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    stop it. you're gonna give anthonyrae ideas...


    yes it is an evergreen, but each leaf lost is a tragedy as they do not readily grow back. those bottom leaves are the original ones from when i brought Florence home as a baby. the little leaves in the middle are late autumn sprouts that got caught by winter and stopped growing.

    i've had really good success with this one but by most accounts this is a tree killed by the thousands by yuppies all across the world.
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    2017-10-13_12-34-48 by Reb El, on Flickr
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    Woop

    Had her spot on 1 year now. She's 180cm tall
    A bit naked without her fancy pot.
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    Hi All

    What kind of potting mix is best for these guys? I bought one today and just potted it with some basic potting mix I had spare with a sprinkle of blood and bone mixed in.

    Cheers!

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    That'll do ya. I always buy "premium" potting mix because it has the special shit in it.

    I gave Florence a hand full of dynamic lifter early spring and a bitnof seasol every month or two.

    She's now over 2m tall ❤❤

    Show us yours, or it didn't happen.
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    Here we go! Not sure if it's healthy or not yet, I've had it for about a month but minimal new growth.

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    looks good. top 2 leaves are new but it should be constantly sprouting new leaves. with autumn here it will slow down over the winter.
    not sure, but it almost looks like it has put out a side shoot under those 2 leaves.

    it needs more light than what it can get indoors to really grow. during the growing season, i keep Florence outdoors under cover. she was a little larger then your plant a year ago but now she almost reaches the ceiling. i'll be bringing her in shortly for the winter during which time she will hardly grow. it will be a well lit area in the house and watering will slow down too. might keep her indoors from then on to slow down her growth but not sure yet.

    lastly, you're supposed to name them. at least that's what all the hipsters now owning them say because they think these plants are so temperamental. sadly, they kill them by over-loving them. there are so many journals and forums about saving them online lol.

    i got all my advice from AR, who loves plants in a very special way...
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    Sweefu, Your mulching appears to be superb. :P

    Also get that Giraffe to back up a little more and pee in the pot. I reckon the extra nitrogen will boost Fred to the Nth degree.
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    here's my effort that i've now had for about 15 months. it has 3 main stalks, the tallest of which is over 2m high. all of them are supported by a single 2m stake. with this warm weather we've been having, she just keeps growing. florence now almost reaches the ceiling :



    <3 <3 <3

    giving it enough light is the key to keeping leaves on the whole length of the plant. otherwise the bottom leaves will fall off like you see in many of them home fashion magazines.
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    Cool

    florence has moved in for the winter. she doesnt talk much, so we just chill.

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    My goodness! That my friend is an impressive setup!!

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    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to PiL again."

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