Got a new batch of tropicals in this week, and I've already bought several. Since I'm excited about them at the moment, and since they're pretty, because they're fresh off the truck, I thought it would be appropriate to post some pictures. A couple of them I don't know the variety name for, so anybody with any knowledge, please sing out in the comments:
We had one of these already, but it was grown as a bonsai, and the leaves were tiny. None of us actually knew that F. triangularis could grow leaves this big. I'm not necessarily a huge fan, but it was cheap and I was curious about how we'd get along, since I'm mostly on good terms with the rest of the family.
No, I didn't need another Pedilanthus, but look at it. It's huge. At least this way, I know I'll have cuttings available, if and when I need them. And I swear, nobody has these up here. In the kingdom of the Pedilanthusless, the one-Pedilanthused man is king.
Something like that.
I don't know. I just wanted it, okay?
This was one of the first things I saw when we started opening boxes, and it was also the first thing I set aside for myself. No way am I going to pass up a purple Anthurium. I don't have an ID for this one either; I couldn't find anything on-line in a quick search that had this color. WCW said that there'd been a variety called Plum something, or something Plum, earlier, but that those were lighter than the two we got in this time: this variety had a better color, in her opinion.
God, I love Anthuriums.
And, you know, I guess I love everything else, too, pretty much. You'll have to stay tuned for the pictures of the bromeliads I didn't buy. Or, you know, didn't buy yet, I guess. Also there's an orchid which all the co-workers agreed was the most awesome orchid we've ever gotten: I have a picture to share later.
It was like Christmas. Open a box and find cool stuff, open another box and find more cool stuff -- just exactly like Christmas.