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  1. yup, coleus :) - I have mine in the yard in full...

    yup, coleus :) - I have mine in the yard in full sun and they get pretty big for a house plant. They are easy to propagate from cuttings so if yours gets too big, take some cuttings and give them...
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    There appear to be two different plants in #1....

    There appear to be two different plants in #1. Agree that the variegated one looks like a dracaena but to be sure one would have to see the stem. The other one could be a philodendron.

    (agree on 2...
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    Gardenia Taitensis (tiare) seeds available

    1.50 for 10, + $5.50 shipping and handling (for orders under 100 seeds),
    $18.- for 100 and $125.- for 1000, includes S+H.
    S+H includes agricultural inspection, but not phytosanitary certificates...
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    Clove seeds available

    these are pollinated seeds, not spice cloves.

    Shipping to most countries (please check your regulations).
    Attractive tropical tree, can make a good house plant for several years.
    Seeds are...
  5. Thread: Mgambo Seeds

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    Hi Jeanne, thanks for that. I got in touch...

    Hi Jeanne,

    thanks for that. I got in touch with Linda, and she should be rid
    of her mgambo seeds fairly soon now.

    Aloha,
    Maren
    Palms, Etc.: Tropical Plant Seeds - Plants & Lilikoi...
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    If you make a raised bed (which, like Newt, I...

    If you make a raised bed (which, like Newt, I would recommend
    for your slope), just put down a layer of newspaper or cardboard
    (take any tape off the cardboard, and I probably wouldn't use...
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    Hate to reply to myself, but I'm in the process...

    Hate to reply to myself, but I'm in the process of finding out
    that shipping these from Hawaii may be more complicated
    than I thought (and not allowed to everywhere).

    Will update this post when...
  8. That's a lauhala or screwpine. The whole "fruit"...

    That's a lauhala or screwpine. The whole "fruit"
    *looks a bit like a pineapple.

    (Thanks for the PM, Newt, I would have missed that post).

    Aloha,
    Maren (in Hilo)
  9. Thread: Cornucopia Seeds

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    concerning the "organic" labeling: Getting...

    concerning the "organic" labeling:

    Getting certified organic is expensive. You can grow organic
    without being certified, but then you can't label the seeds
    or produce "organic". Use of the term...
  10. Thread: Chinese palms

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    Hi Paul and Newt, while Newt is right about...

    Hi Paul and Newt,

    while Newt is right about the Chinese Fan Palms, if it is
    5 ft tall it's not very likely to be a Chinese Fan Palm as
    those are very slow growing, and if you (Paul) bought
    it...
  11. Thread: aloe vera plant

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    Aloe vera grow well from cuttings. As you say...

    Aloe vera grow well from cuttings. As you say your plant is huge,
    I'd experiment a bit. Aloe likes a well draining potting medium.

    Aloha,
    Maren
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    Newt, I looked at the avocado website. and I...

    Newt,

    I looked at the avocado website. and I must say I disagree
    with a few things. The toothpick thing is entirely unnecessary.
    Put the seed on top of a planter full of potting soil and wait,...
  13. Thread: Unusual Plant

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    Almost looks like a plumeria, but the stem...

    Almost looks like a plumeria, but the stem appears to be different.
    It's not very visible in the picture.

    Maren
  14. Thread: Mgambo Seeds

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    How much are they? If the price is right I'd buy...

    How much are they?
    If the price is right I'd buy all, happy to do so on a regular
    basis and drill them myself in the future (I do need un-drilled
    ones too).
    Tried to send you personal messages...
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    Clove seeds are again available. Price for 10...

    Clove seeds are again available.
    Price for 10 seeds including agricultural inspection and
    shipping by first class mail is US $ 7.- within the US.
    Larger amounts are also available.

    Will ship to...
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    You won't be able to ship a mucuna seed in a...

    You won't be able to ship a mucuna seed in a normal envelope.
    They are about the size of olives, only with a very hard shell
    (look up sea beans). I have a few, but most of them are rather
    old and...
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    depends on your dish soap ("dish soap" is usually...

    depends on your dish soap ("dish soap" is usually detergent, not soap).

    I wouldn't use the same on my plants that I use on my dishes (I use Dawn on my dishes). If you have a mild dish detergent...
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    what makes you think that it looks like it's...

    what makes you think that it looks like it's dying?
    It may need a bit of water (not while in full sun, that
    can/will cause burns), and a bit of soapy water to
    get rid of whatever bugs it has....
  19. Thread: bouganvillia

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    I was thinking whitefly, but I may be wrong....

    I was thinking whitefly, but I may be wrong.
    Going to the same source as Newt, I found
    http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/fruit/cardins_wfly.htm
    among quite a few others.

    Newt: I had no idea about...
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    The replies you got from Newt are good ones, and...

    The replies you got from Newt are good ones, and yes, you can treat lucky bamboo just like any other dracaena.

    Aloha,
    Maren
    (the same one as above in this thread)
  21. Thread: lucky bamboo

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    Living in the tropics we have lucky bamboo...

    <g>

    Living in the tropics we have lucky bamboo growing in the yard.
    It can get to 10' in a few months if you don't watch it.

    If you don't mind cutting it, it's easy to propagate but cuttings,...
  22. Thread: bouganvillia

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    most likely some insect or mite. Try a mixture of...

    most likely some insect or mite. Try a mixture of mild soap and water, a few table spoons (try 2-3) full per liter of water.

    Hope this helps,
    Maren
  23. Thread: lemon tree saved

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    Looks great now. Morinja, if you can take it out...

    Looks great now. Morinja, if you can take it out of the wind before gales come, that might help.

    Maren
    (have one in the yard, but it's shrubbier)
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    I posted this originally and wanted to let you...

    I posted this originally and wanted to let you know that I still have the ongoing harvest for fresh gardenia taitensis seeds.

    As this post didn't contain an email address and my old username got...
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    thanrose wrote: You'd have to convince the...

    thanrose wrote:
    You'd have to convince the original poster, not the rest of us,
    but hibiscus can be grown from cuttings and if that person gets a cutting of the right one it should come out the...
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