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Hola Kate...

This is a discussion on Hola Kate... within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Thanks, Tim. I really need to buy some to cover some of the ugly mounts ...

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    Thanks, Tim. I really need to buy some to cover some of the ugly mounts I had made. I hope my neighbours wont complain much when they find out some weird looking plants sprouted on the roof of their house .

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    Holey moley, Louis!

    OK, the humid greenhouse is clearly TOO comfy for that spanish moss and I will probably be completely happy with a slower growing little chunk in my drier air.

    I think that stuff is so cool. Gotta get me some.

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    Louis-

    P.S. - Nice cactus!

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    lol! Actually, if you've ever been in the deep south, this spanish moss stuff grows in huge curtains on the willows and things, so my clump is just a wisp in comparison--so no shame Matt, really, a clump is a clump.

    Yah, the cactus--thanks! I have no idea what kind of cactus it is, either. I just grow a lot of things because I like to grow them, and except for the orchids, cluelessly most of the time.

    I think it's a Howdy Pardner kind of cactus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    Yah, the cactus--thanks! I have no idea what kind of cactus it is, either. I just grow a lot of things because I like to grow them, and except for the orchids, cluelessly most of the time.

    I think it's a Howdy Pardner kind of cactus.
    Did you ever get it to bloom, Louis? Would love to see a photo. I bet they are huge, maybe could use it for soup...oops that's another story .

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    As a matter of fact, it blooms pretty regularly, spring summer and fall. The only problem is, this cactus is very near the greenhouse wall, practically touching, so the flowers that grow out get mushed against the lexan.

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    Hi all new to the club. But being down here in Key West and also being from the south trust me spanish moss can survive winds, huricane force winds... yeah it may rip them up a little but they just come back year after year. Also, just a warning, if you collect a sample from the wild - RED BUGS and CHIGGERS - lots and lots of tourists down here end up with chiggers which are little mites that burrow into the skin lay eggs and then die the egg hatches and the baby mite crawls out. They itch like crazy and cause little red dots where they've burrowed in.

    Just thought I'd let you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfinKW
    Also, just a warning, if you collect a sample from the wild - RED BUGS and CHIGGERS - lots and lots of tourists down here end up with chiggers which are little mites that burrow into the skin lay eggs and then die the egg hatches and the baby mite crawls out. They itch like crazy and cause little red dots where they've burrowed in.

    Just thought I'd let you know.
    Eeeeeeewwwww!!! That sounds like a horror movie, Wolf!!

    Anyway, I've just got my Spanish moss from the garden center accross the street, and its free ! Hopefully, they don't have mites.

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    Well not that scary, white liquid shoe polish cures the itch and solves the issue if you get little red bumps from the chiggers. The red bugs are red spider mites.

    I think just a dousing with soapy water should kill the buggies on the plants but not sure about that.

    Hmm seems I was wrong they don't burrow to bury their eggs they just want to liquify your skin cells and drink them up. The american ones cause us to itch because they want birds and reptiles. The asian ones that prefer humans don't cause the itch.
    Here is a link that provides more information Chiggers

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    yeah! What Tanya said!!! eeeeeewwwww!

    Now I'm worried too...sorta... but luckily, I'm halfway round the world, kinda so I guess they would have fumigated the heck out of the spanish moss that we got here...

    btw, if spanish moss grows everywhere in KW, and those mites are like on the moss.. does that mean heaps of ppl have creepy crawlies in em??? again, serious ewww factor!

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