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Euphorbia pulcherrima?


Euphorbia pulcherrima?

Growing in a neighbour's garden



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Do you think it is a giant poinsettia, J?

7 Dec, 2011

 

Lol!!
That's what I thought, J...it's about 10 ft tall so I couldn't see close up - even with my glasses!

7 Dec, 2011

 

Lovely colour,Karen,whatever it is..I like it very much.:o)

7 Dec, 2011

 

Trawled the internet in my usual way...couldn't find anything like it, Bloomer.

From a distance they look like huge cabbage roses...

Knowledge completely useless back in Blighty, J
...unless I get a very large conservatory! :)
(probably best not to mention this for a while yet...)

8 Dec, 2011

 

Lol.Karen..one day at a time ! keep working at it,in a subtle way..you might get one eventually :o)

8 Dec, 2011

 

Teehee, Bloomer...plant a seed and let it grow...as they say! ;)))

8 Dec, 2011

 

Exactly ! Women work in mysterious ways :o))

8 Dec, 2011

 

Funny...that's exactly what my OH says! :)))

8 Dec, 2011

 

Karenfranceafrica:

I'm so jealous! Mine died this past summer from a major bug infestation! :>(

By the way, this is not Euphorbia pulcherrima, it's Mussaenda philippica 'Doña Luz'...which is in the coffee family (Rubiaceae) lol! :>)

12 Dec, 2011

 

Aahh! The gardener told me its common african name today...but I've forgotten it already!

He doesn't like it because it tends to grow really tall here, but is very straggly - probably not its ideal climate?

12 Dec, 2011

 

It's an African native. It's a gorgeous flowering shrub, which needs to be cut back after flowering to keep it compact. It likes regular fertilizer to keep it growing well, also.

Note: The climate there is perfect for this plant.

13 Dec, 2011

 

In that case, Delonix...I think it can go on my list! :))

Do you know if it will take easily from a cutting?

14 Dec, 2011

 

It should grow very easily from cuttings. That's how they're grown here in s. Cal (when you can find them for sale) and s. Florida.

14 Dec, 2011

 

Oh GOOD! :))

15 Dec, 2011

 

:>))

16 Dec, 2011



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