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ariscott
Ari- where have you been hiding lately? Lucky is right.

I use "manila" very loosely but we are actually in San Juan which is right next to the "actual city of Manila". 17 cities have been grouped together and called "Metro Manila" and the actual "City of Manila" is just one of these 17 cities ( and so is San Juan where I am).

My great grandfather bought the land and built the house here back in the 1920's and and the only settlements were in the actual "city of Manila" about 20 Kilometers away. I saw old pictures of the house and it was all grasslands as far as the eye can see. This was actually a summerhouse. Through the decades the urbanization and development crept up to this area and beyond.

I feel really fortunate that the older generation kept the house and the property intact. Its a grand old house and I want the gardens to be just as grand. I have a strong feeling of responsibility to keep the house and lot intact and actually improve it. I really enjoy this sanctuary in the middle of the maddening city.

I went to Cairns... plant shopping :lol: . The best birthday I have ever had!!!

I understand where you are coming from. I came from Jakarta so another mad city!! It took hours to get anywhere. I don't think I can live there anymore though. Too busy for me now.

Regards, Ari :)

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PatientPalms
After a year getting hooked on palms I should really graduate from container ranching already --ahemm---ahemm

I wonder if this was directed towards me or if I just have a guilty concious about jailing my palms in their pots. :huh:

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Gbarce

aimed at 2 Bills actually on opposite coasts :rolleyes:

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Gbarce

A tiger something or other.

This comes from south africa I think. Its suppose to have fragrant flowers but this has not flowered for me

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Gbarce

Anthurium cristallinum (me thinks)

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Gbarce

One of my pride and joys -- a variegated Arenga- not sure of the exact species though. I got it as a small seedling that has a bit of stripe and I didn't expect much of it because usually the variegation disappears but as it got older the variegation proved to be stable (knock on wood). Yellow portions are very very bright and glossy-- specially on newly opened leaves.

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Gbarce

Close up of the leaf

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Gbarce

Some more salad.

Gileno- this is a native (probably even endemic) mutant fern but a polypodium instead of an asplenium. the leaf tips divide multiple times until it gets very very very fine.

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Gbarce

Close up

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Gbarce

Variegated salad anyone?

THis is a variegated asplenium nidus where something very wrong has happened to the new leaves . they suddenly turned out significantly smaller than the previous set.

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Gbarce

Close up of variegation on the old leaves. its hard to take a picture of it in the new stunted leaves

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Gbarce

Don't know the name of this philodendron

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Gbarce

Another Philodendron

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Gbarce

Yet another Philodendron--Gigantea I think. this started out variegated but as you can see it is growing out of it

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Gbarce

Close up of the leaf that stil has some variegation. I've been told that this variegation pattern is actually caused by a virus???

Anyone else heard about that?

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Gbarce

The overpriced Anthurium Superbum

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Rhapis-- I don't know the exact species. Can anyone ID???

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Gbarce

Alocasia New Guinea Gold. Dark green leaves and prominent yellow veins. The stalk also gets golden yellow.

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Gbarce

anthurium dontknowitisii

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Gbarce

variegated monstera deliciosa--sounds like a salad right.

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Gbarce

golden monstera - these burn easily

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Alocasia Sanderiana - endemic to the Philippines

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ariscott

You have quite of aroids collection there. That New Guinea gold needs to be planted, Gene.

Regards, Ari :)

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calyptrocalyx&licuala freck

Hi Gene,

Love the photos, Everything looks so happy there Gene, & Well done dude Hey here's a couple of names for

you Gene, Your Gronophyllum is( Oops....) Hydriastele is H. flabulatus is what You Have in (post no 9)

and that name of your Calyptrocalyx so you know is C. pauciflorus (Post 21) keep the pictures coming

Regards Mikey :)

Hi Ari,

Its nearly time for Show and tell of the

Beautys you and Scott got while in Cairns.

Cheers Guys ,Mikey :)

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ariscott

I will, Mikey... once I repot some of them on the weekend. I just let them settle for a bit.

Regards, Ari :)

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Walter John
I will, Mikey... once I repot some of them on the weekend. I just let them settle for a bit.

Regards, Ari :)

I'm looking forward to see them too Ari. It's now only 2 weeks to go before I'll be in Cairns, getting very excited, gotta outdo those Costa Rican biennial boys and girls. <_<B)

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Gbarce

Ari- Yup that New Guinea Gold is planted in the ground. the lighting isn't perfcet though else the golden veigning should be a lot more prominent on teh top side of those leavs. i think its too dark under that mango tree.

Mikey- Thanks for the IDs

OK so to avoid getting into trouble here are a few more palm shots.

This the same Pinanga Maculata in the "really red new leaf" thread -- as you can see the red has turned into olive/brown now. So that gorgeouse salmon red color is kind of a fleeting thing.

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Closer look at the leaf

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It looks like that red color does not show up in all plants. Here are a few more P Maculatas with less dramaticly colored new leaves

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Gbarce

THe mottling pattern is still very nice though

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Gbarce

Placyterium Grande-- These large ferns are endemic to the southern islands of the Philippines. They are, I think the Second largest staghorn ferns. Not growing as nicely as I had hoped.

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Gbarce

Placyterium Wandae-- This is suppose to be teh largest of the Placyteriums. Unfortunately this one is not growing well for me either.

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ariscott

Gene,

Mango tree is too shady for Alocasia. Do you have poincianna? Plant it under that. It should colour up well for you... BTW, I like that pinanga!!

Wal,

didn't take photos of Cairns.. It was a very QUICK visit. Next time, it will be longer, hopefully.

Regards, Ari :)

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Gbarce

Placyterium Coronatum -- this is native to the Philippines, The 'tails' of this I think are the most attractive among these genera of ferns.

Their shields are still all dry but they should emerge now that its the rainy season again

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Gbarce

Last of the Placyteriums -- a cross between a Ridleyii and a Coronatum. Still looks liek a coronatum but the tails are a lot looser and wider spaced

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Gbarce

Licuala Elegans-- I am just looking for a spot to plant these. How mush sun can these guys take?? And I should choose a spot that's protected from the wind right or else the leaves tend to get damaged?

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Gbarce

More mutant salad ferns.

This is a polypodium ( or is it a microsorium-- aussiearoids help me out on this one)-- kind of short and stubby ans the leaf substance is stiff and brittle

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Gbarce

Placyterium Elephantea (?? not sure of spelling)-- almost forgot that one.

I wish I could grow this well too. These get really huge.

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Gbarce

Another mutant salad nicknamed 'mermaids tail'

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Variegated fern.

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