Monday, October 17, 2011

Rumble Among the Jungle, Matches 3.5 and 3.6

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.

The results for matches 2.25 to 2.28:

Adenium obesum scored a solid victory over Zamioculcas zamiifolia in match 2.25, winning by 61 to 43.
Ficus benjamina lost match 2.26 to Haworthia spp. by a similar margin (40 to 66).
Adenium obesum will now face Haworthia spp. in match 3.13; voting begins October 21.

It looked like Cycas revoluta had match 2.27 all sewn up after about the first 24 hours of voting, but Tradescantia zebrina surged a bit in the last two days. Tradescantia still lost, but it was close: 56 to 50.
The self-heading Philodendrons beat Tillandsia cyanea in round 2.28, 54 to 45.

Cycas revoluta goes up against the self-heading Philodendrons in match 3.14 (the Pi Match!), also on October 21.

And now, today's third-round excitement:

Match 3.5
Phalaenopsis and Doritaenopsis cvv. (moth orchid) vs. Araucaria heterophylla (norfolk island pine)

(All unidentified Phalaenopsis cvv.)

Top: young Araucaria heterophylla. Bottom: mature A. heterophylla.

Match 3.6
Cereus peruvianus (peruvian apple cactus) vs. Hoya carnosa cvv. (wax plant)

L-R: Cereus peruvianus monstrose, C. peruvianus, C. peruvianus 'Spiralis.'

Clockwise from top left: Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Princess,' 'Chelsea,' all-green revert of 'Krimson Princess,' 'Krimson Queen.'


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?

1 comment:

Rohrerbot said...

I like these polls. It's interesting to see what people vote on..