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    Umm.I put a note saying D.palacea.but I`d like any pygmy!
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    Pondboy,

    Yeah, if my plants don't produce any gemmae, I'll send you a dozen bryophilliums, hee hee: gotcha!

    Or, I may just steam all the stamps off the SASE's, cash them in at to Post Office and use the money in some frivolous, hedonistic explosion of my atavistic sensibilities.....I have been know to do stranger things.

    But, no. Fear not. Send forth thy stamps!! I swear an Oath that I will send something to everyone and anyone who sends me a sase. Don't know just what, guess it depends on how good you've been, how I am feeling the day after yesterday, and whether Mercury has gone retrograde.

    Just to give you and others some reassurance (hee hee) look at these figures. I originally received a rosette in 2001 of D. pulchella x nitidula. That winter the one rosette made (and I counted every one of them) 748 gemmae, each of which is basically a plant. I gave most of them away, but I now have about 3 pots of that species, probably 20 in each pot. That's 748 x 60, or 44,880 gemmae all from one species

    I currently grow over 61 different species and taxa, some with close to a hundred plants in each pot, each rosette of which can make hundreds of gemmae. 61 x 100 x 100 = Oh momma I am hip deep in da little green eggs!

    It will be a painful pleasure to send out the itsy bitsy gemmae and I will be SO happy when it is done you bet, but my plants will continue to make gemmae long after no one has any further want of it, and looooong after I am ready to throw in the towel. Most of them anyways. I hope. This is why this isn't being offered on the trade forum: it is potential, but nothings for certain. Sometimes you just have to risk it.

    All I can say is I got all the D. paleacea ssp ? a body could ever want, but I'd bet my cat that the other 60 species/taxa will produce as well, just my luck! So hit the books and figure out what the gemmae need to become the beautiful plants they can be.











    Here's my take on it all:

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    So can you use the bryophillium I sent yah? I plan on doing a care sheet for them in the next 2 weeks.
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    Well Pondboy, I will grow them because they come from you. The plants are weeds in my succulent collection, but they are misnamed when called "Mother of Thousands", they should be called "Mother of Millions. It took me years to get rid of them, LOL!

    However, when they flower it is an amazing experience. They form thick umbells of different shades of pink and salmon shading to green at the flower base. The flowers are numerous and bell like. They flower with a short and uninterupted photoperiod about the same time as Christmas cactus.

    Thank you for the gift, and I look forward to seeing what these do in my collection. I will give them a place of honor.....well apart from my other plants!
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    Tamlin,

    I read your article and it was VERY helpful and informative. Thank you for taking the time to write it!

    SF

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    Thanks! I think it is a reasonable account of what works for me. Since I wrote it some other growers have commented that they think my comments regarding the need for a restricted photoperiod are not correct, or at least not in their experience, so you should take this part of my account with a grain of salt.

    Still, I have a friend who never got gemmae from his plants. When I inquired if there was any light getting in after dark, he mentioned a streetlamp. I advised the black out the window after dark, and when he did he got gemmae that year. Others growing their plants under a continuous 18 hr. photoperiod likewise never get gemmae. (So take it with a "small" grain of salt.) I still feel that a good uninterupted dark period will initiate gemmae production sooner.
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    Tamlin,
    You always have great information and informative reads!
    Thanks for the generous offer, you are the best!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/unclesam.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/blues.gif[/img]
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    Tamlin,
    SASE on the way to you.

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