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tikitube
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2017-10-16 10:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-10-02 18:57, Prikli Pear wrote:
One of these days I need to take a bunch of photos of the in-progress landscaping around my tiki build. But I'll share this now because I have it handy--I love passiflora, as I've stated earlier. Years ago, I traded for some exotic seeds. This plant grew from one of those. Through moves and neglect and other events, I lost it's ID and almost killed it more than once. It never flowered, but always came back from my abuse. The other day I was startled to find a half-dozen unexpected blooms by it. Turns out it's p. serratifolia. Not as free-flowering as more common types, but quite pretty, no?





We get something similar growing wild all around our house. The locals call it wild apricot or passionflower.



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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-10-16 10:55 pm   Permalink

There are many varieties of pitcher plants (nepenthes) from Madagascar to New Guinea.I bought this one from the “Sick Bay” shelves at my local Lowe’s Hardware.I won’t know what I have til I get new Pitchers. I cut off the worst of the plant, watered it and it looked much better this morning. We’ll see what it looks like in the spring. interesting “conversation plant for a bright spot in your patio (no direct sun) No,don’t try the liquid that’s in the picther in a cocktail.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2018-04-04 09:36 am   Permalink

Doesn't really fit in this thread but I thought it was interesting and worth sharing. There is a two headed fan in my town, not sure how that happened but the second head must have started at a sucker? Pictured beside one of it's normal brothers


 
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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-04-04 10:29 am   Permalink

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On 2017-10-16 22:37, tikitube wrote:
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We get something similar growing wild all around our house. The locals call it wild apricot or passionflower.



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Sorry I didn't see your response earlier! That's passiflora incarnata, aka maypop, a native passion flower with edible fruit (not quite a flavorful as the commercially-grown fruit from the tropics, but still quite nice). Their native range is from Central Texas up through the Ohio River Valley across to the East Coast. I have them growing happily (and spreading) in my yard, despite the fact that I'm technically west of its native range. Excellent tropicalesque plant to have.
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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2018-04-04 10:35 am   Permalink

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On 2018-04-04 09:36, MadDogMike wrote:
Doesn't really fit in this thread but I thought it was interesting and worth sharing. There is a two headed fan in my town, not sure how that happened but the second head must have started at a sucker? Pictured beside one of it's normal brothers



Wow, Mike, I've never seen a palm split like that. As I understand it, they grow from a single core (heart of palm) and I don't believe there's any natural mechanism for them to branch like that. I'm no arborist, but I'd guess that either 1) the heart was damaged somehow, divided at the growth tip, and once it recovered began putting out two new growth tips, or 2) a seed got wedged against the trunk and germinated, eventually fusing with the parent tree in a kind of natural grafting. Regardless, that's a one-of-a-kind!
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Posted: 2018-04-04 2:35 pm   Permalink

Reminds us of those 50s films about radiation testing leading to two-headed monsters and giant beasts!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2018-04-05 08:54 am   Permalink

This one is around the corner from my parent's house. This one is obviously a sucker although suckers are usually at the bottom. I wonder if it would grow to look like the other one if the conditions were right?


 
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Posted: 2018-04-10 4:27 pm   Permalink



Here is the start of my backyard tiki jungle...the Honu Lagoon.

If you live or visit Las Vegas drop me a line and come over for a cocktail.



A nice flower from my new hibiscus.
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