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Darwin City Gardens

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Thought I would put up a few photos of tropical plants growing in the Darwin CBD. 

Desert rose in the George Brown Botanical Gardens

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Colorful Cordyline

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Boab Tree.... these guys are native to the Victoria River District in the NT and the Kimberley in WA. Not native in Darwin but they grow and thrive here in the City. Adansonia Gregorii.

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Caladiums in July ! mine die off during the 'Dry' no matter how much water I pour on them.

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A nice Hibiscus.

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Sealing Wax palms love our climate....providing we water them during the 'Dry'

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Looking healthy in full sun and no rain since mid April.

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These pics taken in March this year at the end of the 'Wet'

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This tree flowering now in July

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Nice crop of sweet potato

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Sealing Wax palm again

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Bit of tropical color

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Illawarra Flame Tree .. Brachychiton Acerifolius.

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Poincianna

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Thanks for these pictures!!!

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Great pics mate.  :greenthumb:

 

 

 

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Thanks for sharing.

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Nice pics mate..thanks for posting!

 

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Those L. grandis are fantastic. As far as full sun and extreme heat, they are tougher than they look. 

Thanks for the photos.

Tim

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2 hours ago, realarch said:

Those L. grandis are fantastic. As far as full sun and extreme heat, they are tougher than they look. 

Thanks for the photos.

Tim

Yes indeed, they are tougher than I expected. Even in the cooler 'Dry' season months the cloudless skies and sun is relentless. At 12*S we still have 11 hours of sun in the winter months with temps averaging 90F every day. These ones showing no sun burn or heat stress whatsoever. The rain forest at the George Brown Botanical Gardens lost most of its shady tree canopy during the Cyclone back in March and the Grandis growing there have suffered badly from exposure to the sun. I have a 25 year old specimen growing in full shade under my back stairs ( not ever seen the sun ) and although slow growing it is perfectly happy in its position. I'm sure if it was exposed to the sun it would burn badly..

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That looks like a Brahea in Pic #13. Not what I expected to see in this garden.

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5 hours ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

That looks like a Brahea in Pic #13. Not what I expected to see in this garden.

I'm not real good at palm ID's.... I thought it was a Livistona of some description ?

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Being in Australia you'd think so. Perhaps it is, the leafbases are similar and there has to be a livistona species that doesn't loose them.

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