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PostSubject: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:57 am

A few bright coloured ones from the garden...

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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:57 am

WOW!! They certainly make a statement, looks like some crazy artist has got loose in your garden, Mary-Anne. The Caladiums are very speccy. Never heard of them you know, to be honest. Wonder if they grow down here? The Pitcher plant is very unusual. Very sci fi.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:20 pm

Betty they would not grow out in the garden down your way, you could google and see if they can grow in a pot in the house ..
I know what you mean by a crazy artist got loose in the garden, it does look that way whistle
Tropicals have the most beautiful bright colours don't you think.. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:21 pm

Just Wonderful Caladiums . I've never tried pitchers .
I found one of my red caladiums missing yesterday [ dug up ] But then when I looked further ,found 2 new ones popped up in another area. The scrubfowl don't like where I plant things so the re arrange them.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:00 pm

Well, I was quite captivated by their colour, Mary-Anne. It's a terrific combination on that second one.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:54 pm

Gwen I remember you asking me for a plant of that top pink Caladium last year, which I posted up to in the very first parcel, you have never mentioned how it was growing so I assume that it died, or perhaps those scrub fowls dug it up too..

That Pitcher plant is very long now and has winded its way though that tree its on.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:56 pm

I dont blame you Betty I am too and I live here.. They are all pretty..
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:13 am

Cool looking pitcher plant banana banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:30 am

Gorgeous Caladiums, they are something that I grow for their beautiful foliage.
I do not trust them for hardiness in my area, so I grow them in containers to place as accent where a splash is needed.
I store the dormant tubers in my cellar and replant them each spring.

Oh my gosh! I just love your Nepenthes - such a fascinating plant!
I had never seen such a bloom spike, that's pretty amazing!
Haven't tried to grow those yet, though your photos have got my appetite stimulated. Smile
I do grow a couple of other carniverous plants, some Sarracenias and Dionaea (Venus Flytrap).
This small county where I live has the distinction of being the only place on earth where the VFT is a native.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:33 am

Top shots of two of my favourite plants...thanks MA.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:41 am

MA re-Caladiums ..I just checked my records..
On 15/12/08 you seat me Caladium white , you commented it is very small ,may not survive . It did'nt .

Also you sent Caladium ,green,pink &white spots & A Colocasia blue/green
sad to say both went I think to scrub fowls or turkey.

Now I make sure my special plants are protected with pavers or logs.

Thank You MA for that post it was lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: Caladiums and Pitcher Plants   Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:10 pm

Canna Worms wrote:

This small county where I live has the distinction of being the only place on earth where the VFT is a native.

I read that many years ago how lucky are you banana banana

I like those plants though I have yet to see a descent looking one in the stores here.. I bought my Nepenthe's sabre about 18 months ago from a outdoor Sunday Market here I went to buy another Orchid as I dont have many but did not come home with it.. That plant has literally flown away I have it hanging in a pot on the branch of one of the tall Calliandra nemiphylla shrubs problem now it has spiraled up not down like I wanted it too.. duh And those two pitchers are from the one plant.

Its a no maintance plant as long as you water it two to three times a week in the warmer weather and less often in the Winter..
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