May 2018 - Gloss

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May 2018 - Gloss

Postby rodsmith » Wed May 02, 2018 3:41 pm

The subject for May is "gloss", that is cacti or other succulents with the most glossy epidermis or leaves.
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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby JaneO » Thu May 03, 2018 8:28 am

Oh well I haven't posted it for a week! I'll start the ball rolling!


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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby simonmitchell1919 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:22 am

Second time posting in these forums hope I don't mess this up,
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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby Liz M » Thu May 10, 2018 7:39 am

I have some Aeoniums too, as they are very good for shine. I have a Rhipsalis, as well, which is flowering profusely at the moment.
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Aeonium arboreum rubrolineatum

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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby Christer Johansson » Sat May 12, 2018 10:21 am

Small, but nice :)
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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby Diane » Tue May 15, 2018 5:28 pm

A few Haworthias from me. the first two are open-pollinated hybrids, so can't say what the parents are, but quite glossy:

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hybrid Haworthia


This is one of the many forms of Haworthia splendens:

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Haworthia splendens
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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby Suculentia » Wed May 16, 2018 6:43 am

Conophytum pellucidum "Makins Plum"

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Echeveria agavoides "Romeo Rubin"

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Haworthia magnifica hybrid variegated

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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby Sheila » Sun May 20, 2018 11:08 pm

Hi,

This is a little Gasteraloe which I spotted in a garden centre and immediately thought of this competition.

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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby MikeT » Sat May 26, 2018 9:57 pm

A few to show. First a flower:
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Then some leaves:
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Then some rather different leaves - glossy in part, anyway
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Re: May 2018 - Gloss

Postby rodsmith » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:30 pm

A hard one to judge, with a high level of gloss from all entries. Thanks to all who took part. Close runners up were Liz M with her Aeonium Garnet, Diane with Haworthia splendens, Suculentia for Echeveria agavoides Romeo Rubin (stunning colouration) and Mike T for Conophytum pellucidum. However for a high shine on her glossy winner, first prize has to go to Sheila for her Gasteraloe. Well spotted, in more ways than one. Over to you, Sheila, for the June subject.
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