Leaf of a Ficus Dammaropsis also known as the Dinner Plate Ficus.
A seedling Ficus Dammaropsis tree
New leaf of a "Diinner Plate Ficus" aka Ficus Dammaropsis.
New leaves on a Ficus Dammaropsis
A pair of Ficus Dammaropsis seedlings newly acquired in the summer of 2014. One will go to Leucadia and the other to a friend in La Habra Heights... will be interesting to track their growth over the years to come.
Unknown palm, Syagrus x Butia???
Hybrid orchid with new and old blossoms (dark yellow in the back).
Palms on north side of property with lots of shade, potted Pritchardia, Rhopalostylis, Dypsis Pembana and finally silver leaves of Bismarkia Nobilis in the full sun.
Hybrid orchid new blossoms up close and older dark yellow in the background
A pair of Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana trunks with seeds and flowers setting on the inflorescence
Unknown palm, Syagrus x Butia or ???
Female Sago palm with seed cone. This cycas revoluta (sago palm) is growing in the shade, showing long dark green leaves. A mosaic project sits below on the table, a Tiki man in progress.
Pritchardia Beccariana leaves doing much better after the pot was moved to the shade.
Tiki man mosaic in progress and Leucadia sign completed
Unknown South American palm.... perhaps a Mule Palm, or otther Butia mix?
Palms of Madagascar, l to r Dypsis Lutescens the Golden Cane Palm, Bismarkia Nobilis and Dypsis Pembana
Burretiokentia on the north side of house with lots of shade protection growing rapidly
Dypsis Pembana purchased as a solo trunk now has two new suckers at its base, and nearly 30" of clean trunk with rings
Rhopalostylis variety growing very fast, compared to another in full sun. Note the leaflets are not to the base of the rachis unlike my full sun Rhopalostylis Sapida.
Cupping of the leaflets of this ceratozamia mexicana is quite apparant in this light
Dioon edule variety with new flush of leaves. This cycad is native to Mexico.
Stag horn fern mounted on king palm's trunk.
Archontophoenix Cunninghamiana or common king palm showinng inflorescence at different stages of development. The red seeds are ready to drop and produce new palms. Great color variation from the purple flowers which open to the unripe white seeds and finally the red seeds.
Ceratozamia Mexicana cycad bronze leave and leaflets
Caryota gigas bipinnate palm, the fastest grower in the garden is getting massive with each new frond that opens.
African Tulip tree now provides privacy and shade for the garden. Lots of flowers to pick up as each of the blooms only lasts a couple of days, with new blooms opening daily.
Caryota Gigas new leaf spike still opening as it towers over the African tulip tree
Bronze leave close up of Ceratozamia Mexicana, showing the variation in darkness of the softest tip at the end leaflets to the beginning of the older and lower leaves turning lighter and eventually green
Bismarkia Nobilis palm rising above the nearly 6' tall wall in Carlsbad. This palm is proving to be a moderately fast grower after getting established.