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Embers Blooming In February ...

Posted by loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 19:52

Hello Everyone!

I have had quite a winter this year with Inflos blooming.. This is the latest to grace me with their beauty. I rooted this three tipped cutting last summer and it pushed an inflo late summer. It decided to stick around and bloom in the coldest time of the year..

Embers to keep me warm!!!

It has a sweet fruity fragrance that is strong even under lights. It really makes me happy!!

Mahalo!

Laura


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  • Posted by mksmth oklahoma 7a (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 8, 14 at 21:07

that is fantastic. I love that one. Great Job Laura!!

stay warm

Mike


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Love it! I can't wait to see mine bloom now. It's pretty big so hopefully this summer!! Now I am really looking forward to it since you said it is very fragrant! :) I have a lot to cut back this summer. I will be doing a lot of rooting and re-potting.


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Very beautiful, Laura.

Chuy


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WOW Laura! Looking that good, even under lights?! What a beauty!!!


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Very beautiful. Love those pictures.


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Hello Everyone!!,

Hi Mike... Thank you!! Hope all is well with you! How is the new house coming along? Ready to get those plants outside? I know, I am...

Powder.. Thank you!! It is a very fragrant tree.. I can't wait to see it bloom in the summer. It must really be something in the heat. Maybe one year, I will see it in the summer!!

Hi Chuy!! Hope you are doing well in Cali!! I see you all received a little rain. I am hoping you all get the much needed snow in the mountains to give you some relief. I feel for you with the drought. Argh...

Hi Emily!!! Under lights.. Lol, can you believe this? They are loving the winter this year. But I am afraid they are still confused (others trying to go dormant). One minute it's snowing and the next day it is 55 degrees. It is just crazy weather around here. The big Kapalua is pushing 4 Inflos now and I can't stop it. It is in the same spot where I pulled it in (October). It isn't under lights or anything.. Still has a few leaves and shows signs of wilting if I don't water it every month. The tips are greening up and the Inflos are making an appearance. I want it to stop! But it won't listen to me...! Hope you are well..

Hi Barb!! Thank you!! So nice to see you!!! How are your trees doing?

Stay warm,

Laura


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Hi Laura - yes finally a couple days of scattered rain. Much needed indeed!! I moved my little Adenium seedlings and few plumies out from under the covered patio and they received a little rain :).
Strange winter we've had here- but I'm hangin in there.
Take care and hope you get more beautiful blooms!

Chuy


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This is Stunning Laura....It is on my list. I have started my transplant ordeal in getting ready for you to visit and I hope I have more blooming this July than last and that was a great year for me. The spring itch is heavy out here. alohas, roxanne


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Hi Laura,

Well, got the pool filled in and moved a lot of the plants. Put in a walkway and have already got more plants started. Husband was surprised on how much more room I have. I think that I am going to have an area for different flowers and also a small veg garden. Weather here has been great and my plants seem to be a little mixed up, some keeping leaves and others losing them. I will post some pictures. :) Keep the pictures coming of the flowers blooming. barb
p.s. In this picture of the plants at the bottom are all named and tag ones and the ones on the other side of the path are none-tag ones, mysteries and seedlings.

This post was edited by barb13 on Mon, Feb 10, 14 at 14:35


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In the middle are all of some of the cuttings I have started so far. My son called and let me know that someone had put a lot of cuttings in the trash can and that the trashman was on that street so he took them home for me. I used them to make about 30 cuttings and also had some yellow ones that my husband had trimmed early in Dec. I have cut some of my own but will pot them up in water bottles in the next week or so. Barb


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WOW Barb!!!!! roxanne


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Wow... look at all the space you have now... your plumerias are gonna be happy and have more room to stretch their branches out..


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Hi Laura.
Very pretty variety. You do know that Exotic Plumeria renamed this variety right? It was officially registered as 'Toba's Fire'. I am telling you this because some people get really angry because E.P. apparently has the habit of doing this a lot. Another example of this is his 'Confetti' which was registered as 'Barbados Showgirl' first. Hetty posted this info on another plumeria site.

I know Fuzzy sells them periodically on Ebay, and maybe he was not aware of this. Hopefully the prices on this variety will drop. E.P. is selling it for $80 for a single tip cutting. James had mentioned in an older post that 'Toba's Fire' needs temps above 85 degrees to get the nice yellow and orange color. I know we get that warm here so I should be able to get those awesome colors!

I am going to plant my 'Sweet Lavender' cutting from Sonia tonight or tomorrow. She still looks very nice. The cutting is nice and beefy. You want to here something strange? My DSP has been sitting in a dark room with no direct sunlight at all since I brought it in last fall. It dropped all it's leaves and since has not only grown all new leaves, but it also has produced 2 new inflos! I am simply amazdd that it produced all these nice new shiny dark green leaves and now 2 inflos in a room with no sun light at all!

Congrats on your 'Toba's Fire' Laura!!! She certainly is a beauty :)

Andrew


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  • Posted by irun5k St Pete, FL (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 12, 14 at 21:00

Hi Laura, looks great! This is one of the ones that always catches my eye... a unique color combination. What a treat to have one this tie of the year!

Andrew, I can't prove this but I suspect that EP is also selling "canopy" Celadine cuttings branded as their "Patio Plumeria." And actually, they told me the Patio Plumeria has "the Celadine flower." I don't know about those guys, $259.95 for a 6-tip unrooted Embers. But, they seem to do a good business so what do I know!!!


