The pic. doesn't really do justice to the beautiful colors but thought you would enjoy seeing it anyhow. Vine broke completely so I peeled some bark back and dipped in rootone and planted it in same pot. I'm hoping it will root.
Mines just in 2 gal. pot so I can bring it in but my house is all wood walls so pretty dark. Will have to put a light up over it I guess. Occasionally we get 27 night time temps. I figured that would do it in so will protect it. Thanks you for info.
Bonnie, they root easily, though the cuttings do take a couple of months to root. Here's how I was told: take a foot-long cutting, dip it in rooting hormone, stick it in some well-draining potting mix and keep it moist.
I was given a small cutting of this last fall by a neighbor and it wasn't blooming at the time. It's caught! Now I am looking forward to it. Somehow I forgot to research it until your photo brought it back to mind! It is like a tropical sunset Morning Glory! It took forever to get going...
Ah but I'm sure its worth waiting for. Blossom I took pic of was the only one I got. Kay thats just how I did it. On the largest section left it now has 2 buds. I have it right next to my front door so if temp. drops and I put it inside easy.
You know how some plants just captivate your interest well this one sure got my attention.
Some lady in Mulberry said she had lots of them so I contacted her but couldn't effect buying any. Said she had many rooted cuttings. Hopefully someday I will also but I doubt I'd ever plant them out in yard as too cold sensitive.
Anyhow, I'll just hope for the best.
Okey Dokey. Thanks, Kay for the advice. Then, June it is, then and would give her a chance to get the cuttings rooted. Isn't it possible to get seeds off this plant? I did a google images on it & it showed seeds. Thanks.
My friend Sue has had hers in the ground here 2 years, and it comes back on her fence like a weed! However I read last night that many say they do just as well in a pot and don't mind being shaped up on occasion. Sometimes more blooms this way... Just looking forward to the first one!
Got a lousy memory so please D-mail me in June and see if I successfully rooted some.
On our way back up to my original home Connecticut we went thru Carlisle one year. Great looking little town. No more trips up north now my family is all gone. If your ever in Fl. you can stop by and visit my garden and ponds. One of my greatest joys is sharing gardening and ponding experiences with others.
Bonnie, I've been badgering my DH to take me back to Florida once more. His Aunt & Uncle live in Lakeland and I have a couple of girlfriends, one living in Auburndale and one in Plant City but I can't seem to get him to take the camper down there & spend some time, preferably in March. All he seems to want to do is to go to Va. and go gold prospecting. Men, anyway!
Buttoneer - I'm originally from outside of Pittsburgh, went to college in both Erie & Indiana, & can tell you a winter in FL (on a bad day) beats any in PA!!!!!! Washed pollen off of 3 cars yesterday & got a sun burn in the process!!!!! The decision to move down here was one of the best we ever made.
I am about 30 mins. from Lakeland and Plant City is not far either. March maybe warm but shouldn't be hot and h---.
Wren is right we are not experiencing a normal winter by any means. I still haven't covered any plants but last night it went down to 33 at least when I got up at 6AM. I ran out with flashlight in bathrobe to check my fish. They all were living so I'm happy.
After being here 43 years I know I couldn't take the northern cold anymore. When it gets real hot I just come inside with the AC and work inside the house. Can't have everything in the way of weather so I just go with the flow.
Qwilter I have found that people who first come to live in Florida love our winters but after a few years they find out why we Floridians think it is darn cold when we do have cold weather. Our problem is we never have a chance to get use to a weather change. We may wake up freezing in the morning and in shorts by afternoon. Back when I worked I saw a lot of my Northern coworkers get very sick during their 2 and 3 winters down here.
Been babying that Hawaii sunset vine along. Looks like it might have been worth the effort. Now it is loaded with buds.
The cuttings did not root but I will keep trying. Quilter when you come down for RU we will cut some off and you may have better luck than I did.
