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Pot. Hoku Gem 'Freckles'

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    Cool Pot. Hoku Gem 'Freckles'

    This little plant has the prettiest and longest lasting flowers...and they change to yellow before they are done. I also added my tiny Christensonia vietnamica plant. It has bloomed and to my suprise, the tiny plants' flowers aren't much smaller than the larger plants. Meanwhile plant #1 has thrown out another 3 spikes that are developing quickly. I am thinking both of these plants are going to be very popular.

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    i like dem both...lovely colours

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    Both are very lovely color and form

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    They look great! My Hoku Gem is in bud with the largest bud I've had yet on it. Only one though. The other two blasted.
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    Very pretty.Love both of them.

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    lovin dem freckles!

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    Very pretty! I think you're wise to have Hoku Gem in a basket. I have mine in a clay pot and I lost several new growths to fungus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    They look great! My Hoku Gem is in bud with the largest bud I've had yet on it. Only one though. The other two blasted.
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    The first two times it bloomed I blasted buds. And for some reason, the one's I refer to as "Bepi's", even though some technically shouldn't be called that; seem to have a problem with rot. This one was given to me by Rich, and he was a pro at putting catt's in baskets. Every plant he has given me in a basket is thriving like crazy. But I have to really keep hitting them with the anti-fungal stuff like Physan. Especially since our heat index goes over a 100 every day right now. Also;I have to be very careful when I water. If I have buds soaked with water, I shake them so the water drops don't sit on them and rot them in the heat. That and bugs will kill new buds every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    This one was given to me by Rich, and he was a pro at putting catt's in baskets. Every plant he has given me in a basket is thriving like crazy. .
    What does Rich use for medium in the baskets?

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