Viorell

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PassionFlower | Artist | Botanist | Science 26 Germany 🇩🇪 All Photos are from my own Plants viorell_mail@yahoo.com
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- S T R I P E S - Found this Tiger pepper today. Tastes like every ordinary pepper but if u like to impress somebody it is quite likely that you can do it with this one. And for the botanic nerds (every reader is included): This pepper is coming from a pollinated flower and therefore is a fruit and NOT a vegetable. ______________________ pepper paprika peperoni red vegetables instafood instafruits fruits instahealthy flowering flowerporn flowerpower tiger stripes tigerstripes nerd plantnerds plantsofinstagram instaplants plantagram green greenthumb greenery gardening gemüse obst frucht

8 Days ago
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- L I N T - Scindapsus pictus is a climber for shady corners. This plant is growing not too fast and comes from Malaysia and Bangladesh right into your living room or bathroom. ___________________ scindapsu pictus asia bangladesh malaysia shady shadow bathroom livingroom plants plantsofinstagram plantoftheday plantagram green greenery greenthumb gardeningisfun garden botany greenplant indoorgarden plantgang flowers pflanzen garten blüten

9 Days ago
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- F I R E - F L A K E - Right to the first snow in Germany I have to share this stunning Passiflora species with you. It's the tiny P. jorullensis. It is like a small fire star but with an evil scent. Place it at a bright spot at the window sill and you will be happy all year around and sometimes even get some purple fruits. _________________ passiflora passifloraceae passionflowers maracuja fire star plants plantagram plantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday green greenthumb growingplants greenery gardeningisfun gardening gardener botany brazil germany bloggers snow firstsnow flowerstagram flowergram flowers flowerpower blüten

10 Days ago
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- F L U F F Y - My desert rose (Adenium obesum) feels fluffy during these cold days. I have to take care that I do not overwater it in the cold period. Succulent plants can easily be harmed by to much water in the soil with temperatures below 20 degree Celsius. ___________________ adeniumob adenium desertrose roses redroses rosen succulove succulents succulentplant ilovesucculents iloveplants ilovegardening green greenery plantoftheday plantaddiction plants plantsofinstagram instaplants plantoftheday plantagram caudex caudexlicious flowerporn flowerpower greenthumb

16 Days ago
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- R E G I N - Billbergia sits like a queen at it's throne and watches me. As I got this plant in spring it was small with about 3 flowers. Until now it developed into a messy monster. It is supposed to flower during winter. If it doesn't, I will remove it to another place. Can't wait to see the big pink flowers, though. ______________________ pink queen regina bromeliads ilovesucculents succulove succulents bromelia airplants tillandsia plants plantsofinstagram plantaddiction plantagram plantfamily greenthumb greenery passiflora pots throne tflers bloggers plantblog plantnerds

17 Days ago
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- D E E R - T O N G U E - Still unsure if I like this plant or not. At least it's a real survivor. It does not need much water nor light but it is also a slow grower. If you want to propagate it just loosen a single leaf, detach it and let it air dry for a few days. Afterwards you simply put the leaf in a new pot and after several weeks there are tiny new leaves popping up ______________________ deer tongue plantsofinstagram instaplants grey black leaves aloevera succulents ilovesucculents greenthumb greenery plantagram indoorplants gardeningisfun indoorgarden survivor hairy plants plantoftheday pots propagate succulentplants instasucculent picoftheday flowering flowerpower

18 Days ago
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- 1 5 0 0 - Thanks a lot and for 1500 followers! __________________ 1500 followers flowerpower flowers flowerporn flowergram roses redroses love heart plants plantaddiction plantsofinstagram plantagram gardeningisfun garden botanical red wine buds green greenery greenthumb science botany royal tflers igers bloggers

20 Days ago
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- B L U E - G R E E N - Time for some Cyanobacteria! This is a selection of species that are assigned to cold biomes like Antarctica or the Arctic. There are also some endemic species among them. The can metabolize till minus 20 degree Celsius. How cool is that? ______________________ c endemic arctic antarctica alpine alps snow blue green instaplants plantsofinstagram plantagram plantoftheday microbiology biology science bacteria microscopy cells flowerstagram flowers flowerpower halloween weekend frozen water

22 Days ago
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- T E E N Y - T I N Y - Dendrochilum filiforme is taking a nap during Europe's winter months. I didn't get this year's flowers because during my trip to the desert. But hopefully this Philippine species will bring it again next year. It offers a beautiful scent by the way. ____________________ flowerst flowerpower orchid philippines carribean sea tropical jungle leaves flowers green greenery plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram instaplants greenthumb tflers igers iloveorchids orchidlove orchidee dendrochilum plantagram plants plantclub houseplantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday

