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« on: November 16, 2010, 10:24:05 »


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 This Orangeade is over 1m tall , and lasted for months .
Whats not to like about these ? And pups galore usually .
I have had a few of the more highland ones cark it on me , but will persist trying to grow some once i create more suitable cooler growing areas .
Some of the more unusual species just look so weird .
Like stricta with its narrow foliage and impressive infloresence .
I gave some pups to friends in Whyanbeel , just poking them into the ground . Massive clump now , really impressive .
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 16:51:23 »

Yeah, I think people get turned off by the mass-produced stuff (how can they have a plant snob appeal if they are sold at every big box store?).  That and they don't do well for me, so I find other things more interesting.  I would probably have more if our water wasn't so salty...Guzzies and Vrieseas I just can't grow well.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 18:55:53 »

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Yeah, I think people get turned off by the mass-produced stuff (how can they have a plant snob appeal if they are sold at every big box store?).

They realy do not like it cold, that is the main reason for me. Anybody knows if there is a cold hardy one?

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 00:22:36 »

You need good quality water to grow good Guzmanias and now sadly most municipal water is crap. The Guzmanias I see at my Brom Society sales really dont look happy - your average brom grower cant grow them at all. Guzmanias are however undoubtedly the KING OF BROMELIADS and leave those boring neos for dead.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 07:07:06 »

I think someone is aching for somebody to "bite".  Lips sealed
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 22:58:45 »

There's the first one.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 00:18:43 »

I must be lucky. I have quite a few guzzies growing outdoors and in the garden. They flower reliably and are lovely with their smooth leaf edges. I usually bring one indoors when in flower and swap them around when they are passed their best. A great range of colours too, but I must admit, I'm not a department store shopper, so most of mine come from other collectors and growers.
I did have some trouble with brown markings on the leaves of a few this winter, and I'm assuming it was cold damage, so have moved the lot to an area which has been successful with other guzzies for some time.
See how we go eh?
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2010, 03:14:07 »

I rarely need to use town water , and even if I do we have some of the best in the world here . Mossman Council did not even chlorinate it , and only recently set up a micro-filtration plant . I just drank the gravity fed water from the mountain creek ... as a side rant ,,, I think the molly-coddling the kids of today get with everything bloody disinfected is SO bad for them , gee I ate worms and slugs and mud pies as a kid ... drank rainwater from a 44 in Mexico and only had turista for a few days .. end rant ,, Got heaps of guzzies in flower right now , heaps of little lingulata minors I have grown from seed .
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2010, 22:00:59 »

Totally irrelevant I know, but I've always wondered who "Molly" was?
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