GH Plants Updated 2016

Nothing is forever, including plants.  Some have fallen from favor, some died despite my best efforts.

The Cycad seeds progressed enough in 2 years that they were bumped up to a 5" pot. They will be inside until I am positive that a squirrel will not destroy them.

  1. Foxtail asparagus ferns to Begonia pots.
  2. Persian Shield
  3. Purple Heart
  4. Chlorophytum (Airplane Plant)
  5. Porterweed --will take cuttings of these last three for a big container.
  6. Pentas --half a dozen of white and palest pink finally grew to blooming size.
  7. White Shrimp -- cuttings soon. These bloom indoors in winter. 
  8. Red Shrimp plant -- a seedling grew in the floor and has bloomed all year.
  9. Begonias
  10. Ghost plant -- these are an ongoing project.
  11. Rabbit's foot fern, new this year
  12. Episcia, also new this year.
  13. Staghorn Fern
  14. Bird's Nest Fern
Many of the above are more or less perennial in my garden. I bring them inside for esthetics or for an early start in Spring.

  • Bromeliads: Vriesea splendens
    Neoregelia carolinae
    Tillandsia cyanea
    Bilbergia pyramidilis 
  • Guzmania
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Schlumbergera -- Christmas and Easter Cactuses
  • Sedum morganianum -- Burro's Tail
  • Rhapsalis -- Mistletoe Cactus
  • Episcia -- Flame Violet

  • Hyacinths -- Different colors every year. 2015: Woodstock, Gypsy Queen and Lavender Sensation along with a bag of  'mixed' that I couldn't resist. I left these in pots and let foliage mature. We will see if they'll bloom again, put to chill early. Will pot up late October.

    • Amaryllis -- I despaired of Hippeastrum blooms in 2015. All bloomed after Christmas. They've rested and the biggest are in the greenhouse growing foliage. I hope for early bloom this year.


Winter Tomatoes produced well indoors 2014.  Ongoing project, was productive. in 2015 and the spring of 2016. Now I'm trying to bring 3rd plants back into bloom when the weather cools so fruit will set.
I was inspired by photos of Tomato Trees at Epcot. The stems are bare at the bottom but foliage is plentiful at the top. They bloomed all summer but never set fruit. We'll see.

Short Day Bloomers in the GH 
  • Persian Shield
  • Purple Heart
  • Porterweed
  • White Shrimp Plant
These are usually continuous winter blooming:
  • Fibrous-rooted Begonias
  • Pentas
  • Purple Heart (setcreasea)

At any time, seeds are sprouting or cuttings are rooting. These vary with seasons.

TENDER TROPICALS - inside the House

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