"Play Pick 3" Non palms

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I have been enjoying Cindy Adair's thread of "Play Pick 3" in the palm section and thought that it also warrants a post in the non-palm section, so here are my today's favorite 3 NON-palms.

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Crinum Asiaticum var Procerum

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What are your today's favorite 3 plants in your garden?

 

Richard

 

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(Mr. Stinky) Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Hedychium ellipticum

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The first shower of rain for 156 days has washed off the dust and brought out the color.....

 

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It’s fun to see what others are growing with their palms. 

My “ pick 3” results:

A Vireya whose name I don’t recall 

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A Vanda hanging on a dead ohi’a tree

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...and a petite and sturdy Cordyline fruticosa, unknown hybrid. 

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Yes, I have a thing for pink. 

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Ok here are mine!

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1 hour ago, metalfan said:

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What are they so that we know what we are drooling over?

 

Richard

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Plant names or it doesn't count! (says I who hasn't even done her palm pick 3 yet :blush:)

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Oops ok. #1 is some seed grown Heliconia zebrine that came into my hand

#2 is an Aglomena (I know I misspelled that) that a friend gave me years ago called "Fruit Salad"

#3 is a variegated Alocasia Odora

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I love Cindy's thread, and this one. 

Quisqualis indica 

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An un-named epiphyllum 

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And a non-tropical that i really like is this unknown alpine plant that glows red. It is abundant around Cathedral lake in Yosemite. 

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Two new plants that just came in the mail today...

Begonia southernlandii 8b -10 is small with tons of tiny orange flower clusters. Native to South Africa.

Fuchsia nettala z8-z10 has interesting peddles that hang down like ballerina dancers. In warmer climates, it can grow up to 7' tall. 

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I just saw this topic and will now add a link to the palm pick 3 as I love the photos here! Thanks!

I am happy to play (as I dearly love so many other  non palm plants) but at this minute I am at an orchid show in Mayaguez, PR.

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Lucky you Cindy!

 

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Extremely hard to pick just 3, especially when most of the things in your collection are rare, many of which have been in the past.

That said,  here are 3  not so discussed gems i came up with. One i'm working with, two i hope to track down..

Jacquina macrocarpa Var. pungens. Yet another Gemstone in the Treasure Chest that is Flora from the more tropical parts of Sonora.
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Dodonaea microzyga.  Neat Aussie native i don't think i have ever seen it offered anywhere.
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Epidendrum sp.

As can happen when attending big, plant-related events, one sees something that immediately goes to the top of the "to acquire" list.. and forgets to snap a clear picture of the name..  Perhaps @Tracy or  Carlos ( @Epiphyte )  might have an idea on the species, or know who does. Anyway, one of the coolest Epidendrums i have ever come across. Plant was easily 4.5' tall. Taken while attending the Pac. Orchid Expo in S.F. back in 2012. Honestly, i could probably include another 20 or more other Favorite Orchids from this show alone. Eye candy Galore.
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-Nathan

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Nathan that is a fascinatingly cool epidendrum!!!!!!!!!!

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My contribution to "Play Pick 3" Non-Palms:
(L  to R)

-- Erythrina acanthocarpa
-- Xeronema callistemon
-- Cochliostema odoratissimum

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Great choices here from "I've never heard of that one" to "So glad I have that plant".

I took lots of photos today so not sure if to pick a category or post in order that I took the shots. Hmmm....

I'll start with some planted out begonias that I like to add color to my shadier areas. Many are fine in partial sun as well.

Sorry, I have lost the names in most cases. Please add them if you know them.

 

 

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These are my favorites at this moment in my beach garden. I am usually attracted to bold foliage more so than flowers.

Croton "Fishbone"

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I had to downsize these to make the limit

 Australian giant waterlily. 

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Here is my third pick... a bromeliad growing on my tree fern. The flower is done blooming but those red leaves live on. Great picture everyone.

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17 minutes ago, scottgt said:

I had to downsize these to make the limit

 Australian giant waterlily. 

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This is the Variegated Clusia rosea

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3 hours ago, scottgt said:

This is the Variegated Clusia rosea

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Wow, that's hot.  I have the non variegated and I love it

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5 hours ago, Cindy Adair said:

Great choices here from "I've never heard of that one" to "So glad I have that plant".

I took lots of photos today so not sure if to pick a category or post in order that I took the shots. Hmmm....

I'll start with some planted out begonias that I like to add color to my shadier areas. Many are fine in partial sun as well.

Sorry, I have lost the names in most cases. Please add them if you know them.

 

 

 

 

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I think that this one is Begonia Rex Cleopatra.

