Show and Tell
Hello, fellow succ-ers! Today I thought it would be fun to share pictures of some fun plants in my collection. You can click on most of the pictures to see a larger version.
My mom found this terrific haworthia emelyae at her local Osh and bought it for me! Thanks, Mom! (She's getting quite the collection herself, actually.) I put it in this pot, which I found for $2. To me, its texture suggested sea urchins. I topped the soil with pumice and finished it with some glass beads my mom and I found at a thrift store/junkyard in Fairfield.
Thanks for checking these out! I'd love to hear your comments (and see some of your pics!).
5/24/2013 06:26:34 am
You have some treasures, Katie, including several succulents I've yet to see or am barely acquainted with. Like that marvelous sugared haworthia. Crassula picturata is new to me, too, as is the titanopsis-like crassula. Your comment on the blooming rebutia made me LOL. I vote for graptoveria on the last one. The Echeveria shaviana isn't offsetting, merely blooming. In the multiplant combo (center photo) is the Graptoveria 'Silver Star' crested? Also, check out what San Marcos Growers has to say on Kalanchoe luciae vs. Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, http://www.smgrowers.com/info/kalanchoeluciae.asp.
5/24/2013 10:10:59 am
Beautiful plants, they show the love that goes into their care; I admire your work. Would like to share some of my pics. I collect both cactus and succulents.
5/24/2013 10:39:10 am
I'm in LOVE with your succulents.....x
5/24/2013 11:15:11 am
MMMhhhh - I just Googled Grapetopetalum a. and graptoveria amethorum. - seems the succulent could be a hybrid of Graptopetalum amethystinum and Echeveria purpusorum. - Google the names and see if you can work it out, because I am a bit confused!!!!! - cheers, Rose
5/24/2013 11:22:30 am
Hey you! I'm with Debra, that Shaviana is going to bloom. And watch out for mealy bugs in your Echinocereus pectinatus v rubispinus. I got them on mine and no matter what I did I could not get rid of them so had to throw it out! Very mad! Everything looks great!~
5/24/2013 11:37:02 am
Yes Candy, mealy bugs are a nuisance - a systemic solution is worth a try - also soaking the whole plant in mealybug killer solution - a lidded bucket works well and then strain the solution through a cloth to reuse. - I don't like useing chemicals, so if anyone knows how to eradicate the bugs, please do tell. - cheers, Rose
5/24/2013 04:26:09 pm
Your photos are amazing and really inspire with new directions for my garden. Thank you for sharing.
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