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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Feb 8, 2019 10:03 AM CST
I did dissect that offset, there is another one coming out and I could tell this one was dying from whatever chewed the hole in it. I found absolutely nothing, whatever made the hole is gone. I'm glad because in my research there are some very bad bugs, like a weevil that lays eggs, and a moth that lays eggs and both the larvae will destroy your plant.

Lin, you bromes are very nice, I think I might have a blushing tiger somewhere, that is sure a neat looking one. I have a thing for stripes.

Gina, I know A. Perez is a hybrid from 'Foster's Favorite' so makes sense they both starting blooms same time, keep posting the progress. Thumbs up

I was cleaning out more leaves and have three Orlandianas starting blooms.
A. 'Charcoal'
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A. 'White Knight'
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A. 'Shadow' X 'Pickaninny'
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tx_flower_child
Feb 9, 2019 5:49 PM CST
So right before we started this thread for February I had posted some pictures taken at the NorthPark Center in Dallas. I was there again yesterday for lunch with a cousin. The broms have changed once again - this time to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Here's a little eye candy.

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I included this one for a little perspective re the size of the planter and the number of 'lanterns'.
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Feb 9, 2019 5:52 PM CST
Those are beautiful tx! They work for Valentine's too. Smiling
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tx_flower_child
Feb 9, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Still at NorthPark Center. Broms under 2 very large palms. Almost too high to get a picture at all.
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tx_flower_child
Feb 9, 2019 6:02 PM CST
Anybody know the name of the plant accompanying the guzmania?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 9, 2019 6:06 PM CST
tx_flower_child said:Anybody know the name of the plant accompanying the guzmania?
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What a beautiful arrangement! The one along with the Broms looks like a Calathea (now known as Goeppertia) possibly, Rattlesnake Plant (Goeppertia lancifolia)

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plantmanager
Feb 9, 2019 6:29 PM CST
That center sure has wonderful planting! I've seen some pretty fancy shopping areas, but the ones I see have never had such great plantings.
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Feb 9, 2019 9:09 PM CST
No but that palm is quite impressive. Its a whole leaf Licuala. I would almost guess Licuala grandis, as that would be the LEAST expensive. That is one great palm. Can you possibly ask?
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Feb 10, 2019 6:43 AM CST
I drooled over that Licuala also. I had one years ago but it did not like living in my house during the cold months. Crying
I agree the other plant is a Calathea or whatever they call it this week.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Feb 10, 2019 6:44 AM CST
Gina is your A. 'Perez' in your greenhouse? I don't see a hint of flowering on mine yet but has been outside.
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Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Feb 10, 2019 7:41 AM CST
Yes Alice it is. I was in a hurry when I got it, and just plopped the whole thing in its pot into a wire slat basket and hung it up until I can get around to mounting it (I like to mount the pendant ones so the blooms hand down). Last week I gave everything a micronutrient spray (really for the palms, its Palm Nutritional but I use it on all species all plants 3-4 times a year) and some stuff just started putting out blooms! The light os getting longer too, we are gaining light every day which I am sure will help everyones stuff perk up
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Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Feb 10, 2019 8:22 AM CST
TX, that North Park Center sure does put a lot into their plant displays, I agree the plant is some sort of Calathea, I have one, the undersides of the leaves are purple, but have seen some all green.

My walk yesterday, the Quesnelia testudo are blooming now, love how they climb the oak tree.
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Feb 10, 2019 8:22 AM CST
I am dealing with a pinched nerve in my neck this week but as soon as I can painlessly look around I will go out and check my 'Perez'.

Did anyone else watch "Shetland?" There is a character in the show called Perez, (sorry, off topic, I am goofy from the muscle relaxers.)
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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Feb 10, 2019 1:01 PM CST
tx_flower_child said:Still at NorthPark Center. Broms under 2 very large palms. Almost too high to get a picture at all.
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Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby They do put a lot of money into their displays. I wonder what they do with the plants after they change them out?
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tx_flower_child
Feb 10, 2019 2:31 PM CST
I inquired several times and didn't get an answer.

If you were driving and saw NorthPark Center, you'd probably just keep driving. I'm trying to picture it right now and I don't think there's a sign on the outside that says NorthPark. A few of the anchor stores have names that are visible. Basically the exterior is very nondescript. The area where the palms are is very popular. The planters are tall, tiled and have a base that's curved or sloped. Kids are all over them trying to run up them but they just slide down. It's really funny to watch them.
Name: Sherri
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sunkissed
Feb 11, 2019 7:09 AM CST
I've wondered the same thing.
Name: Gina
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Gina1960
Feb 11, 2019 2:54 PM CST
If that is a Licuala Grandis, that size plant set them back at least $700+. And I can't believe it looks so healthy. It could also be an L. peltata var sumawongii.
The butterfly rainforest here had a Licuala peltata var sumawongii (the one that every unscrupulous palm seller sells as the extinct Licuala elegans) that was about that size for years but every winter it declined a little more and finally they had to remove it, one that size on today's market would be at least $1000 because they are very very slow growing
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Feb 11, 2019 3:35 PM CST
I agree, this has to be some high end greenhouse operation that swaps out plants seasonally and brings the big ones back to recouperate in ideal conditions.
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tx_flower_child
Feb 12, 2019 12:30 AM CST
Even if they paid $1000 for it, that's nothing compared to the art and sculptures.

Some of it is on loan, mostly from the Nashers. And the Nashers were the people who built NorthPark.

My favorite is #25 - Five Hammering Men by Jonathan Borofsky. They are in constant motion. I never get tired of watching them. So anyway, you have to like contemporary or modern or post-modern or even some past-modern art. (No, I don't know what those terms mean.)

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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Feb 12, 2019 3:53 PM CST
That's a fabulous collection of art TX! Thanks for posting the link.

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