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Patricia-CR

Quite an spectacle of plants :drool::wub::greenthumb:

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Jeff in St Pete

A small Verschaffeltia splendida stripped by leafcutter ants.

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realarch

Holy Moly Jeff, they did a number on that palm.

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Pedro 65

Bill, Love that Socratea :drool: Jeff, wow, spose theres nothing left of your Verschaffeltia now?

Heres a double Cyphophoenix Alba, Prestoea Ensiformis (entire) red stem plus :drool: and Astrocaryum ferrugineum. Maybe not in that order. :)

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Jeff in St Pete

Tim and Pete, There are two small V. splendida planted near each other in this area and the leafcutter ants take turns stripping them. They leave just enough to keep the plant growing and then come back when the new leaf comes out. This has been going on for a long time. Fortunately they haven't touched a much larger V. splendida planted nearby.

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Daryl

After last week's rain, a lot of palms are opening new leaves...

Burgundy leaf on a Chambeyronia hookeri

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Waxy leaf on a Kentiopsis oliviformis

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Couldn't resist this one...Pigafetta and Poinciana

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Daryl

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Daryl

This Dypsis leptocheilos caught the afternoon light and my eye with its red colouring.

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Daryl

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Palm crazy

I hope you don't mine, Not a palm, but it did catch my eye this evening.

Cordyline pink passion and Dapane rebecca.

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realarch

You know Jeff I was sorta thinking that when I saw the one leaf they left almost intact. Smart little critters taking just enough, but not too much.

Pete, my little P. ensiformis, entire leaf, are starting to grow from their little seedling stage. I hope they make it. I hope they get that red stem.

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realarch

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Hydriastele flabellata

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Cytrostachys renda and a Chambeyronia macrocarpa 'hookeri.'

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NApalm

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Hydriastele flabellata

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Cytrostachys renda and a Chambeyronia macrocarpa 'hookeri.'

What a combo! great shot

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Pedro 65

Excellent additions Daryl, Tim and Roger. :) Tim, some of the P ensiformis seem to have green stems, my friend who sold me a few sent me his reddest ones (lucky me :) ..he actually sold them to me as Prestoea carderi, he now knows they are certainly Ensiformis Entire and is very happy to plant every spare plant he has. ( lucky i got some earlier :) 2 that caught my eye today in the light rain was a newly opened frond of Ptychosperma Pullenii ( this is a very neat little Ptychosperma) and the Peduncle of a Pinanga Sp behaving like an octopus. :)

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Daryl

Another Chambeyronia popped this morning...certainly caught my eye.

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Walter John

Another great photo Daz, you could name that one "Palm fire in the Bush".

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Bill Austin

Cyrtostachy yellow sorry a little blurred

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Pedro 65

Never seen a Yellow one before Bill.

New frond of the Dwarf Basselinia Pancheri opening caught my eye, and couldnt help notice how much larger its fronds are compared to Pancheri behind.

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realarch

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Pinanga caesia

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Young Clinostigma samoense

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Jeff in St Pete

New leaf on Metroxylon warburgii caught my eye today

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realarch

She's a beauty Jeff!

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Daryl

Plenty happening in the garden lately...heavy rain showers on and off all day...growth is crazy!

Kentiopsis pyriformis

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The first time this '215' has ever flowered properly

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trioderob

I saw the bikini clad females but deigned to comment on the blatant sexism. This sort of thing was supposed to be disallowed in here quite some time ago. Sad to see it rear its ugly head once more. However, if the moderators are choosing to overlook it then I shall add my collection of nearly nude hairy chested muscle men, with massive packages to boot and make you all feel the shame you should have felt when posting or gawking at skinny women in swimwear. Stay with the pretty plants.

Peachy

you tell um peachy......... :floor:

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realarch

A couple more.......

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Bill Austin

Thought I would start this tread again and see what anybody ells has seen.

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dypsis bosseri

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clinostigma x

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pinanga insignis

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chambeyronia hookeri

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orania ravaka

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pinanga curranii

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Pedro 65

Thought I would start this tread again and see what anybody ells has seen.

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areca macrocalyx red well some what redblink.gif

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dypsis bosseri

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clinostigma x

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pinanga insignis

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chambeyronia hookeri

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orania ravaka

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pinanga curranii

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Beautiful Bill, it would be a blast to fly to Hawaii just to check out your gardens, thanks for all your fantastic posts. Pete :)

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Jeff in St Pete

Took a walk through the gardens this afternoon and this is what caught my eye today.

Dypsis leptocheilos fronds

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Asterogyne martiana new leaf

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Zamia sp.

