Propagation Facility: Odd Plants

While wandering around the Propagation Facility at Dunedin Botanic Garden on Sunday I came across some quite odd-looking plants. I’ll share a few of them with you…


Above photo: Rhipsalis teres. It is an epiphytic cacti from South America. This info kindly provided to me by the Propagation Services Officer via email.


above and below: sundew-type plants



above and below: I’m assuming these are Cyperus papyrus or Papyrus


Pitcher Plants





Wollemi Pine or Wollemia nobilis, only known through fossil records until it was discovered in 1994 near Sydney, Australia…



A rather prickly looking aloe…



And some strangely lippy-looking leaves…

rsz_dbot_prophouse_lippy_leaves_01Haemanthus coccineus (has red flowers). The small leaved plant in the photo next to the Haemanthus coccineus is Veltheimia bracteata. This information kindly provided via email by the Propagation Services Officer from Dunedin Botanic Garden.

rsz_dbot_prophouse_lippy_leaves_02Haemanthus coccineus

Text and photos by Exploring Colour (2017)

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    1. Thank you for noticing that Pete! You’ve latched onto my favourite! They are beautiful and I’m thinking of posting one of them as a full-image post. I was surprised they turned out as well as they did!

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    1. Thanks for your question, Helen. The Propagation Services Officer has advised as follows: “The large leaf one is Haemanthus coccineus, has red flowers, Haemanthus albiflos, the shaving brush plant, has smaller leaves and shorter white flowers. The small leaved plant in the photo next to the Haemanthus coccineus is Veltheimia bracteata”

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