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What is the most unusual plant you have grown? #765852 06/01/12 09:03 PM
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Hello all,

Yes, what is the most unusual plant you have ever grown? Maybe it is a vegetable or fruit or other edible that you had never tried before?

Perhaps you inherited it from someone and carried on caring for it?

Maybe as a dare (as opposed to a truth or a promise!) you took on the task of trying to nurture something exotic or different?

Please tell us your story and maybe someone will want to try too? I would more than likely be a someone in this instance - gardening has certainly taught me patience (still learning!) and to be more adventurous and forgiving ... and a lot more besides!

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Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #765858 06/01/12 10:09 PM
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Probably lithops.

Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #765861 06/01/12 10:31 PM
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Hi Lestie,

I wouldn't say that this was an unusual plant to have grown but it was an interesting experiment of sorts.

Some years ago I put a single rice 'seed' on some damp newspaper in the fridge and I soon had a rice plant. When it grew too tall for the fridge I removed it to a window sill where it grew quite happily to about 3 foot!

Joy

Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #765866 06/02/12 12:24 AM
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mine wasn't the most unusual but it is the only one I ever saw or heard of that actually bloomed..... a snake plant

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a banana tree I tried to grow as a houseplant


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Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #766492 06/05/12 02:56 PM
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Clementines are usually seedless, but once a batch I ate had seeds, and the fruit was some of the sweetest I ever had. I planted some of the seeds and got about 6 or 8 plants that had lovely glossy leaves. I wish I had cared for the plants better. I don't have them now.


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Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #766545 06/05/12 07:23 PM
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About 40 years ago my DS planted some clementine seeds that grew, and grew. I still have the plant, or to be exact, the tree. It goes outdoors every summer and I always have to prune it back to get it to fit back into the house again in the fall. It has bloomed a few times in the winter and I spread the pollen and got some fruit that took nearly a year to mature.
I have a lot of house plants and am currently proud of the Bougainvillia vine that I bought in Marathon FL 17 years ago. It wants to grow into the treetops and I have to prune it and wrap the long stems around and around to keep it in bounds. It bloomed for the first time this spring and is still covered with big pink flowers.
Another Florida baby is a Surinam Cherry that I grew from seeds that I picked up from the ground in Florida about 35 years ago. It blooms in the winter too, and right now is full of the little red fruits that look like miniature star fruit.

Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #817129 04/18/13 10:27 AM
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Claybird sounds like you have a green thumb. My mom has one but I did not inherit it from her. (my sister was her last and she got the hair, the nails and the green thumb) LOL laugh

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I grow a lot of plants that may be considered exotic or unusual by others - Ajwain (bishop's weeds), mangoes, dates, clementines, figs, holy Indian basil, betel leaves, papaya, voodoo lily, Indian ginger, Indian jasmine, fenugreek, amaranth, ridge gourd, chickpeas.....


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Re: What is the most unusual plant you have grown? [Re: Lestie - ContainerGardens] #819033 05/01/13 10:51 PM
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Wow, those are exotic, Sadhana. You really grow your own dates, chickpeas and papaya? Where in the US do you live?

I would love to grow lychee!

But for now, the most "exotic" plant I am growing is Hawaiian ginger, plumeria and ti plant.

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