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by JV on February 19, 2006 09:40 AM
Finaly found a Crown of Thorns.
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Carolyn called while I was at hospital with Patsy said they got in 500 Crown of Thorns today she would set one back for me. When i got there that was all they had already sold out of the rest. Glad she saved it for me. She also gave me some Sedum(sp)to start as well as a start off a cactus.
Jimmy

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by jonni13 on February 19, 2006 10:31 AM
Nice 'crown' Jimmy. And a nice friend to have too.

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by plants 'n pots on February 19, 2006 11:03 AM
ok - just posted and lost it...

Looks very good, JV!
Actually looks A LOT like mine - the one I got reduced at my supermarket because it was finished flowering then - good deal for me!

Do you know what color the flowers will be?

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by JV on February 19, 2006 10:31 PM
Thanks for the compliments. Lynne she was not sure she thouhg tmight be a light red. Also she ask me to come up there Monday she will bring me a start of Mother of Thousands as well as a purple Eurobia like the one I posted I got from my Mother. Indeed a good friend to have. I gave her some Red Shield seeds last year and that startred us trading back and forth she has some Banana tree plugs after it gets warm.
Jimmy

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by plants 'n pots on February 20, 2006 02:26 AM
Looks like you are going to get some very nice plants, Jimmy. I'm still waiting on some Mother of Thousands from Jillie - where oh where has she disappeared to again - miss her soooo much!

Here is the Crown of Thorns that I got fot 99 cents because it was out of blooms - bloomed 2 for me before shutting down for winter - they are the light red too.
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by jonni13 on February 20, 2006 10:14 AM
My crown is about 3x3x1 ft high. It keeps trying to get choked out by a asparagus fern.
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by cinta on February 20, 2006 03:26 PM
Jimmy that looks really healthy. Sounds like you found a great trading friend.

This is my yellow one.
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by JV on February 20, 2006 11:12 PM
Cinta I have 3 trading friends localy now. One in each Wal-Mart garden center both as well as one of the managers and two in a Callaways Nursery here. Will have to get one of every color now as I now have another addiction. Do any of you know how hard or easy it is to start from cuttings or seed?
Jimmy

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by jonni13 on February 21, 2006 01:00 AM
Jimmy in another post here, Cinta said to start them in water. I ground layer mine. It is about 40 years old. Plain cuttings in soil have given me poor results. I have never seen seeds or had volunteers around anywhere.

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by pagarden on March 02, 2006 08:16 AM
i couldn't find one up here either. i remember them all over in FL (grew up down there) so I asked my mom to look for me. My aunt actually had some in her yard so she mailed me one. wrapped it in wet paper towels with a plastic bag and packed well in a cardboard box! It survived the trip and is actually doing quite well up here as a hose plant in the winter! it is a miniature variety- will never get big- i think this is actually full grown. i love it the kids ask me every time they bump into it "Why do you have to have a plant with pokies?" LOL it has red flowers when it blooms.

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by cinta on March 02, 2006 08:22 AM
Yes JV water is the way to root them. I was told it is probably one of the only succulent that would root in a glass of water.

All those trading buddies you will have to share when you get the other colors. LOL!!!

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by JV on March 07, 2006 04:02 AM
Got this Yellow Crown of Thorns today .
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Meet Clyde my Male Sugar Glider. Clyde says.
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by Dixie Angel on March 07, 2006 04:05 AM
I am gonna end up having to buy one if I don't quit looking at these pictures! [grin] Those are soooo pretty...

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by plants 'n pots on March 07, 2006 06:06 AM
OOH LA LA, JV - I really like this one - great find!

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by JV on March 07, 2006 09:30 AM
Went to Doan's Nursery in Irving found out they raise them in thier Greenhouse they let me go out an pick the one I wanted. They will be getting some jade in soon said something about they were getting some from Vietnam where they are from.
Jimmy

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Meet Clyde my Male Sugar Glider. Clyde says.
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GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
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by comfrey on March 07, 2006 10:09 AM
That is a very pretty Crown of Thorns Jimmy!!!!! I have never seen a varigated flower on one before.

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by jonni13 on March 07, 2006 11:11 AM
That is a very pretty crown, Jimmy. When it gets bigger, I might beg a piece.

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by JV on March 07, 2006 12:36 PM
Ok sounds good just let me know when your ready. They have what I call deep red ones too I am going to have to get.
Jimmy

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Meet Clyde my Male Sugar Glider. Clyde says.
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GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
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by JV on March 11, 2006 09:06 AM
My new Red Crown of Thorns.
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Gave Diane a cutting off this an my Verigated one.
Jimmy

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Meet Clyde my Male Sugar Glider. Clyde says.
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by njoynit on March 24, 2006 09:37 PM
This here's my COT picture took in febuary.its still blooming and has been getting some new growth.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/njoynit/Crownofthorns21506.jpg

I love that flower with the colors blending.I use to have a red.but my hubby is not garden enabled& I was not successful trying to propgate it after his mishap with it.

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by angelblossom on March 28, 2006 12:13 PM
Jimmy the red crown of thorns starter you gave me seems to be happy but the other one doesn't look so good . . I have them in the same area of the house do the starters go thru a transitional period ? the leaves have fallen off the other one, the red one's leaves are fine what can I do??

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by JV on March 30, 2006 05:56 PM
Diane this is my first try with crown of Thorns. Maybe Cinta, Njoynit or Tina can help you.I have mine on my covered porch also not in the house unless we get bad weather warnings of freeze or high winds.
Jimmy

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Meet Clyde my Male Sugar Glider. Clyde says.
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GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
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by njoynit on April 03, 2006 11:01 AM
I need to know more.I need to know if they we're calloused over before you rooted.Its very difficult to root COT.When I had sucess(only once& took a very long time)I let it sit for about a week cause forgot.was good& calloused though.I dipped in rooting hormone& potted and watered in with root starter and forgot about watering it for about 2 weeks.I'd guess was a month before seen new growth.new growth was in the very tip& a few leaves re sprouted. When hubby crashed the red one& I tried to root all the stems all died but one that was left laying on AC& pure neglect was proably what rooted it. the pot sat in bright light.
Stress can make the leaves fall.Once it gets rooted they are happy watered once a week(but I do water more when is windy or the leaves will curl& twist) another thing that can make leaves drop is dryer air.I've tried mine in a different spot this year,but will likely move it back to older spot.I think it liked the morning sun better.It still gets 2-3 hours direct sun,but is afternoon sun right now.But is still in bloom& getting new growth.

Yes.watch high winds.I don't know WHY I thought a screen would be fine protection for hurricane.I guess I just thought the pot won't blow around.

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by miss alabama on April 25, 2006 02:17 PM
i just bought me one of these today.it is so pretty.and i hope easy to grow.

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