November 2, 2009
October 29, 2009
|Deuterocohnia longipetala silver form|
Their is about 20 different Deuterocohnia's they are:
October 12, 2009
I think most people grow there plants in to small of a pot which will slow down how large the plants will get. They should try to grow them in larger pot with more drainage material, I use one part peat and 3 parts peal-lite and sometimes I will add some volcanic rock if it is a big pot.
The non-variegated form is in a 6 inch pot, I might try to grow it in a larger pot next summer.
October 7, 2009
I do not know how old it was or how many seed was on the herbarium sheets. I did see only about 6 or 8 plant from that seed.
October 1, 2009
Orthophytum lemei X gurkenii
This Orthophytum when in flower get so big and heavy in falls over well before the pups start to show up.
I get alot of my plants from Tropiflora and this is what they say in one of the Cargo Report's sbout this plant
"Orthophytum ‘Stardust’ A very handsome cross of gurkenii x lemei by Michael Kiehl. Wide brownish leaves are heavily scurf-covered, giving the plant a silvery or slightly pinkish color. The inflorescence is a tall scape with short, burr-like branches made up of short, stiff, reddish colored bracts and white flowers."
This plant did not come from Tropiflora and I don't remember were I got it. My tag reads: Orthophytum lemei x gurkenii. When you see a cross like this one where gurkenii x lemei, gurkenii would be the seed plant but this lemei x gurkenii were lemei would be the seed plant.
This plant is in a 8 inch pot.
September 28, 2009
September 20, 2009
Dyckia 'Cherry Coke' this plant everyone should have. It is not rare or that hard to come by. It is just is a great plant, color all the time, easy to care for makes offsets all the time. The plant in the photo mostly only get water when it rains in my yard and look how good it looks. It's in a 10 inch pot.
September 17, 2009
September 16, 2009
Dyckia reitzii var. rubra I do not have so I can't tell you anything about it, I have been looking for it seems no one has it any more.
I guess this plant get it color from Dyckia reitzii var. rubra.
Have had this plant for about 6 years has not flowered and made any off sets.
September 15, 2009
Who would have thought this cross would made a spineless plant?
September 14, 2009
September 13, 2009
September 9, 2009
August 30, 2009
August 20, 2009
Hechtia caerulea is the top 2 photos