Worth the wait

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    It seems ages ago I put a pic up of my Plumeria just showing a bud, at last here is the first flower, with many more to follow. The scent is fantastic.
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      Really nice strongy , Got some cutting back from Thailand last January , but didn`t manage to root them, shame as they had amazing color.
      Can anyone suggest me a reliable seeds shop? I mean realiable :blue thumb:
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Well done on getting it back into flower Strongy.
      Looks good and healthy.:blue thumb:
       
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      Just found this sal.
      Bit pricey though. But suppose you get what u pay for :snork:
      http://plumeriasuk.com/
       
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        I've got some growing from seed (sown this Spring). I'm guessing they came from Jungle Seeds (but I could check) ...

        ... but they don't look anything like as snazzy (and nor are they in flower) as strongylodon's

        P.S. How am I suppose to pronounce that? I keep thinking it says "Strongly-Don" but it doesn't, does it?!
         
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        Strongy, Brilliant :dbgrtmb:

        Kristen, I guess he's named after this plant and I pronounce it strongy-lodon but I suppose it could be a stron-gylodon (but that sounds more like a prehistoric monster) :heehee:


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          Just Strongy will do Kristen:biggrin:
          Both Plumerias were bought as potted plants in markets in Madeira three years ago and about 1ft high, the one above is it's first time but it is now over 4ft high unbranched!
          The other one had a bud when I bought it (the reason I chose it) which flowered, below, it is tripple branched now and flowered again last year when I kept them at work.it may have had a bud as a cutting as they would never flower that small from seed.
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            Btw Strongy , I went to Cambridge botanical garden , just to see the strongylodon plant and look what I found out , the plant actually produce fruit/seed .
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              Interesting Sal, the one at Kew had nothing, no flowers, no seed pods.
               
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              Catztail , do I love you or do I hate you?
              the strongylodon it`s actually an investment , as it`s easy to growing from cutting.
              No many information about growing that in UK garden , maybe easy or maybe hard and will never produce anyflower.
               
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                Jade vines will only grow well with a minimum winter temp of 15c and high humdity, not for the average garden greenhouse but may be a large high heated conservatory.
                 
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                  Strongy , the plant in question is a 'Strongylodon macrobotrys' ,the same used at KEW , it`s actually the most cold tollerant of all , originally from Phillipines , where temperature is constant 24c , high of 40c and minum 3c (record)
                   
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                  Payback Sal...........:heehee:
                   
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