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Bill Austin

Took a walk through the gardens this afternoon and this is what caught my eye today.

Dypsis leptocheilos fronds

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Asterogyne martiana new leaf

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Zamia sp.

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Jeff what are your killer heliconias looking like would love to see pic.drool.gif

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Jeff in St Pete

Jeff what are your killer heliconias looking like would love to see pic.drool.gif

Hi Bill, I'll try and get a few photos tomorrow. On Monday I'm going to visit my friend's heliconia and spice farm. He's the one with the killer heliconias :drool: . I'll definitely post some photos from his place next week.

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Cindy Adair

I've really enjoyed this thread and am glad to see it again! Our Virginia palms are doing pretty well this time of year after a mild winter, but the pouring rain isn't good for photos today. Thanks for sharing your gems.

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Alberto

A small Verschaffeltia splendida stripped by leafcutter ants.

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Ouch!blink.gif That looks bad! I´m gratefull our brazilian leafcutter ants (saúva and carregadeira) don´t touch my palms!

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Pedro 65

Bill and Jeff, thanks for restarting this thread, keep em comn.

A few that caught my eye today is the colourful new leaf of Loxococcus, the very large erect new leaf of Attalea amygdalina,one of a group of four small Dictyocaryums with leaves starting to split ( 2 shots) and an afternoon rainbow over the back gardens. ( Pics will not be in this order. :) )

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NApalm

One of my favourate threads. Pedro, when you say Dictyocaryum, are you talking D. lamarckianum?

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fan palm

hi Pete, my dictyocaryum has what you would almost call a small stilt root propping it up. Do yours show this under the mulch or is mine aone off/or soil related?

cheers

Harry

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Pedro 65

hi Pete, my dictyocaryum has what you would almost call a small stilt root propping it up. Do yours show this under the mulch or is mine aone off/or soil related?

cheers

Harry

Harry, being a stilt root palm this is normal behaviour, i like to keep mine mulch covered, the stilt at this stage on these is tiny compared to a socratea of the same size. Is yours inground?post a pic.

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Cindy Adair

Stunning photos Pete! Your Dictyocaryums are much larger than mine, but I'm happy to still have some. I abandoned them as usual at at a very young age to fend for themselves. I'd read on this forum that trying to keep them alive in a greenhouse in Virginia Beach would be palmicide for sure. So these photos are not from today, but if I could be there to take a new photo I would! Actually, Virginia Beach is very nice this morning so I can enjoy my small backyard full of plants here.

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Pedro 65

Stunning photos Pete! Your Dictyocaryums are much larger than mine, but I'm happy to still have some. I abandoned them as usual at at a very young age to fend for themselves. I'd read on this forum that trying to keep them alive in a greenhouse in Virginia Beach would be palmicide for sure. So these photos are not from today, but if I could be there to take a new photo I would! Actually, Virginia Beach is very nice this morning so I can enjoy my small backyard full of plants here.

Very nice Cindy, ours are at the same size, i dont expect mine to grow as fast as yours but it will be interesting to compare. Ours went in as 1 leaf bare root seedlings.

Keep pics coming everyone of "What caught your eye today" Pete :)

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Walter John

Speaking of white undersided leaves Cindy, here's what caught my eye yesterday arvo, the whites of these young Normanbya leaves.

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richnorm

Mine are a little smaller as the seed took about six months to reach me and I think our climate is right on the lower bounds of survival for this species. I also wish I had planted them out as sprouts as they seem a whole lot happier in the ground. I planted nine out at the 1-2 leaf stage and only lost two which I had deliberately subjected to harsh conditions (one very wet and one very dry). Those in pots have not fared well at all. All my plants spent last winter outside. They seem to like a little sun on the leaves.

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Cindy Adair

Speaking of white undersided leaves Cindy, here's what caught my eye yesterday arvo, the whites of these young Normanbya leaves.

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I don't have this species for some reason. Looks like I should try to grow it! Thanks.

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Cindy Adair

Mine are a little smaller as the seed took about six months to reach me and I think our climate is right on the lower bounds of survival for this species. I also wish I had planted them out as sprouts as they seem a whole lot happier in the ground. I planted nine out at the 1-2 leaf stage and only lost two which I had deliberately subjected to harsh conditions (one very wet and one very dry). Those in pots have not fared well at all. All my plants spent last winter outside. They seem to like a little sun on the leaves.

Mine will have to grow a bit more to get much sun I'm afraid....And I killed my 1 leaf seedlings I sprouted and was lucky

enough to be able to buy plants to replace them. So you deserve more credit for success from the seed stage.

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