Some pics-new plants and a few creatures

jimhardyMay 18, 2012

but not in that order.

Somebody ruined a good picture(-;

Amorphophallus Konjac

If anybody has pics/experience with this one I would love to see/hear them(-:

I bought 4 bulbs and they threw another 2 in.

Amorphophallus Konjac

Should be really cool if/when it blooms!

Another cactus blooming-always a treat!

Xanthosoma Albomarginata (Micky Mouse) Aroid

Americana has busted 4 leaves of the spear.

M.Maculosa sending up 6 stalks

3 new Pachys...Densiflorum,Horombense and Baronii

A.Donax,prettier than ever!

Some of you guys may not agree but I trimmed the bottom

leaves off 2 of the Trachys to expose their trunks...they look a lot taller now!

Fortunei before

after

Nainital before

after

They will look better in another month(-:

Click for weather forecast

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ericthehurdler(NOR CAL 9a)

Im excited to see an update on the Amorphophallus konjac!
do you know if it smells as bad as its cousin the corpse flower?

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 1:43AM
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butiaman(8a Douglasville,GA.)

Hey Jim,
I see you got some Voodoo Lilies.I don't know if you remember me asking you one time if you had ever thought about growing some.They definitely will get some looks from people going by your place.I think there a unusual looking flower,of course I like unusual looking plants.A lady down the street from me had one in her yard about 3yrs ago.I don't know if it was the same kind as yours.Her flower was dark red and about 5ft tall by 3ft wide.I thought it was beautiful but it smelled like rotten meat.She explained it smelled like that to draw flies for pollination.That's about all I really know except what she said,that it took a lot of water and fertilizer.I think you'll do fine with them.

I agree that the palms look better with the fronds trimmed up.I do the same thing.A lot of people criticize me for doing that to my palms.I don't think it really hurts them,as long as you don't go crazy cutting fronds off.

I haven't been on here in awhile because im growing a lot of various Trachycarpus and Sabal seedlings and cleaning up a lot of brush and old trees out of my backyard.It seems to be a never ending job,LOL.I WILL HAVE MY BACKYARD PARADISE EVEN IF IT KILLS ME :)

Good Luck with your plants.
Randy

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 2:11AM
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wetsuiter(7b/8a)

Trimming off green fronds doesn't hurt them, but they sure can benefit more with those leaves on. Especially for those of us raising palms in marginal areas and beyond. It is really hard for me to keep lower ratty looking fronds on, but I just keep telling myself that they are feeding the tree to make it better in the long run.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 1:19PM
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