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#160956 Dec 14th, 2007 at 04:01 PM
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I received a beautiful arrangement for Christmas of live plants. Most I recognize but would like clarification if possible.

they are all planted together and I assume I will have to separate them and repot them at some time.

how do I attached a photo for you to see what I am talking about?


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Welcome Lukie. To put a photo here you need to use a hosting site. I use photobucket. It is free. When your picture is there you can just copy/paste the image tag.
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I am registered on photobucket...I will try to post the link.

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z279/llpic-2007/?action=view&current=2plantarrangement.jpg


Can you confirm that the pine is Norfolk?
I have found that the spotted plant is the Prayer Plant.
If anyone can provide me a name for the varigated ivy...would be great.

When to uproot all these plants and transplant to their own pots would be a most appreciated tip.

Should I prune back the Norfolk pine when I transplant it?




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ok, the pink blooming plant is a type of epi, one of the holiday cactus varieties. i'm not sure which, but consider it a "christmas cactus" because the care is the same on all.

the white flowering plant is a kalanchoe, another succulent.

the varigated vine is varigated hedera aka ivy. click here for info

the one plant that has the dark spots is a rabbit's track prayer plant (maranta)

the poinsettias are obvious,

and i don't think the pine is a norfolk. the needles are too fine and far apart. just my opinion.

i'd leave the potted together through christmas, but when the christmas cactus stops blooming, i'd go ahead and seperate them and getting the watering and feeding requirements of them is going to be tricky as long as they are together.

i wouldn't prune any of them when i repotted. that is a lovely basket, and someone obviously loves you.

also, if you resize the photo (you can do that in photobucket) to 640x480, you can use image tags and the picture will show up in your post. we just don't allow large pictures.

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What a beautiful arrangement! Merry Christmas.


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Wow, is that ever so pretty. What a wonderful gift to recieve.


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Thank you for your reply on identifying the plants. I have since found that the tree is not a Norfolk but probably a spruce.
I resized my pic as per your suggestion. tagged it. but now what.

yes, I agree with the other posts...I am so lucky to have received such a wonderful gift. I shall treasure it and hope that I can transplant all the plants without killing them.


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let me see if i can get it to post
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thumbup got it. beautiful plants. good luck and let me know if i can help anymore.

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jiffymouse...how did you get the picture to pop up so nicely?


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jiffy mouse....I was told that the mysterious ivy could be "ficus pumila variegata" I googled and found a picture pretty close to what I have...so may that is what it is.


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it could be. check the shape of the leaves. if they are tear-drop shaped it is probably the ficus pumila. if it is claw shaped (like english ivy) then it is most likely algerian ivy. not that i'm an expert, but that is just my thoughts on it.

about putting the pic to show in the post. all you have to do is put the url for the picture in between the image tags. they are [img] the picture url would go here [/img]

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Jiffymouse..thanks...
I shall take a closer look at the leaves.


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I dont think it is Norfolk..
Mine was prettier than that..



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RE: the tree sapling in the arrangement.
I have taken a better closeup of it and hope that someone can tell me what it is. However, I believe I will have to give it back to the person who gave me the gift once it is in its own pot...she has more property where such a tree can grow.

I'll try the image tag thing. I typed in the [img] pasted the url and typed the [/img]. now let us see if that works. when I previewed my reply...it just went to photobucket. guess I did something incorrectly. I'll get this yet!
I guess you need to click on something first.
need help again..what a dummy I must be!

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no, not a dummy. you had spaces, and there was gobbledygook in the url. i fixed it for you.

i think you are right about it being a spruce or some other tree. definitely not a norfolk.

if you look at a picture in photobucket, there is usually 2 or 3 lines of type under them, in boxes. the box that says either img or image is the one you want to click on. all you have to do is click on it and it will automatically copy. then you come here and past. works like a charm, once you get the hang of it!

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okay I'm going to try it. this is a crop pic of the whole planter of just the trailing plant. the leaves are rounded so I think it is a fiscus pumila.

here goes with the paste....
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viola!! I think it worked. now that I have the hang of it, things will be a snap!

check it out for me tho..just to make sure.

ps and thanks for fixing the pic of the spruce sapling...if that is indeed what it is.


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nanner nanner....I'm not so dumb anymore...thanks to Jiffymouse.

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egad

Wonder if the green and white is a type of geranium?
I have one of that sort.
Maybe the tress is something like Douglas fur.


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don't know what kind of tree it is. need to find an expert if I really want to find out. but as it grows, I am sure it will be easier to determine.

I don't think the green/white is geranium and no one else has mentioned it before..not to say that it couldn't be.


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Ask some of the tree nurserys..

yes as an expert..

this flunky is guessing.


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this trailing plant where the leaves are rounded so I think it is a fiscus pumila...the leaves are now drying up and I suspect it is time to repot all the plants from the planter.

is fiscus pumila considered an ivy?

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Hi just thought I would pop back and say that I have confirmed the ivy plant.
it is a ficus pumila snowflake....which seems pretty logical since it was an Christmas planter.
all have been transplanted into their own pots and doing just fine.
thanks for all your help.


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GLad you found out.There are many types of Ivy and all adorable .. Yours was too.
We all need a lil help now an them..Keep us updated.

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thank you for the update thumbup glad you are doing well with them.


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