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    Aristolochia thread

    I don't know if there's an Aristolochia thread already, but I decided to start one. These are cool plants that are in no way carnivorous, but they do typically trap their pollinators for a day or so, releasing them when their pollen matures. Aristolochia chilensis, first time bloom. Plant...
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    Has Grafting Been Used to Extend the Heat Tolerance of Cool Growing Nepenthes?

    A pretty common technique these days where one species or hybrid is a cool grower is to graft that plant onto a more temperature tolerant rootstock. It's often observed that a heat tolerant rootstock confers greater temperature tolerance on the grafted plant. If anyone wants to discuss...
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    Hippeastrum papilio Giveaway x 2

    Someone very generously gave me some Hippeastrum papilio bulbs. Along with the 5 large bulbs were attached offsets. Some of the offsets fell off in transit, and I'm offering them here as two sets, to be given by random number in a week. Winners pay shipping. This is a species Hippeastrum...
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    Chiranthodendron pentadactylon and x Chiranthofremontia lenzii. Devil's hand trees

    Chiranthodendron pentadactylon is a Mexican cloud forest tree that goes by a number of nicknames such as the "Devil's Hand Tree". x Chiranthofremontia lenzii is the hybrid of Chiranthodendron with the common California native bush/tree Fremontodendron. Both are extremely cool trees. I grow...
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    LF Red Sphagnum. Trade Passifloras, or Begonias, or Agapetes, or Abutilon or....

    This is really overkill, but since I already have the photos, as well as tons propagated... I'm looking for some of the very red sphagnum moss. I'm giving my mom a new Nepenthes and I wanted to have some for that new plant, as well as her existing Nepenthes. Red is her favorite color, and she...
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    Dahlia tenuicaulis (everblooming tree Dahlia) 2 feet (3 cuttings): Giveaway

    I basically just cut my sister's Dahlia tenuicaulis to the ground. It needed a little (or a lot) of pruning and rejuvenation. This is a moderately fragrant, magenta-flowered plant, which tends to be bushier than Dahlia imperialis. It also tends to bloom more year round, instead of just...
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    Giveway: Passiflora 'Purple Haze' + one more

    This is a giveaway for postage for 2 people, decided in about a week by random number. Passiflora 'Purple Haze' is a very solid hybrid, fairly temperature tolerant and hardy to about 18 F, I understand. It's P. caerulea x P. amethystina long peduncle. I got cuttings a while ago from a...
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    Fuchsia boliviana Alba. Completely free. Edible fruit, small tree in right climate.

    My Fuchsia boliviana Alba is blooming nicely. It makes a fruit from each flower, which is full of viable seeds. I've counted roughly 200 in the past, although I think it varies. The first fruits are about to plump up and ripen. I expect this will be within a week, roughly. I'll clean the...
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    Cyathea medullaris: Black Tree Fern

    To be honest, this is a bit premature. I have a ton of these guys, however, and they will likely be ready for trade in a couple months or so. Cyathea medullaris, the "Black Tree Fern" is perhaps the tallest of the genus (up to 20 m, 66 ft. !!) and also one of the most beautiful. Spores...
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    Passiflora antioquiensis seeds: 5 inch flowers, up to 2 foot peduncles! Tasty fruit. Cool grower. Proceeds fund postage for a giveaway. - No Long

    Passiflora antioquiensis seeds: 5 inch flowers, up to 2 foot peduncles! Tasty fruit. Cool grower. Proceeds fund postage for a giveaway. - No Longer Available Passiflora antioquiensis seeds: 5 inch flowers, up to 2 foot peduncles! Tasty fruit. Cool grower. Proceeds fund postage for a...
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    Acacia melanoxylon seeds: completely free. Grow your own surfboard

    Acacia melanoxylon is a very common street tree in my city. It's considered the "sister species" of Acacia koa, a Hawaiian species prized for it's wood. I understand the thinking is that Acacia melanoxylon (or it's ancestor), made it from Australia to Hawaii, where it diverged slightly...
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    Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies' giveaways and trade

    The giveaway is for one plant each for two people, usual rules. I'll try to do this by noon on Thursday, as I would really like to ship on Friday. Shipping $7 Paypal. That leaves me 3, none of which I want to keep, plus an unrooted one with odd coloration, which is also fair game, but it...
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    Dyckia 'Alice' plus succulents, others. Trade for Alice or Bohemian/Czech or a Nep

    I just took 3 pups off of my mom's Dyckia 'Alice' (my mom's name) added a few other things, mostly directly from her plants, mostly succulents. Looking for a trade for a CP with 'Alice' in the name, or one with Bohemian or Czech in the name (she's half Bohemian), or just an interesting...
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    Plant through a hot washing machine--will it survive?

    The plant in question is a bulbil of Furcraea parmentieri. I had grabbed a few (quite a few) of the lawn outside the SF Botanical Garden. I stuffed a bunch into pockets, and missed one, when my clothes went through the wash, set on "hot". Immediately out of the washer: I potted it up in a...
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    Crested Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'

    Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' is a pretty well-known succulent hybrid, with a reputation of being extremely easy to grow and propagate, and a bit hardy. The crested form is also very cool. Today I was at a local nursery, and decided to get the plant again. I probably really don't have enough sun...
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    How much sun for form of Darlingtonia from SF Botanical Garden?

    I decided to get a Darlingtonia californica today at the SF Botanical Garden (aka Strybing Arboretum), partly was because they were selling really nice plants at a good price. A friend who volunteers at SFBG also told me that when he bought one he was told to avoid too much sun (he lives in...
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    Tacitus bellus (Graptopetalum bellus)

    I saw this for sale today at a local nursery and couldn't resist. It's the only species in its genus (if in fact Tacitus is considered valid). Notably, it does best (or needs?) considerable shade. For me, that's a big one, as I can't grow most succulents (for long) due to lack of sun. The...
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    Snakeflies, anyone?

    I was curious if anyone has snakeflies in their area. I haven't seen one in a couple years, and I had no idea they existed until I saw these guys. To me they look more like something someone dreamed up in a computer animation studio than something I expect to find on my plants. They are...
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    Any thoughts on mounting an Aglaomorpha coronans?

    (Sorry if this is a repeat for a few people. I copied this post verbatim from another forum) Any thoughts on mounting an Aglaomorpha coronans fern? Perhaps the question would do better on a fern oriented forum, but I figured I'd ask, just in case anyone here has experience, or just an...
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    Orchid Rescue: Variegated Cymbidium from Trader Joe's

    In this case the Orchid needs to be rescued FROM my care. About a year ago I bought a couple Orchids at Trader Joe's. One I've left alone, and is doing fine. The other I decided to divide up, unfortunately I didn't really have enough spots with sufficient sunlight to place the divisions, so...
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