Ten years ago I came to Puerto Rico, to Mayaguez on the west coast, to a house with the usual vast expanse of nicely trimmed grass. Now I have the controlled jungle I always wanted. More time spent cutting things back or down than spent trying to get things to grow.
One leaf like this each year. A less successful part of the jungle.
My flamboyan tree. Best year ever for flowers.
And here from underneath.
The monster plant. From 1 foot to 6 feet in 8 years, and prickly.
Ginger. Later the flower grows baby plants and more flowers.
Small apple bananas. Guineo manzano. Up to 300 on one stalk.
I don’t know the name of this one, but it is 6 feet high and growing.
Definitely not weed.
Voyager palm, it flowered three times this year.
A fancy bromelia.
This is a fern, tree sized, with its annual one foot high flower.
There’s more, but I have to go out and cut some strays.
I am quite sure that there is math growing here, waiting to be spotted.