Epiphyte tree

Epiphytes growing in trees of subtropical style garden plus photos of garden flora and fauna.

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epitree
Site Owner
Male
60 years old
About Me

I am a keen gardener with a passion for the unusual such as Epiphytic plants (Bromeliads,Orchids,Ferns,Astelia,Collospermum, Epiphyllum,Rhipsalidopsis,Slumbergera,Hoya) Aroids (Dracunculus,Amorphophallus,Arisaema, Pinellia, Arisarum,Alocasia,Colocasia,Arum) Clivia,Ligularia,Kniphofia,Cordyline,Musa,Palms and many more.

 

 



Pierre
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Male
About Me

Enthusiast of every exotic plant with a neat aspect such as Palms, Cycads, Agavaceae, ferns, bulbs that can withstand -5°C. I've built a rather large collection, with a jewel : Asplenium australasicum. Amazing the cold this fern was able to withstand !

I try now growing some Epiphytes.

With a somewhat cold and dry climate I have to.go up at least 2 steps. I 'm standing now on the first one : selecting plants that are cold-hardy enough. About 10 exotic species were able to go through bad Winters.

The second step is going to come :puling the plants out their pots to grow them really epiphyticaly. I suppose Epiphyllum and Bromeliads are going to be the winners in a dry climate.

I like to share experiences.

Pierre



Jane
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Female
60 years old
About Me

I just love everything about growing plants - flowers, vegetables, native trees, etc.  It's what keeps me sane. :-)



Rick Martin
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Male
About Me

Bromeliads and allied species have always had a special attraction. Here in Madeira the climate is very well suited to practically all species of Bromeliads and Tillandsias- I've grown Brom's in my garden for 30 years now, slowly I really began to take note and realize the perfect beauty of these flambouyant plants, their extreme variety in flower forms and colors their generosity and the fun involved in caring for, grooming and observing them also their versatility for display on host trees. Bromeliads are much tougher and productive than most people imagine, and like the Tillandsia group adapt readily to their environment. I still draw a deep breath when I see several in full bloom as a group!  and can see how others before me became so enthralled and made them a life study and passion.
RM. 9/2011 Madeira Island

 




Carlos Cruz
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Male
39 years old
About Me

Where I live in Glendale (Southern California) I experiment growing a wide range of plants on my Cedar Tree, Lemon Tree and a few other trees. I'd really like to discover which plants, within the various families, are the best suited for growing epiphytically. Feel free to contact me if you're interested in exchanging plant material. You can also find me on flickr.



amita
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Female
About Me

I am new to epiphytes, I have a few bromeliads as well as some orchids and a couple of Tillandsia. I hope to learn a lot here and contribute too.



Ned Lomax
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Male
33 years old
About Me

Hi, my name's Ned and I work at Glendurgan Garden, in the extreme south-west of the UK. Glendurgan is a woodland valley garden which runs down to a tiny hamlet called Durgan, on the Cornish coast. The garden is home to plants from all over the world and has a very mild climate compared to the rest of the UK. I have a particular interest in plants from New Zealand and South Africa, but my latest craze is Epiphytes!



David Pollock
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Male
60 years old
About Me

Hi, Photography is my passion, I hope you enjoy my images. 

I am 54 years old and I have lived in Te Aroha for the Last  40 years. I am a member of the Te Aroha Fish and Game.



Kenkito
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Male
About Me

We recently moved to an old farm in Cauca and I am learning about the many epiphytes that are new to me but abundant here, as well as other local flora and fauna.  We had tried growing different Bromeliads at our previous home in Ecuador but with no durable success.  Clearly this is a more congenial environment.



Barbatum
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Male
35 years old
About Me

I'm from Brazil and share with you the passion for the epiphytes.I would love to be in contact with others and learn more about them. 

Thank you.



erikvz
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Male
About Me

Hi All,

I'm a vertical garden designer that creates vertical gardens for a living. I predominantly use epiphytic/lithophytic/rheophytic species, though do break the "rules" whenever possible. Afterall the sky is the limit, and that is defined by your imagination! Its a tremendously stimulating and humbling experience where new exposures, concepts and perspectives constantly reinvent my work and alter my approach.

I've lurked around, often observing this forum from a distance, with great interest. Thank you epitree for developing this website, and progressing/sharing your ideas to this point.

I look forward to learning from you all and sharing where I can.

Kind regards, erik

(P.S. Hi Carlos Cruz, good to see you here as well!)



Kari
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Female
73 years old
About Me

Endevoring to create a beautiful garden in Karamea. Karamea has an almost  subtropical climate, so am trying lots of rather different plants to see if they will do well here.  For those who don't know whereKaramea is . It is at the north west of Nelson on the west coast of the South Island.



Gartem
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Male
27 years old
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Irene
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Female
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poppy
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Female
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Murray
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Megan
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Female
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kelvin
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Male
71 years old

matt
Member
Male
31 years old

Chris J
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Female
55 years old
About Me

From Paekakariki, New Zealand. Like all plants of any type. However I do have a special liking for the epiphytes, especially ferns, bromeliads, orchids, epi type cacti, etc. Have recently made myself an epiphyte tree.