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About Planthunter

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  • Birthday 16/02/1963

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    Northland New Zealand
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    Growing interesting plants, especially medicinal, ethnobotanical sorts. The outdoors, Bush walking, Fishing, Meeting other plant people. Enjoying the gift of life.

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  1. Planthunter

    ☽Footsteps along the Acacial avenue..⚡The Amazing AustralAcacian highway path to WattleB Grove☾

    Amazing work and dedication TH. Coming from the Northern hemisphere I understand the effort put into nurturing your wonderful collection. Please keep up with your photos and progress when it's the right time for you.
  2. Planthunter

    NZder looking to start a new collection

    Hey Foolio, Dunno if you got my message but I'll send you some plants. Got some spares and folks have been generous to me, so want to pass the good vibes to others too.
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    Superb cake!!
  4. Planthunter

    NZ Seed and plant trades - not buy and sell

    Heya FTB, Ahh cool, I'm a little further up at Peria near Taipa which is a suburb of Kaitaia, the hotel california of New Zealand! I've been here since late 2015 and still trying to leave the place.. Your welcome to some red leaf Khat. I just have the two varieties now. Nice plants though. There are some that have been growing in the ground and a few backups in pots. I'll pass you one of each. And I'll throw in a Sally D cutting in too. Thanks heaps, I'm curious about your cactus collection.. I remember seeing those amazing specimens at the quarry gardens down there. Hopefully the cactus garden is still there after that awful flooding. So far I've been a bit wary of trying out the Hemia after reading that some people have had some painful side affects such as aching muscles. It's possible that their dosage was too high perhaps. I may try a small dose and see what happens. Or maybe not lol. The plants are very attractive as you will know. A couple have reached well over a meter and still growing. They have been hammered by the chickens, dog and our 2 year old son and still producing loads of seeds!
  5. Planthunter

    NZ Seed and plant trades - not buy and sell

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone is still using this thread... It looks like it's been a little while and I've not reached out for some time... I have some Hemia salcifolia seed, ' sun opener' hope that I spelt this right, to give away to anyone over here in NZ. Its time to give back. It's possible that I may have some small red leaf Khat offsets to give out soon. I just need to check the plants first. I'm in the far North of the North island now. Also anyone still growing Calea zakatechichi in NZ?
  6. Planthunter

    Poppies germinating

    Looking great! Seeing these little guys has reminded me to sow mine now!
  7. Planthunter

    Midgen Berry Austromyrtus dulcis -YUM!

    I would be interested in growing this hybrid, sadly New Zealand has banned many Myrtle species including austromyrtus because of the myrtle rust. So my ones are particularly rare over here, maybe the only ones in cultivation over here. Some have began to flower earlier this week The window has been kept open occasionally to encourage pollination by insects. I have had a go with a chook feather, just in case
  8. Planthunter

    Midgen Berry Austromyrtus dulcis -YUM!

    This is couple or so years ahead now but I thought that I would share a photo of some of my austromyrtus dulcis. It is almost 5 weeks since this photo was taken and 5 of them have flower buds. It has taken them a year to get to this size, so I'm quite excited to have the possibility of trying the fruits.
  9. Planthunter

    Pilea peperomioides

    https://inaturalist.nz/taxa/125439-Pilea-peperomioides Hi all, I'm desperately looking for this plant. I can feel it calling me. I live in New Zealand and this plant is no longer allowed to be sold. There is a possibility that some people may still have it. I'm willing to pay top dollar for this really cool plant. I'm happy to pick it up whenever it may be. Fingers crossed that someone in this community or somebody they know still has it...
  10. Planthunter

    I'm back!

    Hi there HD thank you sadly I have nothing Zeusy to offer you right now..
  11. Planthunter

    I'm back!

    Thanks Katu, it's good to be back in this great community
  12. Planthunter

    I'm back!

    Aww thank you sweet cheeks ;D I had best get some botanical porn up in the gallery pretty sharpish then
  13. Planthunter

    Sun opener imposter!

    There must be some research about it somewhere. Shall have a dig around. They made it through a Northland winter, that's not particularly cold as such but they had to put up with a fair bit of standing water around their roots for several weeks. Tried uploading a photo and the it wouldn't work blah!
  14. Planthunter

    Sun opener imposter!

    Yes of course, a theoretical question naturally. I forgot the bit about the leaving them in the sun. Sounds better than 2 day old salad left in the back of the fridge. An interesting idea.
  15. Planthunter

    Sun opener imposter!

    Ahh. Got to get myself over there to visit those gardens. There is so much stuff growing at these gardens of interest to me. Never tried it as was unsure about soaking the leaves for so long, seems a bit like old salad leaves lol. If there is a different way maybe, do you soak yours or do something different?