I was given this plant a while back and it had not been taken care of. It had been overwatered and too much light. It is coming back. From what I’ve read this plant comes from Madagascar.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
On June 8th I posted a picture of what I thought was Machairophyllum latifolium, I was led to believe that from the label on it from the greenhouse. My cursory examination didn’t catch it but luckily a reader by the screen name of Arizona Ed (or CactiEd, not sure. Email me!) did. I appreciate it.
It is in fact Rhombophyllum dolabriforme commonly known as Elkhorn Plant.
Thanks for the correction. I’ll try harder in the future.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This South African succulent has pebble-like leaves and is a winter grower but given water in the summer it can adapt.
This plant will form a dense mat of clustered heads. I expect yellowish-brown flowers in the Spring. I really like this plant.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I found this plant a few days ago at the local Lowe’s big box store and it is exactly what I”m looking for in a succulent. Thick pointy leaves in tight rosettes.
Haworthias are native to South Africa and from what I read this plant goes dormant in the summer and are winter growers.
I’m looking forward to seeing it’s small flowers.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
It is finally warm here in Ohio and it’s been a couple weeks since there has been any chance of frost. I’ve been scouting for new succulents and came upon a bunch. Over the next couple weeks I’ll be posting about my newest acquisitions
Echeveria runyonii is found in Mexico and is fast growing. I came upon this specimen and look forward to it’s offsets. It’s obvious looking at it why it’s called Topsy Turvy. I’m looking forward to the bright orange and yellow flowers at the end of summer. It’s a beautiful plant that I will be sharing.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I pulled out all of my Lithops for the first time today after a long winter. The become dormant and die off and a new plant emerges out of the center. The hard part is not watering them. I've barely watered them since October!!! I was a little worried as many of them are very small., just babies.
I brought them out and there they were fresh and ready to go. I couldn't be happier. Check out the pics