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#21 User is offline   Heian Edenwood 

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

Awesome! :D/> Any plants you want in return? Or anything?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:11 PM

View PostHeian Edenwood, on 05 January 2012 - 10:07 PM, said:

Awesome! :D/> Any plants you want in return? Or anything?


I only want coleus :drool:/> ! lots n lots of different varieties.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:31 AM

Then I have nothing to offer.... :(/> How much for the cuttings? :)/>
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

View PostHeian Edenwood, on 06 January 2012 - 12:31 AM, said:

Then I have nothing to offer.... :(/> How much for the cuttings? :)/>



no need
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostHeian Edenwood, on 05 January 2012 - 09:23 PM, said:

How do you get your coleus to grow so fast?


View Postmv3i, on 05 January 2012 - 10:05 PM, said:

really beats me !


Coleus grow extremely fast during the period when there is a lot of rain, followed by hot sun, then lots of rain again & then hot sun - similar to what we have been getting the past 6 weeks. Coleus are very thirsty plants that need long hours of direct sun to bring out their true colours. When they are planted in locations that receive short hours of direct sun, filtered sunlight etc, the colour tones do not look nice at all when compared to those grown outdoors under full sun.

mv3i, well done!

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:55 AM

View PostWisteria, on 06 January 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

Coleus grow extremely fast during the period when there is a lot of rain, followed by hot sun, then lots of rain again & then hot sun - similar to what we have been getting the past 6 weeks. Coleus are very thirsty plants that need long hours of direct sun to bring out their true colours. When they are planted in locations that receive short hours of direct sun, filtered sunlight etc, the colour tones do not look nice at all when compared to those grown outdoors under full sun.

mv3i, well done!


Thanks Wisteria .

Knew that under such conditions it would grow fast, but could not believe it to be that fast.

Yes, its really thirsty. Watering is done in the morning and late after noon. They like the soil to be moist else all will go limp.

thanks again.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:34 PM

View Postmv3i, on 17 December 2011 - 08:38 PM, said:

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/2011-12-17103922-1.jpg


this has grown quite a fair bit since.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030679-1.jpg
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

View Postmv3i, on 17 December 2011 - 08:24 PM, said:

Been bitten by the Coleus Bug.

Starting a small collection/propagation.

06 Dec 11

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/2011-12-06164322-1-1.jpg

17 Dec 11

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/2011-12-17101227-1-2.jpg

anyone growing coleus, keen to swap on new species.

thanks


Decent Growth

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030686-1.jpg
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:41 PM

View Postmv3i, on 17 December 2011 - 08:34 PM, said:

Ongoing propagation.

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/2011-12-17101227-2.jpg


Transformer


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030678-1.jpg
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:55 PM

My OnGoing Collection


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030680-1.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030681-1.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030682-1.jpg
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030684-1.jpg


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t149/legacy7773/Coleus/P1030685-1.jpg

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:09 PM

wow! very nice collection you got there!

if you want to expand yr variety, you may want to try growing them from seeds
check out the swallowtail catalogue - their range is mind boggling :flowers:/>
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

View PostWisteria, on 06 January 2012 - 09:02 AM, said:

When they are planted in locations that receive short hours of direct sun, filtered sunlight etc, the colour tones do not look nice at all when compared to those grown outdoors under full sun.

mv3i, well done!


it depend on your preference. Sometime I need certain colours from the same coleus, i put them in shaded condition to produce the colour tone that i want. So not necessary not nice.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 03:46 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 06 January 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:

it depend on your preference. Sometime I need certain colours from the same coleus, i put them in shaded condition to produce the colour tone that i want. So not necessary not nice.

that's true too. The same coleus type will turn out differently with the amount of light it gets.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:55 PM

Nice collection of Coleus. :)/> I agree, they are very fast growers and respond well to bright direct light (I grow mine with hibiscus) and frequent fertiliser. When propagating from cuttings, fatter cuttings will root and establish faster instead of small skinny cuttings. I put only 1 established fat cutting into an 8-inch clay pot and let it branch by itself. Just my 2 cents.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:52 AM

View Postpaphioboy, on 07 January 2012 - 10:55 PM, said:

Nice collection of Coleus. :)/> I agree, they are very fast growers and respond well to bright direct light (I grow mine with hibiscus) and frequent fertiliser. When propagating from cuttings, fatter cuttings will root and establish faster instead of small skinny cuttings. I put only 1 established fat cutting into an 8-inch clay pot and let it branch by itself. Just my 2 cents.


Ty for the info!
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:33 AM

Just a few of my Coleus (NoID):
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1989.jpg

Just 1 stem per pot:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1990.jpg
Branches from the single stem:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1994.jpg

3 stems per pot:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1991.jpg

More stems per pot, because this has small leaves:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1992.jpg
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

View Postpaphioboy, on 08 January 2012 - 11:33 AM, said:

Just a few of my Coleus (NoID):
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1989.jpg

Just 1 stem per pot:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1990.jpg
Branches from the single stem:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1994.jpg

3 stems per pot:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1991.jpg

More stems per pot, because this has small leaves:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1992.jpg



Nice ....

u got epis growing on the ground too.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:14 PM

We're all getting badly poisoned :P/>
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:37 AM

i like this

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb239/paphioboy/IMG_1991.jpg

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