24 Days ago
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- D E S E R T - B R E A T H - The Atacama Desert of Chile is the most hostile environment on Earth? I don't think so! We discovered a new type of Biological Soil Crust where hundreds of km2 are covered with a blackish crust. All the black spots are covered with tiny saxicolous micro lichens that form a crust. At the moment I try my best to investigate these lichens and crusts. We found clear patterns that distinguish the black and white parts of the crust. ___________________ miracle lichens atacamadesert chile atacamachile atacama desert biology life mars blackandwhite black green greenery plantagram plantsofinstagram instaplants greenthump botany lichenology sand dune science environment hostile phdlife phd

27 Days ago
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-H U N G E R - G A M E S- Got these bees around that seem to be pretty hungry. They cut the filaments to reach more nectar. A new study in Science revealed that more than 75% of all insects disappeared in the last 27 years in Germany. That's a shame! This image is from 2004 but I don't think that I will see 3 bees on one flower to the same time any more. Sad world. ______________________ passiflora passionflower passifloraceae insects bumblebee bees blue science naturephotography nature nectar honey green greenthumb plantoftheday plantsofinstagram instaplants flowering flowerstagram flowers flowerpower greenery

29 Days ago
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- G I F T - Brought this tiny Oxalis from my trip to Chile straight from the Atacama Desert to Germany. It really had some adaptation problems at my windows but now it is doing fine. Don't know the species name jet but I can ask the other scientists of our project as soon as it flowers. Hopefully it will survive the low light situation during German winters. _______________________ oxali atacamachile botany desert atacamadesert atacama flowerstagram flowers flowerpower green greenthumb greenery plantsofinsta plantsrule oxalistriangularis plantnursery plantnerds plantagram plantsofinstagram plantoftheday bloggers bloggerstyle tflers igers germany chile southamerica teracotta pot

31 Days ago
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- S I L V E R - S T A I N I N G - Welcome to the family Dioscorea! Turtle plant is another name for this beauty that basically is a Yams root that functions as the main food source in tropical areas. The pronounced caudex grows only a few mm per year. ______________________ plantf plantoftheday yams dioscoreaelephantipes dioscorea caudexlicious caudex plantaddiction plantagram plantsofinstagram climber tropical instafood ilovesucculents iloveplants houseplantclub plantnerds blackandwhite succulents deserts

32 Days ago
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- B - M E A N S - B U I S Y - Sorry guys for being so passive! I am buisy as hell with a lot of science around my phd. Supervising a master and a bachelor student, publishing one paper, writing another, preparing a lecture plus a practical course and working in the lab means a lot but in first line cuts your life. But I promise to share more with you! ______________________ phdlif phd cyanobacteria science publish paper botany plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram plantagram plants microbiology greenthumb job students university culture flowers flowerporn tflers igers igersgermany autumn green greenery

33 Days ago
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- M O N U M E N T A L - Quartz stones of the Atacama desert provide a unique ecological niche for hypolithic cyanobacteria. In a sterile world like the core areas of deserts, these stones are islands of life. Beyond the stones photoautotrophic organisms are protected from high UV radiation and can rely on condensating water. At the moment I am investigating these cyanobacterial communities, so stay tuned. ______________________ plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram botany science phdlife phd laboratory chile deserts islands core green greenery sand quartz stones greenthumb plants life bacteria biology flowerstagram flowerpower flowers tflers nerd germany chlorophyll

41 Days ago
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- T R A V E L L E R - This unknown guy comes from Chile. During my trip to the Atacama desert I met a ranger of the national park Pan de Azucar who gave me some seeds. Maybe it's an Acacia but I don't know. Fortunately, we were able to bring the seeds to Germany. Yet, it is tiny and fragile but we will see... ___________________ chi atacamadesert desert atacamachile southamerica plants plantsofinstagram instaplants plantagram green greenery greenthumb tiny little pot terracotta indoorplants houseplantclub houseplantsofinstagram igers igersgermany tflers blogger germany phdlife phd botany nature

