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Old 08-10-2009, 05:21 PM
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Those are just gorgeouse and they have the most interesting blossoms. TFS everyone.
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Flowerdazed, yes its rufibarba.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:26 PM
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I have some calatheas I have lost the names for. I have Dottie, I am glad you posted the name, as I had lost that tag a long time ago.

Here are a few:
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here's another:
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:30 PM
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and lastly,
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:46 PM
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this is probably the most unusual calathea I grow. Calathea crotalifera, Yellow Rattleshaker. Its a huge grower, gets 8-10 ft tall. The blooms are the 'rattles'.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:28 PM
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Wow everyone!


You all have stunning plants!!! I see many that are making my mouth water.
There are not too many unusual Calatheas available in my neck of the woods,
but I'm a certified foliage freak, so I've been working on a modest collection.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:29 PM
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That is HUGE!
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:42 AM
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Zuzu, we posted almost at the same time. I didn't even see yours till now. That "Burle Marx" (I think?) looks tiny in that pot with the c. . I had to take a closer look. It almost looks like an illusion with the angle and sizes. They are all beautiful!

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Old 08-11-2009, 12:43 AM
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Zuzu...


Your Triostar Stromanthe is beautiful too. Mine is kinda crispy.
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Originally Posted by needmoresoil View Post:
That "Burle Marx" (I think?) looks tiny in that pot with the c. . I had to take a closer look. It almost looks like an illusion with the angle and sizes.
Thanks NMS, I liked the idea of combining my largest and smallest Calanthes together, and I still like the look,
but now that their roots are inextricably mingled, I'm not so sure now that it was the cleverest idea after all.
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Your Triostar Stromanthe is beautiful too. Mine is kinda crispy.
Oh no, I hope yours recovers, is it getting hosed down daily?
Mine is sort of odd it appears to be very healthy, with plenty of new growth,
but it seems to want to remain quite petite, I don't really mind that, yet I haven't found anything about a dwarf cv.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:14 AM
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Zuzu,
your plants are all beautiful.

I was surprised to find that Tricolor Stromanthe is hardy here. I had a stand in the greenhouse, it started as a very small plant someone gave me, and turned into a HUGE stand about 3-4 ft tall that became totally unmanageable.

So I divided it up and planted it out (keeping a potful 'just in case') in several different locations at my place. It comes back every year. Never gets huge and doesn;t bloom like it did in the GH, but that's okay.

You might try a little bit if you have enough.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:18 AM
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the stromanthe tricolor is not a Calathea, or is it?
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:40 AM
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Arent stromanthe's and caltheas cousins?


Zuzu, I don't know what I do wrong with it. Its alive and putting off new leaves. It just looks awful. The edges are crispy. I do mist it at least once a day and keep the soil moist. Are they picky about pot size?
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