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Nice plants Gene.

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Ari- Check out the other thread I posted "pinanga maculata- really red leaf" it shows that palm at its best when the new frond had really great color.

will post more pics later.

I am also interested as to what you picked up in Cairns. Is that the Collector's Plant capital of Australia?

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Schismatoglottis-- not sure what species or cultivar though. These are native to the philippines too. These grow pretty fast and do very well in dark and shady positions. The leaf colors are cool shades of greens leaning towards bluish. And they have these irregular blotches that are random. Not sure if these can be considered variegation but the patterns are pretty unusual in the plant kingdom

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Close up of a leaf

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This one is a bluish variety

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Close up of the leaf. The splotches are random but the pattern carachteristics are still distinguishable from other varieties

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Joey Magnifica

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Silvery undersides

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What I am hoping is a variegated Licuala Grandis but what Might actually just turn out to be a nutrient deficient Licuala Grandis.

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Close up of the latest leaf

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More salad stuff.

This asplenium is a "male" relatively slimmer leaves and pointy tip and it has the "undulating gene"

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Close up of the leaf

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THis one has frilly edges. Still a young one though

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Close up of the leaves. The light green portions are still growing and will continue to split at the tips

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Another asplenium with the "undulating gene"

This one has very flat and straight leaves. Leaves are lighter green and the leaf substance is like cardboard.

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lose up of the leaf

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Another young undulating asplenium nidus. Darker green than the others

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This one branches out at the tips

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Close up of the leaf tip with my hand for scale

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My 2 Socratea Exhorizza. The smaller one has some trouble with brown spots appearing on teh leaves but its ok now. I put it in deeper shade and it improved dramatically

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I am hoping some stilt roots start growing soon to help prop it up and stablize it

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Man's eye view of Pelagodoxa henryana

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same palm but a more picturesque angle

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My variegated banana was a major fixture in this area but it already flowere and will soon die off. It had several pups already and there is a new one that is emerging. Not all have produced the same kind of variehation as the mother plant but I am still hoping that they exhibit good variegation patterns in the next few leaves

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Anthurium splendidum

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Anthurium Hybrid-- King of Kings or King of Spades-- something like that

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I guess I should explain that I have been showing pictures of plants from 2 different shade houses/areas. The one near tehhouse is where I display all the "good looking plants" and this here is the "holding bay".

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Another angle of plants in the "holding bay" shade house

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THis is the Pelagodoxa Henryana that had some trouble a few yeeks back (posted the problem on the forum) the last leaf just turned yellow and teh emerging spear pulled clean off. I doused the crown with hydrogen peroxide several times and fingers crossed that something still grows after a while.

This is also in teh "holding bay" which I guess is also a Quarantine area.

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Last of the individual plants-- unfortunately is another salad.

I think the common term is Maidenhair fern. The leaves of this one though is very ruffled.

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Here is a shot of the new growth.

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close up of the leaf.

Thats it for now I am beat.

Tomorrow to close off this thread - I'll post the views from the top.

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My 2 Socratea Exhorizza. The smaller one has some trouble with brown spots appearing on teh leaves but its ok now. I put it in deeper shade and it improved dramatically

Deeper shade, Gene? I just picked up 2 in Cairns last weekend. Wondering where I would plant it. Do they get any sun at all? What shadecloth are you using? I have to get Scott to build me another temporary shade house in the middle of my tree planting so in a few years hopefully the canopy will meet and give protection. They look so splindly, don't they?

Yes... Cairns is the place for tropical plant collectors - that goes for everything... trees, aroids, palms, heliconias, gingers, etc, etc, etc. BTW, Gene, are you mainly into palms, aroids, and ferns?

Regards, Ari :)

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Ari- when the palm palm was sick with the brown spots (you can still see the damage) someone suggested on this board to give it less light so I did it and liiks like it worked. But I did that to fix a specific problem not becuase it was acultural requirement. But then again it look like they are happy in a more protected area so there they shall stay in the meantime.

I guess it was really just protection from the most intense parts of the day that is needed. These grow in jungles so there is a lot of competition for light when they are young and I suppose at this early age they need dim lighting.

question is--at what stage should they be intoruced to full sun. In nature I presume tha this happens when they finally become taller than teh surrounding trees--does that mean we have to wait till they are 30 feet tall???

On plants I buy -- nothing in particular really but with tropical plants you most everything here falls in those categories. I took a fancy to carnivorous plants too at one time but I just kept on killing them.

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Apparently, they just emerge above the canopy. So, if you can put temporary shade, and just cut the shadecloth around them when they emerge. In my case... I will take the temporary shade off when my trees grow. At the moment, the biggest tree I have is about 3-4m tall. Hardly provide any shade except for the broms.

BTW, what did you do to nepenthes to kill them? I only have 3 left at the moment, as I have no room for more. But, they are tough.. I had one that broke and fell on a pot in the ground and it grows just from that. How is that for tough? I like them and one day I will grow them again.

Regards, Ari :)

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aussiearoids
Anthurium splendidum

Gene , this name has been changed /corrected to A. luxurians , splendidum is a similar looking but much rarer sp.

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Anthurium splendidum

Gene , this name has been changed /corrected to A. luxurians , splendidum is a similar looking but much rarer sp.

AussieAroids- how do you tell the difference between the 2? This was clearly sold to me as A. splendidum and it was quite pricey so it would be a real disapointment. As I understand it from pitures on the web Splendidums hold their leaves flatter while Luxurians leaves tend to "cave in". What else should I look at?

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The other shade area is like a small courtyard enclosed by 3 dised of the house. It a 2 story house and the net is draped above the windows on the secon floor so you get a view of what's growing beneath. Because this area is visible to a lot of rooms I placed all the "good looking" plants here -- sort of a showcase area.

To wind up this theread i am posting shots of the views from above (second floor windows)

In this shot you can see the variegated arenga. This angle displays the variegation better than the view fronm the ground

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In this shot you can see the large pelagodoxa henryana

The red plant on the right is the agleonema 'Red Gem' and the Large bird's nest fern s also viewed better from this angle

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Veering off to the right the variegated monstera is towards the back to the right and the Calyptrocalyx with the new red leaf is yo the left

Hmm most of the palms are covered from this angle though

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