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Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:07 pm
by Herts Mike
Nearly every topic on the forum now relates to cacti. Are succulents out of fashion?

Mesembs get the occasional mention, Agaves and Aloes just a glimmer, Stapeliads, Euphorbias, caudiciforms virtually nothing.

Such a shame because fascinating plants are being missed out on.

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:29 pm
by juster
Perhaps this is partly due to the time of the year? Many cacti are in full flower and it seems to be a particularly good year. I think mesembs will be more prominent in the autumn.

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:45 pm
by MikeDom
I agree Mike. I was going to post a load of succulent flower pictures but came to the conclusion there would be little interest.

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:51 pm
by Tina
I was going to post a load of succulent flower pictures but came to the conclusion there would be little interest
I'd be interested, we can be a select club of 'succulenophiles', :cac4: .

I have quite a few Pachypodiums flowering ATM I just haven't had time to process the images yet.

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm
by Eric Williams
I think you may well be wrong there Mike. There's ia always an interest in flower pics. whether is cacti or " other succulents". I personally would like to see Pachypodiums, Mesembs. Stapelia, etc. Cheers

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:58 pm
by Tony R
Eric Williams wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:54 pm
I think you may well be wrong there Mike. There's ia always an interest in flower pics. whether is cacti or " other succulents". I personally would like to see Pachypodiums, Mesembs. Stapelia, etc. Cheers
Not forgetting gasteria, haworthia, aloe, adromischus, crassula, etc .....

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:32 pm
by ragamala
Eric

Best I can do, a juvenile windowsill Pachypodium flowering for the first time.
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Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:54 pm
by Herts Mike
Eric, I just posted what I thought was an interesting Huernia flower but other than Ralph it got nil points as they say in Eurovision.

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:28 pm
by iann
Don't tempt me. Lithops just love publicity ...

Re: Succulents in decline?

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:05 pm
by RogerF
I agree it's a worry, Herts Mike, "Other succulents" do seem to play second fiddle most of the time here.
It's gratifying that the monthly newsletters do give us a fair go but I suppose the answer is in our hands, - the more we post the better our representation will be.