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happyisland
Mon Plaisir
Aruba

November 15, 2009
8:24 PM

Post #7276853

Hey everybody,

You've all been too helpful and so I'm back for some more expert info. Does anyone have any idea what the plant in the attached pic is? It is a volunteer, but possibly a remnant from this house's previous owners. It grows right at the foot of a coconut palm in my back yard, and has pretty little red flowers. It's one of my wife's favorite plants, which figures since it's the one I put the least effort into... :)

Best from Aruba,

HI

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Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 15, 2009
9:29 PM

Post #7277022

Very pretty, but I haven't a clue.
Bignonia
Atenas
Costa Rica

November 15, 2009
10:28 PM

Post #7277195

It looks like Jatropha integerrima peregrina.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


November 15, 2009
10:35 PM

Post #7277215

It is Jatropha integerrima, Peregrina.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 16, 2009
12:55 AM

Post #7277671

Wow, yet another Jatropha on my list...
happyisland
Mon Plaisir
Aruba

November 16, 2009
2:44 AM

Post #7277989

Thanks to everyone for the ID! That's definitely it. It's full and green, despite getting very little water -- pretty amazing.
JPlunket
Vieques, PR

November 28, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #7317189

Jatropha is a great plant. Propagates quite easily by cutting --here in Vieques, I've taken 12" pieces, scraped the cut ends gently to expose epithelial cells, dusted with hormone powder and planted in loosened soil. Every single one has taken root and many have flowered in year 1 (though they've not grown upwards as quickly as I'd like --what else is new, right?)
JPlunket
Vieques, PR

November 28, 2009
11:13 PM

Post #7317215

Here's how the "natives" looked, along our fence line during construction. Sorry I can't find my shots of the cuttings I planted, which went in at the bottom right of this shot. The natives have not gotten much taller, but have arched out over the yard (My idea was to create an "allee" of jatropha --see ya in a few years!)

You see the jatropha is to the right, then there's some Pride of Barbados (more orangey), then bougainvillea (almost magenta) above the big philo.

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happyisland
Mon Plaisir
Aruba

December 5, 2009
3:47 PM

Post #7337854

Hey Jplunket,

Wow - those are some fine specimens in your pic. Mine is still quite bushy - about 4 feet tall and equally as wide. You inspired me: due to a landscaping project I now have a bunch of extra space to plant and I just did some clippings to hopefully start some new bushes for the front yard too.
JPlunket
Vieques, PR

December 6, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #7339913

Let us all know how it goes, please. I'll try to get some pics of my cuttings and post them soon.

happyisland
Mon Plaisir
Aruba

December 9, 2009
3:24 PM

Post #7351743

I'm still waiting for any roots to appear on the cutting I did. I think the piece I used might not have been woody enough. Anyway, in the meantime I went to the garden center yesterday and bought their last 4. This morning they went in the ground and they're now enjoying our bright Aruban sunshine.

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