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Postby Big Smile » Aug 27, 2012 11:29 am

First bloom on my "Tibouchina" was open this morning. These plants grow like trees in Tropical countries.

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Re: So exciting

Postby B_BQ » Aug 27, 2012 1:04 pm

Gorgeous colour.
I'm always amazed at the size some of these small plants grow in their own environment. I was daily gobsmacked by the size of the Poinsettia growing in Cuba. They were tree-like and about 20 ft tall.
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Postby Big Smile » Aug 27, 2012 2:06 pm

Yes it is amazing how big plants grow. Hubby and I took a tour to Ecuador a couple yrs. ago. here is a pic of a "Tibouchina " tree in the Botanical Gardens. Ecuador has amazing gardens.We visited the "Large Rose Plantation and the Largest Orchid Gardens/Grower in South America plus several other gardens.
A very worthwhile trip!!

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Re: So exciting

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 07, 2012 12:29 am

Wow! Clara, I have never heard of a Tibouchina tree! I would have thought it was a Hibiscus tree by the looks of the flowers in your picture. Very interesting1
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Postby Big Smile » Sep 07, 2012 7:24 am

RubyTuesday49 wrote:Wow! Clara, I have never heard of a Tibouchina tree! I would have thought it was a Hibiscus tree by the looks of the flowers in your picture. Very interesting1


Yes this tree was amazing. They also had Impatiens and Heliotrope the size of shrubs ( 4 ft tall) You have to remember that in a tropical country these plants grow 12 months of the year.
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Postby RubyTuesday49 » Sep 07, 2012 10:41 pm

Yes, like the Ficus Benj. in Mexio! I'm in the S. interior of BC Canada. Where are you?
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Postby Big Smile » Sep 07, 2012 10:50 pm

RubyTuesday49 wrote:Yes, like the Ficus Benj. in Mexio! I'm in the S. interior of BC Canada. Where are you?

I'm in South/Western Ontario. My Tibouchina is a house plant. It will never be a tree like the one in the pic.
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Re: So exciting

Postby jeenasmith » Mar 07, 2013 3:20 am

Really amazing!!
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