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Its that time of the year
« on: September 25, 2015, 09:14:34 AM »
Hi all
October is the month for epiphyllums to flower.
This one has just started to flower.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 11:31:41 AM »

Oh my word, LeRoy - that one is stunning!
 
Does she (it must be a "she") have a name?
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 19:10:18 PM »
Hi Rena
Yes it is called Climax and the flower is bigger than my hand.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 19:36:52 PM »
Beautiful :)
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 07:06:44 AM »
Hi
This one is called French Gold
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 11:02:37 AM »
Also stunning, LeRoy. You seem to have quite a collection.

I remember in the old days (!) there were always one or two epis on the stoep of most of the houses - but just the old common colour.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 17:16:07 PM »
Hi Rena
I have just over 70 of the larger flowering epis in different colors. Unfortunately many are in the red and purple color shades.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2015, 14:40:34 PM »
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A few flowers on a climax stem. Unfortunately due to the fragile nature of  the flowers I do not want to turn the red flower but it measures just over 22cm across. You can judge the size of these flower's by the size of the hanging pot of the Climax plant. I do grow these flowers in my clivia shade areas.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 16:37:25 PM »
LeRoy - no matter how gentle I am I've broken flowers off before trying to turn them full-face for photos >:(

Once again - beautiful blooms.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 14:32:31 PM »
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You can get a good idea of the size of the flower from my wife's hand holding it from behind.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2015, 15:14:57 PM »
What a beautiful soft colour - no name?
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 07:37:47 AM »
Hi Rena
This last plant is called   Doris W Pitman
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2015, 09:23:26 AM »
Hi LeRoy

Thanks - I love names on plants - the only problem is to remember them ;D  But now I can always look back for this post!
Your epis are all very beautiful.
My friend and I decided to tidy and clean up our old epi plants last year (the ordinary old reddish/purple ones) - she took hers out of the plastic hanging baskets and put them in big pots and trimmed off all the unwanted bits and pieces and ended up with very neat plants - but due to a sudden stay in hospital I didn't get to doing mine.  Now this year she has stunning plants FULL FULL of flowers and I have straggly untidy plants with the odd flower......but they are on my to-do list as soon as those few flowers are over :)

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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2015, 16:18:30 PM »
Hi Rena
I also have mine in hanging baskets but sometime wounder if they have enough soil. Maybe I should make hanging baskets out of some of my bigger pots. The person where I purchase these plants from has normal pots but converted to hanging pots. I do have the names of them all recorder on the pc.
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Re: Its that time of the year
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2015, 07:41:59 AM »
Hi
This is Ceremony
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