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I get a little tired on editing my have list so I am going to start a new thread.
We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/918011/
I have getten 19 new cuttings but a couple where to replace a couple that I lost. Like American Sweetheart who is one that I am begining to wonder if I am meant to have. Third time is not a charm-the new cutting get broken when I was taken it out of the package. Oh well I have 2 pieces now.
AL BUSTAN, AMERICAN BEAUTY, AMERICAN SWEETHEART ,APACHE TRAIL,APACHE TEARS , AUGUSTES @,Black Satin(new), ALFRED DUNN,Bozo, CALISTO@ ,CADET@ , COOPERII, CAMPFIRE , CREME DE MENTHE@,CAVALALIER,
CHALLENGER@, ,CHINA LAKE, CONNIE JEANNIE@, CORAL DANCE,
CHUCK N' JERRY , Circus, Circus , CLOWN , CROWN PRINCE ,CUZCO, CYNTHIA@ , DESERT SUNRISE
DEUTSCHLAND , DR JOHN T COX,EDEN@@@ , EASTER BUNNY ,Easy To Love
Epi chrysoncardium EPI SOCIETY , EPI STRICTUM , EPI OXYPTALUM@@ ,
EUNICE POND,EVENING DELIGHT, EXOTIC GEM@, FALLING IN LOVE, FERRIS WHEEL,
FIESTA DE FLORES, FIREWORKS, FLAMINGO, FLIRTATION . FOUR STAR
FRENCH GOLD, Florence Reed Arnold, FRUHLING GOLD ,GEN ROBERT E LEE, GEORGE FRANCH,
GOLD BRAID,GOLDEN SILENCE , GRACE ANN, GUARD OF HONOR, Hawaii,
HEMOSISSIMUS@ , HIDDEN TREASURE , HOSTAGE HEART
HONEY DEW , Honey Dove, IMPERATER, IO's Fire, JERRY'S JUBILEE@ , JERSEY BEAUTY, JOVIAL
JUNE SALUTE , Just Beautiful,KATHERINE, KING MIDAS @ , King of Yellows, KINNELOA
LASSIE, LEMON ICICLES, LEONOTIS@LINDA DIANE@ , LOTUS QUEEN , LOVE IN BLOOM@, MARTINQUE,
MADAS RIBBONS , MAGIC CARPET, MAIDENS PRAYER@
MARSEILLAISE, MARGARET BOND PETHLEY@
MASADA , MAUI@ , MEDA@ ,MEXICO CITY
MILLION DOLLAR RED , Ming Dynasty, MISS AMERICA , MOLOCH@
MONETECITO , MORIAH , MOZART BALLET, MY DEAR
MY GOSH ,Myrah, NEON SMILE , NEVADA@
NIAGRA , ORIENTAL DANCER , OVER THE TOP@
PADRE , PATSY'S JEWEL , PEGASUS@
PHYSICAL GRAFFITI@ , PINK FLAMINGOS@ ,Pink Foam, Princess Kelley S, PRINCESS DE MONACO@
PUNCH BOWL , QUEEN OF CALIFORNIA , QUEST FOR FIRE
RED VELVET, REFLECTED GLORY@ , RENOWN
ROCOCCI ,Roman Holiday, ROYAL HAWAIIAN , RUBY PINWHEEL
RUBT SNOWFLAKE(2) , SHIRLEY ALINE, SIEGFRIED, SNOWBOAT
SILENCE , SLIGHTLY SASSY , SMARTY PANTS, Sou You
SOUND OF MUSIC , SPRING LOVE , SPRING ON MARS
SWEET ALIBI , TELE ANN , THREE ORANGES
TROPICAL MOOD , TRADY JANE , VELMA F, VENETA@ ,
VIRGINIA STRONG , VISTA SUN , VOODO CHILD
WAYFARRER , WEGNORS , WHIRLYBIRD
WHITE SPLENDOR , WONDERFUL ONE, YESTERDAY,
COUNTRY ROADS (DRAGON FRUIT)
Here are the ones I know I have but the labels have disappeared
AUTUMN PINK , EARLY FROST
FLAMING TORCH , FOLLOW YEAR HEART , FRENCH CABERET
GLORIA , PETAL PUSHER , PITAHAYA
SEGOVIA, SELENICEREUS MACDONALIAE
SELENICEREUS MEGALANTHUS , SHANGRILA ,
STAR FLIGHT , STORMY WEATHER , SUN GODDESS
(it looks like the squirrels like the labels that started with S)
TELE , TREPEZE,
I also have a good number of seedlings and NOID
And 25+ Christmas Cactus
Also a red and a white Easter Cactus/Sunrise Cactus
What do y'all have.
