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By PAgirl60
Taken at Selby Gardens in Florida.


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By PAgirl60
An orchid from Selby Gardens, Florida.


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By gardenpom
Pride of Barbados.


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By pirl
Caladium 'Gingerland' showing one leaf just unfurling.


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By packerbaby
KING HUMBERT


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By packerbaby
PINK LUNA SWIRL


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By vitrsna
Turnera diffusia. Host plant for Mexican Fritillary butterflies.


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By vitrsna
Datura metel triple


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By Marina_Parr
Cajun Hibiscus 'Chartreuse Rose'


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By Marina_Parr
Cajun Hibiscus 'Bold Idea'


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By themikesmom
Devils Trumpet 'Black Currant Swirl'


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By Haworthia405
Egyptian Papyrus.


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By Haworthia405
Red Gladiolus.


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By mamasita
Back lit hibiscus blossom


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By mamasita
Tropical hibiscus


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By DMersh
Palm leaf, photographed in a greenhouse at Drummond Castle gardens, Perthshire.


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By NancySLAZ
Hoya carnosa 'Krimson Queen'


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By marksgrdn
just a few of my indoor garden plants. just recently started my hand at indoor plants. maybe a yr now.


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By gardenmart
Morticia-Giant Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum Native to Sumatra, Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA June 2012


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By shorthog
Ivy as a houseplant


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By shorthog
Bonsai from Wally world.


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By picabo
I love the fragrance and the blooms of the beautiful Night Blooming Cereus. This was my last bloom of the year. The flowers open after dark and are faded by daylight. This was made about 9:00 PM with a flashlight for light.


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By haighr
Purple Passion on our tropical island!


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By haighr
Tropical Parrot Paradise - Parrots frolick in my shade garden of hostas and elephant ears!


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By purushottam
A lotus to Lord Ganesha


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By purushottam
Milky bloom


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By GinaWV
Orchid


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By GinaWV
Orchid


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By rewolf52
Jamaican beauty.


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By rewolf52
Pretty pink plumeria


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By o_lucky_1
African Voilet


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By o_lucky_1
African Voilet


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By Rweflying
Hawaiian Plumeria we brought back from our honeymoon trip in 2006. They started out as sticks about 6 inches long and now they are trees that put out these beautiful blossoms every summer. They smell wonderful too!


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By dgrowell9
Aleaf on a palm just starting to open.


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By dgrowell9
A very tiny leaf on very large houseplant.


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By neroli
Hibiscus mutabilis. The flower starts off white then ages to pink. A stunning tropical plant


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By neroli
A collection of Plumeria from our garden. One of the most beautiful tropical flowers


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By leemiller38
Mandevilla-Alice Dupont on homemade trellis


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By leemiller38
Castor Bean


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By lisamorgan2012
Trumpet Lily Seed Pod-opened. Looks somewhat carnivorous...


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By kniphofia
Fittonia leaves


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By kniphofia
Bromeliads on display at a local garden centre


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By merenda
purple passion flower vine


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By mopheads
One of my orchids in the window, so white and iridescent it was hard to get a good image of the lovely flowers. Taken with a 50mm lens soft focus, taken inside no flash.


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By mopheads
Saved from the cast off heap, this african violet is now healthy and blooming like crazy. Macro lens, taken without flash in a north window.


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By xwokke
Nicolaia elator or Torch ginger.


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By muddwife
Hibiscus up close


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By dahollis
Orchid bloom at the Miller Conservatory in Avon, Ohio.


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By Donna_Ann
A beautiful Corkscrew Vine that I overwinter. It also is very scented.


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By Donna_Ann
This is a standard of a Red Shrimp Plant.


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By vossner
Manihot esculenta


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By vossner
Anyamani in bloom


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By holh2o


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By birke
Tropical hibiscus up close.


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By birke
Pink and beautiful.


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By cytf
This is a peach tropical hibiscus grown as a houseplant


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By Marymanyflowers
What a treat when this Hibicus blooms.


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By Rweflying
Mandevilla with sunlit center


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By perkoschilefarm
This is one of my past Drosera spatulata growing in a semi natural created bog.


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By perkoschilefarm
This is one of my current Drosera hybrids that I am propagating. It is a D. intermedia x capillaris


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By robinandjenni
White Christmas Cactus


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By robinandjenni
Double Red Hibiscus


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By jmorth
Crinum


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By jmorth
Forced daffodil 'Delibes'


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By VA_Wild_Rose
Close-up of a striking bloom on a streptocarpus


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By VA_Wild_Rose
A phalaenopsis glows in the early morning light


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By rockgardenplants
A wonderfully pink Phalaenopsis that has found the perfect place in our home near the kitchen window. This orchid type is quite easy to grow and gives vivid colors even during the winter months.


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By deroche1


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By deroche1


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By DebinSC
Lotus blossom


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By lakesidewb


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By MessyMarvin
I saw this heliconia plant while visiting the island of Grenada. All the tropicals were beautiful, but I found this one to be the most interesting.


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By jeancc
Cabbage on a stick/Hawaiian Palm (Brighamia insignis)
enjoying a early fall day. Photo should be viewed as portrait (not landscape)


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By SacramentoGrow
Late summer blooms on my Erythrina crista-galli tree growing in my yard in Sacramento, northern California.


