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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jan 31, 2021 7:40 AM CST
Wondering what new plant adventures you would be tempted by, given that we all have enough (too many) plants as it is Rolling on the floor laughing

I've never had a lipstick plant -Aeschynanthus (sp?) and can't remember seeing one at the big box, ever. I'd be tempted. .they seem reliable.
I love my medium size ponytail palm, but would definitely buy one of the little 4 inch pot with a small cluster of baby ones. I gave one away some years ago. (Though, now I have two young cats who would nibble.. it would have to live at my workplace)
My grocery store Phalaenopsis' are struggling this year. None have yellow color- I'm tempted to buy a nice blooming yellow one, if I see the right one.
Variegated Ficus elastica sure looks pretty. I've never had a rubber tree.

So OK, nothing terribly exciting, I admit. I have seen enough complaints (or tried them myself and failed) to rule out certain types (no Maranta, no Calathea, no Anthurium) and also don't want any more big plants- any more big would have to live at work, where I've already stashed all except my Coffee plant.

Anything tempting you?
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Jan 31, 2021 7:44 AM CST
I really can;t think of a single specimen plant. I tend to know them when I see them ha ha! I do know that, its not the 'it' plants that are always popping up. Why would I want something that everyone else already has, and that the price is being totally overinflated due to this interest LOL?
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DaisyI
Jan 31, 2021 6:00 PM CST
Cucumber tree - Dendrosicyos socotranus

Baobab tree - Adansonia digitata

Full grown please. Size and space will definitely be an issue.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Jan 31, 2021 6:18 PM CST
hahaha, what, doesn't everybody on your block have a giant baobab tree??
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Name: cheapskate gardener
South Florida (Zone 10a)
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hlutzow
Jan 31, 2021 6:31 PM CST
I'd be tempted by a Aucuba japonica, Spotted Laurel.
Keep calm... and plant something.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Jan 31, 2021 7:33 PM CST
Actually what I really want, is an Amherstia nobilis.
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Jan 31, 2021 7:55 PM CST
Well, I know what Aucuba is, they are pretty.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Feb 1, 2021 5:23 AM CST
The usual plant that I've been lusting over for several years now... a brugmansia. Yeah, I really need another oversized tropical to have to over winter inside the house! Hilarious!
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Name: Daniel
Los Angeles (Zone 10b)
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Dciau1
Feb 1, 2021 7:19 AM CST
Honestly, I always find myself wanting a big leaf philodendron but they're so expensive and I have too many plant problems already LOL

Either that or Alocasia but I really don't have the conditions to make them thrive
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Feb 1, 2021 7:32 AM CST
Brugmansia Lynda.. I do not overwinter a whole plant, but I root fat cuttings in fall, keep under lights.. Once out for spring, will take off. Well, confession, I did have one that did not thrive, so was small enough to dig, pot, and bring in.
Alocasia, I put outside in a huge pot. Full sun, plenty of water, stand back. Inside, I don't try.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Feb 1, 2021 12:58 PM CST
Ok, Sally You convinced me to buy one. I will take cuttings for the winter! I plan for it to be a potted plant for outside in the summer. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 1, 2021 3:02 PM CST
My brugs were trees until this winter. They had not frozen back for 3 winters, now they are sticks. They almost always come back from the roots here though.
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jasriniv
Feb 2, 2021 8:09 PM CST
I love this thread. It is like planning a vacation in the midst of COVID! I have tripled my houseplants through the COVID year and continue to browse catalogs. I would love to get a Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum, but don't know if I have enough space for it. Would also like Alocasia maybe... And I am thinking collecting Hoyas might be a great hobby. All over the place, yes!
And I cant say enough great things about Brugmansias. They are so easy to propagate and hummers and bees love them, they are fragrant and look spectacular. Go for it everyone. Buy the peach or red one they are lovely.
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Gina1960
Feb 2, 2021 8:11 PM CST
If you are growing a red brug (Brugmansia sanguinea) you must live in a cooler climate than Florida
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hlutzow
Feb 2, 2021 8:16 PM CST
jasriniv said:I love this thread. It is like planning a vacation in the midst of COVID! I have tripled my houseplants through the COVID year and continue to browse catalogs. I would love to get a Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum, but don't know if I have enough space for it. Would also like Alocasia maybe... And I am thinking collecting Hoyas might be a great hobby. All over the place, yes!
And I cant say enough great things about Brugmansias. They are so easy to propagate and hummers and bees love them, they are fragrant and look spectacular. Go for it everyone. Buy the peach or red one they are lovely.


I'm told the Thaumatophyllum Bipinnatifidum Hope is a smaller variety. Shrug!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Feb 2, 2021 9:28 PM CST
Thaumatophyllum bipinnatifidum.... That's a new one on me. It looks like a Selloum. Catalogue of Life has never heard of it. Now I'm curious - do you have more information? A different name?
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Frenchy21
Feb 2, 2021 10:44 PM CST
According to Google info - it is the 'new' name for the Philodendron selloum.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Feb 3, 2021 12:41 AM CST
According to Catalogue of Life, Philodendron Selloum and P. bipinnatifidum var. lundii are both synonyms for Philodendron lundii. No mention of Thaumatophyllum except T. spruceanum is a synonym for Philodendron goeldii. That's a weird looking one! I think you should change your mind about your dream plant. Smiling
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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sallyg
Feb 3, 2021 7:20 AM CST
Much as I wish everyone could learn Latin names, I more and more just feel using every Latin name ever known or suspected, plus common names, is the only way to know what anyone is talking about. When I see a university page like this, I assume they are using the most current accepted name
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/pl...

I see the statement that it is not yet accepted, who knows why the site above decided to use it
https://eol.org/pages/54731153...

(No, I am not an expert about which is the right source. Yes, I know many things have been regrouped recently)

This is the time of year for another hobby-- going to the biggest local greenhouse I have within a half hour, drooling over many plants, being shocked at their prices, and poo pooing them all as too fussy, too common, too weird, too something.. Hilarious!
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Feb 3, 2021 8:54 AM CST
I'm planning ( hopefully! ) a trip with two Master Gardener friends to a huge greenhouse in nearby Conway, supposed to be acres of greenhouses, each one dedicated to a particular plant! One for succulents, one for roses, one for native plants, you get the idea. I really need to save some money toward this trip.... I suspect my will power will fail me! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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