MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

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MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Sylvia » Mon May 02, 2016 9:04 am

It was extremely difficult to think of a title not used before but have chosen this. Lots of pictures please.
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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby rodsmith » Mon May 02, 2016 4:26 pm

My Notocactus leninghausii was grown from seed sown in 1975 and has been with me over 4 changes of address. It flowers reliably every year but is currently in storage pending our latest move. Six years ago the main stem rotted and I had to cut and re-root it. This is the remainder of the stem and resulting pups. Click twice on each photo for close ups.

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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Bill » Tue May 03, 2016 12:09 am

This venerable old thing was planted in 1934 and has outlived 2 owners, I have known it all my life and been its custodian since 2006. Not the best picture and yes the piece of wood at the back is holding it up.

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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Chris L » Sun May 22, 2016 4:03 pm

Can't believe no one has put any pictures in since 2nd May.

This is probably not the oldest plant in my collection in terms of age, but it is probably the only one I still have that pre-dates my first Greenhouse (e.g. before 1993).

Funny looking back at old pictures. There is a :???: tomato plant :shock: in my Greenhouse in the middle picture. And look at all the space taken up by the :???: fish food tub :shock:. That middle picture was taken because I they were going to the Branch Show at Rochdale and it appears they won first prize. Something tells me there may only have been two entries...... :oops:

Fourth picture taken today.

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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby RAYWOODBRIDGE » Thu May 26, 2016 11:05 pm

This is the oldest plant that I have grown ( older ones may have been brought into the collection ) when clearing out my father's house after his death, a clay oblong pot was found on a spare bedroom windowsill with two dead brown stems sticking out of the soil see bottom left of picture. this is what it looks like 4 years latter. I had given my mother a large clump of Echinocereus viereckii some 40 years ago when I moved away because she liked the flowers, and here it was still alive even though my father most likely never watered it after my mother died 4 years previous
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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Liz M » Fri May 27, 2016 8:46 am

That is the most amazing tale of survival, I hope you post another picture when it flowers.
This is my oldest plant that I have grown, an ancient Echinopsis oxygona, it is at least 50 years old.
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I also have this lovely Aloe plicatilis that I took over from someone but I have no idea how old it is.
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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Bill » Mon May 30, 2016 6:50 pm

Liz M wrote:I also have this lovely Aloe plicatilis that I took over from someone but I have no idea how old it is.


No idea either but someone gave me a cutting almost as big and they said it had outgrown his green house again and he had had to restart it.
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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Tina » Tue May 31, 2016 11:40 am

Here's my large fockea crispa just waking up ( awful picture), this came from a former branch member in 2006, he purchased it at Shrewsbury in 1977 ( good record keeping on the label). I didn't want this plant as it was to big for me to move but he wanted to sell all three fockea together so I was coerced, I love it now.

The plant always worries me as it goes very dormant during the winter & loses lots of branches, whereas my other fockea's keep theirs & have been growing for several months already.
It makes up for it by making a lot of top growth once it starts.
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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Rayc11 » Tue May 31, 2016 1:13 pm

This is one of my oldest plants Astrophytum Ornatum, bought as a small seedling at the local Garden centre in 1968, now around 12ins(30cm) tall!
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Re: MAY 2016 - The oldest plant in my collection.

Postby Paul in Essex » Tue May 31, 2016 1:44 pm

The oldest cactus I have is now 63 years old - the Trichcereus pasacana that was offered up by Graham (Werewolf) last summer and now resides on the Essex Riviera:

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But my oldest succulent I reckon must be this Dasylirion quadrangulatum. I'd guess it is a centurian but exactly how old I have no idea. I've had it 10 years. Here it is with a flowering spike emerging last year:

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