HAVE: Tropical plants

rickhl(8)July 2, 2007

I have some extra plants that need a good home. People with plants to trade get first dibs, but otherwise trading is optional. The plants I have:

- Passiflora actinia: I have an extra two of these, they need to be put on a trellis or something soon. Very cool flowers but not hardy outdoors.

- a Cavendish banana: I have one of these, a healthy plant about 18" tall.

- lemon eucalyptus: these are 2-year old seedlings of this tropical tree, I have 7-8 extra, some are 12" tall or more. Brushing up against the leaves of this plant releases a lemon scent. I'm assuming this variety can be grown in a container, but it's new to me.

- tibouchina starts, I have 7-8 of these.

- mystery plants: I collected some seeds from what I thought was a helicone but they came up looking like a ti plant, so I may have mixed up the seeds? Not sure what they're going to do but it's a nice looking plant (reddish leaves on some).

Plants I would be happy to trade for include mostly other tropicals that I may not have already, such as:

- other types of bananas

- gingers

- unusual types of citrus (I have the common varieties of lemons and limes).

- other types of herbs and fruits.

I live between Orting and South Prairie, about 15 minutes from Bonney Lake. I work from home so I'm usually home during the day.

p.s. Can anyone tell me why my Babaco papaya and Musa lasiocarpa are not doing well? The papaya is losing its leaves as soon as they reach a mature size, although it keeps growing new ones. And the two Musa lasiocarpa were not looking good (leaves are faded and veins showing), but my other types of bananas are doing well. I think the sunroom they've been in may be too hot, it gets up to mid-90's before the ventilation fan kicks in, so I moved that variety of banana outside but it's too soon to say if that has solved the problem yet. Should I do the same with the papaya?

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I would love the Passiflora actinia, a Cavendish banana and ti plant, but I am wondering how would we do the exchange. Would you be coming towards issaquah/Redmond side by any chance? I am starting few ginger starts, that's the onlything on your list that I have right now.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 1:26AM
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grrrnthumb(z8 WA)

Rick I would be interested in the Passiflora actinia, tibouchina starts, and the lemon eucalyptus. Check my list, I have some great stuff. Maybe something like like an angel's trumpet, orchid cactus, and a nautilus vine?
Are you going to the September trade in Bonney Lake?

Here is a link that might be useful: My trade list

    Bookmark   July 3, 2007 at 7:33PM
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Purplelotus: what kind of ginger do you have for trade?

Grrrnthumb: The orchid cactus sounds very cool, and some of the other stuff on your list looks interesting. The nautilus vine (same as vigna caracalla?) is something I have already, although that's another plant that is not doing well in the sunroom (leaves turning yellow, etc.).

To both of you: are you around during the day or do you an 8 to 5 job? The reason I ask is because next Wednesday I have to drive up to Mount Vernon for an evening meeting (although I suspect it may be canceled because I don't think they're going to be ready), so I could meet you both on the way up to exchange plants if you will be available mid-day. I could meet Purplelotus along the I-405 corridor about mid-afternoon, and meet Grrrnthumb in Marysville shortly after that. You're both welcome to come down here too but we're not exactly on the way.

The fall trade in Bonney Lake sounds good, hope to make it there!

    Bookmark   July 4, 2007 at 1:11PM
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grrrnthumb(z8 WA)

Hi Rick,
Email me direct at gw@hulsetile.com . I haven't been having any luck with the Garden Web email system.
- Tom

    Bookmark   July 8, 2007 at 9:26PM
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I missed that, could not check GW for few days. Anyway didn't have good luck with the asian ginger. aah well, some other time

    Bookmark   July 14, 2007 at 1:33AM
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