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A plant I have always that thought is beautiful was Deppea splendens. Problem is I live in very hot Florida, not the cool cloud forests they originate in. Last year I was able to purchase a small cutting so I figured what the heck.. Grew well, got bigger (about 15" tall) and is now stating to flower. Much tougher than I imagined. Sorry about the pic, couldn’t get a clear shot.
David, in Florida where it has been 90/76 for about the last 4 or 5 months
I have a pretty good microclimate, near a large lake so rarely get to freezing or get frost. I put up a "greenhouse" of sorts up over the coldest months (dec-jan) with a greenhouse heater in it that keeps it from getting below 60.In the day it gets near 90 on VERY humid so the ultra tropicals do fine.