Sandy the epi nut
Oh one of my older cuttings has a flower bud on it. Still thinking about leaving or removing it.
You should open a shop ('',) !! I thought you might be able to help me identify this plant. I think it's a rhipsalis but I'm not positive. The flowers are tiny and a deeper red than they look in picture.
E. Anguliger-Ric Rac
Avery O. Fuller
Bertha T. Loose
Blushing Star #2
Blushing Star #1
Bound for Glory
Cinco de Mayo
David W. Grant
Doris W. Pittman
Falling In Love
Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Fiesta de Flores
Field of Dreams
German Empress (I)
German Empress (2)
German Empress (3)
German Empress (4)
Good As Gold
Hard to Behold
Hint of Gold
King of Yellows
Lady of Mars
Marie Antoinette X Whirlibird
Master of Mars
Over the Top
Pride of San Gabriel
Prince of Romany
Princess De Monaco
Queen of California
Quest for Fire
Salmon Orange NOID
Something Blue Noid
Sound of Music
Space Rocket #1
Space Rocket #2
Spring on Mars
Spring on Mars
Star of Persia
Stern Von Erlau
Summer Carnival (Varigated)
Vista Gold #1
Vista Gold #2
I will have to up date mine. I lost a number of mine last summer. Hope this summer I can keep them cooler and take better care of them. shoulder is better but can not stand very long do to a very bad case of tendinitis in my ankle.
I see a few that I do not have. May get back to you , once I find out what survived.
Wow!!! You guys must have lots of room. I've had a few Epis and aporophyllums for years, but always kept it down to just a few. This summer my son moved back home and took the spare bed/plant room. LOL Sooooo, I made him build me a greenhouse this fall. I should have known better...now I'm in a collecting frenzy. LOL I've been buying on ebay like crazy. I have always put just one cutting in a pot, is that how everyone else does it? Some of these auctions are giving me 3 and 4 cuttings of each variety. I'm now up to a couple dozen varieties and about 6 Aporophyllum.
I have a 16 X 8 X 8 shade/green house with benches that I also made. Most of mine are where bought in the last couple of years. Last summer do to the heat and my health problems the epis took a bad hit. Lost some. We are remolding and will put 2 fans with misters on them in there.
Sandy, I can only imagine having to deal with that kind of heat. I've been in Orlando in July and thought I would die. LOL We can get pretty hot up here too, but usually only breaks 100 for about a week a year.
My husband said I was making the greenhouse much too big, but I had 6 sets of used sliding glass doors and decided I might as well use them all. So it ended up being about 14 x 28.
there are a number of misters systems out there. One DG friend cross town from me, set one up on here carport. Right now can not remember where but if my mind stays with me maybe I will remember to look it up later.
