Mid Atlantic Ventures in Gardening forum: Containers, Tropicals & House Plants #2 October 10

 
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ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 8, 2010 6:43 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Just cut it back a bit to about 12 inches or so and let it dry out. My Dad puts his in the basement but his basement is pretty warm don't think it gets colder than about 55 if that. 33 would be way too cold.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 8, 2010 7:13 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Holly, That was a typo. My basement gets as cold as 44 degrees. 12 inches is what I cut it back to last year. I may try that. I've got nothing to lose. I could bring it out early in the spring & put in in a cold frame to kickstart it back to life. It really needs a sunnier spot this next year. That's the only reason I can think of why it didn't bloom this year.
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 8, 2010 9:47 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
After I posted I was thinking Stormy's basement freezes. Confused
I don't know if 44 would be warm enough but you are right nothing to lose. I'm going to try and head start my Dads in the GH this spring. His is doing beautifully but it only started to bloom in late Aug. I'll be getting a new one next year as mine was just polluted with scale and finally I had enough and put it out.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 8, 2010 9:57 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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I've got some scale on one of my skimmia and I can't seem to get rid of it.
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 8, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
That's what happened with my Mandevilla. I kept treating it and it would get rid of most of it and it would start to come back but I never did get it all and finally I just said enough and set it outside.
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Imagestormyla
Oct 8, 2010 10:07 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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I hate to lose this one. They are very hard to find. It's mate won't flower if this one dies.
Imagesallyg
Apr 10, 2011 7:43 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Well, today I took three 4-inch sections off the top of my tropical Hibiscus with colorful foliage, used rooting hormone, potted them and put the in a plastic bag. We shall see! This thing is pretty tough though. I got it as a tip cutting from a young plant last spring, and rooted it in water, and lost track of it at times, and got it potted eventually. It has been in the bedroom by the window and getting taller all winter but too skinny to hold its head up. I'm hoping the now 18 inch tall bottom of the plant will branch out nicely.
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 10, 2011 7:52 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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Good luck Sally :thumbsup:

Mine could use a good pruning, they are still in the basement looking rather ragged.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Apr 10, 2011 7:59 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Sounds good! I brought a Mandevilla over that I had put into the basement to go dormant. We'll see if it wakes up. Blinking
Imagesallyg
Apr 11, 2011 1:39 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
More tropicals--Three big Brugs are waking up, two smaller ones look very iffy, but they came from cuttings of the same one cultivar so no biggie.
Side hunk of Banana tree sprout that I wrapped in paper got all rotted. Thumbs down still have not oncovered the big momma out in the yard.

Mandevilla did not overwinter well for me. I think it came back once not as strong and then failed. Then again I am so poor at fertilizing...
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagercn48
Apr 11, 2011 3:53 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Quoting:Then again I am so poor at fertilizing...


Ditto! I'm terrible with fertilizing but even worse with watering. Thumbs down Poor things, this has probably been my worst year ever for our houseplants, I've been really, really bad about watering this winter. I have a few survivors which will go back outside once we're past the threat of frosts but it will look pretty pathetic out there this year, I've lost so many because of my neglect, or would that be abuse? Rolling my eyes. I'm thrilled though that the Port Odora EE's made it through the winter with flying colors - now I just have to make sure I don't hurt my back getting those humongous containers back into the gardens!!! Blinking
Imagestormyla
Apr 11, 2011 6:35 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Be careful Deb. Can't have you handicapped this early in the season! Sad

Sal, Is it about warm enough now to unwrap the Banana?

That Mandevilla did poorly in the house with waterings last year, so this past fall I put it in the dark basement with no water. Who knows???
Imagesallyg
Apr 11, 2011 6:38 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
With today 'heat' I'll probably have to uncover the Banana and poke it. Mush or solid?

Mandevilla is supposed to be able to go dry and come back. I think its in the same family as Plumeria. edit- YUP, it is in the same family and that include some good dormant-able things like Desert Rose and Plumeria.

Speaking of--my Plumeria is coming out too, and my spray with a Spinosad -containing insect spray seems to have really put a hurt on those spider mites.
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Imagestormyla
Apr 11, 2011 7:23 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I swear by that Merit 75 that Doc recommended. It might take 2 or 3 applications, but it kills them all for the whole season. Thumbs up

I just don't know if the Madevilla got too cold in that unheated basement.
ImageHollyAnnS
Apr 12, 2011 5:28 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I am doing much better in general with bugs this year but I have these white things that are pretty hard to get rid of. I have been using my neen and a systemic. Most of the plants are bug free and the spider mites have been less than usual but I have a few plants with these that I just haven't been able to quite get rid of.
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Imagestormyla
Apr 12, 2011 5:44 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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Is it like a scale?
ImageHollyAnnS
Apr 12, 2011 6:14 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
It's not like hard scale. It is white and cottony looking. It is in clumps on my smaller bougie even on the trellis. Not the best pic. Thumb of 2011-04-13/HollyAnnS/7417df
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Imagestormyla
Apr 12, 2011 6:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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I remember seeing something like that before. i'm trying to remember what it was and what to do about it. Gosh, I hate having lost my memory!!! Thumbs down
luvsgrtdanes
Apr 12, 2011 8:10 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
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Looks like maybe it's Mealy bugs...touch them with a cotton swap dipped in alcohol.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Apr 12, 2011 8:15 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's it Ronnie!! Thumbs up I just couldn't remember it. Confused PMBS Thumbs down

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