I know it is virtually impossible to I D most NOIDs, but there's always hope, right?
I purchased these 2 Hibiscus off of ebay several years ago as 8 inch rooted cuttings ... they were both supposed to be 'Black Dragon'. My old computer crashed along with the ID of the seller, so no hope there.
Thanks Blupit, I know how hard it is to put a name to a 'face' ... but, now that you say 'Bienvenue' it seems I remember they were selling that one too. NOID 1 is a full 7 inches. At least today. LOL
NOID 2 is a little bit smaller, it's 6 inches. They both are grown in full sun. No shade to be had around here.
I have 'Snowfire' and would like to take cuttings from it ... would it be better to wait for springr? I thought I could use my fluorescents to try and root them. Have a small greenhouse to overwinter stuff in for later.
pic is 'Snowfire' ... it usually has more streaks of yellow in it.
My Bienvenue likes a bit of shade as she can get a bit wilty in the intense sun... or maybe yours is just used to it.. I dont know.. Hmmm. Looks the part if you ask me though.
My "official" set up for cuttings is this. I got myself a fish tank with a glass top. Put a seed starter heat mat inside of it (put a small layer of gravel in first so it water can evaporate from beneath the mat.) And it is under fluorescent lights. You have a set up like this one, in a room inside your house, you can take cuttings any time of the year.
Thanks Blupit ... I have a homemade greenhouse they spend the winter in so they get plenty of light, at least when it shines. Our winters are short here in NC and I get them outside asap in the spring. I guess they are used to it... I do have to water them twice a day sometimes in July and Aug. though. But they're worth it. I'd have a dozen if I had the room. I have an eclectic collection and have never really been able to concentrate on one thing and get really good at growing it. LOL
I have a florescent plant stand left over from my African Violet phase. I'm going to try covering it with plastic to conserve humidity .. hmmm maybe this is a good excuse to buy that heat mat I've been wanting. LOL I'll let you know if I have any luck. My hibiscus are getting really leggy ... especially the Snowfire I've had it about 8 years now. They all need cut back so they can start branching out before they go in the greenhouse this fall. Sometimes we have decent weather here until Thanksgiving.