Tropicals forum: Did you ever think someone was watching you?

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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 2, 2015 1:02 PM CST
I was intently looking at some begonias in a nursery yesterday when I got this strange feeling that someone was watching me. l actually looked around then when I looked back at the begonias I saw all these Rudolphs under the bench. They were keeping an eye on me. Hilarious!
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Name: KadieD
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Rainbow
Dec 2, 2015 1:19 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing They're so cute! Hope you got at least one!
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ctcarol
Dec 2, 2015 4:44 PM CST
How clever!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 2, 2015 6:17 PM CST
I should have bought one and may still go back but the nursery is 2 hours away. The plant appears to be one of the newer Philodendron Xanadu's does anyone know which one?
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plantladylin
Dec 2, 2015 6:57 PM CST
That is too cute! It looks very similar to a decorated Horsehead Philodendron (Philodendron bipennifolium) that @purpleinnopp Tiffany has and similar to one of mine. You can see a photo of Tiffany's plant disguised as Reindeer in this post: http://garden.org/thread/view_post/995939/
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lovemyhouse
Dec 2, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 2, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Yes! Tiffany's plant is almost identical.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Dec 4, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Very similar, but the leaves of your pic have extra lobes. IDK what they are, beyond cute!! Calling the store might satisfy curiosity, unless you've talked yourself into needing one by now.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 4, 2015 7:41 AM CST
Who me? Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

I almost went back yesterday but the idiot light came on telling the car had a problem so I reluctantly came home. While there is civilization on both ends of the trip there is an hour or so in the middle with about 40 miles of nothing. Didn't want to be stuck out there.
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Christine
Dec 4, 2015 8:06 AM CST
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Dec 5, 2015 8:33 PM CST
Never mind, Alice. Even the picture would make a cute holiday card. Especially for all your plant-nutty friends like us!
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Dec 5, 2015 9:20 PM CST
Tiffany, I too saw that it had more lobes than your plant did. It looks like it could be Philodendron squamiferum Philodendron (Philodendron squamiferum)
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 6, 2015 4:26 AM CST
Good call Debbie, I think you nailed it. FYI, I saw them at Hyam's on James Island.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Dec 6, 2015 12:48 PM CST
That's what I figured. I saw them there at Hyam's on a previous visit. I didn't get to stop by there on my last visit to my parents on James Island, a couple of weeks ago. It was a short visit and there was too much to do in that small period of time. I love going there and just looking around at the wide variety of plants in their greenhouse. I hope to get back there in another week or two.
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Rainbow
Dec 6, 2015 1:42 PM CST
ardesia said:I was intently looking at some begonias in a nursery yesterday when I got this strange feeling that someone was watching me. l actually looked around then when I looked back at the begonias I saw all these Rudolphs under the bench. They were keeping an eye on me. Hilarious!
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Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Thank You!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 6, 2015 5:20 PM CST
The info I read on this plant says it has hairy red stems. I can't wait to go back and see if those plants have that characteristic. Maybe one day this week.......
Debbie, I could spend days going between Abide a While and Hyams but you have small but very interesting nursery in O'burg that I like. Have not been there is several years but I really like the selection at Depot Nursery.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Dec 6, 2015 9:32 PM CST
Alice, I've never visited Abide a While, but I just googled it. It looks like a very interesting place to go. I will have to find some time to go by there on one of my trips to visit family. I had intended to go while I was going to Southeastern Spine Center for treatment, but I'd be too groggy to remember to tell my driver, either DSis or DH to go there. Whistling I no longer go to SSC.

As for Plant Depot, I do enjoy going there from time to time. Although, it seems to me that they do not have as varied a selection as they used to have a few years back. I was still working full time back then, and did not have a lot of time for nor as much interest in gardening as I do now. I'd go there on my lunch break and browse around. Occasionally, I'd buy a plant or two. Big Grin It had a nice relaxing atmosphere. Thumbs up
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Dec 10, 2015 7:26 AM CST
Well, I went back to the nursery yesterday and learned it is not the P. squamiferum. Dang, I thought we had it.
The person I spoke with did not know which philodendron it was but she said even young squamiferums have red stems. Sooooo, the mystery continues.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Dec 10, 2015 8:04 AM CST
This pic that @skylark added to the entry in the DB here looks like newer petioles (I think this is what you are referring to by stem, petiole = the little stem that attaches leaves to the main body of a plant) are red, but looks like they fade to green on older leaves? Not sure that's the correct interpretation of the pic. (Tagged Skylark in case she might have some input, having seen the great specimen in her pic in person.)
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skylark
Dec 10, 2015 9:37 AM CST
yep, i went and checked other pics of the same plant - and older petioles are dull green. you can see them in the pic above too, on the lower stem.

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