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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Month: May 2012

Tube Planter and Blooming Maranta

Like any closed-bottom planter, you have to be careful how much you water.

A Dendrobium Seed Pod and the Long Chain of Ifs

That tiny fluff is just the packaging – the seeds are too tiny to be visible to the naked eye.

Jewel Alocasia Bloom

My Alocasia melo bloomed today. I just love his adorable little polka-dotted winkie.

Dead Horse in a Parking Lot

It’s easy to see how inviting the whole scene would be if you were a fly and into that sorta thing.

Possible Philodendron Parent Plant

I think I found the mystery Philodendron parent plant.

Garden Links for 15 May 2012

We read the botanical web so you don’t have to. In this edition: Thrips in amber, plants for sale, wild orchards, and saving the rainforests.

The Titan Family

It’s been six months since I planted Betty’s berries and I now have a small family of amorphophallus titanum.

Amorphophallus henryi’s Hypnotic Leaf Dance

Though it looks like a small tree, what you see here is actually a single leaf.

Like Turducken for Vegetarians

Not that the tiny sprouts would have hurt me – it was just too weird to see them emerging from a regular old tomato.

Ontogeny: One Plant, Many Leaf Shapes

A single species can have different leaf shapes over the life of the plant.


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