Curb alert! If you live in the Orlando area and want any of the 300 fingernail bromeliads I just ripped out and put down at the curb, have at them! DMail me for the address. Please don't knock, just load and go! :)
I have a UI vine on my side fence that looks a lot like this vine. Since the winter was so mild, it just kept growing. BLooming like crazy now. Perhaps I'll take come cutting & see if I can get them to root.
I had just got the Hawaiian Sunset cutting before Winter and it had just started rooting then. I thought it was a goner a month ago but it is all of a sudden growing. Hurray! I worked the soil really well with lots of good compost and gave it a home by the front door yesterday. Here's a couple of pic's now...and am hoping to be able to show it blooming by Summer...
Isn't that vine gorgeous, I want one now. David, I'm sure yours is gonna really take off now that it has poked out of the soil.
I guess all the avatars are a bit blurry but my monarch cat still looks like a caterpillar at least, could hardly tell what the other one was. ☺
I was out in the garden working away and heard Amazing Grace playing really loud somewhere in the distance...I stopped for a moment and thought about all those injured and the loved ones of those that lost their lives yesterday in Boston.
Have any of you fertilized this plant? If so what with? This low zoner is very grateful for any and all help!
I purchased a vine that the greenhouse called a perennial Morning Glory vine. It came from Florida and has leaves the same shape as the plants above. The owner of the greenhouse said the blooms were pink and orange and very unique (I figured it might have been named incorrectly and may be the above plant). It has numerous buds on it now so I'll know soon.
Kay I was supposed to remind you in June if your Stictocardia produced seeds or if you were able to root a cutting. I would give anything to be able to move to Fla but DH doesn't like the hot summers. I would do as you do & stay inside and do my outside gardening early morning and evening. Right now, I am starting seeds from trades & some I brought back from Central Va, I successfully rooted my beach beans (a couple of them), also what I suspect is a Mucuna seed I got from a sea shell shop at the delaware seashore years ago, and it is growing like crazy in sand along with the beach beans. My biggest problem is spider mites. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Kay, I', so sorry, I was supposed to remind Bonnie.
Now I'm positive I have the above. Last night I left mine out and this morning, after reading they don't like cool temps, I went out to check mine. The plant itself looks fine but the buds have all turned brown (I'll have to take a pic of it soon).
Oh well it can head off to my greenhouse and work on making more.
Lilypon I know Bonnie has cows, and she makes her own potting soil with the manure. Not sure if she fertilizes beyond that. Keep that baby protected because they are stunning flowers...I still need to snatch some up from Bonnie.
Thank you for the heads up Sunkissed! :D In another thread, in the Florida forum I think, I saw where some suggested something like 9-3-6 for Hibiscus so I'm learning the tropicals do have different wants then the normal plants we grow here. Will also feed my Lady Margaret with just epsom salts and watch for yellowing (saw what someone down South said to do that...my notes on what to do for that are elsewhere right now).
Am praying I can overwinter the Sunset vine now after reading your "keep that baby protected because they are stunning flowers." *sigh* re my leaving it outside last night.
HAVE NEVER FERTILIZED MY SUNSET VINE SO REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD USE. EXCUSE LARGE TYPE, JUST HAD EYE SURGERY AND CAN BEST SEE IT.
I NEVER LEFT IT OUTSIDE ALL WINTER WHEN IT WENT BELOW 40. I NEED TO BUY A BIG BEAUTIFUL POT SO I CAN PUT IT ON DOLLY TO BRING INSIDE. SOME WINTERS HERE WE GET SERIOUS COLD SNAPS FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND I THINK THAT WOULD KILL IT.
HOPE YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LIVING AS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. I MAY TRY SOME MORE CUTTINGS TO SEE IF I CAN ROOT THEM.
THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP BONNIE! (SOMEHOW I LOST THIS THREAD).
OUR TEMPERATURES ARE PREDICTED TO BE IN THE 90'S THIS WEEK (TEXAS AND SASKATCHEWAN ARE TRADING TEMPERATURES SOON). :'(
SO I'M THINKING MY HAWAIIAN SUNSET VINE (AND PLUMERIA...IN BUD BTW) WILL BE VERY HAPPY HERE (AND I'LL BE TAKING THEM OUT OF THE GREENHOUSE TONIGHT). US COLDER TEMPERATURE LOVING CANADIANS HOWEVER WILL BE MELTING AWAY.
