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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by Astro » Tue May 21, 2019 11:12 pm

Let me add some random succulent flowers...

Cheiridopsis peculiaris. May be time for new soil, they haven't really grown in 5 years.
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Cheiridopsis peculiaris
Aloe (Kumara) plicatilis. Probably gets a little too large for indoor collections. This one has been planted out for 2 years now and has doubled in size. First year for flowers, but I've had flowers on much smaller plants (with better winter light).
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Aloe plicatilis
Resnova megaphylla. Not really a succulent, but a very handsome plant from SA.
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Resnova megaphylla
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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by MikeDom » Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 am

Thank you for the kind comments. I'll answer questions as I come across them.

Yes, they mostly come from seed. If I buy seed it tends to be in large quantities, hence why I ended up with 64 plants from 100 seeds. I don't seem able to let go easily so I tend to keep them all.

A similar thing happened with Cyphostemma quinatum. I have 43 largish plants (never mind the very large adults) and I've started to sell them off to fund the ELK plant purchases (trial plant for sale on eBay) - I estimate I will need a few thousand Euros.

The C. betiforme looks like this Tina. Grows in pure half inch pumice with about 20% coir. Is fed at every watering with full strength High Potash fertiliser. Looks like an 6" pot, mainly due to the root structure. He's been in there for at least 5 years and probably will stay there for many more years.
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A better picture of N. sticulata. After he comes back from the Branch show at the end of this month, I'll pull off a few cheeky cuttings to root.

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In terms of pollination, I use horsehair as the cat doesn't seem to like having his whiskers pulled out. Maybe the witches cats will be more amenable :lol:

So how do you make room in a greenhouse? I have the problem of too many plants of the same variety due to good germination, so I will be taking a large amount of succulents (caudex, mesembs) to our Branch show for sale. The majority will probably come back as cacti seem to sell best. You can see some of the trays getting ready on the lower shelf with the yellow labels. This is the winter growers greenhouse (yes, I do need to wash the glass) and I use shelves to maximise the space. It gets sunlight till lunchtime and then again from 4pm thanks to next doors cherry tree. I've just bought the winter growers back into growth - the Othonna silenifolia are in bud - and I will rest them in July for a month or so before the winter growth gets going again

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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by MalcolmP2 » Wed May 22, 2019 12:01 pm

MikeDom wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 am
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An interesting one lower right, what is it please.

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Maybe the witches cats will be more amenable :lol:
:smile: Careful, all your plants might transMOGrify into something else,
cacti ? perish the thought :lol:
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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by Jim_Mercer » Wed May 22, 2019 12:42 pm

Not much in flower in my greenhouse, one echeveria has had some buds for a few days now
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and there is always some flowers on one of the windowsill kalanchoes
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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by MikeDom » Wed May 22, 2019 1:00 pm

MalcolmP2 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:01 pm
MikeDom wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 am
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An interesting one lower right, what is it please.


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Maybe the witches cats will be more amenable :lol:
:smile: Careful, all your plants might transMOGrify into something else,
cacti ? perish the thought :lol:
That is a Pachypodium brevicaule grafted onto Pachypodium bispinosum. I've had it for many years (10+) and it grows very slowly and quite true to form. Here is a slightly better picture from the recent Branch table show.


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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by MikeDom » Wed May 22, 2019 1:06 pm

MalcolmP2 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:01 pm
MikeDom wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 am


:smile: Careful, all your plants might transMOGrify into something else,
cacti ? perish the thought :lol:
Like this?

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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by Herts Mike » Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm

I thought it was a leafy mushroom...
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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by MalcolmP2 » Wed May 22, 2019 3:35 pm

Herts Mike wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 pm
I thought it was a leafy mushroom...
and I was thinking "Obscure succulent goes to Royal Ascot" ! (hint : with £10,000 hat) !

MikeDom wrote: Like this?
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Yep, love it :)
go on, draw the face on the original , you know you want to , , , :twisted:
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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by Herts Mike » Wed May 22, 2019 3:54 pm

Shouldn't it be Succulentsotherthancactiophiles?
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Re: Flowers for Succulentophiles

Post by Tina » Wed May 22, 2019 4:27 pm

How about monadenium reflexum, yes I know its supposed to be a Euphorbia now but flowers are different and they seem to be harder to grow so my labels aren't changing.
This year Rikus of the Euphorbia society visited, mentioned that this is difficult to grow so I'm waiting for it to die as he said it when he was standing right next to it ( it will have heard).
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