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PostSubject: TROPICAL LEAVES   Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:52 pm

Alocasia micholitziana frydek common name green velvet




Xanthosoma albo atrovirens common name pocket plant





BOTH PLANTS





CALADIUM leaf




another Caladium





These Caladiums were lucy to survive the digging of the scrubfowls
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:00 pm

Very bright and colourful Gwen.
I am glad they survived the diggings of the scrub-fowl.. club

I have some of the colourful ones up myself..
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:19 am

They are stunning, Gwen..... I love them.
We don't always have a lot of success with them in this neck of the woods....we are in a temperate area..no frosts.
I move the pots for winter and barely water them...maybe they would do better in the ground? Then again they would get more water over the winter period...what do you think? Question Question
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:38 am

Thanks MA I only have those 2 caladium left I used to have about 6 but thr fowls seem to like them .the Xanthosoma and Alocasia came from Gail . The scrub fowl dug the Xanthosoma up months ago . we could not find the leaves ,it was growing in the ground so well too .Faye potted it and its now got new leaves and is replanted in the garden but this time John put pavers all around it
He replanted the Alocasia into the ground also with pavers.
MA are you close to Logan .I saw on tv it was hit by a bad storm ,lots of tree damnage .
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:45 am

Fay ,I really could.nt say how those plants would do in your area , but if you have to make special winter arrangements for them maybe its not worth it . like me with Roses I just would.nt bother , they will grow here but not well .Ijust stick to things that grow without any trouble.I would look around the shops and plant sales and if they are for sale maybe you could try one.If I had extras I would send you one just to try it.
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:58 am

Gwen Yes we live in Logan, as in Logan City same as my daughter does who lives 12 kms to the west of where we live two suburbs over, there are many suburbs in Logan and the ones that were hit by this storm are situated in the southern end of Logan very close to us..
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:10 am

Pitta wrote:
Fay ,I really could.nt say how those plants would do in your area , but if you have to make special winter arrangements for them maybe its not worth it . like me with Roses I just would.nt bother , they will grow here but not well .Ijust stick to things that grow without any trouble.I would look around the shops and plant sales and if they are for sale maybe you could try one.If I had extras I would send you one just to try it.
Thanks Gwen, I do see them in Bunnings and have bought a few...but they don't always seem to pop back up after winter. I was thinking that in the ground they may drain a little better than in a pot. Although when they are potted I do make sure that they get very little water in winter.
I shall have another go and try them in a well drained spot in the garden.
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PostSubject: Re: TROPICAL LEAVES   Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:46 am

Fay . that sounds like a good plan to put them in the ground , make sure the bed is hilled up so theres no chance of waterlogging.Good luck .I am going to look at ebay to see if I can get some new colours , maybe lucky and get a bargain.
I forgot to comment on your other post with the Dracaena link , that is a real stunner , I have several but I ve never seen that lemon lime mudt be a new one .
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