Bonnie I hope you are seeing better now! I have a question for you...
How easy does the vine pollinate? What is/are its pollinators?
By chance I found another Sunset vine (its trellis and vines had been broken) but the vines were still a couple of feet long. My daughter wanted a cutting from mine (didn't think I'd have much luck there since Floridians are either reporting failure or that it takes months to root) so I was tickled pink (and it was very cheap and I expect it will send up new growth very quickly).
I'm going to give the above to my daughter, next time we head to Alberta, but was thinking of using the above to pollinate mine (it has some unopened buds on it right now).
Sorry but I have no idea who polinates it. I did add a little more cow manure tea to its pot since I posted last. I watered in it also. I keep it very wet now cause its really hot here and its in direct sun. It has a lot of new shoots coming out on it right now.
I was sad I couldn't root it cause I know a lot of people would like to have one. I will have to keep trying. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
Glad yours is doing so well. Enjoy!!
I wish you lots of luck re rooting it Bonnie...maybe now that it is warm (ok really hot there ;o) it will root easier for you???
Mine sent lots of new shoots up in my greenhouse as well so we know that plant loves the heat (daughter's broken one has also recovered and has a lot of new growth). I sure hope that we will be able to overwinter them!
Woohoo got one rooted and possibly a second. Felt like doing the happy dance. My husb. thought I had flipped out. What else is new.
I'm sure its rooted. Just put 2 little stones over them to make sure they stayed down in the dirt.
When I get the chance will fill more pots and try to start more so when next RU comes up I will have some to share with others. Really need a greenhouse. Would be so handy.
Happy Gardening to all.
Sherrie, don't temp me. Pool has been nothing but a pain all summer. I've decided this winter I am going to pump it out and start from scratch. Takes 2 days to pump out. I'm sure it needs painting so I'll wait until its cooler. As long as it doesn't rise up out of the ground I'll be OK. My pool co. I deal with warned me it oculd happen but I doubt the water table is high enough now to do that. That pool has 8" thick walls of concrete. Built in 1954. Now you can't build a pool over 6 feet I don't think.
Thanks to Sandy for the idea of how to root the Hawaii sunset vine. For once I got someting to root easily.
Some of mine are about 5 or 6 feet. If they get out of hand they rip out easily.
Butterflys don't eat them up they just get the nector.
Can't understand why no cats. on the dutchmens pipe vine this year. It's still all intact.
This was my first year getting blooms of the pipe and it seems that mine is starting another bloom season. Had flowers for a good part of the summer and then they stopped. Last week I noticed more blooms starting to form .
Whatever it brings we can handle it. Personally I'm ready for some cooler weather.
If we get freezes we cover all we can and just pray they make it through.
Going to N. Fl. to see my dgt. tomorrow and she has planned to take me to the Fall Garden Expo. at Leon Cty. Extension Gardens. She knows what makes me happy.
She works in Talla. so doesn't really want to drive there but she is trying to amuse me which I appreciate.
Yes we are getting lots of stuff blooming. Glad that maple did well for you.
Hawaii sunset vine is blooming more today. Also the one I started.
I won't say too much cause next week we could be cold but its nice while it lasts.
Beautiful. So when is the next round up and is it always at your place? If it is at your place then I know I'll most likely be able to attend, provided it is on the weekend. (just in case I do find a job)
I think this mild winter is fooling the plants, because everything seems like it is growing crazy right now! We have some cold fronts coming through and should get some cooler temps over the next few weeks. Granted, I love the warm temps, but would like some cold for my winter crops.
Hopefully it just gradually cools off and doesn't shock all the plants...a bit of rain would be nice also. I have such a head cold and would love some soup, so a bit cooler would be nicer for me. Head colds and heat waves don't do well together.
