June 15, 2013


If you grow bromeliads you should have at lease one Ananas. I think it's a rule of some thing.

I have 3 types and they are:

Variegated Ananas don't know which one.
Have not seen a fruit on it yet. Big plant in a 3 gallon pot.

Ananas lucidus Variegated
Makes a small fruit. Great color. 
Ananas Mini Me
Have not seen a fruit on it yet. Hope it flowers this summer.

June 13, 2013

Dyckia Snaggletooth

Dyckia Snaggletooth is a cv. of unknown parentage with a unknown Hybridizer also.
Anyone know where it came from? (Who made it)

It's in a 6 inch pot.


June 9, 2013

Uncarina stellulifera and Uncarina roeoesliana

Uncarina stellulifera un-like some of the Uncarina's I have it has a shinely type of leaf and not the fuzzy leafs.

Over 4 feet tall
 This is the 1st time for this plant to flower.

Some where on the NET I read that there are two very distinct leaf forms on Uncarina roeoesliana.
This one

I think this is the other one.

June 7, 2013

Whats in flower today

Just a few things in flower today thats not  a Bromeliad.

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June 7, 2013

Dyckia aff. domfelicianensis

 I just got this dyckia from Yucca Do Nursery.
Hope it is a good name and it is what they say it is.


This is what they say about this plant.

"Dyckia aff. domfelicianensis

Y11-81 — Zone 9 to 10— Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Steak knife Dyckia! Years ago I was sent seed of this Dyckia from a Brazilian Dyckia enthusiast. He simply labeled the packet as Dyckia sp. and gave a site location. As the years passed, and the plants slowly grew, I learned more and more and grew to greatly admire this plant. The plants produce compact, very symmetrical rosettes composed of numerous short leaves. The leaf color varies from plant to plant, but can range from very-silver to olive-green, depending on the intensity of the scale-like structures that coat the surface of the leaves. The leaf margins are lined with numerous short, straight teeth that when combined with the size, shape and color of the leaves, bring to mind a cluster of steak knives."


This is what it looks like today. It has 3 heads.

June 6, 2013

Dyckia Silverback (org)

This is said to be from the original Dyckia Silverback

Dyckia Silverback is a cv. of unknown parentage with a unknown Hybridizer also.

So how big can this plant get?
Right now it's in a 12 inch pot.

June 4, 2013

Adenia venenata

Adenia venenata is asucculent shrub with a caudex. The branches get vine-like and have deeply lobed leaves.

I have 2 plants labeled Adenia venenata's  but they look a little different to me.

If you look closely at one of them you see a small dot like on the leaves by the stem. it's on every leaf.

Plant 1
Plant 1

Plant 1
Plant 2
Plant 2

Plant 2

Plant 2
No small dot like on the leaves of this plant. It's not bugs.

June 2, 2013

Didierea madagascariensis

This is one of my favorite succulent plants. I had have it now for about 5 years or more.

The leafs are so long and thin the spines are hard to see.

It is now 5 feet tall and it's just the beginning of summer.

Monadenium torrei and elegans

Monadenium torrei and Monadenium elegans are the only two Monadenium I have.
They are the only two I can grow with out killing them.

But now I find out Monadenium torrei is a Euphorbia.

Monadenium elegans is a synonym of Euphorbia biselegans.
The two plants look the same to me and they may be the same plant with different labels.
Monadenium torrei/ Euphorbia torrei came from Tropiflora some years back and at that time I thought I paid to much for it ($25).
But after looking around on the "Net" I found that Out of Africa (http://www.out-of-africa-plants.com/Specimens.htm ) has this plant in a 6 inch pot for $100.
I don't remember where I pick-up Monadenium elegans/Euphorbia biselegans but I paid $8.00 for it.

I hate name changes.

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