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Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

April 18, 2011
5:14 PM

Post #8504779

Got all my new plants potted up in their S/H pots. I'm addicted...

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acts238
Fort Wayne, IN

April 18, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8504951

wow, they all look so nice!!! Crazy isn't it?
PerennialGirl
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 4a)

April 18, 2011
8:35 PM

Post #8505396

They look awesome! What is the plant with the round leaves in the middle?
Sally0
Yardley, PA

April 19, 2011
6:02 AM

Post #8505954

They look great. I just love enabling. It is so much fun trying different things.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

April 19, 2011
7:23 AM

Post #8506131

I think that is a Aralia? Not at home, I'll check the tag after work
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8508208

There you go... SallyO. Another convert.
One of these days, I will get a round tuit.


Very nice Fish_knees! I would bet you will be out shopping for more plants to put in S/H.
What I want to know is, what is the vining plant on the right with the pretty green leaves with purple undersides?
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8508602

You've got my curiosity. What are 'S/H pots'? And are those terra cotta balls? Do you grow the plants in them. I have a desert rose that is doing great. It is named Braveheart. Thanks.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

April 20, 2011
9:08 AM

Post #8508752

Here's a link to the S/H
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/772881/

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

April 20, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8508760

Vine with purple backed leaves is PETOPENTIA NATALENSIS
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 20, 2011
10:00 AM

Post #8508830

Very interesting. Thanks for the link.

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

April 20, 2011
4:25 PM

Post #8509567

Thanks to SallyO I have bought and planted about 8 caudiciforms in s-h.
Barb, are you going to leave them outside? That is where I have mine. I really don't have a good place in the house with enough light, but I'm a little concerned what will happen this summer with the heat. I had trouble with the Petopentia natalensis last summer (the only one I had then) with the heat. It really did not seem to like it and I had to take it in and find a place in a window for it.
podster
Deep East Texas, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 20, 2011
4:55 PM

Post #8509620

Thanks for the ID ~ it is a very pretty plant!

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

April 20, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8509628

I haven't thought that far ahead :O
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2011
8:43 PM

Post #8516585

Nice start, Congrats!! :))

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

April 24, 2011
2:53 PM

Post #8517934

Well, Fishie, let us know how you plants in s-h do so I can compare mine!
fatcaudex
Providence, RI

April 28, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8527153

I'm tempted... but I don't think I can do the plastic containers :( I'm anti-plastic

(I know, I know "Plastic makes it possible")
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 28, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8527240

Why anti-plastic if you don't mind me asking?
fatcaudex
Providence, RI

April 29, 2011
3:59 AM

Post #8527793

I think plastic looks disposable... As soon as I bring plants home from the store, I repot them in teracotta pots. Makes for a homey look. The plastic gives me the feeling that the plant is in transit (either just bought, or not re-potted yet). Its just my head that came up with these things. If anyone can find nce s/h plastic pots, I'd try it. The splash pans may still make a mess since I have carpeted floors :(
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

April 29, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8528225

I totally get it. :-)
Malestrom
Plumiedelphia, PA
(Zone 7a)

April 29, 2011
10:57 PM

Post #8529570

Awesome selection :)

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

December 30, 2011
3:46 PM

Post #8948191

I wanted to bring back this thread because I have been having a problem with the plastic pots here in the Phoenix Area. The pots have started to crack when I try to pick them up to move them. I have been using the edge to help lift and it is just breaking off. I imagine it is because of the dryness here that the plastic does not last very long. From now on I use both hands for each pot and lift carefully.
Also my Pachypodiums (geayi and lameri) did not lose their leaves this year. They have been in the S/H since last spring. Maybe they are not going dormant because of being potted in S/H?

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

December 30, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8948280

Mine aren't cracking (yet) but I haven't had them very long.

My Adenium's are in the spare room with a plant light on for 12 hours a day, unfortunately with the holidays they were outside and lost most of their leaves with the cold snap we had. I'm hoping to give them a head start. Especially the one "picking it's seat" LOL!

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

December 30, 2011
5:33 PM

Post #8948327

Nancy, I ran into the same thing with the pots cracking. I think the plastic becomes brittle in the sun. I put mine inside a ceramic pot (just one size bigger) because of that. Maybe that helps cut down on the algae too (by blocking light to where the plant food is).

Cool that your Pachys are still in leaf. Most of mine have lost their leaves, except a rosulatum and densiflorum hanging on, plus the usual geayi and lamereis (one of which is leafing out at the moment).

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2012
7:04 PM

Post #8950697

Barb: I had an "Oh no, it's squishy" moment with one of my Adeniums in S/H. There is a soft spot on the lower stem area that developed after it got caught in the last rain we had. The stem is not upright, but leans to the side, so the water pooled on that spot. I'm trying to keep it going now. It is on my south patio and getting quite a bit of sun now. It has lost all its leaves. I also have another Adenium in S/H doing fine in the same spot on my patio. It grows upright and still has its leaves. It is a different variety.
Here's a link to DBG's info on Adeniums. Tom Gatz is very knowledgeable on plants and grows beautiful adeniums!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHlcVDCJ2W8&feature=g-user-u&context=G2b3877bUCGXQYbcTJ33bxnEiUtQ0KCQhauv6O2YpHThCQab1skps

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 1, 2012
7:10 PM

Post #8950710

Baja: I think it is a great idea to put them in ceramic pots too. I didn't really think of that but will try it. I won't be lifting them by the plastic then either. I'm wondering what I'm going to do with my Pachys when the outgrow the big plastic pots in S/H. They are growing so well in it. I will have to be on the lookout for some big plastic containers to adapt like Sally O. does!
helenchild
Decatur, GA

January 9, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #8960744

Baja and Nancy,
I think the clay pot is a good idea too. It might help slow up the evaporation and keep the roots cooler(?) When I move things outdoors again I will start using clay pots as holders.
I have had good luck with the s/h technique. Almost everything seems to be doing at least the same and some plants much better. I am looking forward to this up coming summer to see how they do since they will be well acclimated to the s/h by then.
Helen

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

January 9, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #8961197

Yes, I think clay pots would be good too. The 'rocks' of the S-H get very hot in summer and that is a problem for me too with some plants.

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