You didn't get the rain last night? My tomatoes, well whats left of my tomatoes, really liked it. We had a wonderful shower, I didn't know it was raining and just happened to go out to plug in the lights only to find it raining which then I had to run over to the backyard gate and get Gracie out. Thank goodness it wasn't raining hard as a wet collie isn't a happy collie. As it was just wouldn't lay down by me for about an hour until she finally decided to grace me with her presents...LOL
Heat wave over here ended yesterday. Now it seems really COLD (48 this AM).
My Mexican flame vine is blooming like crazy. I was told it liked hot weather & would bloom all summer. Guess I got the cold weather variety!!!!
Hibiscus are also blooming & full of buds. Temps are not to get below mid-40s so everyone should be fine for the near term.
My Mexican flame vine has always had peak blooming from fall through spring, in fact it hardly has any flowers in the summer. The past two years it didn't freeze back like it does most winters, and was taking over, so I chopped it way back at the end of spring when the flowers were all going to seed.
Cut a section off main plant, peel a little bark back, some root tone on end and stick down in pot where other ones rooted. I figure they must have liked that soil so I'll stick to it. Went out today and discovered 2 rooted plants in same pot. It is small but has buds on it. For once I must have done something the plant liked. I am going to try and start some more. First one I did what Wren suggested and put rock over it while still attached to main plant. Called air layering I think and it took right off. No month long wait. Second one I just poked into ground and it took off and is now vining. One I found today is about 3 feet long and budding. I'm so happy. Doesn't take much to make me happy as you can tell.
Does anyone have any nematanthus Tropicana (goldfish plant)? Saw 1 in picture and was fascinated.
We are supposed to be getting rain all day tomorrow. We can use it. I shut irrigation down if we get a good rain. Got one a couple of nights ago and it really helps.
Bonnie, I have a man-made bog, where I stick my cuttings. They root just fine and are left in the bog year around. When the temp. drops below 45 degrees, I toss a heavy blanket over the bog, so the Sticto. babies don't get too cold and die.
I had a huge goldfish plant/vine, but the greenhouse got too cold a couple of years ago and it died. I haven't seen one since. Happy New Year to everyone!
Sounds like a great place to root stuff. Tonight I'll bring them close to front door and put landscape blanket over them just in case.
That's wonderful that you have a greenhouse. I'm sure it comes in handy. I seem to be attracted to weird plants. I've always liked things that are different. I found 4 sources to order from but they were pretty pricey. I'll just keep my eyes open and possibly come across one at a local nursery or someone on Craigs list.
Today I got a Craftsman gas blower and vacuum from Craigs list and I started it right up. I bought a battery powered blower and trimmer and neither one are worth a flip. Don't last long enough to do anything with so am glad to get this. Got to clean out my garden shed as tools are piling up and I like to keep it as neat as possible. I also have to store Christmas lights in there and they take up a lot of room. Really need to start taking them down also. Chores never seem to end. Wouldn't want to be bored. That will never happen around this place.
I'm going to brag a bit--just pruned the H. Sunset vine and stuck 4 pieces around it in it's new large pot. In 2 weeks they have nodes on them. Looks like even a bud on one. Boy am I happy camper I mean gardner. The 2 larger ones drooped for a couple days when I repoted them and then picked up after I faithfully watered them.
No rooting hormone just plain old cow poop in the pot mixed w/peat moss with foam pellets to take up some room.
Come by anytime as I'm usually always home. Been changes already since you were here. Charlie and my Kubota pulled out that Fl. orchid tree as it was really in my way plus stopping sunlight from getting to southern magnolia in the center which I'd like to see bloom before I croak. Also gave me room to plant some of the smaller plants from RU. I still have about 20 pots of plants to find homes for. If I already had some I just planted new ones next to old ones. I'm really hopping that gold finger plant grows. That's different.
We have been promised rain for several days. I'm still waiting but tomorrow I'm going to turn the irrigation on that usually makes it rain. Then I run out and shut it off.