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Hoffmannii species, collected in Brazil

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by Donald Sanders, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Donald Sanders

    Donald Sanders Member

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    When I was touring the Burle Marx garden during the recent biennial in Rio many of us were very impressed with a hoffmanii that looked like a (sp) Patagonia. I was fortunate to find a plant in flower, collected 2 seeds that turned out to be pods with about 60 seeds in each. I was surprised that
    most germinted and are growing beautiful.
    I would appreciate any information on growing hoffmanii. I know some folks in Cal are growing several varieties, I guess that there are many. Here in Hawaii I don't know anyone growing these. I can't wait until they are big and beautiful so I can spread them around.
    Anyone out there growing cyclanthus or asplundia species plants?
    Aloha, Don Sanders
     
  2. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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  3. Donald Sanders

    Donald Sanders Member

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    aloha Dean,
    I really think that Palmpedia is a wonderful site and I enjoy it very much. It was your posting of the thread on Patagonia that prompted me to respond. I do not have a camera but trust me; mature, the hoffmannii rivals the Patagonia and is very similar. If you want to try to grow some, call me at 324-1386 and I'll give you some to experiment with. I live in Holualoa near the K. Komo store.
    Hope you are well. Hope you are not too dry in Kaloko. I had 62 for a low the other night. Winter is on the way!
    Aloha, Don
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Don,

    I'll give you a call one of these days and come check things out. I'll see when the girlfriend has a day off, because I know she always enjoys seeing out of the ordinary plants.
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Can I come?:(
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    You're always welcome.
     
  7. ariscott

    ariscott Active Member

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    so, did you take photos, Dean??? I can see...

    Regards, Ari :)
     
  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Haven't gone yet. When I go there, I will take some. Just for you. :)
     

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