What's looking Exotic in 2020

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  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Brugmansia "grand marnier"
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      kindredspirit Gardening around a big Puddle. :)

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      Agave americanas running riot. I wonder how long it will be before I can make Tequila? :)



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      • pete

        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Nice collection, not sure that is the right species for Tequila,;) but they look good just the same.:smile:
         
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          Brugmansia sanguinea outside with one lonely flower! IMG_20201209_144652-02.jpeg
           
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          • Victoria

            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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            That's a lovely fat plant Stephen.
             
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              It's constantly being cut back by winter every year so it gets a lot of stems and there gives it this really substantial look.

              In the cool weather the flowers are so vibrant and last a long time.

              Today this is the same flower as pictured last week. IMG_20201215_104352-01.jpeg
               
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                  My Chamerops Compacta was looking fairly verdant for this December morning.

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                    I like the palm next to it as well!
                     
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                      That's a little beauty.
                       
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                        Ooh, that's a nice plant.
                         
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                          Thanks! Bit more unusual than the traditional version. I think it is a variant of the volcano, but I am not sure. Some people have said it is the same thing. Either way I've not seen many of them about - so it's nice to have something a bit different!
                           
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                            Billbergia pyramidalis striata, fourth generation from original offset from Madeira Exotics circa 2009. Takes three years to bloom and it's over in a week! (but worth the wait). I'm still waiting for B windii and nutans variegata.
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                            • pete

                              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                              Never seen anything like that.
                              @strongylodon , what's the red leaved plant next to it?
                               
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                              Wow, it's spectacular!
                               
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