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by njoynit on February 10, 2006 12:15 AM
I grow a yellow crown of thorns.it stays in bloom a good part of the year or guess when its not blazeing hot.I've been growing it in a pot.but have wondered what size pot it should actually grow in.Itts also kinda lop sided as it took some wind from rita& don't even know if is possile to grow out of the windward look.

ALSO....In our fabulas walmart is a crown of thorns with purple leaves....is it damage?or is it actually possible?

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by tkhooper on February 10, 2006 01:23 AM
That is definitely on my list of things I want to have. I think they are so pretty.

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by jonni13 on February 10, 2006 04:45 AM
I have one crown, in the ground. It is the reddish flowered one. It is thriving on my neglect. I have taken cuttings from it and had, like a 5% success rate of rooting. But I have ground layered it with better success. I have also seen the dark colored leaves so I think the one you saw was not diseased.

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by tkhooper on February 10, 2006 05:00 AM
You all are tempting me something awful lol.

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by cinta on February 10, 2006 11:40 AM
I have to make it over to Walmart. I notice every year there seems to be a lot of development of this plant. I wonder if it is because it flowers so long it is easy to propogate new varities through seeds. I have the red and the yellow one.

As far as rooting you will have better luck rooting it in water. I was told it was the best way and I had good success.

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by njoynit on February 16, 2006 01:11 AM
I know they need to callous over 1st.Hubby trashed my red one [tears] He dropped stuff on it.I stuck the pieces in a potting mix but they just shrivled [lala] 0% success rate.not even the original made it(4x4s are heavy)My COT is a lil bigger than yours,but in a pot 2 times the size of yours.mine was IN that size when bought.
How do you like your strugurt canna?
I think your unknow EE is Illustris.mine looks very similar,but had darker markings in some areas.you'd find mine in yahoo in spring garden albulm

http://www.aroid.org/gallery/kozminski/Colocasia/antiquorum_illustris.html

Your Calthea is beautiful. [gabby]

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by cinta on February 19, 2006 01:49 PM
njoynit, Thanks for the Calthea compliment. I love leaves that have color.

I like Canna Stuggart once I found it perfect spot it really is one of my favorites. It does not like much sun and lots I mean lots of water. I kept it in a Bog condition.

If you want to have success rooting COT put it in a glass of water. It will root in about 4 wks. then plant in soil.

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