Hi everyone, I've been watching this post and really wanted to jump in and say that last fall I finally started getting a collection of epies, nothing like what all of you have and they are just little starts BUT I think i have the fever! I have growing:
Unknown (divided into 6 seprate plants)
Queen of the Night
2 Christmas cactus-one all red and one that is 2 tone red with alittle white in it.
When they grow more, is there any chance of trading with anyone? Would really like to add to my list:
Star of Persia
whatever the white one is that is shown by Orchidman1 that is beautiful! Thanks.
av_ocd_girl:: I don't know where Ellerby is in North Carolina. Deep Run, where I live, is just outside of Kinston about 45 minutes to the coast. My greenhouse is the same size as the one you are building and I can assure you it won't be too big. I like to leave the middle of mine open in order to move around easily and see all of my plants. This leaves only one column (5 rows) of plants on each wall and room for some hanging baskets. Large plants that I have in the yard during the summer and have to over-winter in the greenhouse take up a lot of the available floor space. I use two ceiling fans and a floor fan to give me air current and I have a automatic sprinkler system for watering. I presently have about 750 plants in my greenhouse which means it is very full looking. Remember to allow space around your plants to avoid spreading insects as rapidly as too close encourages. I
originally had a middle column of plants but did away with it since I found I couldn't really enjoy my plants with so much clutter. I am trying to get rid of everything that is not either an orchid or an orchid cactus. Most of my epies are small four inch pots presently. My full size one's already take all available hanging basket space. As the others grow, I'm not sure what I can do. I hope this info is helpful. bob
That is a gorgeous orchid Bob. I've never had much luck growing them. Maybe I should try again now that I've got a greenhouse.
Ellerbe is close to Rockingham. Where 220 and 74 cross. I love this area...not too cold, not too hot ( I wish). We are missed for the most part by the snow and the hurricanes. We got about a inch of snow last week is all.
Like you said...it's the same with me. Outside yard plants are taking up the majority of floor space. Hibiscus, Brugmansia, Plumeria, Ficus, Bird of Paradise, Sansevieria, lots of Clivia and Adenium also. I never have been able to concentrate on just one thing. LOL I love them all. DH built me a bench for one side, need the same set up for the other side as soon as he gets time.
I did have a problem with aphids and spider mites when everything first came in...around Dec. 1. I was cutting it close with the weather, but everything made it alright. Sprayed and everything is looking good now. There are 2 oscillating fans set up to circulate the air...works pretty good.
I'm curious about the automatic sprinkler system...how does that work? Overhead misters? I'm planning on leaving in August for 2 weeks and I'm already worried. I really have no-one that knows plants I can rely on and was thinking of a drip system with a timer. Got lots of time to figure it out.
Here's a picture of my home-made/make-shift greenhouse. Not so pretty, but I love it. We built it lean-to style attached to a storage building. I'll try to get inside and take a picture tomorrow. If the sun shines that is. ;)
I am in quite a bit of trouble, but I don't have anywhere near the longest list:
Rhipsalis (Hatiora) salicornioides
and few other epi odds and ends that are not named. The trouble comes from having a house, more plant addictions and no greenhouse to keep these in. The epis are all small at this time, but the first 2 of Schlums already take 2 to carry them around. In 2 or 3 years, the economy needs to stabilize and I need either a house with sunroom or a greenhouse, preferably both.
av_ocd_girl...You said you have a BOP...has it bloomed for you yet? Mine has, for about 3 years. A couple years ago it had 4 blooms at the same time. Huge, waaaay pot-bound plant(s) in that 16 inch pot. LOL Got it at a end-of-season sale at a large garden center. It only cost me $5.00 so I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a home. I about croaked when I saw it had a bud. It is the verigated one. I also have a white one that probably will never bloom, but we'll see. It's about 6 feet tall.
WOW!!! Isn't it thrilling when a huge plant like that blooms. Congrats! No mine hasn't bloomed. It's just a regular one not variegated. I've only had it 2 summers though. I've put it in a small pot...16 inch 'cause I read somewhere they liked to be pot bound. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for blooms this summer. Do you think I should hit it with some bloom booster this spring? I just recently bought a white one at wal-mart. I was shocked when I saw them there. It's in a 3 gal. nursery container. It will probably never bloom so I'll never know if it's really white or not. LOL
Oh, the plant isn't all that huge, maybe not quite 5 feet tall. And it is several plants in there, I never divided them out, just put it in a bigger pot when it started bending the other one out of shape. LOL Actually, the blooms on the white one are kinda ugly, the varigated ones are much prettier. And they last so long! 2 summers ago I had 2 blooms on 1 stem. Now, that was way cool.
av_ocd_girl: Our Greenhouses do look identical, right down to the shed's that are supporting them! Ellerbe is in an area with ideal soil, often called black gold, since it is so good for tobacco.
