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Old 01-24-2020, 05:16 PM
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this is a small (35') banyan tree in the parking lot of my office.

it these pics it has been raining, not torrential, but steady for over a day.

there are large portions of the tree that are BONE dry and some that are pooling water.

the magical ecosystem that exists in and on the other plants is AMAZING and a pretty good reminder about how all of our ALWAYS and NEVER rules are largely ignored by Big Mama Earth when she's tending her plants

Some stuff. Plant related by J Solo, on Flickr

Some stuff. Plant related by J Solo, on Flickr
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Pretty neat. What orchids naturally grow on these trees?
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Down here Banyans are usually occupied by Tillys....a lot. I have seen many ‘placed’ orchids thrive in them but unfortunately no natives
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I am guessing that the orchids would grow where they get what they need and avoid the areas of the tree where they do not. Same with the air plants.
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