I am usually on the african violet board but thought I would pop in here since I love cryptanthus!
Here is a collection of ones I have so far.
I have babies from the red one in the middle and the black and silver one on the site just pupped out :)
My cryptanthus collection
Lovely, Chris. I especially like the light gray colored one with its hints of lavender and splashes of yellow/gold. Very unusual.
Actually Shirley..I have a few pups of that variety *though the yellow was sunburn :(*
I would be happy to share them in the spring
Hi there, you two!
Nice collection, Chris_Lorry!
I had a few in the past....I'm down to *one*! lol!! (I think I should keep it that way!)
I think I was keeping them too wet indoors.....they do really well for me outdoors in the summer!
I used to see these for sale quite often around here....but none lately.
Did you find all yours nearby?
I got many of them on ebay..though I do see some of them here pretty regularly :)
I had bought a couple on ebay too.....one I *had to have* (and subsequently killed!) was 'Black Magic'!
Hmm...Might be the one I have which was labeled black mystic.
What have you got them planted in? It looks like a big pot saucer. I've been looking for something to put all of mine in and was wondering if a really large saucer would be deep enough? I've recently gotten hooked on these and so far they're doing well.
I saw that on the identification forum. I didn't realize it was yours. It looks really big. A prize for sure! I think it may be Apres because of the red marking on the bottom of the leaves. I've never heard of Champagne but I'm not an expert...just an addict! Where did you get it?
I am a reseller..I picked it up at Harmony's greenhouse which is a wholesale place where I get African Violets.
I just had to have it.
I think it is actually spotlight
It's really great. I'd love to see a pic when it blooms. Gee, I just may have to get that one!
That's a lot of color on the underside of the leaves. More than my Apres. Please do send pics when it blooms! I'm obsessed. I need a life.....................
Oh it has tons of color and it is a very vibrant red color. The leaves are the size of my hand.
I was really smitten with it right away.
I've seen plants with leaves with the red 'splotches' underneath, but the leaves were about the size of a pinky-fingernail!!
So those leaves *are* as big as they look?!?!
(You have *got* to stop torturing me with such photos.....;)
Just kiddin'.....keep 'em coming!
LOL they are as big as they look...they are about the size of my hand. I will take a photo against my hand to give you an idea :)
Is it a mutant?!?! lol!!
Pssstt....you could go get some more and 'resell' them to us!!
This message was edited Apr 10, 2006 12:07 PM
LOL..I can't sell to you guys! This is not the forum for selling :) But Chris may be going up in a couple of weeks. He has to pick his dad up at the airport...and he offered to make a trip to my supplier. I don't go up very frequently though since they are only open during the week and I work week days.
It is a vicious cycle (laugh) But I have had so many people ask about this. I may have him pick up a couple more :)
I talked to the vendor and she said she is SURE it is Champagne. She showed me the one at her house and I just about died! It is twice the size of this plant :) I was totally in LOVE.
Oh, Lorry, I was just kiddin' with you:)
Though I love the plant, I wouldn't really expect you to go and get me one!
Sorry you're being inundated with requests.....it's those irresistible photos you take of the great plants you find!
LOL..I plan on having Chris pick some up when he heads up there on the 19th..If he makes to to Harmony.
Maybe I will pick up one extra to share with my friends on here
Oh gosh, I hate to beg but if he DOES get one............. I can't believe it's that big either!
Would you be interested in trading some of this one for some Christmas Holly and/or black gold?
I also have a variegated one that is really pretty. How about a trade of that and this one for black gold and holly cuttings?
It's a deal! Just send me a D-Mail and we'll set it all up. The christmas holly blooms more than any I have ever had. It gets a bloom at every node on every stalk with flowers in clusters.