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Cindy Adair

I have been busy trying to eradicate as much of the horrible vine, pica pica (Mucuna pruriens) from my land as possible. This afternoon I called it quits for today and went for a stroll. Two surprises greeted me.

The first was on my largest Licuala mattanensis 'mapu'. I almost missed it.

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Then I looked more closely at my only Licuala sallehana.

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Cindy Adair

I'll throw in a few more photos from the same walk for good measure. All in the ground post hurricane Maria so less than three years ago. In the tropics plants grow fast.

The palms are Licuala cordata, Calyptrocalyx laxiflorus and Chamaedorea geonomiformis.

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Tracy
15 hours ago, Cindy Adair said:

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Leaflets and flowers look like a Masdevallia.  Is it a native or something you mounted on this tree?

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Cindy Adair

Hi Tracy! That’s a Specklinia (pleurothallis) picta that I bought from an orchid collector in 2011.

 

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John hovancsek

More, more. .please..

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Jerry@TreeZoo

Wow!  Someone is doing something right.  Well done!

 

BTW, is that a cordata or did you take your pinking shears to some hapless Sabal?

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Cindy Adair
On 11/16/2020 at 3:35 PM, John hovancsek said:

More, more. .please..

Thanks. After watching the recent IPS webinar on palms of New Guinea I am beginning a list of what I have from there. 

 

On 11/16/2020 at 6:36 PM, Jerry@TreeZoo said:

Wow!  Someone is doing something right.  Well done!

 

BTW, is that a cordata or did you take your pinking shears to some hapless Sabal?

Thanks! Funny. I have great hopes for the 2 tiny seedling cordatas in my new shade house. The one pictured is my only one of any size. I did read recently a detailed description of using pinking shears to more realistically trim the leaves of a gesneriad in preparation for judging. Apparently this is legal by show rules.

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DCA_Palm_Fan

Loving all of those palms and the Anthuriums !!!!!   Amazing! 

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Cindy Adair

Thanks DCA Palm Fan.

Off topic chatter:

Aroids seem quite popular at the moment and I know there are many of us who use them as palm accents.

I am glad I grabbed some before the big price increases. 

Gesneriads are cheaper and grow like crazy here too. I use whatever makes sense in areas where ferns are not enough to fight with invasive vines and grasses.

I also love calatheas!

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chad2468emr

So gorgeous! Posts like this have me just ITCHING to get a house I actually own so I can start getting most of these palms out of their pots and into the dirt! 

Very inspiring. :) 

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JANAIY

wonderful collection and how beautiful they grow when you can actually leave them alone for a while in such a perfect habitat. You are lucky.

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Josh-O

looking fantastic over there Cindy :)

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Dartolution

@Cindy Adair Amazing, both palms, and tropicals! :) 

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