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    Prickly Things

    Some Cactus and Succulents I grow;

    _Adromischus cristatus

    _Unknown

    _Senecio rowleyanus

    _DINTERANTHUS WILMOTTIANUS

    _Sansevieria 'Boncellensis'

    _Mammillaria spinosissima

    _Mammillaria elegans

    _Lobivia arenacantha

    _Lithops

    _Lithops lesliei cv Albinica 53

    _Lithops gesinae #23

    _Lithops bromfieldii v. sulphurea

    _Gymnocalycium ragonesei

    _Gymnocalycium friedrichii

    _Euphorbia suzannae

    _Euphorbia obesa

    _Echinofossulocactus zacatecasensis


    I've noticed the plants I like most and will most likely concentrate on growing will Haworthia. Seems these grow very slowly, so it will take some time for some to get nice looking.

    _Haworthia Pitca Pandora HYB

    _Haworthia obtusa variegated 'Marin'

    _Haworthia Mutica Hyb variegated

    _Haworthia 'Marmalade'

    Haworthia cooperi white variegated

    Haworthia cooperi Fma. pilifera

    _Haworthia limifolia var. striata


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    Very cool! I bet you know but... Get that 3rd one (string-of-pearls) into a hanging pot. They look cool like that as they grow and hang over the side.
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    Nicely grown!

    Someday, with a bit more grow space, I could see entertaining a little haworthia collection. At the moment, I just have two no-name local nursery acquisitions. Yours are gorgeous!

    I also really like your "pot dressing" is that just aquarium gravel?

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    Some nice lil 'uns you have there.

    Your unknown (2nd photo ) looks like it is probably Mammillaria gracilis v. fragilis. I would take care with that Haw in the last photo. Moss is not generally a good media or top dressing.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    Quote Originally Posted by adnedarn View Post
    Very cool! I bet you know but... Get that 3rd one (string-of-pearls) into a hanging pot. They look cool like that as they grow and hang over the side.
    I do. Have 2 hanging pots. Most likely I'll get it into a glass orb I have, once I remove the current plant.

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    Nicely grown!

    Someday, with a bit more grow space, I could see entertaining a little haworthia collection. At the moment, I just have two no-name local nursery acquisitions. Yours are gorgeous!

    I also really like your "pot dressing" is that just aquarium gravel?
    Thank you. Yes it was purchased at a fish store that sold it in bulk many years ago. Fish store is now gone and I'm out of that stone. Think it might just be chicken grit.


    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post
    Some nice lil 'uns you have there.

    Your unknown (2nd photo ) looks like it is probably Mammillaria gracilis v. fragilis. I would take care with that Haw in the last photo. Moss is not generally a good media or top dressing.
    Thanks. I'm going to post that cactus on the cactus forum ID one of these days.
    I'm being very careful with Haworthia with the moss.... it's also in an un-drained glass container....


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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Thank you. Yes it was purchased at a fish store that sold it in bulk many years ago. Fish store is now gone and I'm out of that stone. Think it might just be chicken grit.
    Hmmm. I see why you say that, but it looks a little different than chicken grit I've seen (at least the kind available in my neck of the woods). The grit our chickens snack on is a bit more granite-like. But...now you've given me an idea!! Time to buy a bit more chicken grit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    I'm being very careful with Haworthia with the moss.... it's also in an un-drained glass container....
    Ah, I see. So you like to live dangerously....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post
    Ah, I see. So you like to live dangerously....
    YES!!! LOL

    I've had the plant for 4 or 5 months.
    I pull the whole plant and moss out of the pot when I water. Let it sit out a little before placing it back into the glass pot. One of these days I'll re-pot into a proper soil & pot.....
    Last edited by elgecko; 09-08-2017 at 06:40 AM.


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