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By SacramentoGrow
White variety of Hibiscus coccineus blooming in my yard in Sacramento, northern California, summer of 2012.


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By Audrey
canarina canariensis


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By wendychapman
My son's orchid in B&W.


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By wendychapman
Orchid abstract


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By Buttoneer
This EE is my very most favorite in the greenhouse. It thrives and loves shade and I have divided it for insurance.


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By photojean
yard hibiscus with a ruby throated hummingbird feeding on it


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By photojean
hibiscus with a praying mantis feeding on a bumblebee


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By shihtzumom
Veins Elephant Ear leaf


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By midday6


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By midday6
I believe this is a Cordyline Glauca. It came from a clipping, rooted, then potted. Within a couple of weeks it gave me a beautiful bloom.


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By flfwrs
Datura


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By flfwrs
Nun's orchids


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By Italianstyle
schubertii allium


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By mommateeh
Oh Zamia, Zamia, where for art thou Zamia . . .


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By mommateeh
My Zamia, oh how my Zamia is growing up. My Zamia is the center of attraction.


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By adinamiti
Weird hibiscus bloom.


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By adinamiti
Hibiscus and October rose blooming in my window.


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By katzs
Streptocarpus Bristol's Costume Party


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By katzs
Streptocarpus Christmas Eve


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By queenesther
Koko, the cat stares in wonder at the beauty of winter's amaryllis!


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By BriLovesMusic
I visited my old school to take pictures for my 7th grade yearbook contest. It had just rained so I took several pictures of plants, and tryed to get the tree frogs. In the back of the school I found a butterfly garden, i saw this strange purple flower. I took several pics, this is my favorite.


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By pirl
Caladium 'White Christmas' and salvia 'Salsa'.


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By plantlady2012
Brugmansia, Fushcia, Abution megapotamicum, Pelargonium


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By plantlady2012
Eucomis bicolor


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By ruharl
Coral Seas Passion Flower


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By luvsgrtdanes
Hibiscus


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By ginger749


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By ginger749
Cone Heads.


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By MessyMarvin
We saw many tropical plants while on the island of St. Thomas but this was one of the most unusual ones. It is called a monkey tail plant or a chenille plant. The red part is made up of tiny blooms making it fuzzy looking like chenille.


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By Mitzot
Ground orchids


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By Mitzot
Ground Orchids


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By morganc
We fell in love with St. Thomas when we visited


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By Hortlove
I loved the shape and color of this beautiful orchid that was on display at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, CA.


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By DaylilySLP
Dendrobium spectabile


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By DaylilySLP
MASD Falcon Sunrise


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By morganc
Loving Plumeria we had to grow it here in Texas. We just over winter it in our garage.


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By ruharl
Amaryllis with four flowers blooming


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By sunkissed
Passiflora


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By singhg45
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth (syn: Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) DC; Crescentia pinnata Jacq.), the Sausage tree
Tropical tree with thick odd-pinnate leaves, having 7-9 oblong to obovate leaflets and scarlet large flowers in drooping panicles. Fruit cylindrical, 30-50 cm. A bat pollinated Avenue tree.


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By singhg45
Jatropha gossypifolia L., Bellyache bush, cotton-leaf-physicnut
Ornamental bush with purplish palmately-lobed leaves with glandular hairs on stalks and margins and maroon small flowers in clusters. Photographed in Delhi, India


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By kbert1a
Purple Gloxinia


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By kbert1a
Dracaena Marginata tricolor


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By ExplorinLauren
Ixora is a tropical here in our Zone 7 climate, and I love the mutation on this bloom.


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By ExplorinLauren
Windowsill African Violet


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By DoGooder
Begonia benariensis


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By DoGooder
Begonia and Water Globe


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By mcash70
Triple Frilled Datura


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By mcash70
Amethyst Hibiscus


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By danmo


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By danmo


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By robinvheme
A Vanda orchid showing off!


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By ted5310
Fendler's Steli orchid


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By ted5310
Blc. Hawaiin Passion “Carmela”


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By plexippus
Hoya kanyakumariana flowers


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By LadyAshleyR
A woman gave me a cutting of her Hoya carnosa that had been in her family for around 40 years. It bloomed this year!


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By sunkissed
Cat's Whiskers


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By konarikcy


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By konarikcy


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By susanbreen
This is solanum maxima - a houseplant that has a wonderful perfume as well as an extraordinary flower.


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By Selloum
Brugmansia Flamenco


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By susanbreen
This is a close up of a fabulous orchid which has a lovely aroma - Mtssa.Shelob"Webmaster". I've had this orchid for @ 5 years, faithfully flowers every year with several (up to 5
sprays with these insect looking flowers


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By wooffi
custom made container with house plants


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By simona979
My Angels Trumpet first bloom, the flower was over 10 inches long.


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By Audrey
plumbago


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By obbirds


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By vmr423
Banana flower hiding under leaf.


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By ArthritisDoc
Closeup of a Vriesea


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By ArthritisDoc
Tillandsia mooreana x kalmbacheri


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By vjbiz


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By vjbiz


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By heybibs


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By atisch
A Hoya carnosa variety grown from a cutting that was given to me by a friend. Photographed in my back yard.


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By atisch
Neofinetia falcata.

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