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Hilary

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« Reply #75 on: May 19, 2023, 08:19:29 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Coffea arabica

And, for the philatelists, a postage stamp issued in 1956 by Cameroun
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #76 on: May 20, 2023, 06:24:35 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’
This plant seems to be grown for its, ornamental, dark green leaves.

I found three references to Colocasia esculenta in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but none for this particular dark leaved one.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015,
ISCHIA: THE MAIN PROGRAMME
By Edith Haeuser
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
 number 83 January 2016
 
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #77 on: May 21, 2023, 07:15:46 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Costus barbatus

The notice is from our last visit in 2018, I couldn’t find it this year
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #78 on: May 22, 2023, 07:53:05 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Heliconia schiedeana
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #79 on: May 23, 2023, 06:30:19 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Iresine herbstii ‘Wallisii’, Herbst’s bloodleaf
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #80 on: May 24, 2023, 06:02:00 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Oxalis triangularis
And a photo of this plant growing in a pot at Sparoza, October  2017
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #81 on: May 25, 2023, 07:42:48 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Pachystachys lutea

And a photo taken in 2015 in the Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes in Paris 

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #82 on: May 26, 2023, 05:45:14 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Strelitzia nicolai

This plant is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I chose

 THE STORY OF STORMS RIVER HOMESTEAD,
 A WOODLAND GARDEN
IN SOUTH AFRICA
By Anda Wayland
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 59,
 January 2010
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #83 on: May 27, 2023, 05:41:34 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Streptocarpus saxorum
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #84 on: May 28, 2023, 06:36:54 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Stromanthe thalia
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #85 on: May 29, 2023, 06:51:19 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL DE LA ARGANZUELA
ZONA TROPICAL 1
Alpinia nutans, Dwarf Cardamom
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2023, 06:33:57 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
DE LA ARGANZUELA
Zona Desertica

A general view of the space

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #87 on: June 02, 2023, 07:38:43 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
DE LA ARGANZUELA
Zona Desertica

Cleistocactus strausii

Silver Torch or Woody Torch

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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #88 on: June 03, 2023, 06:32:27 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
DE LA ARGANZUELA
Zona Desertica

Euphorbia curvirama

Cape Candelabra Tree


MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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« Reply #89 on: June 04, 2023, 06:50:41 AM »
PALACIO DE CRISTAL
DE LA ARGANZUELA
Zona Desertica

Euphorbia umbellata ‘Rubra’

Red African Milk Bush
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care