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What are the weirdest? rarest? or most unusual plant you grow?

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or have seen in someones else's garden?

For me is would be JBxQ, which isn't really that rare anymore, but I like to get something really cool this year that's really special.

Maybe a (hardy) blue poppy that will comeback every year....More beautiful than rare in this case.

Not my photo.

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The weirdest plant I have is are young Lancewood. Pseudopanax crassifolius

Not my photo.

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the weirdest---------- AMORPHOPHALLUS PAEONIIFOLIUS

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Ahh, Meconopsis. Proof-positive that gorgeous plants don't grow exclusively in subtropical and tropical regions...:winkie:

or have seen in someones else's garden?

For me is would be JBxQ, which isn't really that rare anymore, but I like to get something really cool this year that's really special.

Maybe a (hardy) blue poppy that will comeback every year....More beautiful than rare in this case.

Not my photo.

poppies_closeup3.jpg

The weirdest plant I have is are young Lancewood. Pseudopanax crassifolius

Not my photo.

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My weirdest is this Lasia spinosa.

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Cool plants...Here's the weirdest flower I grow, which is also the easiest.

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This one is more beautiful and unusual. I killed it last spring when the shovel split the bulb in half.

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Here's an unusual foliage plant I got a while ago. I love the winter color.

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A great assortment! ThumbsUp.gif The Pseudopanax is downright spooky looking. I'd say half of my Tillandsia collection might rate as rare and unusual...but not creepy looking like thaticon_lmao.gif

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A great assortment! ThumbsUp.gif The Pseudopanax is downright spooky looking. I'd say half of my Tillandsia collection might rate as rare and unusual...but not creepy looking like thaticon_lmao.gif

Yeah they are kinda creepy in that photo! :rage:

Up-close they're really beautiful and leaves are 2' + long on younger plants.

They wouldn't grow in S.Cal, to dry.... :lol: Heck, they only grow spring and fall here.

Here one from me, show the color better. Some leaves have an orange margin down the middle. And others have what look like paint dabs of green on the leave tips.

These two types are growing right next to each other. I have to get more.

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Weirdest - maybe my Freycinetia.

Rarest - multiple Encephalartos species, Clivia mirabilis, Opuntia corallicola, and a bunch of other things.

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Maybe Amorphophallus konjac (that's a yardstick for scale):

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Strangely beautiful seed pod cluster on a plant thought to be extinct in the wild and is still rare in cultivation.6793806341_1ae6cf188c_b.jpg

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Randall - what is it ?

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Randall - what is it ?

It's my Deppea splendens.

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Randall - what is it ?

It's my Deppea splendens.

Great and weird . What's the rest look like? Will it grow in S Fla?

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The aroids seem to have the most unusual flowering. Some that I've flowered at home.

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And some of the gingers aren't too far behind.

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I think the weirdest/oddest plant of all time is Welwitschia mirabilis. It grows in the Namib Desert of SW Africa and can live for hundreds of years. Some are claimed to be over 1000 years old. They only grow 2 leaves their entire life and the often split at the base giving it the appearance of more than 2. They are a gymnosperm and their closest relatives would be pines. They are a primitive "living fossil".

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Helwingia chinensis, from southern China. They are epiphyllous meaning the inflorescences grow from the leaves

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Great plants! My weirdest flower would be the passion fruit flower.

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Does the fungus that grows in my fat wrinkles count?

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Does the fungus that grows in my fat wrinkles count?

Yes, yes it does. greenthumb.gif Happy growing!

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Very interesting thread!

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I think the weirdest/oddest plant of all time is Welwitschia mirabilis. It grows in the Namib Desert of SW Africa and can live for hundreds of years. Some are claimed to be over 1000 years old. They only grow 2 leaves their entire life and the often split at the base giving it the appearance of more than 2. They are a gymnosperm and their closest relatives would be pines. They are a primitive "living fossil".

Ah! So the goverment's been lying to us about Roswell!

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Helwingia chinensis, from southern China. They are epiphyllous meaning the inflorescences grow from the leaves

What is it called when a leaf sprouts a miniature leaf? :)

Plumeria "Mini Me":

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I think the weirdest/oddest plant of all time is Welwitschia mirabilis. It grows in the Namib Desert of SW Africa and can live for hundreds of years. Some are claimed to be over 1000 years old. They only grow 2 leaves their entire life and the often split at the base giving it the appearance of more than 2. They are a gymnosperm and their closest relatives would be pines. They are a primitive "living fossil".

Ah! So the goverment's been lying to us about Roswell!

Yes they have !!!!!!!

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Aristolochia fimbriata.

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Aristolochia fimbriata

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Randall - what is it ?

It's my Deppea splendens.

Great and weird . What's the rest look like? Will it grow in S Fla?

Here it is in full bloom last August . I'm not sure how they would do in S. Florida as they're originally from a cool mountain cloud forest in southern Mexico. For me here in San Diego

they seem to tolerate the summer sun and heat planted against the north side of my house. I don't know if anyone has tried growing them there, it might be worth a try in a sheltered

shady location or even as a house plant..

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I think the weirdest/oddest plant of all time is Welwitschia mirabilis. It grows in the Namib Desert of SW Africa and can live for hundreds of years. Some are claimed to be over 1000 years old. They only grow 2 leaves their entire life and the often split at the base giving it the appearance of more than 2. They are a gymnosperm and their closest relatives would be pines. They are a primitive "living fossil".

Very odd plant, indeed. Easy to germinate... but difficult to grow.

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I have not gotten a single seed to germinate - and I've tried four times. Has anyone else tried ?

There are a few at the Copenhagen Botanical Garden - awesome plants.

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I have not gotten a single seed to germinate - and I've tried four times. Has anyone else tried ?

There are a few at the Copenhagen Botanical Garden - awesome plants.

Here's one in Washington.

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Cyrtosperma johnstonii is another lasioid aroid that I grow in fish tanks and it is a crazy-looking plant.

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I have so many rare, weird things, here are a few.

i like unusual colors of flowers, here is a yellow Butea monosperma, I have 3 (at least) trees that bloomed like crazy this year.

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Also the white variety of Erythrina crista-galli As a side, I self pollinated the yellow Butea and have 3 pods & crossed the white with the red Erythrina, Not sure much will become of either, but I tried.post-1216-099427300 1335145587_thumb.jpg

I also have Wercklea ferox. Huge 12" plus green, rough, spiny laeves with red veins and petioles.post-1216-036049800 1335145645_thumb.jpg

Lastly, this is a supposedly recently discover vine, it was very hard to get, and I've only seen it ] reffered to was the Golden Leaved Liana. The new leaves are amazing, it is finially getting big and is very pretty.post-1216-093608200 1335145674_thumb.jpg.

Others aren't blooming right now so not much to look at right now.

David

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Randall - what is it ?

It's my Deppea splendens.

Great and weird . What's the rest look like? Will it grow in S Fla?

Here it is in full bloom last August . I'm not sure how they would do in S. Florida as they're originally from a cool mountain cloud forest in southern Mexico. For me here in San Diego

they seem to tolerate the summer sun and heat planted against the north side of my house. I don't know if anyone has tried growing them there, it might be worth a try in a sheltered

shady location or even as a house plant..

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I have been growing this in Florida for about 6 months, so far so good

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