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

Tag: Aroid

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.

Amorphophallus henryi’s Hypnotic Leaf Dance

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

Synandrospadix vermitoxicus: If Fish Could Sweat

If fish did sweat, I now know what it would smell like.

Anthurium pallidiflorum Update

This is the largest of the seedlings in its new wood basket.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Rhaphidophora

This is the story of my Rhaphidophora cryptantha, but it’s also about the International Aroid Society and how awesome plant people are.

If Loving Arum is Wrong, I Don’t Want to be Right

How to harvest, prepare, and plant Arum seeds, even though you shouldn’t.

Planting Alocasia Berries

In the wild, this profoundly sexy act is carried out by bugs. I used a knife.

The Green Dragon Roars

Ofttimes really unusual plants are unusual because they’re difficult to grow, but not in this case.

The Story of My Monstera Deliciosa

I have a terrible admission to make: The Monstera I’ve been taking care of for over 15 years isn’t really mine.


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