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#1 User is offline   limxuanhong 

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 01:58 PM

Any one can reccomend any smaller gingers to grow, or gingers wil nice flowers etc?
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:49 PM

well.. good for you... i'm sure you have the space for it.. :P/>
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:02 PM

View PostKooKyPluM, on Aug 13 2006, 07:49 PM, said:

well.. good for you... i'm sure you have the space for it.. :P/>


Well, I have space if they're not all huge... A Hedychium can't really get a lot bigger than 4 or 5 feet tall, right?

Anyway does anybody know where I can find Globba? :D/>

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:12 PM

hmm.. maybe lady mcniece? but me think she only has the bromeliad collection... i'm sure there ppl out there with gingers.. i was talking bout horizontal space not vertical.... since they have rhizomes and all u know...
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:53 PM

View Postchongren, on Aug 14 2006, 09:09 PM, said:

Thanks! :D/> I guess World Farm seems to be the best source for gingers around here? Is there anywhere else that sells nice gingers? =) Where can I get Hornstedtia?

-Chong Ren


good question :D/> hornstedtia cannot be found in any local nurseries...i m still searching myself !
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:04 AM

View PostdeTengs, on Aug 14 2006, 09:53 PM, said:

good question :D/> hornstedtia cannot be found in any local nurseries...i m still searching myself !


Haha! :D/> I saw a photo on the net... it looks weirdly interesting. By the way does Globba like full sun or partial shade? And how about humidity?

-Chong Ren
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:12 AM

View PostdeTengs, on Aug 14 2006, 09:53 PM, said:

good question :D/> hornstedtia cannot be found in any local nurseries...i m still searching myself !


detengs, its all around you... if you only care to dig! :lol:/>
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:34 AM

View Postislaverde, on Aug 15 2006, 09:12 AM, said:

detengs, its all around you... if you only care to dig! :lol:/>


Really? There is not very much left anywhere becoz too many people cared to dig. And then there wwere massive digging for CTE and MRT, especially circle line. Nparks should start replacing them - along our roadways.

And for pple starting on gingers in open ground. It is good to plant them in a plastic mesh basket to control the rhizomes. You can get such big baskets from the household shops. Big 0.5m - 0.8m perforated plastic food covers or colanders. Dig a hole, place the basket and plant the ginger or heliconia rhizome in it. It would not retard the growth, plant wld grow normally but the rhizomes can be controlled within the basket. Can take out and divide easier.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 11:07 AM

trust me! the plastic container aint gona work. those gang buster gingers will need heavy metal and chain to make them behave.
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:05 PM

Hi everyone!

Well, I just bought my first Kaempferia today... I'm not quite sure which species it is, though. I think the leaves are supposed to have a bit of white and maroon markings, but they seem to have faded to green. Perhaps too much sun, or too little? How do I intensify the markings? There was also a flower on the plant, but it's kinda spoilt due to the rain. The flower is a pale shade of violet.

Here are some pics.. :P/>

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/chongren_88/PICT2974.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/chongren_88/PICT2977.jpg

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m256/chongren_88/PICT2975.jpg

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detengs, its all around you... if you only care to dig! laugh.gif


It grows locally?! WHERE? lol. Anyway, those are really nice Globbas, Mickey_Sg! How much did they cost? :)/>

-Chong Ren

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:34 PM

View Postchongren, on Aug 15 2006, 07:05 PM, said:

Hi everyone!
[It grows locally?! WHERE? lol. Anyway, those are really nice Globbas, Mickey_Sg! How much did they cost? :)/>

-Chong Ren


Chong Ren - there isnt much hornstedias left lar. If you do see, keep it to ureself ha ha ha.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 05:45 PM

And me too! I am also interested. :D/>
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:44 PM

i recommend this too! costus stenophyllus. Their candylike stems is good for delighting kids in a garden!
:)/> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/cstenophyllus1.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/cstenophyllus2.jpg
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:49 PM

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i recommend this too! costus stenophyllus. Their candylike stems is good for delighting kids in a garden!
:)/> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/cstenophyllus1.jpg


DeTengs, is that the same as Costus French Kiss ?
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:17 PM

View Postsweethalo, on Aug 28 2006, 08:49 PM, said:

DeTengs, is that the same as Costus French Kiss ?


no, their not the same...stenophyllus has narrow elongated leaves which gives a matured clump a light feathery look...while french kiss has generously thick waxy leaves and stems... ;)/>
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:24 PM

Thanks deTengs... what do u think of Globbas?

Cheers

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:32 PM

deTengs - how tall does the stenophyllus grow to? And is it a vigorous grower - as in how long would it take to double the size of the clump, for example. I have the usual speciosus, and the clump has nearly doubled in size in less than a year. So need to plan carefully if I get the stenophyllus. Thanks.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:45 PM

View Postsweethalo, on Aug 28 2006, 09:24 PM, said:

Thanks deTengs... what do u think of Globbas?

Cheers

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Well, they are very delicate plants! here are pics of some I've grown.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/DSCN0578.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/DSCN0676.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v351/tengiber/f8e1752d.jpg

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:58 PM

View Postmm, on Aug 28 2006, 09:32 PM, said:

deTengs - how tall does the stenophyllus grow to? ...


maybe 7 ft ? That's the height of my clump at home now...am still trying to see if they can grow taller :lol:/>
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:00 PM

wow deTengs... very nice indeed... do you know where I can go to get them? I wonder if WF has any....

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