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My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by Izhar » May 17th, 2011, 11:55 am

Lovely color, Florida Caladiums usually hold three leaves per node but this plant is having 5 at same time:

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My Agapanthus 7 month old seedlings:

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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by khabbab » May 17th, 2011, 11:56 am

You grew agapanthus from seed?
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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by Izhar » May 17th, 2011, 12:03 pm

Yes Sir..

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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by khabbab » May 17th, 2011, 12:08 pm

From where did you get seeds? This is africanus? Estimated flowering after 2nd year i guess?
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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by Izhar » May 17th, 2011, 12:36 pm

Through a trade from USA, the white one are "Getty White" variety and the blue ones are just blue.. it may take longer than 2 years because they were growing well in winters but are slowed down now..

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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by khabbab » May 17th, 2011, 12:48 pm

Izhar wrote:Through a trade from USA, the white one are "Getty White" variety and the blue ones are just blue.. it may take longer than 2 years because they were growing well in winters but are slowed down now..
That is great. How are your other agapanthus going, the local ones from rhizomes? Mine are growing good in shade.
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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by Izhar » May 17th, 2011, 12:57 pm

I didn't purchased them this season (though I ordered them from Awan gardens but they didn't send), my last season plant was dug & chewed up by squirrels.

These seedlings have started producing pups at this tender age.

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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by waleedzaffar » May 17th, 2011, 3:42 pm

I have an blue agapanthus and its growing quite well but the thing is, is that i have read on the internet that it flowers when crowded but i only have one rhizome and its not multiplying. in what condition does this plant grow best??

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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by khabbab » May 17th, 2011, 3:57 pm

Izhar wrote:These seedlings have started producing pups at this tender age.
Would appreciate a post on propagation through pups with illustrations :D
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Re: My Thai Caladium & Agapanthus seedlings

Post by Izhar » May 17th, 2011, 4:02 pm

semi-shade, dry period between watering, very well drained potting mix, small pot initially gradually transfer it into bigger pots. Pups production is also subjected to available nutrients in soil, fertilize your growing plant every week with a balanced diluted fertilizer i.e. 1/2 or 1/4 of recommended concentration.

@ Khabbab bhai: why not!!, the pups are best detached from mother plants after an year growth, during this period they have developed their own rooting systems and able to fend for themselves..

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