May 22, 2010

Hechtia glauca

This is a fat succulent leaf no spine (but are serrated) Hechtia, light green in color and I find it a slow grower. All the other hechtia's I have would cause pain and take blood from you if you got to close .

It seems to like being on the dry side so you have to be careful of not over watering and the soil mix also needs to dries faster. I have only had this plant for a few months, I hope it will do well come winter.
Well it over wintered Ok with just a little cold damage.

May 17, 2010

First time its flowering

First time its flowering
Hechtia KM 85 was found 85 km from Mexico, Oaxaca. I have had this plant for about 6 or 8 years and this is the first time its flowering. Got it at an auction from Sarasota, Florida bromeliad show and sale and I think it came from Tropiflora

Anyone know what it is?