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Old 01-27-2015, 02:54 PM
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Does anyone know where I can buy the larger oyster plants? I have seen the small, under a foot, plants but I'm looking for the slightly larger oyster plants I see in people's yards.
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:36 PM
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Wait a month or so, plenty will be available at your local nursery(s). I added them to my gardens and they grow quite quickly, so the larger ones were probably little ones last year. Just a thought. You can also split them as they grow bigger to make new groupings. Easy to take care of too.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:36 PM
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I have not seen the larger leaved, parent variety in any of the garden centers over the last 4 years we have been here.

Most offer the newer, dwarf variety, which I have used. The dwarf variety is touted to be 'improved' over the original, but I don't know if that refers to improvement in color, disease resistance or what, exactly.
The biggest downside is snails- they love the stuff.

I find they are a little tender during the winter and benefit from protection.

If you have never tried Dave's Garden (online) you may have some luck pinpointing the name of the particular variety you are looking for, along with pictures and information provided by real gardeners.
Type in Oyster Plant and go from there. Often there are links to reliable mail order sources.
I've had good luck finding particular plants and bulbs through their site.

Of course, you might also ask a neighborhood gardener here if they would share a bit of theirs with you. Having their garden admired often prompts an offer of that kind and they may be grateful to have an opportunity to thin out a bed!
I'd wait until the last frost date however, no matter what you do. (March 15th.)

Happy Planting

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I would try calling Fairfield Farms, Goneys plants , Village Palms and other plant sellers.
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Default This species appears on the florida Noxious plant list

oyster plant oyster plant
This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists

Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List
No No No
CATEGORY II on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's (FLEPPC) 2013 List of Invasive Plant Species



For control information, see Integrated Management of Nonnative Plants in Natural Areas of Florida (SP 242) by K. A. Langeland, J. A. Ferrell, B. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and R. K. Stocker

Federal Noxious Weed List Florida Noxious Weed List Florida Prohibited Aquatic Plants List
No No No
CATEGORY II on the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council's (FLEPPC) 2013 List of Invasive Plant Species



For control information, see Integrated Management of Nonnative Plants in Natural Areas of Florida (SP 242) by K. A. Langeland, J. A. Ferrell, B. Sellers, G. E. MacDonald, and R. K. Stocker
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I have kept mine in planters:[IMG]The Villages Florida[/IMG]

Here's a link with additional information:

PlantFiles: Detailed information on Moses-in-a-Basket, Boatlily, Oyster Plant, Christ in the Cradle Tradescantia spathacea
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Uptown Girl, that looks really neat!

Do you have trouble "containing" the oyster plant in the planter? I have them around the palm tree in our front yard and they multiply like mad!

Also, where did you get that planter, that is way cool!
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Uptown Girl, what is the name of the bright green plant surrounding the oyster plant? That is a great color combination.
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The bright green plants in the photo above are: Sedum- Florida Friendly Gold
The planter is wrought iron made by a company called Achla- I purchased two through Hayneedle.com They are planted (anchored in the ground) in cement, like a fence post.
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I've also grown this plant in glazed ceramic pots, as shown below. These were two year old plants at the time of the photo.
If they become too crowded, it is very easy to lift from the container and divide the clump.

1117.photobucket.com/user/uptowngirlpics1/media/732e2ea9-188b-4b0a-bcfd-d520e443597a.jpg.html]The Villages Florida[/URL]
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The bright green plants in the photo above are: Sedum- Florida Friendly Gold
The planter is wrought iron made by a company called Achla- I purchased two through Hayneedle.com They are planted (anchored in the ground) in cement, like a fence post.
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I've also grown this plant in glazed ceramic pots, as shown below. These were two year old plants at the time of the photo.
If they become too crowded, it is very easy to lift from the container and divide the clump.

1117.photobucket.com/user/uptowngirlpics1/media/732e2ea9-188b-4b0a-bcfd-d520e443597a.jpg.html]The Villages Florida[/URL]
Thanks for the information, will check that site out.
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