Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Other Topics > Other Plants
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Other Plants Discussion of all other types of plants besides bananas.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2009, 05:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
TANTALIZING TROPICALS
 
just j's Avatar
 
Location: shawano wisconsin
Zone: 4-5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 471
BananaBucks : 58,289
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 252 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 71 Times
Send a message via MSN to just j
Default dark red kick

im on this dark red kick this year im gonna redo one of my flower beds in dark red and black flowers and lots of dark shinny green folige so far i got a wah gor plumeria the picture on my aviator and some bat flowers and some dark red hibiscus and i just recieved this rare heliconia caribaea st. lucia. it only grows on the caribbean island of st. lucia a medium sized plant at 8-10 feet found and named by paul yoshioka i cant get enough of this color also im looking for a musa african red pup or plug to plant in this garden if anyone has a lead on one let me know
Attached Images
File Type: jpg heliconia st. lucia.JPG (2.20 MB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg 002.JPG (2.20 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg heliconia_caribaea_st_lucia_small.jpg (48.0 KB, 2 views)
just j is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To just j

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 03-31-2009, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
Michael_Andrew's Avatar
 
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Zone: 6
Name: Michael
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 517
BananaBucks : 64,123
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 248 Times
Was Thanked 383 Times in 182 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 226 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

I was thinking red this year too. I've started nostrums, coleus, caladiums, hardy hibiscus. Got some red sunflower seeds, red cannas, and trying to get those darn Brugmansi sanguinea seeds to sprout. I did get a brug that is kinda red but I looked at so many things at the nursery I don't remember what the mother plant blooms exactly looked like. I saw a picture of cannas with red leaves that were really nice. It wasn't Tropicana but a darker red like your going with. I'll try to find it and post it here. I did get a few white things too just to contrast. Guess its gonna like like peppermint candy.

Michael
Michael_Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Michael_Andrew
Old 03-31-2009, 07:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
TANTALIZING TROPICALS
 
just j's Avatar
 
Location: shawano wisconsin
Zone: 4-5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 471
BananaBucks : 58,289
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 252 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 71 Times
Send a message via MSN to just j
Default Re: dark red kick

I did get a few white things too just to contrast. Guess its gonna like like peppermint candy.

Michael[/quote]

i like the sound of that might have to look for some neat looking white flowers
just j is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To just j
Old 03-31-2009, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
Michael_Andrew's Avatar
 
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Zone: 6
Name: Michael
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 517
BananaBucks : 64,123
Feedback: 1 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 248 Times
Was Thanked 383 Times in 182 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 226 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Found it! Its the Canna Australia. I had seen it at the Chocolate Flower Farm. They have lots of ideas on the dark red plants.

Chocolate Flower Farm - Canna 'Australia'
Michael_Andrew is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Michael_Andrew
Said thanks:
Old 03-31-2009, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
TANTALIZING TROPICALS
 
just j's Avatar
 
Location: shawano wisconsin
Zone: 4-5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 471
BananaBucks : 58,289
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 252 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 71 Times
Send a message via MSN to just j
Default Re: dark red kick

yup i got a bunch and 100s of seeds im gonna put them around my siam rubys and ensete maureliis
just j is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To just j
Sponsors

Old 03-31-2009, 09:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
Going Ape for Bananas
 
stumpy4700's Avatar
 
Location: Satellite Beach, Fla
Zone: Zone 10
Name: Stumpy-----a.k.a Jeff
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,194
BananaBucks : 33,316
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,353 Times
Was Thanked 678 Times in 349 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,300 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Hi JUST J, how hardy as far as zones are "wah gor plumeria"? Your avatar is awesome
stumpy4700 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To stumpy4700
Old 03-31-2009, 10:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
TANTALIZING TROPICALS
 
just j's Avatar
 
Location: shawano wisconsin
Zone: 4-5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 471
BananaBucks : 58,289
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 252 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 71 Times
Send a message via MSN to just j
Default Re: dark red kick

same as any plummie i keep them in pots the leaves all fall off after the first frost and i store them in the basement with my bananas and EEs not to sure about hardyness i never left one out side here in wisconsin but i dont think they would make it when its -20 degrees
just j is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To just j
Said thanks:
Old 04-01-2009, 05:07 AM   #8 (permalink)
Going Ape for Bananas
 
stumpy4700's Avatar
 
Location: Satellite Beach, Fla
Zone: Zone 10
Name: Stumpy-----a.k.a Jeff
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,194
BananaBucks : 33,316
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,353 Times
Was Thanked 678 Times in 349 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,300 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Found a site that was a lil informative PLUMERIA 101.COM Everything You Need To Know About Growing Plumeria. its hardy to 40 degrees, So they can be overwintered like bananas? Cool

Last edited by stumpy4700 : 04-01-2009 at 05:16 AM.
stumpy4700 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To stumpy4700
Old 04-01-2009, 07:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
 
Location: Lake Charles, La
Zone: Zone 9
Name: Steve L
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 612
BananaBucks : 40,143
Feedback: 6 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1 Times
Was Thanked 412 Times in 166 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 3 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Plumeria are very easy to grow. They have a natural dormant period during the winter months and don't need any water or sun. Great for the tropical look.

