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    Just guessing, but some kind of pittosporum? ...

    Just guessing, but some kind of pittosporum? There are many kinds of them. I've seen them used as shrubs, but I've heard they can be trimmed up and trained as small trees.
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    Looks like a jacaranda. When I lived there, I...

    Looks like a jacaranda. When I lived there, I used to look forward to them blooming; they look like huge, misty purple clouds. :D
    Poinciana has similar leaves, but its seed pods are elongated.
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    Perhaps someone else can address feeding and...

    Perhaps someone else can address feeding and infestations, but here are some general care items I've learned about ficus trees that are kept as house plants:

    It's hard for ficus to get enough...
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    I've had luck getting rid of mealy bugs by using...

    I've had luck getting rid of mealy bugs by using rubbing alcohol. Just dip a cotton swab in the alcohol and dab it on the mealy bug. Good luck!
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    I would add scabiosa (a/k/a pincushion flower) to...

    I would add scabiosa (a/k/a pincushion flower) to the list of plants with good garden manners. And it blooms from early summer all the way through to frost; pretty impressive for a perennial. :)
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    Brenda: I've never heard of lagasna gardening. ...

    Brenda: I've never heard of lagasna gardening. Could you provide some more description, or some references? Always interested in learning something new. :)

    Paul: You might want to consider...
  7. The plant that grows from a cutting is a new...

    The plant that grows from a cutting is a new "baby" plant. It is independent from the "mother" plant and has its own lifespan.
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    Experience I've had makes me think that air...

    Experience I've had makes me think that air circulation might have something to do with the color. I have a 60-foot row of burning bushes along one of my property lines. The mass of color in the...
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