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Embers is really that high? Yeah that's probably right because of the # of tips. I believe what your saying is right. I was checking out E.P.'s website last night because me myself, I would really like an Embers and I though if a single tip is really under $90 and it also includes shipping, then maybe I would consider it. I don't know for sure if shipping is included or not. I read that on another forum I believe.

The thing is, it really bothers me that EP simply renames the plumeria and then jacks up the cost of the renamed variety.I would much rather buy it from a reputable grower instead but I also don't want to wait and try winning an Ebay bid for it. I myself have done that before and spent a small fortune on a rootes cutting. Well I really shouldn't say that because the last time I did that I won a two tipped J.L.Dane for around $155. Considering that I have see these go for over $200 and have them be just a single tip, I think I did pretty good.

I am going to put the word out there this spring/summer that I am looking for a Toba's Fire, and hopefully I can support a reputable buyer instead.

I also tend to agree with you in regards to the patio plumeria they are selling.It really didn't occur to me until a very kind Derrick Martin and my other friend JoEllen gifted me 3 plumeria last spring. I also got a nice candle. They were all part of a get well gift I got after my major back surgery. The most impressive cutting was a 9 tip Celadine canopy cutting. After seeing it and looking at EP's Patio plumeria pics, I thought that they were oddly similar and with it being a canopy cutting I though that explained why there patio plumeria was blooming at such a small size! They really do irratate the crap out of me. My friend Hetty said she refuses to order from them anymore because she doesnt choose to support someone who renames varieties so they can turn around and sell them at much higher prices.

Andrew


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Hello Everyone!!

Glad to hear you all are getting some relief in Southern Cali!! We just had another blast of snow last night with more tonight! Ugh... I'm tired of the white stuff! Ready for spring!!!

Mahalo, Rox! I'm getting excited for summer too! Looking forward to my visit out there as well.. Sounds like fun to meet you guys and visit JJ's open house. I see Tex is giving a lecture at the SCPS that same weekend. Awesome!!! I'm sure you will have beautiful blooms all summer long. ;-)

Barb! Love everything you have done! I can see how filling in the pool will help you as well as give you more room to work with! Everything looks wonderful!! So beautiful and healthy! Simply gorgeous!

Hi Andrew! Thank you for the nice comments!! I do love this Embers and I have been reading about how the late Richard Tobas gave Allen a tree. It is interesting to see if they are one in the same and most think they are. I have seen Fuzzys as well and they look good too! Hopefully I will see it bloom in my heat here.. Should be a nice color with triple digits.. But the timing is everything! Lol

Hi Brian!! Nice to see you! Thank you! It is a treat o have these bloom in the winter, especially with all of this snow. It's to cold and I'm ready for a change!

I hope you are doing well!! Interesting to hear about the canopy cuttings.. They are beautiful!

Stay warm everyone!!!

Laura


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Hi Laura,

Sorry that you are getting so much cold and snow. Hope that spring or early summer will be here soon. Weather here has been very mild for this time of year and I just love my new yard. I just got in from giving them a drink of water. It is so much easier to water also but not sure how long that will last since I have started about 75 more plants. Some I will sell later after they are well rooted. But most I will add to my own collection to enjoy later. Can not wait to see what will bloom this year and I know I am not the only one. LOL Enjoy your day, Barb


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Love the colour on that embers. Would need several to keep one warm THIS winter, with all the cold and snow we are having in the east...

Christopher


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Very nice! The color reminds me of a mango! Hope all is well Laura!

Mark


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Cannot wait to meet you as well Laura.....roxanne


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Hi Barb!!

Another round of snow for us tonight. This is getting really old.. Sigh!!

I am so glad to see all of your trees looking so happy! Who needs that pool anyway? Lol.. Not those trees!! Love all of the space you have now!! Enjoy your warm temps!! You will have lots of beautiful bloom 's this summer, I'll put money on that!! ;-)

Hi Christopher!!! If anyone needs Embers, it is you guys in the northeast!! OMG.. I don't know how you all deal with this. We here in VB are dealing with record snow totals and record cold temps . We had single digit temps here. Way to cold for me.. I have more Embers blooming on my tree to keep up the warmth.. Lol. We need the fire stoked in the south!!! What a mess. So nice to see you!! Hope all is well!!

Mahalo, Mark!! What a pleasure to see you as well.. Hope you are staying warm in Texas. I know you all have had a cold winter too!!! Have a great night!!! Lol.. It does look like a Mango, but has the sweet fruity fragrance too!

Rox.. Mahalo!!! It will be awesome!!! I can't wait...

Thanks for all of the information on the Embers. I have heard so many stories here and on FB. I love it no matter what!! Some say it is the same as Toba's Fire. Others say no. I know that the late Richard Tobas had a Friendship with Alan, but that is all I know. Embers from Exotic Plumeria is a beauty.. Toba's Fire from Fuzzy on EBay is a beauty too!

I am just very happy it rooted for me and it is blessing me with blooms. Just makes me happy.. That is what counts!! To my friend who gave me the cutting. Mahalo. It is doing very well.. Many thanks!! ;-)

Have a wonderful evening!!!

Laura

This post was edited by loveplants2 on Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 23:22


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