A Dorstenia turnerifolia bloom at the US Botanic Garden on 4 July 2012. It's so frakkin' funky, I want one for myself!
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The Anthurium scandens I got for my birthday had three inflorescences on it--one was already full of ripening berries, the other two will be soon, hopefully.
A week or so after I got the plant, I took the berries from the one inflorescence and popped them open like zits (a quite satisfying experience), smearing the seeds over moist long-fibre sphagnum in a Chinese-food takeout tray.
Two weeks later, this is what's growing! A bunch of baby Anthurium scandens! By springtime, they might be large enough to sell on eBay.
Just days after my "blogcation" announcement, here I am, with another post and a second planned for tomorrow.
I started propagating a bunch of gesneriads from seed when I moved back to the states last year: a cheaper way to expand my collection than buying individual plants! But then I discovered the problem propagating from seed: You get hundreds, thousands, and more plants. There's no space for that.
So I'm going to sell them at the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Gesneriad Show, Sale & Symposium, September 29 and 30 in Newark, Delaware.