the size of the clay pot, though, and the weight, splitting is definitely on the agenda this year!
                       
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                        Hi @pete. No I tend not to split so that I get more spikes. I didn't think that the bulbs only flowered once - and I've been growing them over 50 years! I'll have to check. I remove the back bulbs if they've lost their leaves and use them for propagation if they're still firm. They normally produce a new growth if kept more moist.
                        Here's 3 I've brought in from greenhouse to enjoy inside - and keep mice from nipping the flowers:gaah:. They are standard, intermediate and miniature.
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                          @CarolineL I noticed that the last picture shows two flower spikes from one bulb but what I meant was, is that bulb likely to flower next year.

                          Once a pot gets full it's not easy to tell where the flowers are coming from.

                          I will split mine this year, they have some rotten back bulbs.
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                            Nice! Yes, I sometimes get 2 spikes from a bulb if I've remembered to feed them! But I didn't realise that older healthy bulbs didn't reflower. You're tempting me with backbulbs... But I think my standard one is yellow, so no thank you.
                             
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