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February - New growth

Post by MikeT » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:18 am

February used to be winter in the old days; but now, with the daffodils out in January along with the snowdrops, crocuses, aconites, primulas and cyclamen, February seems positively spring-like. So the theme for the month is 'New Growth'. Some scope there: could be a seedling, a flower bud, a new shoot, or any other new growth. Anything active in your greenhouse?
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Re: February - New growth

Post by MikeT » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:37 pm

This is the plant that gave me the idea of 'new growth'. Cissus juttae is kept indoors for the winter, not one to leave in a virtually unheated greenhouse. It gets a few very light waterings through the winter, otherwise all the previous year's stems tend to dry up. It's usually one of the first plants to wake up at the start of a new growing season, with it's fresh pale green stems and leaves.
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Re: February - New growth

Post by Chris L » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:23 pm

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Re: February - New growth

Post by Rene G » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:50 pm

Very nice Chris, but it would be good to know what they are?
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Re: February - New growth

Post by Liz M » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:12 pm

Just a couple for now.

Lithops lesliei with the new leaves peeping through.

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Echeveria chazaroi, the new leaves growing and the old leaves drying up.
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Re: February - New growth

Post by Liz M » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:19 am

Here are a few more I took.
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This amazingly spined Agave is called 'Clive's Special', which I got from Alan Hart's collection.

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Echeveria longissima

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Re: February - New growth

Post by iann » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:30 pm

Perfect time for looking at new Lithops leaves. I'm amazed by how advanced many of mine are already this year.

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Re: February - New growth

Post by rodsmith » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:53 am

More Lithops. Most of my plants are in store so I don't have much choice. Most of these Lithops are two year old plants.
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Lithops hookeri v. dabneri
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Lithops terricolor
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Re: February - New growth

Post by Liz M » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:24 am

One final one. This Gasteria glomerata has had this bud all winter but it it growing now at quite a rate.
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Re: February - New growth

Post by Stuart » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:46 am

The Agave looks like Bovicornuta to me - teeth curled in opposite directions like horns, hence the name.
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