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Streptocarpus saxorum

Question from Dawn

Can I do cuttings for the above the same way as cuttings for the rest of the streptocarpus hybrids.

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  • Posted: Sat. 20th September 2014 12:46
  • Last reply: Wed. 24th September 2014 12:45

A good dark room plant

Question from Patrick

My daughter wants a plant in her room. The room gets NO sunlight and I don't know much about plants. Can someone help me to find a plant that will be successful in growing in this type of situation? A plant that is small, easy to care for, and something she will like. A good starter plant.

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  • Posted: Sat. 19th July 2014 17:34
  • Last reply: Sat. 19th July 2014 20:39

Find a plant

Question from Shirley Langford

Where can I buy a Ficus deltoidea in the Uk or a company that will post to the UK. Regards Shirley

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  • Posted: Sat. 5th July 2014 20:35

Any idea what this house plant is called?

Photo from Reni

This plant is now at least 11 years old and has flowered every year. It has a corm and has been potted on just once. Looks a bit like a succulent.
Could anyone identify this plant please?

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  • Posted: Tue. 6th May 2014 15:50
  • Last reply: Wed. 14th May 2014 15:46

Velvet calathea or Furry feather calathea - leaves curling....

Comment from neil

just noticed the leaves on our lovely Calathea are curling in from the sides - not from the top. Any ideas? Still in same place its always been, but was repotted two weeks ago. Under watered? Over watered?.....

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  • Posted: Thu. 2nd May 2013 21:58
  • Last reply: Wed. 14th May 2014 14:30

night blooming ceyreus

Question from Tdognite

Can anyone tell me what this site identifies this plant as? I got several starts from my mother, she calls it a '"Night blooming ceyreus".

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  • Posted: Thu. 21st March 2013 22:27
  • Last reply: Thu. 28th March 2013 17:54

Schefflera Cuttings

Question from Karen

I have a very tall Schefflera (I think) in my office and I'm wondering if I can take cuttings from it. It is just one tall stem and is just about touching the ceiling. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to take cuttings from it and how I'd do it?


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  • Posted: Thu. 21st March 2013 15:42
  • Last reply: Thu. 28th March 2013 19:49

Asplenium bulbiferum (Mother hen fern)

Comment from Annette Barsby

Can anyone please identify what this problem is with this fern and a treatment. I have tried spraying with Maxicrop seaweed extract as advised by the seller, and that failed, and brushing gently with home made nicotine mix. Not sure if that has worked yet. I haven't cleared all the leaves of it. It has got baby plants growing along the fronds
I have been advised by a friend that it is Fern scale and the white stuff is the male.
I had one of these plants for many years and it developed scale insect but never seen this white stuff before.I managed to rid if of scale by wrapping the plant in plastic bag, sealed tightly, plunging into warm water till the water was clear. It survived for along time then suddenly keeled over. This is a new plant. It has started to spread to other house plants, but I caught it in time hopefully. Two of these pics are magnified on a USB microscope.
I notice on the net that this is classed as an outdoor plant, but I bought my first one originally as an indoor, Im pretty sure. Any advice much appreciated. thanks.

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  • Posted: Wed. 29th August 2012 11:31
  • Last reply: Tue. 4th September 2012 14:04

Aloe Barbadensis - how to grow new plants from leaf cuttings

Question from Tracey and Ian Blackmore

Hi. Does anyone know how to grow new plants from leaf cuttings taken from the main plant of an aloe barbadensis? The main plant had root rot but I cut off some large and small leaves from this to try and grow them. What compost mix do I use? We have houseplant compost and perlite. Would this be any good? Thank you for any advice in advance.

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  • Posted: Sun. 8th July 2012 15:54
  • Last reply: Sun. 8th July 2012 16:56

Abutilon 'Bella' Hybrid - To re-pot or not?

Question from Brendan

Greetings growers,

I have grown 2 of these stunners from seed and they are now over a year old and well over due a re-pot. The problem I have is they have been flowering non stop since last March and show no signs of stopping yet!. My question is do they ever stop flowering!?! and if not has anybody re-potted these during flowering and lost them as a result as I would rather keep them pot bound than loose them altogether.

No body I know has ever heard of (let alone grown) these plants so though it best to consult a wider audience. Any advice would be most appreciated.

Many Thanks

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  • Posted: Mon. 12th March 2012 11:54
  • Last reply: Mon. 19th March 2012 20:52