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C and D's Succulents

Postby C And D » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:00 pm

We decided to start a dedicated forum for our succulents rather than have them spread all over on separate posts.
Please comment or post more photos if inclined.

We love cacti, but definitely have more non-cacti succulents.
Denise grows mostly Euphorbias, agave, sansevaria, crassulas and other caudex forming things.
I (Craig) grow mostly cacti, mesembs, haworthias, othonnas, tylecodons and other uncommon things.
Hopefully we can get Denise to post some stuff, she is a little nervous about computers other than e-mail, which she does like crazy.

The next three photos are of Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, which is an annual. I bought a mabel mix last year from Mesa, had good luck growing them, and crossed all the pretty ones together for this years seed crop. So I'm not sure which ones are hybrids or true species anymore, except the two toned ones, they look like the true species from last year. There will 100s of more flowers from this pot.

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While were showing striped flowers
here is Acrodon bellidiflorus
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And a unknown Oscularia species, we have been calling O. caulescens
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This is a neat creeper in our rock garden
Braunsia maximiliani

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Postby C And D » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:02 pm

I will post the first of Denise's plants
Morgan's Beauty
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Postby iann » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:15 pm

Dorotheanthus sure are spectacular. Of course they don't flower until about June here!
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Postby hablu » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:24 am

This one deserves a place too: Crassula springtime.
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Postby cactuspolecat » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:50 am

Dear Craig and Denise, your flowers are lovely, I really like the Braunsia, and Oscularia they are superb.
Dorotheanthus make a beautiflul show, I planted lots in my rockery last year so they brought lots of colour to the garden, as they died off the portulacas that self-seeded from the previous year begun to grow, so now they've taken over from where the Dorotheanthus left off.
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Postby C And D » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:16 pm

Thanks for sharing.
I'm glad others grow Dorotheanthus, they are truely different form most succs, and need a lot of water, otherwise they won't make it.

Here's Pleiosplilos nelii in flower.
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And Royal Flush, I have a couple more with buds, for seeds next year
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This seedling is about 2 1/2 years old.
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Postby iann » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:49 pm

I also have an Oscularia which I've been calling caulescens although I'm fairly sure it isn't. Wish I knew what it was really called.
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Postby Tony » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:19 pm

Im calling mine Oscularia primiverna
But Iann's plant looks different.
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Postby hablu » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:26 pm

Aloinopsis rubrolineata last fall.
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And don't forget Echeveri 'Topsy Turvey'
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Postby Buck Hemenway » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:30 am

Tony wrote:Im calling mine Oscularia primiverna
But Iann's plant looks different.


I like Tony's name. I'm not sure that Ian's plant is different, only a little diffferent lighting and angle.
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Postby C And D » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:00 am

Ian's plant is a Braunsia, maybe B. apiculata

We got out Oscularia from the Gates Cub sale, the sellers were calling it Crassula "Red Cross"
Denise liked it, I said its definitely not a crassula, but a Mesemb of sorts. Later I asked Steven Hammer if he knew of name for it, and Mike W. asked him about on a separate occasion, Steven would only say it was an Oscularia.
So if you have the O. primiverna, and you are from the Gates Club, maybe you have the true name.
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Postby C And D » Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:06 am

Here's another batch of great mesemb flowers

Royal Flush, with a different colored flower, just starting to bloom, looks like it has more regular P. nelii flower color mixed in.
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Purple and white.
Trichodiadema densum and Delaspera esterhuyseniae
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Jacobsenia kolbei flowering
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Finally opened. Didymaotus lapidiformis, one of top favs in the Mesemb Family.
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And the Dorotheanthus pot just gets better every day. These are annual mesembs of several species, and hybrids, mostly D. belldiformis.

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Postby birdguy34 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:31 am

That "Royal Flush" with the different colored flower and Didymaotus are awesome.
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Postby jenni » Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:34 am

Seriously, I just love ALL your plants! Totally amazing!
I've killed plants.
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Postby C And D » Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:41 pm

Here are a couple more Pleiospilos nelii flower comparisons
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These Trichodemaderma decorum flowers look really cool as they open, and the bubblely sepals
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The Dorotheanthus pot is maxing out now, but will be done in week or two, and then it will be a dry pot of dead weeds
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