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by nicebutdim
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Possible to keep ventricosum Green like maurellii?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Possible to keep ventricosum Green like maurellii?

What I have noticed is that while appearing to have survived looking quite healthy,there was no growth at all
cuttting through the trunk? I could see the roller was black but the outer leaves looked good,but the plant was dead.This was from past attempts at keeping them whole,intact
by nicebutdim
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Bananas and relatives (including Canna, Ginger, Heliconia etc)
Topic: Possible to keep ventricosum Green like maurellii?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Possible to keep ventricosum Green like maurellii?

I need to cut down these abyssinians to about 6"above the sol ,roller as well,is this feasible as I won't be able to bring them inside otherwise,anybody have any ideas? I know they should be kept above 6 C but this does not always work as I have discovered.I believe Ethiopeans cut these down roots a...
by nicebutdim
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Re: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do

The top may not root if you were to cut it off now, NBD. You'll be much more successful in April or May. If you keep the pups at the bottom this may weaken the production of new plantlets up the stem. I'd be inclined to cut the stem right back to the pups and allow that to become more bushy and cut...
by nicebutdim
Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Re: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do

attenuatta 2.JPG
nicebutdim wrote:
kata wrote::lol: Lucky you, :lol:

Has it flowered with its long neck, how long have you had it?

Pic please.

:mrgreen:
Hi I've had it about ten years it hasn't flowered,not sure how to post a pic,I'll workon it
by nicebutdim
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Re: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do

kata wrote::lol: Lucky you, :lol:

Has it flowered with its long neck, how long have you had it?

Pic please.

:mrgreen:
Hi I've had it about ten years it hasn't flowered,not sure how to post a pic,I'll workon it
by nicebutdim
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Alocasia robusta.
Replies: 14
Views: 2042

Re: Alocasia robusta.

It has tropical rainforest requirements, and they struggle to grow this even in Florida. LariAnn Garner is working on this to produce more cool tolerant hybrids. One such hybrid is called Alocasia x rubodora. It has some of the size of robusta,and some of the cool tolerance of odora. Everyone who b...
by nicebutdim
Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Cacti & Succulents, (including Yucca and Rock Plants)
Topic: Agave attenuatta got too big what to do
Replies: 14
Views: 2210

Agave attenuatta got too big what to do

My attenuatta is not four feet tall in the trunk and has a huge head,is it possible to decapitate the head leaving a small trunk to hopefully grow roots? It's getting too big to lug in and out in winter
by nicebutdim
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 18563

Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

They are really hard to get through winter looking good. But will come back from cormels (or little side shoots?) in spring. I thought mine had died over winter so didn't water. In spring the compost had been bone dry for weeks. With an accidental watering lots of new plants appeared. I have given ...
by nicebutdim
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 18563

Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

I did a search on overwintering this plant and was amazed to read a couple of posts suggesting firstly that these should never dry out and more amazingly they should be stored overwinter in water.yes water and this should be changed every day until it stops smelling.I have a few pups on mine so am ...
by nicebutdim
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Aroids (Alocasia, Arums, Colocasia etc.)
Topic: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'
Replies: 183
Views: 18563

Re: Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Giant'

I did a search on overwintering this plant and was amazed to read a couple of posts suggesting firstly that these should never dry out and more amazingly they should be stored overwinter in water.yes water and this should be changed every day until it stops smelling.I have a few pups on mine so am c...
by nicebutdim
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Heliconia rostrata took minus 6 and looks red and healthy
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: Heliconia rostrata took minus 6 and looks red and health

Trying to reduce the size of my pics, resized to 600x500 pixels but this is still too big.How many pixels make a kilobite? how do I get down to 600 kb ? which is the maximum size.Windows 7 resize only refers to pixels and not kb in referring to size
by nicebutdim
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Heliconia rostrata took minus 6 and looks red and healthy
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Re: Heliconia rostrata took minus 6 and looks red and health

call wrote:pics please :D
Will do give me a few days
by nicebutdim
Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: Heliconia rostrata took minus 6 and looks red and healthy
Replies: 8
Views: 1560

Heliconia rostrata took minus 6 and looks red and healthy

Always been under the impression they were delicate,could have avoided many a row if I had known.Mine was cut down to a foot high ,dug up and put in a dustbin in the garage with the roots wrapped in an old towel and a bundle of fleece on top and forgotten.I can't believe it survived the cold period ...
by nicebutdim
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: overwinter cyperus papyrus not alternifolia
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: overwinter cyperus papyrus not alternifolia

Mine reached 6 foot within the year. I sowed in september and planted out in May. Yours was definitely papyrus the thick stemmed one about 25mm dia ,the alternifolia is very easy,simply turn upside down the decapitated head ,put it in water and roots form in a few weeks,but papyrus has always grown...