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Postby Lexi » Wed May 04, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi all!

I'm looking for leaves, starter plants, whatever really of Variegated streps, don't mind which varieties but I'm in the UK so not sure how many of the UK growers even grow them. :roll: And I'm pretty sure it's both expensive and difficult to get plant material into the UK....

Hoping someone can help!
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Postby I like streps » Wed May 04, 2011 9:41 pm

I could send you some cuttings if you want.
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Postby Lexi » Mon May 09, 2011 7:57 pm

Ilike... Thanks

Any idea how long shipping takes to the UK from where you are - I'm just worried leaves etc might not do so well in the post??

I have some Dibley's, and other European streps that I'd happily trade leaves for if you think they'd suvive the post :roll: :roll:

PM me if you'd like...
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Postby I like streps » Tue May 10, 2011 1:49 am

I'm not sure how long it would take. Probably not long. I've received some things from the UK or Europe in only days!!!

So, if you want, we can do a trade.
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Postby Xena » Tue May 10, 2011 1:11 pm

Lexi I think the leaves are good to go. If they arrive limp, soak them in tepid water overnight -they should firm back up.

Water plants well so that leaves are turgid when you cut them.

Packing is probably the major concern. If you send an entire leaf with some stem attached - the stem should be wrapped in damp cotton, then wrap that in plastic wrap to keep moisture in(just the stem part) and that covered with a bit of aluminum foil to keep it on. Then then entire leaf goes into a sandwich type zip bag - with the aire pressed out. Whew!!

Much easier to send leaves that have been cut above the stem - so no stem remaining. Then just pop into a sandwich and press out air before sealing.

Depending on weather, you insulate the shipping box or even used balled up newspaper to keep the leaves from being thrown around en route.

Hp[e this helps.
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Postby I like streps » Wed May 11, 2011 8:08 pm

Allright, when I'll send the leaves I will follow your advice!

Thanks!
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Postby Lexi » Wed May 25, 2011 4:27 pm

Xena,

Thanks for that, really useful - it's pretty much what I'd of done but didn't know about the stem / no stem bit!!

So if anyone would like to trade I have good strong healthy leaves of :
Dibley's Seren
Dibley's Hope
Dibley's Falling Stars
Fleischle's Roulette Cherry
Maasens white

.... and more later in the year, but most are too small at the moment to be taking leaves (Night beacon, a couple of Franken's, a couple of bristol's, Alexandrite etc).

On my wish list are:
Spin Art
Batik
Any variegated
Dilute flowered types ether variegated or not
Also dark flowered varieties burgundy / purple / almost black
but would love to hear what others have to trade!!! :jump_for_joy:
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Postby I like streps » Sun May 29, 2011 3:55 pm

I don't have what you are looking fore, but I do have some Streptocarpus with nice colors. Let me know if you wanna trade.
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