My Exotic Plants

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Below pic shows the left side of my porch. I put two racks there for growing exotic plants and other plants that love bright indirect sunlight and have specific water needs. The plant that's below the Sarracenia (pitcher plant) is a Guzmania.


My first bromeliads were Cryptanthus and Guzmania. Both were such good plants as they are the easy to grow types. I bought them at the same time but since the Guzmania was only a baby plant, it has not flowered yet.
The Tillandsia that's placed beside the Sarracenia is my recent bromeliad addition.



This air plant came with a label that just says 'multiflora' and with no ID given.


The other two new bromeliads that are placed on the ground (below the Guzmania) have no ID also. Hence, I can't even visualise their flower shape nor their colour.


All these bromeliads makes my exotic plant list more interesting! Happy growing exotic plants :-D

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22 comments

  1. You display them well Steph, on a nice rack to please the eyes as you open the door and for the final glimpse before you close the door....

    ~bangchik

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  2. Hi Steph. I'm so happy to see your Sarracenia. How did you over-winter it?

    This year I'm planting some Sarracenia from seed. They are being stratified in the refrigerator right now (damp sphagnum in a plastic sleeve). I'll plant them outside directly in about a month.

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  3. Your first plant, air plant, I think is the same that they sell here as a 'meat eating plant'. It's said to eat flies! to keep alive. If that's the case, yours looks very healthy, it must be a great deal of help. I had a smaller one once but can't really say it helped me with all those small flies in the pot beside it, so I guess it's just something they say :)

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  4. Very nice collection of plants. They are indeed "exotic" to someone like me who lives in Zone 5.

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  5. Bangchik, that's right!

    Prospero, the plant just grow non-stop. No winter here ;-) Good luck with your seeds!

    Mia, my Sarracenia 'eats' lots of black ants. The plant attracts those ants itself. Hence, I don't have to feed the plant. I am not sure about those flies also.

    MBT, thanks! I hope spring will be greet you with consistent warm weather :-)

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  6. Your garden rack look well arranged, clean & neat - mine is overcrowded, messy and creeping all over (lol)

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  7. Nice sarracenia and bromeliads, Stephanie. Mine are attacked by mealybugs and scales so I had to drench them in insecticide. Luckily they are still alive. Hope your sarra flower for you.(I wonder how long will my sarra's flower dry?)

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  8. You have a great collection and they look fabulous on that stand.

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  9. These look like they're coming out to get us! Cool plants!

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  10. They do look healthy and nice. The place is very neat and tidy. It looks very cooling too. I like the idea of the ant eating plant.

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  11. Steph,

    Really nice display. Better than on top of the old, unused piano that I have. I think you have a great collection there!

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  12. So pretty Stephanie! I've never grown a bromeliad until I won a little one a few months ago. It didn't have a tag, so I'm not sure what kind it is, but it's pretty. So far it seems to be very happy here, but I think it might be time to repot it.

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  13. Hi Stephanie, what a lovely variety. Very nice and neatly arranged. Looking forward to more updates.

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  14. foodbin, try to grow one, it's a pretty easy to care for plant.

    Aaron, thanks. I hope to see the flower as well!

    James, Autumn Belle, Rosey, Corinne, Bernie, actually, it's not so neat all the time ;-)

    Becca, thanks for your compliment.

    Wendy, ha ha... you are so funny :-D

    garden girl, all bromeliads are just known as 'pineapple plant' here. Fortunately, we have the world wide web sites to search for their IDs nowadays :-D

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  15. Your exotics look so nice in the group and by themselves. Lovely the colors on the Sarracenia!

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  16. Diane, the colours make the plant more unusual :-)

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  17. Stephanie, amo bromélias e as suas estão lindas!
    Um carinhoso abraço!
    Luísa

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  18. hi Steph i am back from a month of detour. Your plants look very healthy, you are a very good gardener. The Sarracenia looks very satisfied with its meals. It is nice to play with it too, you can put some proteinaceous things aside from the ants which go there, try to be curious and you will be glad of what you will discover! haha.

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  19. a VERY NICE VARIETY, STEPHANIE...LIKE IT SO MUCH
    HAVE A NICE DAY
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  20. I think you might have a T. brachycaulos var. multiflora. Has it flowered?
    If that is what you have, it is an awesome plant. The whole thing just turns into a vibrant red.

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