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.
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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 world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

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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.
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