42 Days ago
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- I N - D A N G E R - Passiflora reflexiflora is a pretty passionflower that is threatened in the wild. Due to it's beauty it remains in many collections across the world. Although this species is present almost no hybrids were created because it has a special genetic composition. Like passiflora umbilicata this one is believed to be in between two supersections among the passifloraceans. That's why it is difficult to cross. ______________________ passionflower passifloraceae passionsblume flowering flowerstagram flowers flowerpower flowerporn pink plants plantsofinstagram plantagram plantaddiction iloveplants green greenery greenthumb igers tflers pot indoorplants houseplantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday bloggers reflex

44 Days ago
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- C H O C O - S H O C K - Theobroma cacao is a lovely plant as long as you treat her right. It is necessary to avoid direct sunlight cause otherwise it is directly burned. This happens although anthocyanes are produced as reddish pigments in the new leaves. _____________________ chocola chocolatecake schokolade plants plantsofinstagram plantagram plantaddiction green greenery houseplantclub greenthumb leaves plantcerera schoko choclate brown sugar flowers flowerpower tflers red cyan tropical jungle dschungel igers igersgermany

45 Days ago
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- A S I A N - Q U E E N - Passiflora cochinchinensis is endemic to Vietnam and Indonesia and belongs to a small group of passiflora who made it in Asia. With her oppositely arranged thick leaves it's an outstanding species. Mine didn't set flowers yet but who knows? _____________________ p passiflora passionsblume passifloraceae passionflower flowers flowerpower bloomstagram greenthumb green greenery leaves tendrils climber sticksandstones asia vietnam indonesia botany science biology tropical tflers igers igersgermany outstanding

48 Days ago
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- P A T I E N C E - Many plants are growing slowly but try to keep patient, try to take care and try to be pleased for every new leaf or flower. It sometimes takes years for a plant grown from seeds to it's first flowers or fruits but when it happens we are proud because we brought nature's gifts to it's best. It's always worth it! ____________________ copper plantsofinstagram greenthumb clock watch patient time raise proud flowerstagram flowers flowerpower leaf green greenery alocasia succulents succulentplants ilovesucculents iloveplants interiorandhome interiordesign homestory homesweethome indoorplants botany igers

50 Days ago
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- A P P L E - B O T T O M - The trees already started to drop their leaves and fall is unstoppable. Birds are feeding on these tiny apples that are growing in my neighbourhood before it starts to become too cold. _________________ apple appletrees trees red cheeks bottom greenthumb greenery green plantsrule plantsofinstagram picoftheday plants plantaddiction plantagram tflers igers igersgermany fruits fruitporn flowerstagram flowers flowerpower gardeningisfun gardening fall autumn herbst apfel

51 Days ago
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- V I S IT O R - Most passionflowers need to be cross pollinated by other passiflora individuals to set fruits. Only a few are self fertile like the maracuja producing species passiflora edulis forma edulis. This fly tries to take some pollen from P. Lavender Lady. At which passionflower will the fly land next? ____________________ passiflo passifloraedulis passionflower passifloraceae passionsblume greenthumb greenery flowering flowerstagram flowers flowerpower blossom green maracuja pollen fly pollinate breed plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram plants plantaddiction plantagram blogger tflers igers picoftheday plantcerera

52 Days ago
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- B L A C K - H A T - Got a mango seedling that grows in batches. Every few months it starts to grow and suddenly stops. Young leaves a full with anthocyanes which are red pigments that protect the fresh leaves against UV. That's a typical protection mechanism of tropical trees like cacao or mango. ____________________ ma mango tree seedlings tropical plantsofinstagram plants black red saturday weekend avocado avocadotree fruits instafruits greenery flowerstagram flowers flowerpower houseplantsofinstagram plantagram plantaddiction plantoftheday indoorplants

53 Days ago
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- P H D - Sorry for being so inactive at the moment but this is what I am doing basically all day long: Microscopy. My scientific friends will understand me. I am working for my PhD on cyanobacterial cultures obtained from soil across the whole world like the Atacama desert, Spitsbergen and Antarctica. It's an immense effort to keep these guys in culture because they are all from environmental samples. So I am trying to get rid of green algae, fungi and other bacteria. ___________________ microscope phd phdlife copper science lab laboratory glory paper plantsofinstagram plantagram plantsrule plants flowerstagram flowers flowerpower germany tukaiserslautern biology microbiology atacamadesert atacama antarctica arctic spitsbergen cyanobacteria

54 Days ago
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- C OM E - O VE R - There is no part of me that is not infected with the cryptogams fever. And by the way, this is the only place where I have some plastic plants. _____________________ plantsofinstagram plantsrule kitchen homesweethome drawing pencilart mosses lichens bryophytes instastyle instago style appartment bench decoration interiorandhome interior chillout greenery plants plantagram flowerstagram germany picoftheday

