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#77657 Jun 27th, 2007 at 01:03 PM
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Hello! My name is Carla. I recently found this website as I was trying to search on how to maintain a few new houseplants that I acquired. Our house recently burnt in January of this year so I have temporarily relocated and miss my flower beds. Hopefully by August, I will be HOME!! In the meantime, at our new location I was missing my plants so I bought a few new plants. I wanted plants that could come inside and keep me company this winter and to make a nice addition to my new HOME. I bought a Kong rose Coleus (I have already had to transplant this 3 times and getting ready to transplant in a bigger pot, hopefully the last transplant), Pink Chaos coleus, pink Caladium, christmas white caladium, "Partytime" Jacob's coat, tri-color sage, and curled sage for my guinea pigs. At my HOME, I have several butterfly bushes (all colors), 3 different color coneflowers, clemtis (3 colors), black-eyed susans, several different varities of diathanus, buttercups, pink yarrow, several hostas. I had to transplant my flowers around the other house to the garden in hopes to keep them alive and transplant after the new home arrives.

I hope to gain new knowledge and make new friends here! One can never have enough friends!

Thanks, Carla


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Welcome to the forum!
So sorry about your fire. That is sad. I'm glad you are rebuilding your plant stock. That will help you heal and keep you company.


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Carla; Welcome to the forum!! So very sorry to her about your fire---but the important thing is you are well--great clap

I think you made good plant choices---happy growing!!!


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JunieGirl #77798 Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:45 PM
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Here is the Kong Coleus that I bought. I am getting ready to transplant into a much bigger pot. It has already flowered but when I noticed the flowers and buds I pinched them off.


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CarlaH0318 #77799 Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:46 PM
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Here is my Pink Chaos Coleus!


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CarlaH0318 #77800 Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:48 PM
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Here is my two Caladiums, pink and christmas white. You would not believe or maybe you would the babies that are coming on these plants. I just bought these a month ago and i have 6 pink baby leaves and 4 white baby leaves. My daughter who is 13-years-old and has Asperger's Syndrome picked these out. She has good taste.


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CarlaH0318 #77801 Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:49 PM
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How would one start new plants with Caladiums?


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I too am sorry for your loss by fire. Fire is my one fear. I've been burned in a fire and my nursery was burned to the ground (arson) I am glad you all survived!

Caladiums grow from tubers. Each year the mother tuber will produce baby tubers which can be separated and grown on to produce new plants.
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/cgi-bin/ubb/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=28;t=000075;p=0

Your Pink Chaos is awesome!
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/coleus.html

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welcome to the forum rose

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Hi. I am also new to this site. I would love to have plants fill my house, but I have a cat who seems to think it's his duty to eat them all, doesn't matter what they are, they taste good to him. Before he came to live with us, I had a real green thumb, now unfortunately, I have to fight him off of everything and my green thumb seems to have disappeared.
I do have a question about a spider plant I got in the early spring. I work from home and wanted something green in my office, so got the Spider Plant to hang from the ceiling where the cat couldn't get to it. It was near a window - north facing and after a couple weeks Mitsy (my plant) started looking sad. Since I'm in Arizona and we have very mild springs, I hung her out on the patio, thinking maybe she needed more light. Since then she's grown huge, has babies growing off of her like crazy. Now I'm reading that they don't like direct sunlight or heat, which we have a lot of here in AZ. But Mitsy seems to be thriving on it. So until I see some sign that Mitsy doesn't like the sun any longer, I'll leave her out there, but my concern is all the spiderlets, is it bad to leave them on, or should I be snipping them off and replanting?
I'm so happy to have found this site, maybe someone can help me earn back my green thumb and ward off the cat.

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I can remember back in my day when a Spider Plant was my first plant. I just took the babies off and gave them to people who wanted a plant. I miss having a spider plant. You've sparked my interested in them again. I am going to have to see what i can do about that, LOL!


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your spiderlets are fine, if you like them. they won't hurt the momma plant. and if you need to clip them off to bring her in, you can always root them and have baby plants!


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