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Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2012
1:00 PM

Post #9104154

A neighbor spends the winter in southern Florida and always brings back plants.
They mentioned that they had bought a lily. Excellent, I like lilies, I'd be more than happy helping them decide where to plant it and the other plants.
This is a picture of their lily. Uummm... i don't think it's a lily...;)
Gotta love it!

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Odessa, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 30, 2012
2:04 PM

Post #9104280

It looks like an Epidendrum to me.

Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

April 30, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9104578

On the positive side, it will probably survive IF they give it some winter protection. I take it your neighbors aren't long time gardeners.LOL!


Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9104585

Hawk - I agree.
I put it in a pot on their porch and since I take their non-cold hardy plants to my greenhouse in the colder moths, it should survive...;)
No, they are definitely NOT gardeners. I have given them some of my tropical hibiscus to enjoy over the summer and the husband always calls them hydrangeas. To the point that now, I don't even correct him...
It was just too funny to see their "lily"!!
Bethlehem, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 29, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9258853

I have Epi. Peach Valley 'Dream Song' blooming now, and from what I can see of your plant, it looks just like mine.
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 29, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9258885

Ha! Keep it above freezing and it will thrive in full sun!
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2012
5:12 PM

Post #9260902

The local big box stores in S. FL. sell these in that size pot as landscape plants. They are unnamed Epis., maybe species Epi. ibaguense. Fun to grow and easy. They grow in loose very potting soil or bark. I've grew them in situ, when I was a wee(r) one in S. FL., at the base of palm trees and in the crooks of water oaks. The plants and their spikes can become very dense and start to climb up the trees. That's when they look best.

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