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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Sep 26, 2018 5:28 AM CST
Since fall is officially here and the HOLIDAZE is creeping up on us, its time to fantasize about what plants you could add to your collection if money was no object. If you could pick three (at a time LOL) what would you choose? No worries if you don't have a photo, interested people can Google and maybe learn about new things!
These would be my choices:
1. Anthurium wendlingeri
2. Philodendron spiritus sancti
3. Monstera dubia
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 1, 2018 11:22 AM CST
I love Christmas. It is my favorite holiday. Not because of presents but the family, lights, music everything just makes me happy. Okay I got that out.
I do not know why I have not brought these two but....

Philodendron 'Pink Princess
African Gardenia (Mitriostigma axillare)

Other than that I cannot think of anything I have wanted that I have not purchased,

Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 1, 2018 11:40 AM CST
I had Pink Princess a long time ago. It never was a stellar performing plant for me. Its variegation can be really iffy, its like the variegated Alocasia and Monstera in that if it starts putting out all-pink leaves (like they sometimes put out all white ones) those leaves are not viable. One leaf on a vine isn't a problem but when its 3-4 in a row the mutation for the pink has gone into overdrive and all you can do is cut the stem and hope the new shoot grows out normal. Seeing what PP goes for these days, I don't ever have plans to replace it, but it is a GORGEOUS thing for certain. I wish you great luck with yours if you get one
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Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
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sangel
Oct 1, 2018 12:56 PM CST
for me it is Medinilla Magnifica , impossible to grow here, even indoors. It need too much moisture from one hand, and warm ,but not hot environment from the other hand, at summer even indoors temperature can reach 90 F. You can use a conditioner, but it dry the air too much.
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bumplbea
Oct 1, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Xmas cactus. This is a great time of year to start fertilizing them for blooms. Available any place and all ready to bloom and lovely live Xmas trees for the front entry.
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 1, 2018 5:34 PM CST
angel I managed to kill Medinilla magnifica. Twice. Beautiful plant!
I also want a Licuala cordata palm
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JHeirloomSeeds
Oct 1, 2018 5:49 PM CST
This is going to be a fun thread! Smiling These are a few on my wish list. I can't have the first two though because they could only be grown indoors here and my sister is allergic to almost all fragrances.

Jasminum officinale
Gardenia jasminoides
Rosa rugosa 'Martin Frobisher'
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 2, 2018 5:51 AM CST
I love jasmine! And gardenia!!!!
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JHeirloomSeeds
Oct 2, 2018 12:22 PM CST
You can probably grow it outdoors where you are, right? Lucky you! Smiling
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 2, 2018 6:56 PM CST
We do have gardenias and jasmine here, but some species of jasmine I don't think will grow here. When I lived in Southern California the house we rented had a night blooming jasmine planted outside the bedroom and kitchen windows. Since we didn't have air conditioning (didn't need it! I can't imagine not having it here) we smelled it at night most of the year. The jasmines we have are a white starlike flower that is an invasive vine, (but smells heavenly) and a wild yellow flowered plant that blooms in very early spring called Carolina Jessamine.
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JHeirloomSeeds
Oct 2, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Sounds heavenly! Smiling I do have a substitute for jasmine, and it's just an invasive weed! White Sweet Clover has a wonderful perfume when it's drying...I love it! But if, like you say, money wasn't an object, I'd have a little conservatory where I could grow the real thing.
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 3, 2018 10:33 PM CST
A really really red buddleia, a red daffodil, and a nice rose that Japanese beetles don't like. ;)
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 5:47 AM CST
I can add to my list these:
1. Licuala cordata
2. Marojejya darianensis
3. Another CHamaedorea oblongata so that maybe the one I have will set seed
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JHeirloomSeeds
Oct 4, 2018 6:09 AM CST
Had to look all 3 of those up as I'm not very familiar with tropicals...the second one is especially beautiful!!

Gina1960 said:I can add to my list these:
1. Licuala cordata
2. Marojejya darianensis
3. Another CHamaedorea oblongata so that maybe the one I have will set seed


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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
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Gina1960
Oct 4, 2018 7:03 AM CST
The second one is a kind of Holy Grail palm. There are only two species of palm in the genus Marojejyna...darianensis and insignia. Both are beautiful, but I had wanted the Darian Palm. I made an order from a dedicated palm nursery in Hawaii years and years ago and ordered a Darian seedling. Palms are funny things, like some aroids, the juvenile leaves often have little resemblance to mature leaves. When the fronds started growing larger, I realized I had been sent an Insignis, not a Darian. Not that Insignis isn;t a great palm....in fact its water needs are somewhat less than Darian. But its a totally different look. These can get HUGE (think dinosaur proportions) but are so slow growing that it will not happen in my lifetime.





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