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strep idea

Posted by ensatagirl 7 Richmond VA (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 19, 07 at 10:39

I have many, many community pots (salad bar containers) which are either blooming or ready to bloom. I usually take the blooming ones out and pot them in 8 oz styrafoam cups. But I have started putting the community containers in the livingroom facing east. It is an extraordinary sight when there are five to seven streps of the same kind blooming at once. I am going to put up a special table and move most of the community pots there in front of the window where I can see them all the time.

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RE: strep idea

Hi there,

i found that after a certain period of time the roots fill the container, and after that streps deteriorate and catch rootrot quite easily. Since there is not very much soil in your compots - be vigilant.

They really like good natural light. I am still at the office - and I have 6 of them sitting on a windowsill in Oyama pots.

I agree with you 100%. We need to stick them where we can see them all the time and enjoy their bloom.

Good luck


RE: strep idea

Hi ensatagirl,

Sounds like you have been very successful in propagating streps, do you mind sharing your secret with the rest of us? Maybe I can try it your way and see if it works for me. I have never been able to make a strep baby, let alone a community pot. Can you post a picture of your community pots? Thanks.

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