 

Richard

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15 hours ago, metalfan said:

Nathan that is a fascinatingly cool epidendrum!!!!!!!!!!

Agree totally, which was why i did the *ol' hand-to-forehead in disbelief pose* when i'd realized i didn't get at least a picture of the entire name lol:blink:

After taking another shot digging around the net for a possible id, Epidendrum longiflorum  comes closest picture-wise.

Other species that closely resemble (..and am assuming would be placed in the same group of Epidendrums. / Might possibly be older species names for E. longiflorum ) include Epi. leucochilum, and /or lehmannii. Pictures i could find of all 3 sp. look very similar. Could certainly be an intentional cross between a couple species also. 

As spectacular as it is, what info i could find suggests it should be easy to cultivate.. Possibly both warm and cool tolerant. Wonder if it would cross w/ the more common Reed Stem epi-d's.

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13 hours ago, GDLWyverex said:

Wow, that's hot.  I have the non variegated and I love it

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Richard

The variegated cultivar is very slow growing and has a reputation for reverting back to green. Mine has very stable variegation.

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Thanks for starting this thread. Love to see all of the gorgeous plants.

Here's my picks for today. It was hard to narrow it down.

1. Pavonia multiflora. Always flowering. Great little work horse.

2. White Mussaenda  'dona aurora'. Enjoying it's Last hurrah before going dormant in the winter. 

3.  Saraca indica. It's flushing out like crazy.  I looked for the thaipingensis for a couple years and finally 'settled' for the indica. Its an amazing tree just for the foiliage. I should not have waited. 

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Thanks for the begonia name Richard!

Thanks to everyone for continuing to respond here.

Sorry I will pause posting pictures for a few days but then will be back with more!

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Begonia brevirimosa

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1 minute ago, Botanicus said:

Begonia brevirimosa

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Thanks for the name!

One of my favorites and the photo doesn’t do the glossy neon pinkish red  justice.

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Here are my pick 3 non palms from my Highland garden.

Philodendron stenolobum    (Its a monster)

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Calathea zebrina ?  The flowers are a special bonus !

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Philodendron gloriosum

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1 hour ago, scottgt said:

Here are my pick 3 non palms from my Highland garden.

Calathea zebrina ?  The flowers are a special bonus !

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Is that zebrina or louisae? AGP4 has renamed them  as goeppertia louisae  and goeppertia zebrina and I think that the photo is louisae

 

Richard

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23 minutes ago, GDLWyverex said:

Is that zebrina or louisae? AGP4 has renamed them  as goeppertia louisae  and goeppertia zebrina and I think that the photo is louisae

 

Richard

Mine has velvety leaves. I have louisae also and it has smooth leaves.

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On 9/28/2018, 8:47:57, Silas_Sancona said:

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Beautiful Epi Nathan, but I don't recognize it.  Carlos is much more knowledgeable about orchids than I am and might be able to help clarify if you have it right when you said Epidendrum longiflorum.

My three today:  1) Miltonia regnellii variation alba    2) Cycas tropophylla x micholitzii flushing   3)  Epidendrum lacustre (Panama form)

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1 hour ago, scottgt said:

Mine has velvety leaves. I have louisae also and it has smooth leaves.

  • In that case look at Calathea warscewiczii
  • I am pretty certain that it is NOT zebrina

Richard

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2 minutes ago, GDLWyverex said:
  • In that case look at Calathea warscewiczii
  • I am pretty certain that it is NOT zebrina

Richard

Yes ,I think you are correct ! It is Calathea warscewiczii.

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13 hours ago, Tracy said:

My three today:  1) Miltonia regnellii variation alba    2) Cycas tropophylla x micholitzii flushing   3)  Epidendrum lacustre (Panama form)

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I'm obsessed with how upright this is! I don't know anything about cycads...Does it always grow like that? or is it just pruned back a bunch?

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3 hours ago, Missi said:

I'm obsessed with how upright this is! I don't know anything about cycads...Does it always grow like that? or is it just pruned back a bunch?

The upright growth is this Cycas hybrid's normal habit.  While the leaves start to lean out later, they are then holding many brown leaflets, and even the rachis starts getting brown and dead appearing when they start going prone.  You can see even her adjacent pups exhibit this upright structure.

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20 hours ago, Tracy said:

The upright growth is this Cycas hybrid's normal habit.  While the leaves start to lean out later, they are then holding many brown leaflets, and even the rachis starts getting brown and dead appearing when they start going prone.  You can see even her adjacent pups exhibit this upright structure.

I want one! Where to get one...:hmm:

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