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    What is that massive inflorescence growing up from behind the lavender ?

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    Everything looks so healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu138 View Post
    What is that massive inflorescence growing up from behind the lavender ?
    A Puya perhaps? What a nice-looking grow area!
    - Mark

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    That's my front yard, folks. And thanks for the compliments. The big flower spike is Echium wildpretii.
    Last edited by pebes; 05-13-2014 at 03:44 PM.

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    How do you manage to keep the sphagnum moss alive outside? I thought it dries out easily under the hot sun. Or is that prevented by having a water tray underneath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    How do you manage to keep the sphagnum moss alive outside? I thought it dries out easily under the hot sun. Or is that prevented by having a water tray underneath?
    some of the top can dry out on days that are very hot and dry, but daily top-watering and sitting in a tray keep it moist enough most of the time. it took a full two years to get it to this point. The first summer it was kind of difficult to maintain a wet growing environment, but it has become much easier as the mass of live sphagnum is pretty deep and holds quite a bit of water. I've even been able to harvest about a gallon of sphagnum from the pot this last year.

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    have you ever tried growing cephalotus outside?

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    i did once. It went okay for a few months but i let it dry out too much and it croaked.

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