Friday, September 23, 2011

Rumble Among the Jungle, Matches 1.9-1.12

Rules and Stuff
1) It's probably possible to vote more than once per poll, but please don't. If I believe that someone is voting repeatedly, I will throw out those results, repost the poll, and seriously question that person's priorities.
2) If you want to link to a poll on Twitter / Facebook / your blog / whatever and encourage your friends to come and pump up the support for your favorite plants, you are encouraged to do so.
3) You are also encouraged to leave comments on Rumble posts, if so moved.
4) All photos will enlarge if opened in a separate window/tab.
5) You can choose which plant is "best" according to whatever criteria you decide for yourself. My personal process is a bit convoluted.1
6) All polls will be open for three days.

Match 1.9
Dracaena reflexa cvv. vs. Hylocereus/Gymnocalycium grafts

Clockwise from top left: D. reflexa 'Riki,' 'Anita,' 'Song of India,' 'Song of Jamaica.'

(Assorted Gymnocalyciums grafted to Hylocereus.)

Match 1.10
Asparagus spp. (asparagus fern) vs. Cissus rhombifolia cvv. (oakleaf ivy, grape ivy)

Clockwise from top: Asparagus setaceus, A. densiflorus 'Myersii,' A. macowanii.

Top left and bottom right: Cissus rhombifolia. Top right and bottom left: C. rhombifolia 'Ellen Danica.'

Match 1.11
Euphorbia pulcherrima (poinsettia) vs. Aglaonema cvv. (Chinese evergreen)

(Various unidentified Euphorbia pulcherrima cvv.)

Clockwise from top left: Aglaonema 'Emerald Bay,' 'Brilliant,' 'Mystic Marble,' 'Sparkling Sarah.'

Match 1.12
Oxalis triangularis cvv. (shamrock) vs. Jasminum spp. (jasmine)

(All Oxalis triangularis NOIDs.)

(Both Jasminum sambac, because that's all I had pictures for.)


1 I'm deciding according to a hypothetical situation in which all of my houseplants are gone, as are all the other houseplants of the world, except for one producer/supplier/retailer. Said person is offering to restock me with one or the other of the plants in question but refuses to give me both. Which one would I choose?


Greensparrow said...

This is so much fun. I find myself looking forward to voting every day!

Nibbling on the garden said...

Oxalis is majorly edible, both flower and leaf.

I'm going to eat some hosta leaves now, which I hear taste mildly of asparagus.

Paul said...

GreenSparrow is apparently that child for whom's parents the toxicity plant lists were created. LOL

Jenn said...

Pitting the Cissus against the Asparagus - harsh! I love both these plants!

paivi said...

I'd have liked to vote for Hylocereus without grafts - it's not a very pretty plant, but I root (no pun intended) for the oppressed, downtrodden little guy.

Kenneth Moore said...

1.10 and 1.12 polls are still open--is that intentional? If so, thank you, 'cause I haven't been on my computer since FRIDAY and haven't voted since 1.1-1.4. (No need to publish this comment, but I'm not gonna freak if you do either.)

mr_subjunctive said...

Kenneth Moore:

I tried to vote again for Asparagus and it didn't increase the number of votes; I'm not sure what it means that the polls aren't showing as closed on the page when you first open the page, but I think they really are closed. If you click "view results," it'll say they're closed.