id's needed

crueltyfre(Tampa 9a heat 10 sunset 26)May 5, 2012

Love the dollar table at the Tropiflora sale, but hate the missing tags. Anyone recognize any of these?

Thanks in advance,


looks like it's dying, but already sent up a pup...

slightly different than the previous one...

The big one in the back, not the painted fingernails. The spikes are taller than me and I'm 5'3". Big, nasty, lethal thorns.

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Tropiflora didn't know the ID's?

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 8:05PM
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Lori - I think the pic of the Neo pup is just one of many variegated commercial Neo hybrids that possibly haven't even been registered, hence no name.

The pic of the "tall one" could possibly be one of the Porteas, but which one I'm not sure.
Because the flowers seem spaced well apart on the inflorescence I would guess it's possibly Portea petropolitania extensa grown in insufficent light. I don't know for sure though, I'm just having a guess.

All the best, Nev.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 6:06PM
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crueltyfre(Tampa 9a heat 10 sunset 26)

Thanks Nev, I think you're right on the portea. I just looked it up and all appears correct on that one. That stalk is now a good 6' tall! It's huge!

I would have loved to ask someone at the Tropiflora sale but it was a mad house, and I get there when it first opens so it's at it's maddest. I think the employees hide until after the garden maniacs leave and normal society comes by. Last year I emailed them photo's of some other items I got off the dollar table and they did answer, but I felt massive guilt at taking up their time for something I only paid a buck for, lol.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Plant list (not everything available for trade yet)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 6:55PM
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