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Old 11-18-2014, 11:46 AM
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Share photos/tips/information about your tropical fruiting plants


As I learned more and more about gardening and growing things indoors I found that you can grow some tropical plants/trees indoors and outdoors in cooler climates. Of course this requires proper care, but its really cool to see what you can grow that isn't originally from your climate zone.

But in any case I love fruit, as well as many of you, and I love to see what others are growing.

I have some citrus now and a lemon guava plant. I'll post some photos tomorrow.

Enjoy! Can't wait to see what you guys are growing!
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:21 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures, Tom!


As you know, I'm growing some citrus plants too. I find south light gives the best fruit production indoors. Sometime I'd like to try citrus under my metal halide light too.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:21 PM
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Here are a few photos to share!



That's my meyer lemon tree in the middle, the tall one, two other citrus on the table and a lemon guava plant and a pineapple guava plant as well.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:59 PM
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Great shots, Tom!


Everything is looking healthy and vibrant.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:04 PM
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Your plants look great tommyg! You're so lucky to have such a nice sunroom, it looks like the perfect place for indoor gardening.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:47 PM
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Thanks!
It is a nice spot, but I need to make sure I keep the humidity up and the temperature as well. I did cheat as I got all of these plants pretty mature, but I want to see if I can keep them long term and later bring them out in the spring. I just posted a quick video on my youtube channel of them and hope to do a monthly update. How are your plants doing Sherie, and what are you growing?
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:52 PM
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Yes Sherie, what are you growing anyway?
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:24 PM
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Tommyg, have you ever thought of adding an indoor fountain to your sunroom to help with keeping a little humidity in the air? I know you can get little tabletop fountains or even smaller floor models at places like Home Depot or Lowes.

Being in Florida, I grow a lot of tropicals, but I grow everything outside. Even 'houseplants' are grown on my outdoor patio, so I can't give you much advice on indoor gardening, lol! Some of my plants are pictured in my albums on my profile, but there's too many to list. I tend to favor flowering and foliage plants over edibles, but do have banana, pineapple, loquat, and papayas in my yard.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll do great with your plants in your sunroom and enjoyed your blog too.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:02 PM
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That is a great idea! hmm, I'll have to do some research on those. Thanks for the tip!
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Fountains are a great idea Tom, and I have two of them...however having a humid environment indoors, can also be a breeding ground for mould and bacteria.



Make sure you have excellent air circulation if you increase the humidity.



I also like to wash down my walls in my grow room with bleach, every now and then....to keep things clean and discourage mould from forming and growing. Very important.
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Looks good I say.. I like mistying mine.. It makes plants happy an heathy an keeps down the Dust.. Also, plants this way put moisture in the air.
Our heat takes its toll on plants an misting is good.. Ask Lowes. Goodluck an keep up the neat work.

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Old 11-22-2014, 09:24 AM
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Set them in the bathroom when your taking a shower. They love the steam for the shower. I rotate plants cause I have way to many to put in there at once. I also out them in the shower and give them a bath every so often.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:28 PM
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hi


Very true, so far ive been misting them and they seem to enjoy it. My banana plant seems happy. I'm hoping that leaf will open up tomorrow. Also, the two guava varieties look like they are settling in nicely.
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Very cool, Tom.



I've been misting for years....everything from seeds to full-grown plants. Banana plants will stay mite-free if it's done consistently. Make sure to spray the undersides of your leaves.


Congrats on your guavas.
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