You can tell when the temperatures are staying on the warm side when the Rangoon Creeper starts blooming.
Quisqualis indica COMBRETACEAE - Rangoon Creeper
Rj, your vine is beautiful. I've cut mine way back because the top of it looks so dead. My plant looks ugly even though it's put out some new growth.
I always cut mine in Feb. I take out most of the leaved branches, most are scruffy looking by then anyway. This gives it the opportunity to focus on new growth.
Quit posting those rangoon creeper pictures Rj. . . I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE and I have a big shovel and it's going to come home with me especially if mine doesn't bloom this year!!!
Just keep tempting me . . . you were warned!!!!
My (pregnant) niece went to the hospital around 10:30 last night; she was scheduled to be induced this morning which they have done; still no word yet so guess Baby Ethan has not arrived yet.
Randy, this is my all time favorite plant!!!!!! I first met you on line when I was describing a good friend's guest quarters in West University that has this plant trimmed closely all over the brick..................you all gave me such a hard time back then.....now you don't scare me at all (tee hee)......
Yours is fantastic.....
LOL..hahahhaa...Did I really!? slap me silly.
Sorry about that, that must have been in my young and foolish days...now they're just foolish days..:)
Ironically a friend of mine was describing something similar to me- he's seen a place with the rangoon neatly grown up on the bricks. It actually sounds quite nice.
I have this one hanging on a chain at a corner of the house. It's finally taking off!
If your every in the Heights, come visit...now that I'm not scarry any more!
RJ could you please tell me what you fertilize yours with? Is it an acid lover?
Good morning, JR!!!! Have a great day with your beautiful tropicals!!!
There's my partner in crime (gail). Don't you just want to sneak to Houston and hijack Rj's rangoon creeper. Mine is growing this year, but not a single bloom as of yet. I've got to get me some more hibiscus fertilizer I guess.
Patty, when school is out we can be partners in crime again!!!!! My good friend is coming in this weekend and stay until tueday................she is a cane begonia nut..............we will be taking cuttings and potting up begonias all weekend, plus I am very excited that I will be getting new material in a trade with an African violet family DGer!!!
As the plaque reads in my kitchen:
Life is a choice
2. Plant plants
See 'ya in the garden!!!
I think I need one of those plaques--sure does apply to me.
Have fun this weekend with your friend. I am going to the Mercy Me concert on Saturday and may be running to Corpus and shop a bit with my sister in the morning (Saturday).
I almost bought a ticket (our church has 8 left in a big block from the church), but when I found out that Betty Lou was coming in, I backed out.....It will be a fabulous concert....They are too good!!!
Patsy..I will send you this link, I have all the info in my Diary. There are alot of vines in there, but scroll down to the bottom, you'll find the Rangoon creeper. I have the fertilzer, the NPK, where to get it, and other things I do.
Yep I do believe it is . . . so when Rj shows back up later on this summer crying about his missing STOLEN rangoon, you guys remind him it's his own fault for tempting me so . . .
Uh huh...and when the alarm goes off an bright lights turn on...you'll be forever known as Patty Rangoon, noted dime store clerk and fem fatele!
You never mentioned an alarm . . . nevertheless alarms can be disarmed . . . if not I'll bring a bottle of roundup . . . if I can't have a blooming rangoon then no one will!!!!!! hahahahaha
Ya know, I think I have made a mistake with my RC. I planted it in a spot that receives a lot of sun now BUT, last year I planted a vitex, not 4' away from it, being trained into a tree. I think that in the next few years, the vitex is going to shade it horribly and I won't get those magnificent blooms. Do you think I should move the RC? Would it make a transport?
naaa... I don't think you need to move it. It will creep to get what it needs. I had one in the back garden that survived with spectacular bloom cycles on 4 hours of full sun. I think almost important as good sun exposure is established roots of the RC.
This one here is getting into the summer shade zone with trees and the sun traveling straight overhead. It's blooming 4 times as much as last year...it's been there about 2 1/2 years now..
OK....call a spade a spade..................I am jealous that you have this gorgeous plant................
Randy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you rubbing it in????????????????? Just teasing you!!!
No Mercy...LOL....now actually my eyebrows are a bit raised, as I quite wasn't expecting this on the first spring bloom...
Now don't you two just seem a little teouchy this mornin? Now don't tell anyone that someone was rubbing flowers in your face..they just might have a chuckle or two, but I doubt pity would be on the list....
You need to bring Gail up here on a "field trip". Actually...it's my turn to come there!
touchey you say . . . what do you expect from a hard working school teacher who has 6 days til freedom and the kids are bouncing off the walls . . . hahahahahaha Next week will be wild and I'll be scrambling around trying to get signed out for the summer. Have to work not this Saturday but next Saturday; it is a work day for teachers.
Rj, your creeper is gorgeous. Most impressive one I've ever
I thought you'd appreciate that Teacher.
Thanks Jackie, DMJ Deb has pretty great blooms on hers too.
It all starts with the trimming...FEB 5th, nearly allof the leafy branches were removed from the main vine/trunk
I just pray mine looks as beautiful as yours one day! She's a newbie, planted last June.