southatlanticwhispers
southatlanticwhispers
The South Atlantic Whispers
@sadroseboy
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southatlanticwhispers · 25 days ago
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Philodendron mayoi was my first foliage, the plant that started it all around a year ago (with foliage at least). It's from central Brazil, growing on the tropical savannah's tree shade and near course of water. Those pinnated leaves are way rounder than similar species like P. radiatum, P. elegans and others. But the best part of it is that I didn't buy it or was gifted. It just popped on the yard from seed and I managed to take a cutting.
Now I should get some tutor for it ASAP because surely I want to see it develop more leaves and perhaps reach something around 2 meters high, what you guys think? It stays outside in my pergola area receiving a filtered bright light specially at noon.
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southatlanticwhispers · 27 days ago
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Philodendron acutatum is a common yet beautiful foliage from brazilian rainforests. Usually found in the Atlantic Forest, but also the Amazon. Has a red border and leaves can grow in many sagitated shapes. It's a hemiepiphyte herb that once it climbs can produce several aerial roots which were traditionally used by local indigenous people as source of several crafts like baskets and others.
This leaf is quite small yet, but an adult plant can reach something around 20 inches or more. The leaves are sparse right now as this one was clustered with other four ones and I moved it to climb a wood pallet that is in the background there. Watering the pallet will increase the chances of the roots adhering over it.
I'll bring more posts about individual tropical plant species and talk about them. What do you guys think about it?
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southatlanticwhispers · a month ago
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Brazilian native convolvulaceae species, cute plant, but actually pretty small flower. Drought resistant, it sports several flowers if grown as a bush.
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southatlanticwhispers · a month ago
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Philodendron "Burle Marx" is truly weird... Not the best climber out there and nobody saw it's inflorescence as it seems. So it's not known if it is a hybrid or a true species. I juts made this cutting and left it to climb a wall, let's see how far it can go, and if in good humidity I can make it climb.
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southatlanticwhispers · a month ago
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Just got back from the dead, hello again!
Got my app down because had to reset my phone and I've been procrastinating this come back for a while. But now here I am, ready to share a lot of the findings, my yard and stuff.
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southatlanticwhispers · 2 months ago
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Golden bloom sight, going to check those trees tomorrow.
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southatlanticwhispers · 4 months ago
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Beautiful mutation of Goeppertia roseopicta, known as "Dottie" outside Brazil, but we call this cultivar "Ruby" around here.
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southatlanticwhispers · 5 months ago
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Those are Atlantic forest's pictures, remanescent area of a highly degraded biome, the most of Brazil. But it was once a huge tropical forest with more than one thousand kilometers square and being sister to the Amazon it holds a lot of species related to the South American plant families. Bromeliads, aroids, orchids and many others.
I feel blessed to have access to parts like this where I can see the native flora and fauna that ia lasting. The forest gives us such an energy, it's really awesome to be there and cross those paths. This region specifically is very rocky but it's worth to explore as I was able to find many rare ferns and fruits between those places.
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Can't wait to show you guys more about my findings. You can always follow me on instagram @sadrosebudboy
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southatlanticwhispers · 5 months ago
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Did you guys miss me? 2020 was a tough year to bear, but here we are, happy new year! As much as I love succulents sometimes things need to change and I've been growing obsessive in collecting tropical foliage the year that passed us that my life with plants itself changed. I live in a tropical country everything fits way easier going in that direction. So 2021 is the eve of the all things plants in this tumblr, sit and enjoy!
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southatlanticwhispers · 7 months ago
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Just a reminder that I am alive and will still post the progress of my collection.
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southatlanticwhispers · 8 months ago
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Maintenance time has come, spring here in Brazil the rains are coming. Right after a historic heat wave that almost killed my baby seedlings. This is my hanaikada full of beautiful leaves, some a little bit burnt the heat.
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southatlanticwhispers · 8 months ago
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Someone is blushing
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southatlanticwhispers · 9 months ago
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Shade succulents, sun succulents, there's a big diversity. Some from North America, others from South America. But there are ones from Africa, Asia and Europe as well. So many options.
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southatlanticwhispers · 9 months ago
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Just for a change here are my calatheas (now it's officially Goeppertia btw), some of them at least. They are growing like crazy! And they do love some water. Some are so clumped together that I can't afford that much space to spread them. But I love their shapes and colors.
The best part is to note how they move their leaves during the day and night cycles. Most get the leaves up in the afternoon and stays up until the next day morning, then it gets down. That's why they are called praying plants right? It's really charming the way they change, makes the room look so much more alive.
Also they are great plants for indoor spaces as they don't enjoy sunlight very much. Most of mine got a little damaged due transportation or adaptation to my space, but almost all of them are growing like crazy and it's not even the growing season.
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southatlanticwhispers · 9 months ago
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Early morning and I am just spraying some water over my babies. Winter where I live is super dry, and as they take the sun all day long it can be too harsh. Gladly they are roundy and colorful.
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southatlanticwhispers · 9 months ago
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Just an update, the bloom opened and it is gorgeous!
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