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What's looking Exotic in 2021

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by shiney, May 1, 2021.

  1. pete

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

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    @JWK , what is the plant growing underneath the castor oil plant leaf?
     
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    JWK Gardener Staff Member

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    There are two plants pete, oxalis iron cross and blue viened surfinas
     
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    • pete

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

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      Ahh you had me fooled I thought the flowers were on the Oxalis.
      The flowers look almost Datura like I thought.:biggrin:
       
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      • Michael Hewett

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        Is this counted as 'exotic' ?
        Streptocarpus saxorum ...

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        • JWK

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          Looks exotic to me :dbgrtmb: - very nice
           
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          • Michael Hewett

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            Thank you :smile:
             
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            • longk

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              Jeezzzz.......... mine has only been in growth for a month!

              Mine are toast after that spring.
               
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                This Abutilon hybrid was rescued from a skip at a well known home discount store back in April. There was a load of them in there, all dried up, so I took a punt and grabbed one. It is now in full bloom and I've got lucky with the colour...............
                [​IMG]Abutilon hybrid by longk48, on Flickr

                Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus............
                [​IMG]Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus by longk48, on Flickr

                Nicotiana glauca (Tree Nicotiana) is looking really good this year and just about to bloom.........
                [​IMG]Nicotiana glauca (Tree Nicotiana) by longk48, on Flickr
                 
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                • NigelJ

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                  Update on Gloriosa superba colour has developed over the week.
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                  Impatiens gomphophylla this and the other Impatiens have enjoyed the damp weather this year.
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                    • Michael Hewett

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                      A few flowers have opened on my Dendrobium :dbgrtmb: I've never had any success with orchids in the past but this one seems to be still alive ...

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                      • Jenny namaste

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                        Green with envy...on a friends patio.....
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                        Jenny namaste
                         
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                          Clerodendron ugandense, outside for the summer.
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                          Calliandra surinamensis, also outside for the summer, both have extremely sticky flowers so they are not kept in the conservatory anymore.
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                          • Victoria

                            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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                            Mine has recuperated from it's scale infestation but I have not noticed sticky flowers on mine. My friend has a very large shrub and I don't remember stickiness on his either. They are so delicate looking.
                             
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                              Strange @Victoria, removing the dead flowers makes my fingers as sticky as if dead heading petunias.
                               
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