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Sep 26, 2018 5:28 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Oct 1, 2018 11:22 AM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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,
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Oct 1, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Oct 1, 2018 12:56 PM CST
Name: Ron
Modi'in Israel (Zone 11a)
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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Oct 1, 2018 3:38 PM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
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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.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Oct 1, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
angel I managed to kill Medinilla magnifica. Twice. Beautiful plant!
I also want a Licuala cordata palm
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Oct 1, 2018 5:49 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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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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Oct 2, 2018 5:51 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
I love jasmine! And gardenia!!!!
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Oct 2, 2018 12:22 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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You can probably grow it outdoors where you are, right? Lucky you! Smiling
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Oct 2, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Oct 2, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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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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Oct 3, 2018 10:33 PM CST
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
A really really red buddleia, a red daffodil, and a nice rose that Japanese beetles don't like. ;)
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Oct 4, 2018 5:47 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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Oct 4, 2018 6:09 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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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
My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
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Oct 4, 2018 7:03 AM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 38 years
Aroids Region: Florida Tropicals
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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