A bit of a surprise

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Herts Mike
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A bit of a surprise

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:20 pm

A bit unexpected this morning hiding at the back of the shelf - Stapelia obducta
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by el48tel » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:30 pm

LOVELY
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by Diane » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:34 pm

A nice surprise, Mike!
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by Pattock » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:59 pm

I do love purple. It looks like it will be flowering for a while, too.
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:06 pm

It must be warm in there! :grin:
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by Ernie » Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:39 pm

Interesting
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by Christian » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:08 am

Fantastic! Did you give this plant any special treatment through the winter so far, Mike?

I do find sometimes plants develop buds right at the end of the season - Stapelia scitula did it this year for me, but I left it more or less dry hoping it might develop once the new growing year gets on the way.
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by Herts Mike » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:21 pm

Nothing whatsoever but this does seem to be a very floriferous clone.
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Re: A bit of a surprise

Post by conolady » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:05 pm

I have an Huernia x pendurata and a sudanica that haven’t stopped flowering since last summer. A Stapelia variegata has several buds as well now. All at a minimum of 9C.

Your Stapelia is lovely, Mike.
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