September 15, 2014

Uncarina seed pods

Uncarina seed pods look harmless but take a closer look.


See those barbs

They are like little fish hooks?
How to open a Uncarina seed pods



Myakka State Park

Went out to Myakka State Park. Lots of bromeliads and orchids up in the trees.
Take a look. Hit on the photos so they get bigger so you see them better.


September 3, 2014

Bismarckia nobilis

This started as a seedling in a 1 gallon pot. I think that was 13 or so years ago.

This is the 2nd time it has flowered, will kind of. It makes a flower stem but no flowers yet. 
It still may have flower this year have to wait and see.
Male and female flowers are on different plants. So I don't know what it is.

September 1, 2014

Navia arida

This is the 1st time flowering for me. Never had a Navia live this long to flower. Out of the two Navia's that can live and do will in Florida this is the 1st to flower (the other is Navia igneosicola ).

 Little bit of soil got in the center of the plant.
This is some what a larger plant as it is planted in a 8 inch pot.
More photo's to come as it flowers.

Sept.1 2014

I guess the flowers open up at night, I didn't see any yesterday.