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Posted 15 February 2006 - 12:04 PM

Hi Guys

2 of my gerberas are in bloom at the moment. Here are pics to share. Enjoy! :grin:

Cheers
Sean

Pot 1:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/sean_williamson/IM000973.jpg

Pot 2 (on the way out):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/sean_williamson/IM000974.jpg
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:09 PM

Hi Yokogi

They are actually rewarding plants if you look after them carefully. I feed mine once every 2 weeks with fish emulsion and here are the blooms. Ofcourse you must also give them enough sunlight....he he he. :grin:

Cheers
Sean
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Posted 15 February 2006 - 11:46 PM

Sean, they are very pretty. Did you grow them from seeds? They look difficult to grow.
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 09:03 AM

yokogi said:

maybe i try again this time shouldn't give it too much water.  i made space on my plant rack last nite, now can buy add in more pots liao hahahah


How did you make space? You threw out some plants?
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Posted 16 February 2006 - 02:00 PM

rockhop said:

Sean, they are very pretty. Did you grow them from seeds? They look difficult to grow.


Hi Rockhop

I did not grow them from seeds but these are reblooms. These plants have come into my collection over time and have been divided several times too. Some people have found them to be difficult plants to grow and rebloom as they are prone to spider mites.

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Sean
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:23 AM

Sean,

They look so healthy. Congratulations! Do they bloom throughout the year?
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 02:23 PM

rockhop said:

Sean,

They look so healthy. Congratulations! Do they bloom throughout the year?


Yes they do bloom throughout the year. They also produce basal off-shoots which can be divided when they are large enough. :grin:

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Sean
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 02:22 PM

Hi Guys

They are in bloom again! Enjoy!

Cheers
Sean

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/sean_williamson/IM001051.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v470/sean_williamson/IM001052.jpg
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 02:34 PM

yokogi said:

sean how come some gerberras flower point upwards to the sky, some point sideways?


Plants always grow towards the lightsource and normally the flowers will follow suit.

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 05:52 PM

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flowers will meh??


Flowers will follow the plant and if the plant slants, so will the flowers.

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Posted 18 March 2006 - 03:52 PM

I grow mine in the open with full sun.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:27 PM

Hi Guys

Here is another one in bloom now. Enjoy! :grin:

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:46 PM

yokogi said:

yyy your gerberras keep blooming?  my recent 2 pots die again..........

any chances of reviving them if i cut botak all the lembeh leaves???

nonono i didn't flood the pot :(/>


Are there any leaves left? If yes, then it will revive. If no, I'm not sure but you can try. :cool:

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 09:56 PM

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no leaves left...........


I'm not sure if it will revive but you can try and keep us updated. You can try to put it in a sunny position and water once every 2 days or when the soil dries up alittle.

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Sean
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Posted 04 April 2006 - 10:46 AM

Hi Cool_rrk

Well I acclimatise my gerberas before introducing them to full sun. They will also get the rain and when they do, I just don't water them. I also feed them once a week with fish emulsion which also contributes to their health. The reds are easier then the other colours so I would advise that you start with them first. :grin:

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 05:46 PM

Hi Guys

Maybe you can let me know what are your growing conditions for them. Another piece of advice is to check under the leaves for spider mites when you are buying as this is one of the major causes of deaths. Look for cobweb like things...if these are present, just give the plant a miss. If your growing conditions are too dry, spider mites can also infect and kill the plant. To prevent this, try misting your plant at least once a day....both sides. :grin:

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Sean
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:34 AM

Orange-reds and reds are certainly less fussy than the others in my experience.

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Sean
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Posted 28 April 2006 - 08:25 AM

i bought a pink 1 abt a month ago, killed 2 before (rot).
the 2 rotted 1 are because i overwater and they were indoor, air circulation not good, and i water from center over the crown... : P

the living one is now outdoor (at my corridor) sitting in a plastic bowl of water every morning (up to the rim), but will go bone dry by night and top up abt 1/4 of water again and next morning bone dry again... : )

no direct sunlight but bright throughout the day. use to put it under rain and sun, but when too hot, all leaves and flower go limp, and when rain the flower got too wet and gone.

and yes, it is blooming, can see new buds. : )
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:10 AM

Well...in my experience do not water them from the crown as it promotes crown rot. You can use the current method of watering but do keep in mind mosquitoe breeding.

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