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new, colorful or unusual tropical plants and palms at the TPIE trade shade

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Eric in Orlando

Last week I attended the annual TPIE show in Ft. Lauderdale. The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition is a huge trade event showcasing tropical plants, foliage and products. It is the largest tropical plant trade show in the U.S. and amongst the largest in the world.

Here are a few of the beauties;

Alcantarea 'Volcano Mist'

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Alocasia macrorrhizos 'Variegata'

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Areca vestiaria- a tropical palm with orange crownshafts

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Calathea 'Fusion White'- a brand new introduction

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Clerodendrum smithianum- very pendulant growth habit and flower clusters

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Clusia rosea 'Variegata'- variegated forms of this used to be very rare and expensive but are now showing up in SoFL nurseries at reasonable prices

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Colocasia esculenta 'Black Coral'

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Cordyline fruticosa 'Red Pepper'- a smaller Ti Plant with narrow leaves and hot pink new growth

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Cordyline fruticosa 'Singapore Twist'- a larger Ti Plant with a distichous growth habit, leaves are arranged in 2 rows on each side of the stem

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Cyrtostachys renda- Sealing Wax or Lipstick Palm

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Dischidia 'Cascade'

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Dracaena deremensis 'Whitney'

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Dypsis mananjarensis- Mealy Bug Palm, this Madagascar palm has unusual white markings on the petioles, it grows 30-40 ft tall on a fairly robust trunk

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Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'

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Ficus elastica 'Ruby'- Rubber Tree

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Ficus pseudopalma

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Heliconia pendula 'Red Beard'

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Monstera deliciosa 'Cheesecake'- Ceriman Vine

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Pandanus pulcher- a rare and unusual Screw-Pine from Madagascar

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Polyscias fruticosa 'Snowflake'- Ming Aralia

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Spathiphyllum 'Platinum Dreams'

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X Gasteraloe 'Flow'

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paulgila

wonderful photos,eric. thanks for posting! I love the distichious Ti.

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Jeff in St Pete

Eric, I always look forward to your photos from plant shows. Thanks for posting them!

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Justin

Any idea what the requirements for X Gasteraloe 'Flow' are?

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Palm crazy

I have Colocasia esculents Black Coral’. Fast grower, overwinter inside is real easy and recommended if you have cool springs like mine. Sends up a lot of pups. It loves growing in water.

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Gonzer

The x Gasteraloe is superb!

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Funkthulhu

Huzzah!

More!

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Silas_Sancona

Great pictures Eric,

Always like seeing what new or interesting stuff is being showcased in the shows each year. Have offsets from a specimen of the variegated Taro. Looks incredible when full grown. That Clusia is outstanding, and on my to acquire list.

-Nathan-

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Jerry@TreeZoo

I like that Singapore twist and the Gasteraloe looks like it has an electric light in it. Wow.

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Jeff Searle

Jerry,

I can't explain the "hows and whys" but I heard at the show that using DNA is one way of finding a way for plants to glow in the dark.

Eric, your right, there was an incredible array of plant material at the tradeshow. So much stuff out there, I just wish I could get my hands on some of this material. I bought a few of that new Calathea from the grower, although I was told by Bill at Silver Krome that this plant has been around for about 10 years now, he has some and came out of Thailand.

Ryan took tons of photos as well, maybe he will add some too.

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fastfeat

I have Colocasia esculents Black Coral’. Fast grower, overwinter inside is real easy and recommended if you have cool springs like mine. Sends up a lot of pups. It loves growing in water.

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Nice design there, man!

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fastfeat

Eric--

I think that Clerodendrum smithianum has been in SoFla for awhile, but isn't widely available. I think Jesse Durko has it in the ground.

How does Monstera deliciosa 'Cheesecake' differ from 'Albo-variegata'? Look pretty close...

Good news about the variegated Clusia rosea.

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Eric in Orlando

I first saw the Clero about 5 years ago but only seen it at a few SoFL specialty nurseries. This year at the show I saw several booths with it so it seems to be getting into the trade.

We have both Monstera and they look about the same. Maybe someone else knows if there is any difference. They both grow slower than the green form.

I actually picked up a variegated Clusia at Black Olive last week to try here and grow cuttings from.

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Eric in Orlando

Jerry,

I can't explain the "hows and whys" but I heard at the show that using DNA is one way of finding a way for plants to glow in the dark.

Eric, your right, there was an incredible array of plant material at the tradeshow. So much stuff out there, I just wish I could get my hands on some of this material. I bought a few of that new Calathea from the grower, although I was told by Bill at Silver Krome that this plant has been around for about 10 years now, he has some and came out of Thailand.

Ryan took tons of photos as well, maybe he will add some too.

Did he say anything about the parentage of that Calathea? It sure looks like C. louisae or that it has it mixed in. That is one of the hardier Calathea, even grows into NoFl and returns from the roots each winter.

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Palm crazy

I have Colocasia esculents Black Coral’. Fast grower, overwinter inside is real easy and recommended if you have cool springs like mine. Sends up a lot of pups. It loves growing in water.

Nice design there, man!

Thanks, I’m already started redesigning the space behind the water feature, took out the large big leaf fuchsia and replanting with tree fern and big leaf perennial and some chamaedorea radicals clumps come spring. So far winter has been pretty good here except for the big cold spell back in early December when it hit 16F and three days below freezing. There was only a few palms that were damage but all will recover quickly.

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Palm crazy

I’ll be looking for that cool looking X Gasteraloe Flow in the future. Thanks for sharing you pics of the trade show Eric.

Funny our trade show here is in August, LOL!

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