57 Days ago
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- B R A N D - N E W - I proudly present a newly found and identified lichen species from the Atacama desert of Chile: Everniopsis trulla. It is epiphytic on bark of mainly euphorbia bushes and catches water out of the fog. When fog rushes through, it directly gets moist and starts to photosynthesize. At the top it's whitish with a dark pigmented bottom side. I did the drawing. _____________________ atacamadesert atacama desert lichens fog clouds plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram picoftheday botanik botany flowerporn flowerpower drawing artwork fabercastell draw pencilart scheme plantcetera green green water science botany biology nature

59 Days ago
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- Q U E E N - Today there is the federal election in Germany but I already found my queen: Delonix regia really has the right name! She's a real queen. I am so happy to own two which I raised from seeds that I collected during my trip to Tenerife. In the morning they wake up and during late afternoon their leaves fall asleep. So pleased to see this every day. Here in my appartment they are in a wind protected corner where their mango like scent accumulates. _________________ delonixregia seeds teneriffa canaryislands canary green greenery houseplants plants plantagram instaplants plantaddiction plantoftheday picoftheday sunday election btw17 mood succulents iloveplants indoorplants germany blogger tflers

59 Days ago
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- A L I E N - Got a new weirdo among my collection! This one is known as ground pine or club moss, lycopodium is a small, creeping or climbing evergreen plant that grows in forests. Lycopodium, along with its relatives, the ferns, is a seedless vascular plant that reproduces with spores. It grows best in a cool, moist environment with nutrient-rich soil. Because of its high moisture and humidity requirements, lycopodium is a difficult plant to maintain in the home and is best grown in pots. Hopefully I can keep it alive! _____________________ w alien lycopodium plantcetera plantnerds plantsofinsta plantsrule plantsofinstagram plantoftheday picoftheday friyay new horticulture botany forest autumn specialist mosses fern understory houseplantclub houseplants

61 Days ago
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- V I OL E T - S P LA S H - Passiflora Violetta is a rather old cross but still a beautiful one! This lilac to purple colours amaze me whenever I see the pretty flowers. In a few days I have to take all my passiflora inside the house because it's getting too cold out here. ___________________ pass passiflora passionflower passionsblume violetta lilac purple dreams flowerstagram flowergram flowers flowerpower passion bloomstagram bloom blüte vines climber botany amazing plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram instaplants picoftheday plants greenery

62 Days ago
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- C A S C A D E - Today I visited an orchids nursery close to Kaiserslautern. Got totally fascinated by all the stunning orchids... the tall ones, the little ones, the rare species, the flowers, ferns and bromeliads. But I have been a good boy because I could resist to buy orchids. Instead I got a impatiens and a lycopodium. __________________ flowers blossom nursery orchidee tropical greenhouse greenery plantnursery plantsofinsta plantsofinstagram plantsrule plants plantagram plantaddiction rare species flowerpower love bloggers bloggerstyle friends indoorplants bromeliads tillandsia airplants tflers igers

63 Days ago
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- P A S S I O N - The 2 things on Earth that I love most combined in 1 picture! My plants and @_toms_diner_ _______________________ man plants plantaddiction plantoftheday plantsofinstagram morning purelove love couplegoals boyfriend star green greenery germany hobby boyswithplants plantagram flowers muscle fitness malemodel flowergram bloomstagram

64 Days ago
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- M O N S T E R A - M O N D A Y - Last year a colleague of mine went into the forest during work with her dog and came back with a giant monstera. Somebody wanted to get rid of it and just brought it to the forest. Here in Europe it would have died outside during winter. Now we do have a big monstera in our department, getting bigger and bigger every day. __________________ monste monsteramonday monsteradeliciosa tropical big plantsofinstagram plantsrule plants plantagram green greenery indoorplants monster giant work urbanjungle jungle leaves flowers flowergram succulents ilovesucculents iloveplants europe germany monday

65 Days ago
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- E V E R G R E E N - Adenium obesum is still in the mood! Such a lovely plant, in many ways. Let's see how it will survive the German low light conditions during European winter. It's already almost freezing outside. _____________________ adenium desertrose deserts roses rose flowers flowerpower bloomstagram flowergram red pink green greenery plantsrule plants plantsarefriends plantaddiction plantagram plantoftheday picoftheday winter fall light europe

66 Days ago