Plant Peeps...What is this Plant?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by rodriguezpoultry, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I received this plant at my grandmother's funeral and would like to attempt to keep it alive.

    So far, I have ignored it and put it outside where it has had no watering other than the torrential downpours in OK. It has had no sunlight except for the bit that is available in the mornings, and that can reach it behind the water-hose holder.

    I have brought it into my apartment now, because it is getting kind of cold...and I'd hate to see this really neat thing die. Any help on what it is, as well as any help on keeping me from killing it would be awesome!

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    It doesn't smell and the buds don't open up. when they do, the flower falls off and a new one begins (you can see the new ones as the white things coming in.
     
  2. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

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    Cyclamen. Keep it well watered but not waterlogged. North window, like african violets.
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Oh no....PLEASE not like African violets! I killed that thing in a month!

    I don't have a north-facing window in the apartment...will a lightbulb suffice? Would it have died if I'd kept it outside in the lower temperatures?
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    They like cold, and as long as they don't completely dry out you can't kill them.
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    cyclamen...does well in the desert, so long as you water it?

    EDITED: they use that as a landscape plant here.
     
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  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    So even in freezing temps it would have done fine??
     
  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

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    I'm a plant person and I kill cyclamen... I let them get too dry. It's the only plant I can't keep up!

    So... I guess you shouldn't listen to me. But it is a cyclamen! [​IMG]
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:If it freezes it grows back from the roots, at least mine did, too much sun'll burn it, letting the pot completely dry out'll kill it, beyond that tough lil things.
     
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It only freezes here 1-2 weeks a year. Usually 4 hours a night. So it works great as a winter landscape plant.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Hmm...why didn't it go dormant in the summer? It kept flowering through the summer, then kind of stopped, but when I looked when it got cooler, it was busting out the flowers again?
     

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