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    I'm waiting for Butch to post some pictures of Drosera graomogolensis.
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    "Baby" Jatropha podagrica (as in, about five years old - spent a couple years stubbornly refusing to grow any leaves or get bigger.)

    These little leaves can grow to the size of dinnerplates, and on a warm, bright day with adequate water can easily double or triple in size over the course of the afternoon.

    Glandular growths on the youngest sections of stem secrete a sticky irritant.

    If that weren't strange enough, the ripened fruits scatter their seeds by exploding! No pics of that, sadly.
    Next up, Euphorbia milli in full bloom.

    Even without flowers, the crown has a wonderfully bizarre appearance, with floppy leaves and undulating rows of menacing, but surprisingly rubbery, spines.

    Probably the most unique feature of E. milli is its tiered flowers. The flowers don't actually grow out of one another - the pink parts are actually bracts. Those little yellow circles in the center of each one are the true petals.

    And a wide-angle shot, since I'm photospamming anyways. This corner shelf is where all of my oversized succulents live at the moment. It's in my bedroom, and the lights on a timer serve as my alarmclock. Formerly my highland Neps served that function, but when they started to vine I moved them into the living room where they could have more things to climb on. There are still a few Neps on this rack, since I've got more than I know what to do with, as well as some smaller succulents and my finicky "Hummer's Giant" cutting to make use of the extra light spilling to the sides.

    Quite a few of my stranger plants are on this shelf. Somehow, since my CP collection has ballooned so much, Neps and sundews and such just don't seem that unusual anymore. XD
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    Woah......those are awesome....and the Jatropha podagrica....that has to be the coolest non-cp I've ever seen.
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    Wow, I really need to get myself another crown of thorns...
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    One of my favorite parts is all the common names for it - "Tortoga," "Mexican Bottle Plant," "Australian Bottle Plant," and the best one - "Gouty-Spot Nettlespurge!" (It's not from Australia after all, but I like to imagine saying the last one with an over-the-top Aussie accent. I'm such a stupid American. :P )
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    Euphorbia! I have one of those plants, maybe a different species from yours, I always wanted to know what kind it was. It NEVER stops flowering and I hardly ever water it and it gets very little light, I'm amazed by how resilient it is.


    I love all the pics so far, great plants everyone.
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    I think Euphorbia is the largest single genus of plants - I know it's at least in the top three. You'd be amazed at the diversity of shapes. They're one of the things I collect in addition to CPs, but I've hardly made a dent in them in comparison to my CP grow list. Jatropha is another genus in the Euphorb family.
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