Trichodiadema densum ?

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Trichodiadema densum ?

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Found these two today, wasn’t expecting to find them in a garden senter. Small plants( pot 5 cm) , hopefully the roots are still alive. Saoaking wet soil and on top of that placed in a closed terrarium. They were one my wishlist , so it was fun to find them.

From what I have read online, people have very different opinions on how easy they are to flower. Some say very easy , others claim to have had them for years without a single flower.

Any experiences to share? :)
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Re: Trichodiadema densum ?

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Either densum or bulbosum.
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A photo from the side would help. This is my T. bulbosum back in 2015. It's still growing, but I don't have a more current photo here. The pot is 6" in diameter. One summer deer ate all of the stems back to the roots. They all grew back. One time at work in the winter a mouse got in and damaged the exposed roots. Still growing. It has flowered, but very sparingly for me.
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Aeonium2003 wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 7:29 pm Either densum or bulbosum.
Thank you Aeonium2003 :)
jerrytheplater wrote: Thu May 05, 2022 6:42 pm A photo from the side would help. This is my T. bulbosum back in 2015. It's still growing, but I don't have a more current photo here. The pot is 6" in diameter. One summer deer ate all of the stems back to the roots. They all grew back. One time at work in the winter a mouse got in and damaged the exposed roots. Still growing. It has flowered, but very sparingly for me.
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Thnk you Jerrytheplater :) Will have to repot mine in bigger pots and a better medium. The current one seems to be very organic.
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I just noticed in my picture you can see dried up flower remains. I know I didn't look for seeds.
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Hi Mrs. Green,
Your plant should be Trichodiadema densum. They have longer leaves and shorter stems than bulbosum.
I have both of them, also T. mirabile and one hybrid between T. bulbosum X T. mirabile.
Normally they need full sun in colder months to flower. Their flowers open when the sun is up, and close in the evening.
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BryanT wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 12:12 am Hi Mrs. Green,
Your plant should be Trichodiadema densum. They have longer leaves and shorter stems than bulbosum.
I have both of them, also T. mirabile and one hybrid between T. bulbosum X T. mirabile.
Normally they need full sun in colder months to flower. Their flowers open when the sun is up, and close in the evening.
Thank you BryanT :)
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