Plant ID forum: Plant ID San Juan Puerto Rico #1

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Aug 12, 2017 9:29 PM CST
I love the leaves on this! Any one recognize it?

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Aug 12, 2017 9:56 PM CST
It is Artocarpus altilis, Breadfruit.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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Xeramtheum
Aug 12, 2017 10:01 PM CST
Thanks! Definitely on my want list.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Aug 12, 2017 10:39 PM CST
Will Breadfruit take zone 8?

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Aug 13, 2017 6:29 AM CST
No, it's classified as an "ultra tropical", but I'm thinking I could grow it in a container, plus I have a heated greenhouse. I really do like those leaves.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Aug 13, 2017 7:13 PM CST
I think if you restrict the growth, and promote fruiting, you may get something. As long as the temp stays above 55oF. you may get something.
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Aug 13, 2017 7:36 PM CST
Most probably seedless variety of A. altilis. (their fruits have reduced scale, and the leaves are more crowded), in that case you'll need sucker to propagate.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Aug 13, 2017 7:56 PM CST
I'm not really interested in the fruit. Just the leaves, which hopefully I can keep on the small side - they would be a great foil and support for some of my passion vines. I can definitely keep the temperature warm enough in winter. I don't think it will be too hard to restrict the growth since it would be essentially dormant for 4 months. I'll have to see ... I found some seeds on EBAY.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln

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