Tropical plant ID

greenlarry(UK 8/9)October 8, 2012

I spotted this, amongst others, at a butterfly world. Kids go there for the butterflies, I go for the plants...

Any ideas?

Might try get a cutting next time ;)

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Polly381(5/6)

Its beautiful, reminds me of a bird of paradise but the flower isnt the same.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 11:50AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

I was thinking it was similar to Beloperone but not sure.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 1:28PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

Greenlarry - your plant may be Megaskepasma erythrochlamys.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 2:08PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Wow thanks Flora. There's lots of plants Im not familiar with there, Id love to show em all but this is a house plant forum.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 2:43PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

If you're after ID's, Name that plant is the place to go. If it's in a pot, it's fair game for discussion here, IMHO. There's also a tropical forum, although 8/9 doesn't really fit that category for outdoor plants... in which case they'd be appropriate to discuss on the perennial forum.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 3:21PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Larry, be sure to ask for a cutting...no swiping! If you ask, you might just end up with all kinds of cuttings! If you're caught snitching, you might get a dirty look or even asked to leave.

That's a beautiful plant! I hope that you'll post pictures of the others somewhere! I'd love to see them. Did you get any shots of butterflies?

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 3:54PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Ah I remember that forum now, thanks for the reminder!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 3:56PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Rhizo, next time I will ask about the plants and maybe get a cutting or two.
And yes I got loads of butterfly pics, so did my daughter.

Heres she is sat next to a whopper:

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 4:06PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Wow, she's wearing the right shirt too! Never seen a butterfly like that, nice.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 4:34PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Yes and shes quite the photographer too!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 5:09PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Heres a photo she took of a pink bluebell 2 years ago when she was 6!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:17PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

You know, we should start a thread of bugs on our plants!

Very beautiful butterfly!

Mike

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:53PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Well I'm a fan. That's a good pic!

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 8:50AM
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birdsnblooms

Not only is the butterfly beautiful, but he/she is the largest ever seen. WOWEE!

Larry, your daughter is adorable. She's a little cutie. Talented photographer, too.

Pink Bluebell is a beauty. Toni

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 12:24PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Thanks guys! Well I better get ready to pick the kids up from school! GWing is just too addictive...

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 9:58AM
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