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A brom simply labeled "Big Red".."Epidendron"...YES!!! Red form Aloe arborescens!!!!,a few days in full sun will turn it a brilliant color. "Alocasia"..agian no name. Aloe ramoisisssima,Rypsalis "drunkards dream", C.metallica-@$13 couldnt let it go by. Phoenix rupicola.and more big red.




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Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:19 am
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Hi Stan

Ive got a big clump of that red form of arborescens in my back yard. Its still green though so I must be giving it too much water!! :D


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Red form Puya should be red in full sun. This one was in light shade. We will see. They did have another in part shade that was all orange,even though it was the same size or smaller plant-they had potted it up to a larger container and also doubled the price.


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Stan wrote:
Red form Puya should be red in full sun.


Puya or Aloe? I didn't see a Puya in the thread.

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Like your palms Stan I hope you have some shade for your Chamadorea mettalica I should imagine that would burn quite easy in your climate the Phoenix looks a nice shade of green too.


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David Matzdorf wrote:
Stan wrote:
Red form Puya should be red in full sun.


Puya or Aloe? I didn't see a Puya in the thread.


Puya a.k.a. Lee.


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Conrad wrote:
David Matzdorf wrote:
Stan wrote:
Red form Puya should be red in full sun.


Puya or Aloe? I didn't see a Puya in the thread.


Puya a.k.a. Lee.


'Eats Shoots and Leaves', a.k.a, 'The Wonders of Correct Punctuation' :wink: :roll: :P .

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I think Conrad ,David was taking a bit of a dig at my punctuation. Good thing plants dont care about that....
Thanks Kev,It's the first metalica I have seen to be affordable-$13. Until now they have been at least triple that expense and I didnt particularly care for the condition the plants were in at that price.
I'm telling you all in the UK and similar climates,,the rupicola's and sylvestris are possible for you. Much hardier than Bangalows,Rhapalostylis,Howea. And once established may never need watering for summer rain climate. Better than Ceroxylon I wager for you.
The one I bought woulkd be a good start-but if you have connections a real good sized 10G-forever sized plant has an even better chance. FOR THE USUAL REASONS.


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Stan wrote:
I think Conrad ,David was taking a bit of a dig at my punctuation.


Hah! We posted within seconds of each other.

I wasn't digging, I actually didn't understand it until Conrad explained it, but it is indeed a lesson in how punctuating assists clarity.

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Yes,my understanding of British dry wit sort of parallels my own . Other times I am the genius of Jerry Lewis 8) ..


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Hi Stan! Great plants! The Alocasia is A. lauterbachiana. I wonder how hardy they are...? Mine is in a conservatory until it grows big enough to be divided. Then I'll try a piece outdoors.


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Thanks Orchis,that was my next post!
Now that I know-I think it's hardy enough for z10. Best for that warm shade area rather then the perpetual cool areas that sink to cold in winter. Those shade areas just out of reach of full sun areas are what I find make warmest shade. Those posts of my porch fit that bill. And its a larger Alocasia than I thought..the Dry Garden advised me to keep potting it up. Now I can see why with the Dave's Garden photos.


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