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#44728 November 24th, 2006 at 07:58 AM
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I promised myself that I would not buy anymore houseplants. After bringing in all the plants I have to overwinter but I could not resist this one. I just combined it with my Christmas cactus.
So it does not take up any more space.

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#44729 November 24th, 2006 at 10:15 AM
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I break promises to my self like that too thumbup thumbup grinnnn

#44730 November 24th, 2006 at 05:12 PM
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Your ficus looks stunning combined with the cactus. Now thats given me an idea thumbup

#44731 November 24th, 2006 at 06:57 PM
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Very nice Cinta...
I love the combination!! The verigated leaves are Awsome too!!! thumbup

#44732 November 25th, 2006 at 11:50 AM
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Good idea, Looks good;-)

#44733 November 25th, 2006 at 03:11 PM
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that's a beautiful ficus!!! i've never seen the variegated type.

it's looks fantabulous paired with the christmas cactus, too!!

#44734 November 26th, 2006 at 12:52 AM
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They look perfect together - good eye!
They compliment each other so well! thumbup

#44735 November 28th, 2006 at 11:44 AM
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thumbup very nice!

#44736 November 29th, 2006 at 07:34 PM
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Cinta,

I hate to splash cold water on your lovely arrangement, however, Christmas cacti and Ficus elastica may not be the best choice to plant together. Although both species thrive best in bright indirect light, Christmas cactus is a succulent and requires significantly less water than the Ficus. A way to get around it is to pot both plants individually, then place them in a larger container, covering the top with Spanish moss or something similar for aesthetics. Then you can water the plants individually.


Best of luck!
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#44737 December 3rd, 2006 at 02:28 AM
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"splash cold water on your lovely arrangement"
Star not at all. It is a good point.
When you put an arrangement together you should try to match your arrangements that they all need the same growing,light,water conditions.

I have been doing it so long it works for me. Especially with the water needs. The roots of the bigger plant will take out the extra moisture and my plants seem to do better grouped together.

I brought in over 100 houseplants this Fall. It is strange what totally unrelated plants survive together. Just like in a garden. It is a trial and error.


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