2018 greenhouse tour

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2018 greenhouse tour

Post by NorfolkExotics » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:12 pm

This summer I have added some small shelves to my greenhouse to give me some extra space. Well, that was the idea anyway but the effect of my plan was immediately lost when I started looking at the internet and strayed to the dark depths (i.e. Ebay...) which is bad really since I told myself that I would get on with reporting a few bigger plants :roll:
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Main bench that gets full sun for most of the day
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This agave Victoria Regina has become one of my favourites because of the leaf markings
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Parrasana 'meat claw'
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A. Blue glow
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Main bench (continued). The potatorum, ovatifolia, lopantha, ghiesbreghtii and salmiana on the left all need repotted...
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Re: 2018 greenhouse tour

Post by NorfolkExotics » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:44 pm

More photos:
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Ferocactus pilosus also in need of reporting...
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New shelves
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Variegated section
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A.atrovirens (v. mirabilis?)
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Does anyone have any idea of what qualifies for v. mirabilis? I would be grateful for any advice
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One of two A. Montana (interesting terminal spine deformities)
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A. vilmoriniana X2, both bulbils from Dereck Bowdry's (R.I.P) plant that flowered
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A.Titanota
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Re: 2018 greenhouse tour

Post by Tina » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:45 pm

Lots of nice looking agaves, although once repotted you will need twice as much space as you can never get them in easily without a fight.
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Re: 2018 greenhouse tour

Post by Cactus Jack » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:41 pm

I love the A "Meat Claw" 🙂 🌵
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Re: 2018 greenhouse tour

Post by Paul in Essex » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:59 am

Lovely collection - some very nicely grown plants there.

Agave atrovirens var mirabilis - yes. Agave atrovirens itself I have encountered many times when travelling around southern Mexico as it is fairly common once you get above a certain altitude. It is quite variable in all manner of aspects but always recognisable for what it is. Agave atrovirens var mirabilis is at one extreme edge of variability and quite distinct from all other forms. It was described from cultivated plants at a place called Las Vigas in Veracruz and that is the one and only place it seems to exist - all the plants I have seen are cultivated. I have visited it there on 3 occasions and scoured the surrounding hills to try and find where it could have come from but to no avail. I did a bit of a webpage to compare and contrast the plants here for a discussion on another site a few years back:
http://www.oasisdesigns.co.uk/atrovirens/atrovirens.htm
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