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Another local plant show - 2009

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JD in the OC

The variegated Agave in your last posts look like variegated False Agave, which looks like Agave, but is closer to the bromeliad family.

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Gbarce

JD in the OC - You've really got a thing for variegated plants huh? I don't collect them per se but in this Plant Show/Sale I am finding that most of the stuff I got were variegated. As usual I will show my loot at the end. :lol:

Speaking of variegated stuff...

A Variegated Colocasia that has a totally albino leaf

I don't know what the variegated plants in the middle are

Variegated anthurium

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Gbarce

A variegated Macaranga.

Macaranga Grandifolia is found in the Philippines but with the help of Aussiearoid I think that we have correctly identified this as Macaranga tanarius.

seedlings and a leaf close up

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Gbarce

I notice that one Macaranga had much nicer variegation than the others. More white and better distribution :drool:

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Gbarce

Sommeria Elegans I think

and...

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Encephalartoses - still a rarity over here and it reflects in the prices. That E. Horridus for example is P45,000 so that's roughly over $900.

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Gbarce

More palms...

THere were someLarge and small variegated Christmas Plams. I guess this is another variant of the golden form that kept some chloropyll.

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Gbarce

Variegated Caryota Mitis. Large and samples of seedligs

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Gbarce

Some times the variegation fades to a lighter green, yellow and some remain white. I'v also heard that they sometimes revert back to all green

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Gbarce

THis stall had a lot of carnivorous plants. I'd like to try these out but my first few attempts have always ended in failure. Too needy and can't stand the neglect when I am too busy with work.

The aquarium housed a few varieties that required high humidity.

Some large and small species of Nepenthes-- which are tropical pitcher plants. These form vines and develope the cups at the end of each leaf

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In the aquarium we have: Venus Fly Traps, and Sundews and Butterworts

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Another Type of sundew-rosette forming.

THere were also american pitcher plants - Sarracenia Purpurea I think.

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Close up on the lips of the trumpet pitchers. Srracenia rubras or hybrids probably. I see a bit of S. Leucophylla in them

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ariscott

I thought Sommeria elegans are darker than that?? I have one in the shadehouse somewhere...

If you want to get carnivorous plants, get low land nepenthes... They don't need much looking after. Just don't forget to water. Although, my friends kept on killing his as well, which I don't understand. I only got 2 left from my Gove days, and they are still growing with very little care.

Regards, Ari :)

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Gbarce

These "cobra" ferns -- what people here informally call this mutated Asplenium nidus - is suddenly everywhere. What was once a rarity is getting really common. A couple of years back large speimens of these commanded a very very very high price-if you could find one.

They are still spectacular plants and a worthy addition to anyone's collection but the prices are much much lower now. Don't get me wrong -- the are still expensive (over $200 for the ones you see here) but they are no longer astronomical--for lack of a better term.

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THere was a big box of these filled with tiny seedlings. Probably propageted from spores. These are much more reasonably priced for teh eager collectors who is willing to wait :hmm::)

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Let's turn to bamboos now. i didn't realize that there were so many varieties available now.

First is is an aptly named -- Giant Bamboo.

My dave-in-Socal style attempt to illustrate the size of these things

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Bamboos are hard to photograph since they are so tall so I just have to concentrate on the stems.

THe regular form of Buddha Belly Bamboo and a close up

I see Golden and Maroon/Black stems

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Gbarce

well what do you know-- they also come in variegated forms :lol:

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Gbarce

THe Japanese Variegated Bamboo has clear stalks but the variegation appears on the leaves

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Gbarce
I thought Sommeria elegans are darker than that?? I have one in the shadehouse somewhere...

Yup - am pretty sure its S. Elagans. Its probably just a bit sun bleached like this Licuala Mapu

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Gbarce

Another Dracaena-- Can anyone ID this one??

Very unusual form--I first thought that it was a Yucca. And a variegated variety to boot.

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Zamia Picta - Lots of splotches on the leaves

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A large specimen of Rhapis Multifida

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Another Dracaena. THis cultivar has a name I just didn't write it down :huh:

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Gbarce

Artsy fartsy break - some close ups of a fuzzy silver leafed plant.

The pictures almost look like they were shot in Black and White

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Trees with BIG LEAVES

Coccolobas, a Leea ( Macroglossa - THanks Aussiearoids and Edric) and I don't know what that is.

That's all for now. More to come and I will try to get more pictures this weekend.

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Some weird looking plant that I am told is actually a kind of orchid from africa

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Had to resize this shots-- they were too big. More moth orchids.

Exposure isa bit off though. I just tried to adjust teh contract and brightness to improve the shots

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Dancing Lady Orchids

Close up illustrates why they get that name :)

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Gbarce

Another Mutant fern. THis asplenium's leaves just split once creating a bifid shape. Not as wild and crazy as the others that I posted

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Another one with a different leaves.

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Another bromeliad I like. Alcantarea Odorata.

Not much of thee available over here yet

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Nice Vine - CAn anyone ID?

Patterns on the leaves are bluish

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