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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 3, 2014 9:33 PM CST
When we were on vacation in Manila a few weeks ago, we went to some local nurseries and I took some photos of the plants that they have..I wish I can bring home some Rolling my eyes. Rolling my eyes.

I tried to ask the names, but they can only give me nicknames, so I figured I will just post and share them here, if anyone knows their true name, would love to know it too!

These ones I know are bromeliads, as to what kind.. Shrug!
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This one looks like a Dracaena
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These ones are Adeniums
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This one is interesting to see : a banana plant bonsai
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I bought some of these home to my mom-in-law and planted some there:
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Lovely pink blooms, reminds me of an hoya
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I think this is a Medinilla
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And a mixed bag of other tropical plants, lovely to see them thriving very well Smiling

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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Mar 4, 2014 1:42 AM CST
Wow. Exotic place and plants !
Am not good with naming tropicals, but you are doing a good job :)
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 4, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Lovely show, Tarev. Thanks! I love to visit nurseries when we travel but my DH has very little patience for it, sadly.

I'm thinking your last picture with the pink foliage might be some spectacularly large Cryptanthus, another type of bromeliad.
Elaine

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 4, 2014 11:35 AM CST
Thanks Calin and Elaine! I think you got the name of the last plant right Elaine, thanks! Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 6, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Other tropical plants I saw around town, these ones in a local prominent mall called Greenbelt, they have nicely incorporated urban living and nature, a nice little oasis Smiling

The dome-like building is a chapel, glad they have maintained it too, for a peaceful looking ambience
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Took some more photos of the landscaping..ideas for plant combinations...if I can't plant it, at least I have something in photos to enjoy heheh Smiling
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Mar 6, 2014 6:41 PM CST
Beautiful! Tarev, on picture #7, are those orchids attached to small palm trees? I can't figure out what they are.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 6, 2014 8:17 PM CST
Hi Jonna, I think the orchids are wrapped around thick bamboo poles.

they may have given it a rough texture so the roots can easily grasp it while tying the plants with some twine.

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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Mar 6, 2014 9:06 PM CST
Oh cool, they are vandas! I love the way they mounted them. I couldn't figure it out but this closeup is great. What a dream, I so wish I could find some vanda orchids here. They are grown a couple of states away but no one seems to bring them here to sell. Sad
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 7, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Jonna, That may be because they require a lot of humidity. We seldom see them here for that reason.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 7, 2014 7:12 PM CST
Exactly right Carol! Very high humidity there..my hair gets that full body and just cannot begin or end the day without feeling sticky like scotch tape Hilarious! I wish I have taken photos of the plants that are by the tunnels, overpass, they plant everywhere there, trying to be green, hoping to improve air quality Smiling
Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Mar 7, 2014 9:02 PM CST
Well, humidity I have!! Too much most of the time. I think they would do great here and they are grown commercially in Veracruz which is just across the Gulf. They are starting to grow dendrobians here and I have quite a few of those but I'd really love some vandas. One of these days I'm going to make a road trip to the nurseries in Veracruz, I will need lots of space though, there are so many plants I want.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 7, 2014 9:32 PM CST
If you get involved with orchids, you'll always want more!
Name: Ron
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rattlebox
Mar 7, 2014 9:55 PM CST
The pink flowers that remind you of Hoya are probably Rondeletia leucophylla, Panama Rose. I have three shrubs of these in my yard, started from cuttings acquired a little over a year ago. Related to Pentas.

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 10, 2014 1:11 AM CST
Hope you get your vandas soon Jonna heheh!

Thanks rattlebox! The link you gave does seem to match the plant I saw! Hurray!
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drdawg
Mar 11, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Jonna, do you also go by "Johanna2014"?
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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Mar 11, 2014 6:22 PM CST
No, that's not me. I was named after my father (John) but my mom decided to leave out the H and add an N. I used to kid her about that and even in an english speaking country it seemed that whoever could spell it, couldn't pronounce it and vice versa. I pretty much gave up early on and answer to almost anything that sounds vaguely like my name, good thing as down here no one can pronounce it OR spell it! So, if you were to call out Johanna around me I'd probably answer but it isn't my name Whistling
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drdawg
Mar 11, 2014 8:04 PM CST
OK.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 13, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Thanks to Tiffany @purpleinopp I now know the name of this lovely tropical plant:
Calathea lancifolia



And this is how I transplanted the Calathea's at my mom-in-law's garden:
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purpleinopp
Mar 15, 2014 10:51 AM CST
That's awesome!! They look so cool there - but what wouldn't??! I love that.
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Name: Evan
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Mar 15, 2014 11:54 AM CST

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What a great set-up at your mom's tarev. Someone was thinking when they built that wall.
Evan

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