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Old 07-11-2022, 01:31 AM   #1781 (permalink)
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I have another bloom on the tall namwah mat.


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Old 07-25-2022, 06:18 PM   #1783 (permalink)
 
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So cool! How high up is that little guy?
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So cool! How high up is that little guy?
8 ft. Haven't seen too many frogs this summer so it was a nice little surprise!
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The Flag is waving.


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Old 08-04-2022, 09:10 AM   #1786 (permalink)
 
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My Highgate is finally blooming!

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Old 08-04-2022, 02:23 PM   #1787 (permalink)
 
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I'm so excited the supposedly praying hands bloom is about to drop and I get to see if it's actually a praying hands!


And update on the Namwa rack:

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Old 08-14-2022, 11:35 AM   #1788 (permalink)
 
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My Florida Platinum (Raja Puri) put out a 25" bud at 7.5' of pstem. Lots of leaves on this one so should be capable of ripening the bunch by late November. This is one of my favorite plants.

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Old 08-14-2022, 01:37 PM   #1789 (permalink)
 
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My Florida Platinum (Raja Puri) put out a 25" bud at 7.5' of pstem. Lots of leaves on this one so should be capable of ripening the bunch by late November. This is one of my favorite plants.

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That's massive. Congratulations.
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This bunch started setting 2 weeks ago. Hope it is far enough along to identify as Blue Java. In person the top 2 hands are starting to blue up.

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My Dwarf Namwa mat is setting a second bunch. At 2 weeks today.

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Goldfinger is blooming! It looks like it's going to be a big one!
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My California Gold is blooming.
Around 4-5ft P-stem in a whiskey barrel.





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Congratulations!
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And when I wasn't looking.
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Mystery Banana. That's my 4th flower this season.

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My Tall Namwa is blooming at only 6ft
It's the original mother plant from last year it hardly grew this year
The rest of the pups have outgrown it so this was a surprise but I'm not expecting much.





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I also just harvested the 11 Orinoco fingers from a few posts back



My mother had a bigger harvest on hers

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My California Gold has an absolutely massive flower
Whiskey barrel right below for scale.
Amazing for such a short plant!




On the other hand my Tall Namwa flower is very small (about half the size) but it does look like it will still put out some fingers

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Blue Java and Dwarf Brazilian.

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Black Thai just put up a flag
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