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the craziest plant you grew in home

Discussion in 'Indoor & Greenhouse Gardening' started by pon521, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Oct 16, 2018
    pon521

    pon521 Chillin' In The Garden

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    hello there! I love growing different plants in home but those crazy/tropic/strange looking/exotic are the most exciting for me! I think that the most amazing and also challanging plant I have ever grown was kiwano! Fruits looked amazing; however, unfortunately plant withered after giving them. Next year I am going to buy strawberry corn seeds! Don't you think they look stunning? Have you heard about them? What plants of this kind have you grown on your own?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    Nyboy

    Nyboy Garden Master

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    My most exotic are limes and Lennons . Living in zone 5 NY winter is a challenge !!! They flower while inside making the room there in smell great
     
  3. Oct 18, 2018
    seedcorn

    seedcorn Garden Master

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    Strawberry popcorn is pretty but I’d rather eat hulless.

    Craziest-garden huckleberry. Amazing production of a bitter, worthless fruit.....
     
  4. Oct 18, 2018
    Zeedman

    Zeedman Deeply Rooted

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    I'm assuming the question is in the home, not at home?

    Now: Kalamansi (a.k.a. calamondin) a miniature lime-like citrus. Sampaguita (Philippine jasmine) for its powerful, sweetly scented flowers... it is blooming like crazy now. Both of those shrubs will perfume the house when in bloom. Am trying to grow water spinach under lights this year, in an attempt to get seed.

    Previously: We used to over-winter Moringa oleifera (a tree with many healthful properties) until the trees were 5-6 years old; but the small harvest wasn't worth the large hassle of moving the heavy pots back & forth. Now we just grow them in the garden en masse from transplants... they don't survive the freeze, but grow to 4-5', and we get several large harvests of leaves. We moved Egyptian spinach indoors once several years ago, in a successful attempt to get seed.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    Pulsegleaner

    Pulsegleaner Deeply Rooted

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    Oh boy where do I start!

    I've done Kiwano too (COMPLETELY indoors fruit included) when I was a kid.

    In term of trees

    Cinnamon (Cinnamonium Zeylancium) from sapling
    Jambu from seed cluster
    Lychee from seed
    Malabar Chestnut from sapling
    Grey Nickernut (Caesalpinia bonduc) from seed (needed an emery wheel to get through seed coat)
    Conehead thyme (Cordiothymus capitatus)
    Yuzu (Citrus junos)
    Sudachi
    Calamondin
    Kumquat
    Giant Bird of Paradise (currently about 10 feet tall)
    I'm sure there are more but that's a good start.
     
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  6. Oct 19, 2018
    ducks4you

    ducks4you Garden Master

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    Gardenia. Originally $75.00 at grocery store gardening center, I bought it for $16.00
    HA!! Paid for it at a self serve register with almost ALL pennies! :cool:
    It did great outside, then slowly died INside. They are super fussy and need like laser bright light during the winter. I am not the only one who has failed with a gardenia. WOW, the flowers smell great!!
     
  7. Dec 7, 2018
    jackb

    jackb Garden Addicted

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    Just to have a single flower this winter I am growing a Thumblina Zinnia to dispel the winter gloom.

    Zinnia.jpg
     
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  8. Dec 7, 2018
    aftermidnight

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    Nothing like you guys but I have grown Dichroa febrifuga, not winter hardy here but a hydrangea like plant that has brilliant blue berries.
     
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  9. Jan 3, 2019
    jackb

    jackb Garden Addicted

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    Who knows? I may have the only flowering Zinnia in New York State. :celebrate

    Zinnia.jpg
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2019
    so lucky

    so lucky Garden Master

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    Wow, Jack! Did it grow that much and bloom since 12/7? Or was that pic taken before? Nice job.
     

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