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I acquired this Aerides racemosa last year, and this is the first time blossoming in my garden. I love the pendant flowers and interesting arrangement of the foliage. There are some other very colorful orchids in the Aerides genus. Anyone growing one of the other species within the genus? I would love to hear how tolerant of different climates these are.
I have been enjoying this Olfactory delight when I walk down the side of my house where this Rhyncholaelia digbyana is hanging with its blooming spring flowers. What Olfactory delights are you enjoying?
Why Do Madagascar Palms Have Some Cold Hardiness?
Why do some Madagascar palms, for example Bismarkia and Beccariophoenix alfredii, have some cold hardiness to them? They are not cold hardy in cooler zones like 8a/8b but they are cold hardy from where they come from. Most of Madagascar is north of the Tropic of Capricorn. Are they just like that? You would think that they would not be cold hardy at all.
Seeds: Pachypodium lameriei (best guess)
A friend has grown his Pachypodium for 13 years and this is the first time it has produced seed pods. Knowing I am in touch with lots of plant enthusiasts, he wanted me to offer the seeds for free to any takers. Easiest to provide to US residents who will pay shipping. There are possibly 200 - 300 seeds.
I have never grown the plant and know nothing about germination. The grower thought it was a palm, but now he knows better.
I got this orchid a while back. It was from a Sabal that was being cut down. Since then, the genus has been changed and I noticed a unique growth pattern on this particular one... is this a different species than the common one?