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Rauwenffia Siamensis, Belle of India are here!

Posted by No-Clue So Cal Zone 10 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 20, 13 at 23:10

Belle of India photo P1050913_zps8a965fb3.jpgBelle of India. By far this is my FAVORITE Jasmine hands down!! She smells incredible! I am thinking of ordering 3 more and just pot all 4 into a large community pot so I can have more blooms. Is that ok to do?

Fudingzhu Sweet Olive photo P1050919_zps77659d7d.jpgFudingzhu Sweet Olive is tiny and adorable!

Fudingzhu Sweet Olive1 photo P1050918_zps1418388a.jpgLook at her in front of the Sweet Olive plant I bought from Green Mart.

Sweet Olive flowers photo P1050854_zps1a6b9ec2.jpgUnfortunately I don't know what variety I bought from Green Mart but the flowers are not white but more creamy. Regardless I love the scent.

Rauwenffia Siamensis photo P1050911_zpsf4be852f.jpgHere are my Rauwenffia Siamensis and Maxillaria Tenuifolia.

Rauwenffia Siamensis1 photo P1050914_zps6166143a.jpgRauwenffia Siamensis is about 20" tall. She looks so adorable! LOL

Rauwenffia Siamensis photo P1050917_zps897bc84f.jpgUpon close inspection I found a growth of some kind. Maybe it's a seed pod!

Vietnamese Gardenia photo P1050852_zps0065e81c.jpgA photo of my Vietnamese Gardenia. I planted both in my side yard. They are not too happy right now after I put them in the ground... a lot of the lower leaves are turning yellow. The ants are have a ball carry the aphids to the tips. So the situation is critical at this time.

Carding Mill1 photo P1050889_zpsb60f0718.jpgI just have to share that my David Austin Carding Mill re-bloomed. She's also very fragrant!

David Austin Rose Carding Mill photo P1050890_zps9a10df95.jpgAnother shot of my beauty.

Thank you for looking! :)


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RE: Rauwenffia Siamensis, Belle of India are here!

wait.. that's a bud.. on your rauwenffia!!!.. Waah. : )


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RE: Rauwenffia Siamensis, Belle of India are here!

OMG I'm so jealous. You got a bud already. How awesome is that. :))

No clue, I did that with some of my jasmines (but I planted a Belle of India and the J. sambac flore plena from Logee's) because I was running out of room. It helps make the overall affect more bushier as you know how leggy some of these sambacs can be...
Dar

This post was edited by musaboru on Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 0:20


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RE: Rauwenffia Siamensis, Belle of India are here!

Ugh. Trying not to be jealous of how large your Rauwenffia Siamensis is compared to mine (mine is 11" tall). :(
Oh, well. I should be happy for you and I should be happy knowing that it probably won't be too long before mine blooms! Congrats on the flower bud!
We expect a full scent report when it does. :)

So glad you love Belle of India! I grow 3 to a pot so 4 might be pushing it unless it's a huge pot. The pot my 3 are in is already too small for the monsters. Laugh.

-Robert


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RE: Rauwenffia Siamensis, Belle of India are here!

  • Posted by No-Clue So Cal Zone 10 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 10:46

Kemistry - are you sure it's a bud? I hope I didn't kill it by bare rooting it when I repotted. :(

Musa - so you think I can mix other Jasmines in the same pot? I already have the two Mysore Mulli (I think) that I bought from Green Mart. They smell awesome two but not as strong as Bell of India. I just LOVE LOVE her. Just enough sweetness and subtlety without being in your face about it. I am going to order another few one for my mom. Jasmine reminds us of my beloved Dad. So I know she will love it too!

Robert - don't be jealous because under your care you plant will be HUGE in no time. Besides yours should be blooming soon as well. I can't wait to smell her. It seems like you and I have similar taste in fragrance! How dangerous is that?

Do you repot your orchids? If so what mix do you use and do you bare root them first? This is my first time growing orchids.

Thank you!!


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RE: Rauwenffia Siamensis, Belle of India are here!

Still jealous...especially since I've been ordering from Logee's for years and this is your first order and you got the biggest one! Laugh.

I'm going to answer your jasmine question even though you directed it at Dar-
Yes. You can plant Belle and Mysore in the same pot since they are the same species just different cultivars so they will have the same growing requirements.
I like having mine in separate pots since the flowers are different and it's easier for me to notice the differences in scent that way.

As for your orchid question I use mixes by Better-Gro and Ferti-Lome. Lowe's normally carries Better-Gro and I found the Ferti-Lome mix at a local nursery.
I do shake off the existing potting mix when I repot my orchids. :)

-Robert


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No Clue, yeah that's a bud. You need to update us on its scent!! I called Logee to order one because of your post. Lol. I ordered a rauwenhoffia & a coffea (finally!!)


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Yay! You finally broke down and ordered a rauwenhoffia , Kemistry!
I'm sure yours will be larger than mine. :)

-Robert


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  • Posted by No-Clue So Cal Zone 10 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 21, 13 at 17:48

Robert is having a size issue. LMAO!! I couldn't resist teasing you my dear friend. ;)

Well because of Robert I ordered Rauwenffia too and I have no idea what I just bought or how do I care for it. Haha. I should read up on it so I don't kill that lonely bud. I had no idea a plant that small would have a bud.

Yeah Kemistry you finally got one. Maybe yours will have two buds. Just don't tell Robert though. :)

I will report when she blooms.


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I hope I wont have to wait 2+ years for this rauwen plant to bloom. I just realize that many relatives of the tropical fruits soursop/sugarapple are fragrant.. It's really interesting because I also read that the flowers of sugarapple also have a nice scent.

I need to stay away from GW.. so many enablers on here. Lol
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I found a video on youtube which I think is of Rauwenhoffia siamensis. One viewer commented it has a good scent.

Hopefully we'll find out soon! :)

-Robert

Here is a link that might be useful: Rauwenhoffia vid


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Well my two plants are here.

First a bad news.. I'm disappointed in my coffee plant. It's a seedling! I emailed Logee last year about their coffee plants and they said theirs were rooted cuttings. Gaah!

And the good news? Look how huge that rauwen plant is

AND THIS!!!

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Ugh. Jealous of your rauwenhoffia. Laugh.

Please post your scent thoughts if that bud blooms for
ya!

-Robert


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Wow another buff plant. I will be checking this thread every hour to see what you write about the scent lol. I broke down and ordered the last two. they should be shipping this week or next week.


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Update me on the scent as usual:)
Hopefully your alba golden is next to bloom...:))


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Dar,

Ha! You bought the last two? Boy. My original thread really inspired people to get this plant.
What if we all hate the scent? ;)

-Robert


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Robert. I looked at your plant's pictures and I think yours will bloom this year too. Mine is about your height (meaning main trunk). It looks taller because of the many side branches. The bud is set on the longest side branch so I'm sure this Summer you'll see buds on yours! : )

I like the look of this plant a lot. The leaves are bluish green ..so pretty!


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My Rauwenhoffia siamensis has a tiny, tiny bud!!!
Now I don't have to be so jealous of the rest of you. ;)
Has anyone actually smelled a bloom yet?

-Robert


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Of course I came too late and now I may never have one of these plants!!

Now that is a reason to be jealous..lol

Mike


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