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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:16 pm

saw these shrubs in florida and due to the trunks, branching, leaf size, flowers, etc, i thought they might make attractive bonsai material...



anyone know what these might be ?
i brought home a few cuttings that i hope are currently rooting...

(i think leo might have mentioned to me what they are but i forget Rolling Eyes )

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Post  David Brunner on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:23 pm

Hello Kevin - this is Ixora coccinea, a lovely flowering shrub in the Rubiaceae or Madder Family.  It is native to the Indian subcontinent, and as you probably already guessed it is not hardy. There are many very nice examples of Ixora grown as bonsai.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:31 pm

Good luck growin' these babies in "The Waukee". Jun posted on of his, (I believe) awhile back. Perhaps our "Bro in Botany", Leo has some info?

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:31 pm

thanks david !!!

and sorry, leo... but yes, ixora does sound like what you probably said to me Embarassed

now i hope my cuttings work

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:34 pm

LanceMac10 wrote:Good luck growin' these babies in "The Waukee". Jun posted on of his, (I believe) awhile back. Perhaps our "Bro in Botany", Leo has some info?

i seem to have have pretty good luck with tropicals, due to my fortunate winter light circumstances... so heres hoping.
(of course now that i said that, i just jinxed it... damn!)

and i'm sure the mad botanist has some info... next time i just gotta actually listen Wink

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Post  Leo Schordje on Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:26 pm

Thanks for the votes of confidence, but is your trust in the quality of my info well placed? Rolling Eyes
Yep, Ixora coccinea or a hybrid from it.

They are true tropicals. Favorite shrub for landscape plantings in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and other equatorial tropical climates. It is only marginally hardy in southern Florida, you won't see it away from the coast or much north of Sarasota. It hates temperatures below 50 F. (+10 C) To get roots, keep it above 70 F if possible, keeping the cuttings at 80 to 85 F until roots form is what I have heard commercial guys do with this type of tropical.

Jun has some wonderful Ixora examples.




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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:30 pm

Leo Schordje wrote:Thanks for the votes of confidence, but is your trust in the quality of my info well placed?  Rolling Eyes  

of course it is well placed !
you have never steered me wrong...

at least not that i know of Wink

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Post  Leo Schordje on Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:53 pm

Just wait - it will be soooo funny. Twisted Evil
hook line and sinker

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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:35 pm

Not doubtin' your horts', Kev. Just something so beautiful as these become reminds me of a gorgeous gal who you just can't seem to spend enough money on! You know, she'll always be sulking and looking like she's on her way out, no matter how much attention you give her. Everything you do just makes it worse!! Know where I'm coming from? Oh yea, Jun's semi-cascade of this species is one of the most incredibly sexy beaut' I've ever seen. Did you try to search this site yet for info on these babies?

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:02 pm

LanceMac10 wrote:Not doubtin' your horts', Kev. Just something so beautiful as these become reminds me of a gorgeous gal who you just can't seem to spend enough money on! You know, she'll always be sulking and looking like she's on her way out, no matter how much attention you give her. Everything you do just makes it worse!! Know where I'm coming from? Oh yea, Jun's semi-cascade of this species is one of the most incredibly sexy beaut' I've ever seen. Did you try to search this site yet for info on these babies?  

aw man lance... you're going about it all wrong my friend...
they should be the ones doting on you while you sulk and brood...
you know, like the tortured artist... chicks dig it !
(as an unintentional tactic, the whole "bad boy" thing got me to australia for 3 months in the late '80s Wink )

seriously though, i have probably seen jun's as i really dig his work, but havent done any research yet...
just keeping the cuttings warm & moist and if they establish, then i will look into them more...

i have 5 of 'em going since middle of january and may have already lost 2 of them... after cutting, they spent 2 full days in travel mode (wet paper towel in plastic bag) before i could get them into some medium w/ rooting hormone... the ones i may be losing are now pretty much brown and dry, but 3 of them are still green and supple, so there is hope...

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Post  LanceMac10 on Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:58 pm

Hmmm, initial reply, timed out? Methinks it may have been content.

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Post  fiona on Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:08 am

LanceMac10 wrote:Hmmm, initial reply, timed out? Methinks it may have been content.
Explain please.

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:53 am

Hit send, message reply: "session timed out, try to submit reply again". No big deal really, just sportin' around with Kevin. And I did refer to my younger dating days. Nothin' vulgar, you understand. And my metaphor of the Ixxora was not from personal experience. I was a bit of a hunk back in my day, better to be a kept man than the other way around!!! Oh....and Kevin mentioned the "A" word attached to "tortured". The word is pretentious AT BEST!!! I would not want that word attached to me. But you can paint "Self-Expression" all over me!!! Trust me, no drama here!!!

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:40 pm

i tend to agree regarding the word artist, but when combined w/ tortured it becomes even more ridiculous...
however, when one creates things in a visually (or other sensorilly) appealing way, i cannot think of a word other than artist scratch

but to come right out and claim "i am an artist" does indeed sound, and is, pretentious Embarassed
much better to just say what you do: "i write songs" or "i make sculptures" or "i bend trees against their will"
and then if others appreciate what you do enough to call you an artist, then so be it.

and as a last aside: i have known, or known of, only a couplafew guys named "lance" and each one was "a bit of a hunk"...
i think it comes with the territory of being named lance...

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Post  fiona on Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:57 pm

LanceMac10 wrote:Hmmm, initial reply, timed out? Methinks it may have been content.

Hi again. Have checked with the forum support guys and apparently this is a system glitch from time to time and has been reported from several other forums.  It seems to be something to do with slow loading of pages which may be anywhere along the line.

Rest assured it is nothing to do with content - hunk or no hunk. Wink

If it happens again, it would be great if you could capture it as a screenshot so I can flag up exactly what people see to the tekkies.


Cheers

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btw  what browser are you using?

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Post  LanceMac10 on Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:52 pm

Oh sheesh, I'm a lot better growing trees and making cute babies than computer stuff! I would imagine it's the default browser on the control..... panel....?? How would I figure out. Lord only knows....

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:53 pm

at the rate things are going, your baby will be able to handle that for you in a year or two Wink

whenever i'm stuck on a computer thing, i ask one of my kids Rolling Eyes Embarassed

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