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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:06 AM

<a href="http://s358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/?action=view&current=IMG_5633.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/IMG_5633.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:21 PM

U grow it? Wow!! So hugh!! Good job! How long have u keep it? They growly at my place. Any tip to share?
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

View PostMonica, on Feb 14 2009, 06:51 PM, said:

U grow it? Wow!! So hugh!! Good job! How long have u keep it? They growly at my place. Any tip to share?


Hi Monica,

I can't upload the pictures, and you still can view?
http://s358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/me...nt=IMG_5637.jpg

I got the plants from Ang Mo Kio nursery in 2" pot and repot it into a 5" clay pot with compose soil with a bit of organic fertiliser. Place them outdoor with filtered sunlight and water it every morning. About 3 months, it just keep growing. Thinking of cutting the brance and propagate them.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:42 PM

View Postmeong, on Feb 15 2009, 04:16 PM, said:

Hi Monica,

I can't upload the pictures, and you still can view?
http://s358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/me...nt=IMG_5637.jpg

I got the plants from Ang Mo Kio nursery in 2" pot and repot it into a 5" clay pot with compose soil with a bit of organic fertiliser. Place them outdoor with filtered sunlight and water it every morning. About 3 months, it just keep growing. Thinking of cutting the brance and propagate them.

Hee, I copy the link and see the pic from there.
Wow.. 3 mths and it grow so fast! I've not try propagating fitt yet. U try and let me know ur progress. Ok? Keep up the good job!
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:52 AM

there u go....

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/IMG_5637.jpg

remember to use IMG Code - Forums & Bulletin Boards if you want to show your photo at the forum.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:43 PM

Hi pino,

Thank for the help. Trying your methods using the IMG address. Can work already.

Here is another pot.
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/IMG_5638.jpg

I find that the leave are nice. May try to cut branch and poke it into the soil to see if it can propagate into another pot later.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:36 PM

meong, your plants look so healthy & happy.
nice!
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:25 PM

you have very very healthy and beautiful fittonias. i can spot 4 different types. the pink one is especially bushy.

dun be too quick to propagate. let the stems grow much longer, then prune and stick into sphagnum moss. usually can induce roots within weeks. risky if put unrooted into soil. tend to rot unless can control watering very well.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

View Postmaggie, on Feb 16 2009, 08:25 PM, said:

you have very very healthy and beautiful fittonias. i can spot 4 different types. the pink one is especially bushy.

dun be too quick to propagate. let the stems grow much longer, then prune and stick into sphagnum moss. usually can induce roots within weeks. risky if put unrooted into soil. tend to rot unless can control watering very well.

Maggie, can stick into perlite? Once it rooted, can put into soil? Thanks.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:03 AM

hmm, it will be interesting if you can grow different colour of fittonia into one pot.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

View PostMonica, on Feb 16 2009, 11:53 PM, said:

Maggie, can stick into perlite? Once it rooted, can put into soil? Thanks.


perlite workable too... it induces rooting and can see somemore...
actually, can try putting stem in water only. mine does root tat way as well...
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:23 PM

View Postpino, on Feb 17 2009, 10:03 AM, said:

hmm, it will be interesting if you can grow different colour of fittonia into one pot.


yes, it is very nice. i know emgoh has done tat last time and the colours are vivid and contrasted well against each other. usually 3 or 5 in a pot is nice...
in fact, no need to uproot. just plonk whole pots in preferred arrangement and then cover up to rim of pots with pebbles.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:17 PM

View Postmaggie, on Feb 16 2009, 10:55 PM, said:

you have very very healthy and beautiful fittonias. i can spot 4 different types. the pink one is especially bushy.

dun be too quick to propagate. let the stems grow much longer, then prune and stick into sphagnum moss. usually can induce roots within weeks. risky if put unrooted into soil. tend to rot unless can control watering very well.



Hi Maggie, just am update. I've splitted my plants. They are in 5 bigger rectangular planter boxes now. I'll just let them grow this time. Here is the pictures for sharing.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0069.jpg

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0070.jpg

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0071.jpg

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0072.jpg

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0073.jpg
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

Another rectangular planter box is Pilea Cadiere. Do not know if it is Fittonia, but when I brought it from Thomson, it was from for the same rack.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0074.jpg

Overall the 6 planters box look like that.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0081.jpg

Another picture, the original pot, I planted some cuttings and now this is how it looks.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0076.jpg
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:37 PM

Wow! Your Fittonia pictures here are wonderful, especially the green one! I've been searching for this type for the whole week. I particularly look for the small one, i.e. 4 cm height only, because doing some charity project now. Do you like to sell it? :)/> Or any idea where I can get the dwarf fittonia?
Thanks!
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:40 PM

View Postmeong, on Mar 22 2009, 04:31 PM, said:

Overall the 6 planters box look like that.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0081.jpg


hi meong

you really have an excellent spot for humidity-loving plants. this area is perfect for them and the sun filtered thru is causing them to grow so well...

i like your rect planters. in no time, they would all be over-flowing the sides and become very very attractive.
btw, watch for mealies on the underside or leaf nodes...

look for more varieties from world farm or pioneer...they brought in white star (all-white and only green edge) and red flame...pretty additions to your collection...much cheaper compared to FEF prices...

keep up the pic posts!
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:46 PM

[quote name='meong' date='Mar 22 2009, 04:31 PM' post='188239']
http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo27/meonghc/DSC_0074.jpg
Woooooooooooooooooooooooo... I love this!!! How much did you pay for this?
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:12 PM

http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_images/master/snapback.png' alt='View Post' />meong, on Mar 22 2009, 04:31 PM, said:



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meong, i like your plant rack, like the way the plants are hung
did you have it custom-made?
can show the pic of the whole rack?
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:45 PM

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:offtopic:/>
meong, i like your plant rack, like the way the plants are hung
did you have it custom-made?
can show the pic of the whole rack?

Ya... I notice that too and like it!! :wub:/>
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:44 PM

View Postmaggie, on Mar 23 2009, 09:10 PM, said:

hi meong

you really have an excellent spot for humidity-loving plants. this area is perfect for them and the sun filtered thru is causing them to grow so well...

i like your rect planters. in no time, they would all be over-flowing the sides and become very very attractive.
btw, watch for mealies on the underside or leaf nodes...

look for more varieties from world farm or pioneer...they brought in white star (all-white and only green edge) and red flame...pretty additions to your collection...much cheaper compared to FEF prices...

keep up the pic posts!


Hi Maggie,
Hopefully they grow well to hang over. Would like to see the plant cover the boxes and more of the wall. I spray water to them till all wet creating a high humidity atmosphere. This is the wall, I hang orchids at the top (not in the picture)

Hi looxie & crazyjellie,
I can't remember how much I paid for the Pilea Cadiere, I think it is about $5.80 if I remember correctly.
The timber are chengal wool. They are DIY at less than $200 for raw timber. I drilled a 50mm x 50mm timber piece vertically, then I nailed the 50mm x 25mm pieces horizontally. They are pretty easy to be done with some basic tools that I borrowed from a friend, but it took me a few days, bit by bit at a time. Was happy after completion. This area is just outside my room so if I open my curtain, I can see them by the side.

Hi chece,
These plants can be purchased from Thomson Far East, some are quite cheap ranging from $4 to $6.80, but it is good to look around before purchasing. I've not been to World Farm, but will pay them a visit soon.

I started not long, hope that this hobby can be long run.
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