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Offline Persephone

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Hortus Botanicus
« on: April 18, 2009, 05:36:51 pm »
Hei :)

As we can see so many plants and flowers around our forum... You know, Vlad, Markus, Luth's Sunflowers :D I just thought that this might be a good topic for us to discuss plants... problems with its planting, for pics and advices. Whatever :)

Actually it's not without a purpose why I created it - I wanted straightly ask You, Markus... I love Cycas Revoluta. I had several years ago one... kinda big but unfortunatelly we moved to a flat with gas heating and it imediatelly died cause of the gas leaking into the air from the heating.
I got for my b-day a very very little new one now cause V. knew I adore Cycases and bonsai trees and Gardenias. So he asked his parents to give me Cycas for b-day. :blush:

So now I have little one. They are not easy to plant... do You have some experiences with Cycas, would You please give me some advice?


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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 07:41:11 pm »
Hei Mirjam, :)

Latin and botany - a sure way to lure me. :lol3:

First of all: Congrats to your new plant! I don't really have experience with Cycas revoluta, but my parents have a Cycas plant. It stands in the living room in a rather shady place at 18-25°C, in the summer even warmer. My mom waters it, and only the most robust and easy-care plants survive her gardening skills. ::)

I did a quick web-research for you, and this site seems rather sound and helpful. The gist is: Your new roommate likes direct sun or at least a bright place and regular water. It gets better along with some dryness than with too much water; but avoid dryness when new leaves are developing. Some mild fertilizer is appreciated in spring and summer. It tolerates a wide range of temperatures, so normal room temperatures should not be a problem. You ought to avoid cold draughts, though.

General rules that hold for all plants are: Too much fertilizer is harmful, and the warmer a plant stands, the more light it needs. Never ever water them by a fixed schedule ("every Monday and Thursday") but always by their need - water them, when the surface of the soil has become dry.

If you have any more questions, don't hesitate! :)

Cheers!

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« Last Edit: April 19, 2009, 12:10:32 pm by Markus »
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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 12:12:33 pm »
P.S.: Miri, you might also enjoy these pages: Cycas revoluta and Odd forms of C. revoluta
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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 08:05:12 pm »
Wonderful! Thanks a lot!  :wOOt:
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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009, 01:00:36 pm »
So, I was in one of few botanic gardens here in my city... the biggest one. Unfortunately I forgot to take the camera... but then I used my friends mobile phone for some pics I had time to make at least in the end of the garden.

I was so fascinated by these little froggies!  :wOOt: :wOOt: And how many were of them!





Their home:



Way to the secret garden  :ninja:





View from the one of beginnings of the botanic garden to the gardens of Troja chateau:



We came there just right because of these little trees :) There was a huge exposition of bonsai trees :)



I don't usually like sculptures - but this one was fantastic, there was another one - smaller - too but in the end I forgot to take a pic of it.

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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 08:12:24 am »
OMG! Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing!  :thumbup:  :bow:
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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 10:20:24 am »
Really amazing, thanks a lot!

I'm especially fond of bonsai, too. Years ago I visited the bonsai museum in Heidelberg which has a lot of fantastic trees.

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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 04:35:19 pm »
Great pics (and great topic too) Mirjam!
My faves are the Araucaria (the fifth one) and the sculpture .
Man, it's been a while since the last time I went to a botanical garden. It was last summer in Bonn (Germany) and wow! what a wonderful place it was :bow:
I'll try to drop a pic or two in a few days.

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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 10:21:15 pm »
Maybe some more continental plants...

Linum austriacum (at the banks of Vistula river valley)



Iris sibirica (as seen yesterday at Folusz Molinia Meadows )


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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 10:26:19 pm »
You've messed up the inscriptions. :lol3:

But the images are wonderful, as usual. I like the colour of the flax blossoms and the intricate marking on the iris. :)

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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 10:29:04 pm »
True  :lol3:

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Re: Hortus Botanicus
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 10:37:58 pm »
The second ones are...  :wOOt: :blink: :wOOt:
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