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Post Tropical spring growth pics
I love this time of year when plants start to throw out a lot a growth and interesting stuff happens, especially for the tropical stuff! Thought I'd post a nice picture rich thread for a bit of fun.

Amorphophallus hewittii and A. decus-silvae respectively about to throw out their second leaves!

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Amorphophallus titanum leaflet cutting was doing nothing for about a month, then in the past week it suddenly started swelling at the base and has the beginnings of a new tuber and some roots!

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Typhonodorum lindleyanum seedlings throwing out new leaves every fortnight or so! Starting to bulk up and producing proper arrow leaves at last. Can't wait until they get nice and chunky.

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Cocos nucifera, this one is kept in a windowsill and the other under a halogen light next to my marine tank. Despite constant wiping and spraying RSM have been a terrible problem all winter. Still growing slowly but steadily. Surprised they're still alive really! Hopefully once they grow out their old leaves from greenhouse culture they'll be a bit tougher. But, they're on the right side of winter and I can't wait to see what they get up to over summer!

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Colocasia gigantea "Thailand giant" seedlings are coming up nicely. Need to separate them though. Didn't realise I'd put so many seeds in such a tiny pot!

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Strelitzia nicolai and Ravenala madagascarensis seedlings side by side.

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Archontophoenix cunninghamiana growing nicely in some bright indirect light. Seems just as easy as Howea and grows at least twice as quickly!

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Ceiba pentandra struggling to recover from defoliation after a battle with RSM. Hopefully it'll come bouncing back to its former glory. Raised it from a chance seed that blew onto me at Chichen Itza so this one has a few good memories attached! I've had such an ongoing battle with spider mite. Despite using a fan for air circulation, keeping humidity up and the use of predatory mites, they're just as bad as ever. Resorted to using a pesticide spray, even though I HATE using them.

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The first and only Doryanthes excelsa seedling to make an appearance since sowing in January :shock:! Hopefully more will come up. I hope to experiment with one or two outside when they get bigger!

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Finally, I was wondering if anyone knew what plant this was? I bought a Coelogyne from an orchid nursery and it had a few of these growing in the bark around it. It looks a bit like Hypoestes or something.

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Thanks,

James :)

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