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My conservatory collection

Post by edds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:25 am

In my introduction thread I promised to post some pictures of my collection so far but figured they'd be better here in a thread that can show the expansion over time better!
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Zwartkop and leucoblepharum
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More Aeonium and Echeveria
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More Echeveria
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Rebutia and Trico Echinopsis
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Aloe polyphylla, Compton's Carousel, Opuntia fragilis and Rebutia krainziana
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Post by edds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:32 am

And then my wife said how she liked the big Echinocactus flowering at Abbey Brook so we got one of those from Southfields,
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Grusonii
Apparently at that size they're about 20 years from seed. Looking forward to seeing it grow and hopefully flower in another decade or two!
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Colademonis
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Pegasus and Paphiopedilum
And hoping these will look great hanging from the roof of my office next year. To keep it a bit happier I've got the Epiphyllum 'Pegasus' sitting above my various Paphiopedilum orchids (three of which should be in flower over Christmas, hopefully).

I've a few more bits in my office and will take some photos of those when I get chance at work.
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Post by edds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:02 am

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Propagator
Have this on the go too with the first batches of seed (detailed here https://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php ... 50#p286070

The propagator will be on a 12 hour on/off cycle and the lights will come on for extra light in these short nights. It's a South facing windowsill so I have some shading ready if we get some sunny days!
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Re: My conservatory collection

Post by juster » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:56 pm

Some nice plants there Ed, and looking happy and healthy. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My conservatory collection

Post by edds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:37 pm

juster wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Some nice plants there Ed, and looking happy and healthy. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Juster. A lot of them are quite new so I can't claim too much credit! The Zwartkop I've had for a few years though!
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Re: My conservatory collection

Post by edds » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:39 am

I bought the plants back from my office for the winter break and have taken a few photos. I tried to get some in situ in my office but the photo is too large to post!
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Zwartkop
This is exactly the same clone as the ones above but in the sunnier climes of my office!
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V-r, albo picta, viridiflore
Agave and Lachenelia viridiflore raised from wild seed from Silverhill about 20 years ago.
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Anguliger
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Marlothii
Epiphylly and Aloe which we think is marlothii
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Nobile
Aeonium nobile
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Re: My conservatory collection

Post by Tina » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:39 pm

Certainly looks very nice & glad your into succulents .
Your seed grown aloe marlothi looks very handsome
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Post by edds » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:15 pm

Thanks Tina. The marlothii is a really nice little plant. My friend collected the seed from a plant being grown in Gran Canaria so we're not 100% on the ID but the parent plant had the typical spreading inflorescence of that species and the spikes are in the right place. It could be a horticultural hybrid bit he's got a few seedlings the same sort of size and they are very consistent in appearance to come from a hybrid.
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