January 2020 - Your most special plant

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January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:32 pm

Thought I'd try and start this new decade with something (as someone pretty new to C&S) I'd be really interested to see and hopefully something everyone could get involved with.

So for this thread post what you consider your most special, most coveted or rarest plant. It could either be a current photo or a historical one.

The plant that makes you go all Golem and cry, "My precious" every time you think about it!

Hopefully then everyone can join on and show something they treasure for everyone else to enjoy!
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:36 am

I'll start the ball rolling with three of mine that are currently my favourites (I can't pick one out of these three!)

Rebutia einsteinii var tilcarensis J192a seedlings. These were my first seedlings to come through.
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Rebutia einsteinii var tilcarensis J192a
My little Aloe polyphylla plant (I'm hoping to grow some more from seed to get a little group that I can pollinate)
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Aloe polyphylla
Echinocactus grusonii (recently bought from Southfields but I love it's size (just over a foot across) and the fact that it's around 20 years old from seed!)
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Echinocactus grusonii
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by Roatavator » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:59 am

So standing in the greenhouse this morning I’m pondering what a favourite plant is. I suppose it’s the one you would least want to be parted with. I rapidly concluded it was all of them. However, if you really twisted my arm...
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C. obcordellum lambertense lovely spots
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C. flavum for symmetry
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C. obcordellum beautiful in flower
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:42 pm

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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:54 pm

Just for the name Echinofossulocactus ochoterenaus although I should have changed the label to Stenocactus.
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Stenocactus ochoterenanus
Picture was taken a few years ago so I had to go to my greenhouse to check the name and was a bit disappointed to find that this plant had died
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:36 pm

Great photo but sad outcome - will you grow it again?
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:18 pm

edds wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:36 pm
Great photo but sad outcome - will you grow it again?
I am not planning any replacements, my "colllection" has been neglected for a few years now so I will leave growing named plants to others and just make do with the occasional supermarket plant to fill the gaps in my greenhouse
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by rodsmith » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:04 am

This low growing Mammillaria has the most delightful flowers and I always looked forward to it blooming. Sadly, like Jim's stenocactus, it died a couple of years ago. This photo was taken in 2013.
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Mammillaria saboae v. haudeana (LAU777)
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by brianc » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:54 pm

This is my favourite plant.
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by esp » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:54 pm

brianc wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:54 pm
This is my favourite plant.
M. mazatlanensis is terrific. And yours is a lovely specimen.
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