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#87834 Jul 11th, 2007 at 04:23 PM
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I used to know someone who had a tall vine that had flowers that looked like a closed bell with "edges" on the bells. At first the bells were greenish white, but turned white and inside a red bead becomes a red flower.
Does anyone know what this is? It's bugging me, wondering what it is.

DeborahL #87840 Jul 11th, 2007 at 04:46 PM
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uhuhh

Show us a photo, please....SOunds heavenly.

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I don't have a digital camera, that's why all I can do is to describe the plant and flower.
The white bell has a seam running down the four sides of the bell. Inside a red bead becomes a red flower, about the size of a pea. The white bell is about the size of a small marble. The bell is closed for awhile, and when it opens is the red bead, which opens to a red flower.

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Bleeding heart vine? Clerodendrum something. See if that is it.


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Clerodendrum thompsonai


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shock

I am think Fushia ....Will hunt a photo.

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http://www.pbase.com/richards1052/image/33669379


check out this site and see if it looks like this ..
Fuschia.

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Here is a site with my thought.
http://www.rareflora.com/clerodendrumthomp.htm


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Tina, you doll ! Thanks ! That's IT ! How did you know what it was? Have you had one or seen one?

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Dodge, thanks too for trying !

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blush

Sure.


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I have KILLED several. Your description was right on. I will keep trying to grow them until I get it right. They do well in our spring/ summer but it just gets too dry in our fall/wind season.


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If they are perennials,
The probably prefer cold weather..like my zone 5..

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Some ladies tell me of the cold weather flowers not doing well in california.. I have many plants sent to me from there.

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They are tropical zone 10 and I'm a zone 9. They need heat and high humidity. I can give them heat but the humidity is a problem. But they can be decent houseplants.


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Dodge, the blushing smilie cracked me up.
Tina, good luck with the next ones !

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nervous

Putting pans of water around the plant will bring up the Humidity..
House plants put humidity into the home thru the leaves.....YOu water them all and they react.....perhaps a bowl of water under you plant....I do that with my africian violets and they they love it..
Oh I put fish tank pebbles under the pot also......they are from the fish I killed.....

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