My sprinkler uses to whirlibird water sprinklers hung upside down from the ceiling of the greenhouse and hooked to water timers. I water for 7 minutes once a week in the winter and 3-4 times weekly in hot weather. I fix the sprinklers to make short streams of water and have had no problem with too heavy a drip even when I do seed beds. The sprinklers are placed above the two fans (ceiling) that I use for air flow which further breaks down water pellets from the sprinklers. bob
I have been promising myself for the last three years that I would get my greenhouse finished---not done yet! LOL! This bad economy isn't helping much!
Have most of the materials needed to finish closing it in, but still need to get the wood for the window/door frames & build the roof frame.
I am building a PVC overhead misting system for mine, not hooking it up to a timer though, just a water hose. Mine is just a 10X12 but it is built over a large patio so that I can extend it later if I need to. The frame is the one my hubby & I built for our grape arbor about 9 or 10 years ago, got tired of messing with the grapes & decided I needed a greenhouse more! Haven't had much time to do anything since I started back to work, & this weather isn't helping any either!
I have a cactus the same as yours in the picture. Can't remember the name of it & for the life of me, don't know what I did with the tag! Got to get a better filing system!!!
Sandy/Wren, has already seen this & no, I haven't gotten any farther--other than moving the bench, table, & planters.
Hi y'all Keep everything warm enough last night but had a time with one of those mult plug things with the breakers, it kept blowing last. Must have gotten water in it. Finally took it off an plugged the 2 heaters and one light into into a cord. The temps out side is 32 and in the green house 48 so they are working.
I haven't been back on Dave's in a while...been sick, sick, sick! Feeling a little better now. Maybe 'cause I slept all day. LOL
I finally got a chance to get out to my greenhouse and get a picture when the sun was shining. Bob, I wanted to show you my bench. You were describing your setup to me. My bench is just on one side of the GH and the larger floor plants are on the other. I'm hoping to get an identical bench for the other side soon.
Lots of those cuttings in the picture are duplicates. When I bought them on ebay sometimes I got 4 or 5 cuttings of the same variety. When they root later on in the year I'll probably sell the extras here on DG.
For those of us who want to add humidity to the greenhouse, I give you a hint I used instead of Misters on the fans. Put a gravel floor in your greenhouse, like "crush and run". When you spray your plants, access water runs into the gravel and keeps the green house at around 70-85% humidity. This is a great help to the plants since the leaves naturally absorb the humidity in the air. bob
I would love to know which hybrid orchid cactus bloom in the fall of the year besides oxypetalum. I have a number that should be of blooming age this season but only had five plants bloom. The bloom below is April Showers. It is a fast growing plant that has three inch blooms of a pinkish red coloration. It bloomed for the first time and had around a dozen blooms. The picture shown is of the blooms close up. I'll also show the plant itself so you can get an idea of a plant that has grown from several cuttings to this size in just three seasons! bob
FlowerofScotland, the picture you posted above is a Huernia. Not sure if you ever got an ID so thought I would post. One of mine below... (EDIT: sorry for a duplicate post as it seems that you did get your ID)
Wow! This is a really OLD thread! I have a Disocactus ackermanii…Also some cereus younguns….Haven't bloomed yet…Way to young….3 years? My cuttings are a year now…Hope I don't have to wait another 2….Disocactus has been blooming for several years now, but this last year not as much…Most years I've had about 25-40 blooms…This year only about 10….
Morning everyone, I got up this morning and lo and behold, my white epi was blooming it's heart out. This is an epi strictum, but for some reason this year, the blooms aren't fragrant. Then again maybe I missed it last night and I am just catching the last part of the flower this morning. I will add a picture later in the day.