Steve
Steve L is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Steve L
Old 04-01-2009, 08:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
Living in Exile
 
damaclese's Avatar
 
Location: Henderson NV
Zone: 9 Mediterranean climate
Name: Paulo
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 1,767
BananaBucks : 267,452
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 1,352 Times
Was Thanked 1,619 Times in 705 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 101 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Quote:
Originally Posted by just j View Post
im on this dark red kick this year im gonna redo one of my flower beds in dark red and black flowers and lots of dark shinny green folige so far i got a wah gor plumeria the picture on my aviator and some bat flowers and some dark red hibiscus and i just recieved this rare heliconia caribaea st. lucia. it only grows on the caribbean island of st. lucia a medium sized plant at 8-10 feet found and named by paul yoshioka i cant get enough of this color also im looking for a musa african red pup or plug to plant in this garden if anyone has a lead on one let me know
just a thought try Brugmansias Vulcan its the only one that it red kinda hard to grow comes from a cloud Forest so it needs wet cool conditions if i get any seeds this year mabe i can send you some it was easy to sprout
__________________
Helping to foster understanding for the learning disabled

damaclese is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To damaclese
Said thanks:
Old 04-01-2009, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
Banned
 
lorax's Avatar
 
Location: Ecuador, South America
Zone: USDA 13 / Köppen-Geiger BSh
Name: Lorax
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,532
BananaBucks : 278,431
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 742 Times
Was Thanked 3,038 Times in 1,188 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 464 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

You should also look at Alocasia 'Black Beauty' and other dark, shiny aroids. They'll need to be brought in for the winter, like any bulb, but talk about striking purple-black foliage!
lorax is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To lorax
Old 04-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
Bananaculturist
 
Bananaman88's Avatar
 
Location: Houston, TX area
Zone: 9
Name: Brent
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,019
BananaBucks : 200,421
Feedback: 22 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,339 Times
Was Thanked 2,262 Times in 1,178 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 191 Times
Send a message via Skype™ to Bananaman88
Default Re: dark red kick

Canna 'Red Futurity' is also a great one (similar to 'Austria' or 'Australia', whichever it is). Has dark leaves and a beautiful red flower.
Bananaman88 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Bananaman88
Old 04-01-2009, 12:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
TANTALIZING TROPICALS
 
just j's Avatar
 
Location: shawano wisconsin
Zone: 4-5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 471
BananaBucks : 58,289
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 252 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 71 Times
Send a message via MSN to just j
Default Re: dark red kick

also a purpley if anyone has a extra one i dont fell like buying a whole tray of them from agristarts looking for just one plant
just j is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To just j
Old 05-15-2009, 08:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
Going Ape for Bananas
 
stumpy4700's Avatar
 
Location: Satellite Beach, Fla
Zone: Zone 10
Name: Stumpy-----a.k.a Jeff
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,194
BananaBucks : 33,316
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,353 Times
Was Thanked 678 Times in 349 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,300 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Hey Just J, I just recieved my first 3 Plumeria's from Thailand today. I got the Wah Gor, Rim Fire, and Danai Delight. I just potted them in pots starting with a layer of Pea Gravel on the bottom, Half Perlite and Top soil, and polished off on the top with more Pea Gravel. I used root starteron them and planted them 4 inches deep....any other suggestions for me?
stumpy4700 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To stumpy4700
Old 05-15-2009, 09:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
TANTALIZING TROPICALS
 
just j's Avatar
 
Location: shawano wisconsin
Zone: 4-5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 471
BananaBucks : 58,289
Feedback: 2 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 252 Times
Was Thanked 129 Times in 91 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 71 Times
Send a message via MSN to just j
Default Re: dark red kick

make sure that the pea gravel on top dont touch the cutting when the sun beats down on it all day it makes those little stone very hot dont water it until it roots and dont pull it out of the pot to check if its rooting there super easy to grow u will know in like a month that ist is starting to root when its not tipsy in the pot the roots are fragile when they first start growing it will put out a few leaves and could even flower before it has a nice root system let me know about those wah gors i wanted to order one from the guy on ebay how big is it when it flower be sure to post some pictures i like to see if its darker or lighter color than mine if its darker almost black i will have to get a few from him i like the dark colored plants cant ever have enough
just j is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To just j
Said thanks:
Old 05-15-2009, 09:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
Going Ape for Bananas
 
stumpy4700's Avatar
 
Location: Satellite Beach, Fla
Zone: Zone 10
Name: Stumpy-----a.k.a Jeff
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,194
BananaBucks : 33,316
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,353 Times
Was Thanked 678 Times in 349 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,300 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

I'll take a pic tommorrow and post to here. Thanks for the 4 gravel tip because I have it touching right now. I will move from around the base tommorrow. It is about 8-10 inches long and about 1.5 inches wide.
stumpy4700 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To stumpy4700

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 05-16-2009, 04:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
Going Ape for Bananas
 
stumpy4700's Avatar
 
Location: Satellite Beach, Fla
Zone: Zone 10
Name: Stumpy-----a.k.a Jeff
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 1,194
BananaBucks : 33,316
Feedback: 3 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 1,353 Times
Was Thanked 678 Times in 349 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1,300 Times
Default Re: dark red kick

Heres the pics:

Either the "Wah Gor" or a "Rim Fire"


which ever the one above isn't "Wah Gor" or a "Rim Fire"


This one was labled. Its a Danai Delight
stumpy4700 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To stumpy4700
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page






Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 PM.





All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.