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#1 User is offline   deTengs 

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:48 PM

Here's a beauty from my garden to share!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/costustappenbeckianus.jpg
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:04 PM

Those are pretty Costus. I have never come across them yet. Did you get them locally?
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:09 PM

This should not be commercially available here - yet. Are you a ginger collector too?
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 12:21 AM

this is a nice costus to collect...i wanted to fill my garden with alpinias and costus....as many as possible...the garden just never get filled up..LOL
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 06:05 AM

Hi deTengs,

What a beauty. I got this plant but never got it to flower! What's your advice?

Wilson
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:29 AM

Very beautiful! IW!! :wub:/>
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:38 AM

that's got to be the most beautiful costus bloom i have ever seen. gorgeous colours. thanks for sharing, deTengs!
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:19 AM

Very beautiful indeed. Does it last? How tall is the plant? Same here, trying to fill the garden with costuses and gingers! Can it be easily propagated by stem cuttings like crepe gingers?

Thanks for sharing. :D/>
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:54 PM

Thanks everyone. :flowers:/> This does look slightly more gaudy than the common costus we have here.

My plant is currently about 1.5 - 2 feet. It's in a pot & placed in an area that never gets direct sunlight. Doesn't look like a fussy plant but comparatively, I find it slightly slower growing than other costus.

So Wilson, just hang on. Yours will probably flower soon!

Hi Balistyle, never tried stem cutting before. I'll normally wait for plantlets to develop and use those for propagation.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:42 PM

View PostdeTengs, on Apr 15 2009, 09:48 PM, said:

Here's a beauty from my garden to share!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/costustappenbeckianus.jpg



This is niceeeeeeeeee :hitmyself:/> balistyle wans to get his hands on it, i wan to. Is it too bold to ask for a cutting? hehe...
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:41 AM

View Postyappie, on Apr 16 2009, 10:42 PM, said:

This is niceeeeeeeeee :hitmyself:/> balistyle wans to get his hands on it, i wan to. Is it too bold to ask for a cutting? hehe...


Haha.... yes I want..... I want....

deTengs, can spare us some plantlets if you have enof of it.... hehe......... we can do exchange if you are interested.....

Cheers/
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:19 PM

sure...will inform u guys when there are plantlets. u know, costus like to produce plantlets after flowering. ;)/>

This post has been edited by deTengs: 17 April 2009 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 08:58 PM

please grow more, everyone ... we cant have too much of this beauty. :)/>
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:01 AM

Hi deTeng

I may not have any plants that are worth of a exchange with you... but if there is any opportunity to have a plantlet from you in exchange for an alternative. :)/>

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 04:01 AM

Err... what poison? But now after Balistyle, De Teng and Yappie's reply I am the one being poisoned! Arghh! Now I can have access to those beauties! Sorry De Teng I will keep quiet now and not intercept your thread.
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 08:59 AM

Hi All,

I have this particular costus species growing. I shall try to do some stem-cuttings to see if we can get them to sprout.

Detengs - mine does not flower all the time, which frustrates me a lot!

Wilson
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Posted 19 April 2009 - 02:26 PM

View PostDnn, on Apr 19 2009, 04:01 AM, said:

Err... what poison? But now after Balistyle, De Teng and Yappie's reply I am the one being poisoned! Arghh! Now I can have access to those beauties! Sorry De Teng I will keep quiet now and not intercept your thread.


No problemo, Dnn, it's great to connect with fellow ginger enthusiasts. When we have extras, we know what to do with them.

Hi Wilson,
I notice that mine grows to a clump size of about 5 - 7 canes before it starts flowering. Is yours already quite huge?


cheers,
detengs
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:22 PM

Wow .... never saw this kind of flower on a ginger before .............
Oh deTengs and Wilson, please save a cutting or two for my CG to try growing them. tia
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 11:27 AM

Sure Chawanmushi, will keep u in mind.. ;)/>
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