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air-potterer

Edinburgh. Serial obsessive; into trees, succulents, tomatoes, edible alliums, currently chilli crazy. Air-Pot experimenter, capsicum grafter.

Tillandsia ionantha var. ionantha

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2016
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air-potterer

Avocado growing well from fruit gathered on Madeira in April. Seems quite happy in a cold greenhouse, the #air-pot should air prune roots stopping circling of roots.

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thehardygardener

Superb project highly recommend espalair or trellis train it, n u will need a mate, a friend fae Venezuela looked at mine,in the kitchen,touching the roof n said "u need a bigger house and a mate" so wen I moved I donated it ti Botanical Garden wi a mahoosive greenhouse!

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air-potterer

Mother grew avocado as house plants when I was a kid, they hit the ceiling & lost all their lower leaves due to dry air. Will keep in greenhouse & hope I have a hardy strain & prune it to keep compact. I have seen pictures of trees surviving outdoors in that there London.

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thehardygardener

Oh definitely if in shelter, bonsai avocado hmm ,could hav tiny avocados!

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Melissa.H

@air-potterer - Wasn't sure if you meant to, but your Avacado is tagged as an air plant. Just thought I'd let you know

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