underplanting

garyfla_gw(10 Florida)November 13, 2012

Hi

With almost superhuman effort and the donation of a pot and labor by a neighbor ,have repotted my largest Bottle

Any suggestions on what to underplant it with?? needs some interest at the base . Have used lantana but don't like the color Thanks gary

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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

How about some red sedum? The dark red would make that trunk pop.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 1:43PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Sounds like a good idea!!! Would not get tall and wwould creep over the sides had another suggestion of another sedum Sun rose really nice in the variagated form Thanks gary

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 6:14PM
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tropicalzone7(7b)

Bromeliads would really add some nice color. In full sun, Neoregelia "Fireball" can turn an intense red color and they would hang nicely out of the planter. The Sedums sound nice too!
-Alex

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 9:51PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
If it were in the ground I wouldn't hesitate with the broms but in a pot I'm concerned with root rot and of course don't want to hide the "bottle lol.
I think I may have hit the limit on pot size . Made the dolly as low as possible and it's still pushing 10 feet , The pot held almost 5 cubic feet of media . Will have to come up wuith some kind of brake as the wind has moved it and it's been under 25 , and I'd bet it weighs at least 300 pounds . Can't wait for a hurricane lol Thanks gary

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 4:10AM
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statenislandpalm7a(7a)

I woulds plant purple queen. Its low growing and hard to kill.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 1:35PM
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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

Yeah it looks like a land sailboat. You might have to invest in a forklift :P

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 1:36PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Was opposed to putiing it in a pot but got the pot and labor for free lol Only place left with full sun is the patio ,reason I put it on casters.
I grew these from seed and are over 20 years old .
Still have 5 others if anyone is interested gary

    Bookmark   November 20, 2012 at 4:58AM
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