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N 8 B 117 C 7 E Oct 13, 2019 F Oct 14, 2019
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Tags:   palm seed cluster branch Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Fairchild Garden Susan Ford Collins

N 18 B 312 C 37 E Oct 13, 2019 F Oct 13, 2019
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Early this morning this beauty opened, white petals first and then the blue ones inside! I love the Blue Delft coloration, the wonderful patterns on the blue petals and on the base of the stamens repeated in red brown.

The Walking Iris, also known as the twelve apostles, grows in grassy clumps. The plant can grow from 1-5 feet high and wide. A mighty appearance to be sure. The leaves are flat swords about one inch wide.

The flowers are like miniature iris blooms and appear as if they are walking away from the plant on their long stems. Generally, the bloom will appear when the plant is pot bound or two years in age. Often in a fast growing situation or a warmer zone, this will happen in one year. In colder zones, this plant needs to come inside for the winter. In warmer zones they can be planted in the ground.

The best growing condition is sun to half shade, especially if it is morning sun. As always, a well drained soil is required - although the plant can tolerate a moist situation.

Propagation is very easy. After each bloom air roots, a small plant will grow. Either set the plant in a 4-inch pot of soil still attached to the mother plant or snip and repot. Both methods work find. Even water rooting may work. Keep moist and wait until the plant is pot bound before moving it up to the next pot size.

Walking iris are very versatile. They can be used in borders, beds or containers. In hanging baskets or as a houseplant.

Walking Iris, Neomarica, Iridaceae
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami FL
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N 35 B 492 C 64 E Sep 22, 2019 F Oct 12, 2019
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Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. It is often colloquially called a water lily. Under favorable circumstances the seeds of this aquatic perennial may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami FL
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N 284 B 37.6K C 55 E Sep 22, 2019 F Oct 10, 2019
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Explore Oct 10, 2019 #7

Aloe sinkatana 'Brick House' (Sudanese Red Aloe) - A compact plant to 2 feet tall that suckers prolifically to form tight clusters of upright narrow gray-green, sometimes red tinged, leaves that have white blotchy spots and forward pointing small teeth along the margins. In winter from December to March (and sometimes later) appear 2 foot tall, often unbranched, stalks with clusters of brick red to orange flowers that open from the bottom up with the flowers dangling downwards. Plant in full sun to light shade. Irrigate very little to only occasionally. Hardy to around 25F. This plant is found in the wild in Northern Africa where it grows in the mountains of Sudan at around 3000 feet in elevation.

Aloe sinkatana
Spiny Forest, Madagascan Preserve, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL
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N 16 B 352 C 27 E Oct 9, 2019 F Oct 9, 2019
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Bougainvillea's flowers are the tiny projecting ones. The brightly colored petals are actually modified leaves or bracts.

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