Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pretty picture: Aechmea fasciata flower

Aechmea fasciata

Kind of pressed for time: I spent all day yesterday moving plants around, most of them plants that had apparently just been drenched before they were loaded on the truck, and which were still wet and heavy, and I was too exhausted to put much into this post. Not that the picture's not still pretty, as advertised.

I've also already bought a few of the new plants, which puts me up at 400 plants total, now, again: I'm re-trying a Podocarpus macrophyllus (the previous one got too dry and wouldn't come back for me), plus I got a Homalomena1 'Selby' and a bird's-nest Anthurium which was sold to us as A. hookerii but probably isn't. (For one thing, it's apparently hookeri, not hookerIi, and for another, apparently actual A. hookeri is rarely if ever sold. A. hookeri is apparently the name one gives to any old random hybrid bird's-nest type Anthurium one's trying to sell, which would be fine if it weren't also an actual name for an actual species.) The point of saying all of this being that I don't know what I have, but it's an Anthurium and it seems cool and there will, no doubt, be photos relatively soon.



sheila said...

Let me know how that podocarpus works out for you. They HATE me. My mother had one growing in her kitchen happily during my entire childhood, though.

I'm down to about 70 indoor plants, over half of them orchids, and I have no desire to get any more. Simply not enough time or energy to take care of them. I need to do a marathon repotting session soon. Think I should wait until spring or go for it now?

J said...

Just wanted you to know that I IMMEDIATELY got the footnote, which made me laugh. Does one have to be familiar with Sesame Street to get it?

Tracy said...

Thats a really pretty flower, I may have to keep my eyes peeled for that one.

mr_subjunctive said...


Well, if you have time. Which I have no idea if you do or not.


Wikiposedly, "Mahna mahna" was created for use in an Italian softcore pornography film, so if you didn't get it from Sesame Street (or The Muppet Show), then . . . well, you know.


Don't know about where you are, of course, but they're fairly common around here. I've seen them in grocery stores.