After a week in beautiful Puerto Rico, it sure was tough to come home. Winding narrow roads with towering tree ferns on either side sure make it tough to come back to South Florida. Here are a few pictures from the trip.
Amorphophallus titanum in a friend's garden.
We decided that these huge caterpillars probably turn into a small brown moth when mature...and eat anthuriums
I believe this was Heliconia longissima, that inflorescence was about 5 ft long.
Variegated red sealing wax palm
Heliconia serpens blooms basally and at the top...crazy!
Philodendron verrucosum, what is interesting is that many of these plants came from our nursery originally and have just taken off in Puerto Rico's perfect climate, while mine cough and wheeze their way through summer.
This is an awesome variegated Philodendron hybrid that I gave my friend years ago. Mine reverted to all green, his grew up a tree and stayed variegated.
Puerto Rico has such a perfect climate and the people are wonderful! We drove over 1000 miles with our rental car and the trunk was filled with dirt and leaves when we returned the car...the rental car guy was not amused.