January 2020 - Your most special plant

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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by ralphrmartin » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:40 pm

I've got an idea for another thread: "What is your least favourite plant?" Then when someone else admires it, we could all do a round of swaps...

But I do have to agree with the first post - one of my favourite Aylosteras is Aylostera einsteinii var tilcarensis, or Aylostera euanthema v. tilcarensis, or Aylostera fischeriana, or whatever you want to call it. I've got 10 forms of it, and while they are quite variable, there is definitely a sameness to them too, in terms of spines and flowers.
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:29 pm

We could definitely do with a like button on this forum as I agree with both your points!

The one I have is supposed to be a nice bicoloured one - hopefully it will be when it flowers!
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by AnTTun » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:01 pm

Probably not the kind of picture you've been looking for, but this is still my most special plant. It's been with me for more than 20 years so I kept it even after it continued to grow at some meadow of heaven or something like that :) Now I need to find some pot that's 25-30 cms in diameter...
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:30 pm

Looks like a great picture to me and that is exactly the sort of thing I was thinking of. Without you adding that photo here I would have never known a succulent like that existed!
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by AnTTun » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:33 pm

The truth is that 2 years ago it was 'show specimen'. Sadly, no longer alive, but I decided to keep it...
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by Tina » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm

If it was a bonsai tree it would have had good ramification :lol: .
Its interesting to look at I used to have a melocactus cephalium- thats odd without the melo.

This is a Euphorbia I was drooling over at ELK I even had it turned around so I had the best view for lusting after it, its a new form of E venenifica with narrow leaves I did buy a smaller plant but really loved this one as the shape was lovely with a nice pot to complement it, it was on the stall next to us so in my sight ALL the time.
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WELL him indoors did some negotiating with the vendors late Saturday & its now happily sitting on a heat mat in the hot G house I'm glad I got it as It would have been ' the one that got away'.
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This very old idria columnaris makes me smile as its such a sturdy old plant, it can't be forced to grow or leaf up & does things at its own pace, I repotted it 2018 it looked a bit unhappy then fell off its holder but finally seems to have recovered, I'm not sure why its happily growing during the winter.
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by edds » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:07 pm

That looks like a great old plant Tina (or maybe not so old but had a tough paper-round?!)

Anttum, I'm colour blind and have to admit I didn't realise it was dead at first! Telling if something is brown as opposed to dark red or green is very difficult for me!
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by el48tel » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:34 am

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The plant which initiated my desire to grow all things with spikes and mind-blowing flowers
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by Tina » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:17 pm

Spectacular (tu)
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Re: January 2020 - Your most special plant

Post by Ernie » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:31 pm

Not a good photo but I wanted to include the plant because of the monthly title. So you get an idea how big the trunk of the plant is, the diameter of the top of the pot is 28 cm's. Adenium Obesum my special plant cos its old and like me needs love and tender care.
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