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Old 08-11-2009, 10:43 AM
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Stromanthe, Ctanthe (I misspelled that) calathea and Maranta are close relatives, but no, Stromanthe is not a calathea
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:45 AM
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...what about distant cousins?
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:53 AM
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Thanks to each of you for the kind words,
seeing all of the stunning examples posted above reminds me of just how humble my little collection truly is,
still, a gal's gotta start somewhere, right?

*lol* NMS, I guess we could call 'em kissin' cousins.

*ps - I don't know for sure about pot size ...
just to say that I have more problems when my plants are over-potted, rather than in a pot that is slightly under-sized,
it makes it very challenging for me to keep soil moisture right and consistant.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:55 AM
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Zuzu, feel free to send them to me anyday!
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by printemps View Post:
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.
Oh., I recognize a kindred spirit. (keeping a potful 'just in case').

Gosh, I can't imagine this plant ever growing to that size, I've had it for quite some time now
and I'd guesstimate it to be no more than 10" tall (if that),
of course, I have already confessed the tendency to keep plants under-potted, so that might have some effect,
tho' it doesn't seem to be slowing new growth ...
I'm still looking to see if there is a dwarf - that would surely explain it.

Thanks for letting me know about your success with planting yours out,
I don't think it would have ever occurred to me to try it.
Yes then, when mine gets too squeezy in it's pot, I may try a division in the ground and hope for the best.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:27 AM
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You know, I had one a couple summers ago that was really big. And this one is pretthy short. Now I am wondering if there is a dwarf...

Of course the pot size is different too...
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Old 08-30-2009, 02:51 PM
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Any 'electric shock' available for trade?
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