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Re: Plant ID help please


Well, I was only guessing at the pumila part.  A-Z shoed only that species
and it looked like the one she gave me.  She called it Zambia; didn't
mention species.  Pretty close.  I wonder how it will fare as a houseplant.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID help please


> Pipe!
>
> I sense some confusion about this plant, Kitty. Z. pumila is a
> Caribbean native. Z. floridana is a Florida native. To my amateur's
> eye, they are nearly [maybe entirely] the same. Even Florida growers
> seem uncertain about what they have. Nifty plant, however. The two next
> to my front drive are pretty good size.
>
> They make an interesting bonsai whichever they are--large base, few
> fronds.
>
> On May 19, 2005, at 8:45 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > This plant seller sometimes like to give me weird things - often
> > things she
> > doesn't have names for. Today she gave me a Zamia pumila, and I did
> > find it
> > in AHS.
> > Anyone else grow this?  I'm expecting Jim to pipe up!
> >
> > Also for Jim and any of you far southern folk, and for northerners,
> > like Sue
> > who love houseplants, could you look at this photo for me?
> >
> > http://snipurl.com/f0om
> >
> > She ripped these leaves off another plant that seemed to have the same
> > form
> > and size as the Zamia.  Anyone recognize this?  When I asked, she
> > mentioned
> > something about mothers and thousands, but clearly couldn't remember.
> > Does
> > it look like some sort of Kalanchoe?
> >
> > Kitty
> > neIN, Z5
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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