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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 3, 2014
11:32 AM

Post #9804151

growing outdoors in hawaii... I know I should know this, but don't

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TomH3787
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2014
11:50 AM

Post #9804161

Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolor'

OldNed

OldNed
Merritt Island, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 3, 2014
11:52 AM

Post #9804162

Stromanthe triostar Also called Stromanthe sanguinea"Triostar"

(whoops, Tom beat me by 2 minutes)

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Vestia
San Francisco, CA

April 3, 2014
12:44 PM

Post #9804191

I agree (mostly), and it is very good to see this cultivar flowering - were you able to get some close-ups of the flowers?
I'm curious about the distinction between Ctenanthe and Stromanthe and flower pictures for each are hard to come by.

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


April 3, 2014
1:33 PM

Post #9804230

Sorry, that's the best shot i got.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 3, 2014
6:39 PM

Post #9804449

no wonder you didn't recognize it, that thing is Gi Nor mous. They were all around in Costa Rica hotel landscaping but just 18 + inches tall.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 6, 2014
1:52 PM

Post #9806252

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor' and Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolor' look very similar.

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor' grows 2.5 to 4.75 ft. tall, with 3 to 6 leaves that are basal. The inflorescence has bracts that are pale green with purple margins, and white flowers.

Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolor' grows from 3 to 6 ft. tall, with 3 to 10 leaves on a cane-like stem. The inflorescence is terminal and bright red.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

April 6, 2014
5:12 PM

Post #9806409

excellent
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

April 6, 2014
10:50 PM

Post #9806609

Thanks for that clarification Metrosideros

joeswife

joeswife
(Debra) Derby, KS
(Zone 6a)

April 7, 2014
8:05 PM

Post #9807428

the one I have is small, about 4 years old, it was tagged Stromanthe Tricolor.. would it grow big if I put it in a bigger pot? I think I need to look at it a little closer. It could be a Ctenanthe oppenheimiana tagged wrongly to be sold fast. :P~

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 7, 2014
10:43 PM

Post #9807475

The two species are commonly mixed up at nurseries.

If the plant is not flowering they can be separated by their leaf arrangement.

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana leaves are all close to the ground.

Stromanthe sanguinea leaves are at least 2 ft. up on a stem.

If you send a photo it would be easy to tell.

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