January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by el48tel » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:03 am

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How can I have a favourite when I love them all - why else would I grow them?
Beginning a new journey of discovery as I grow cactus seeds and offsets for the first time; discover all kinds of wonderful plants in Cactus Nurseries; just love Echinopsis, Lithops, Aeoniums and Gymnocalycium .... and....and ....
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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by Leandra » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:05 am

Hi~

I can't really say I have a favourite. But perhaps my current "star" is this later flowering Christmas cactus, which I found just over a year ago in a charity shop. I wasn't too sure of what its fate would be as it smelled of damp and had some moss on it. So I got it to dry out and removed the moss, not expecting much to happen, so it was a surprise when it flowered 6 months later (last year) and has again this year, albeit after Christmas (probably due to my cold abode!).

Best Wishes,

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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by juster » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:53 pm

Many thanks to all who entered, and you have set me quite a task! I can honestly say that every entry would have made a worthy winner. I love Leandra's colourful Christmas cactus, Hedge's 'Eric' (I've never flowered mine), Cactusgirl's Leuchtenbergia, El48tel's Aeoniums and Rod's 'survivors from the dark' (I remember the posts at the time). But the outstanding plants for me were Mike's Mammillaria and Agavemad's Echeveria 'gilva'; very close, but the winner is SpickyMike for his M. luethyi, so over to you Mike for February's topic.
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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by SpikyMike » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:38 pm

What a lovely surprise! Thanks for selecting my little Mammillaria luethyi. She is very happy when I told her!
Feel rather humble as all the other photos show such glorious plants!

Sorry for my tardiness I’m adding a February topic. Have been away and drowning under work (also as a newbie didn’t know the process for the winner selecting the next month topic!). Looking forward to some lovely pictures of Astrophytum (Asytrophta?) during February 2019.

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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by agavemad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm

Well done Mike, I did feel your plant would be a hard one to beat :)
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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by SpikyMike » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:11 pm

agavemad wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Well done Mike, I did feel your plant would be a hard one to beat :)
Thanks. I’m massively impressed with your Agaves. I’m a cactus fella - v. limited space. But if I had space I’d love to delve into Agaves like yours (...figuratively; would be rather spiky to do for real!)
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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by agavemad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:49 pm

Mike there are some beautiful small growing agaves :) This is isthemensis ohi raijin and quite a few similar that will stay small :) everyone should have at least one agave :)
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Re: January 2019 - My Favourite Plant(s)

Post by SpikyMike » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:57 pm

I think you’ve talked me into it!
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