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elgecko

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Some Cactus and Succulents I grow;

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36796378902/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Adromischus cristatus"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4393/36796378902_1e5d874f56.jpg" width="500" height="308" alt="_Adromischus cristatus"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158597073/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Unknown"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4384/36158597073_3272b57946.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="_Unknown"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36827526781/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Senecio rowleyanus"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4437/36827526781_ab86648616.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="_Senecio rowleyanus"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36796378522/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_DINTERANTHUS WILMOTTIANUS"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4430/36796378522_e40ed21fc2.jpg" width="500" height="478" alt="_DINTERANTHUS WILMOTTIANUS"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36827526911/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Sansevieria 'Boncellensis'"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4424/36827526911_349f5630ee.jpg" width="500" height="282" alt="_Sansevieria 'Boncellensis'"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158600773/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Mammillaria spinosissima"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4374/36158600773_701e04f2a9.jpg" width="500" height="498" alt="_Mammillaria spinosissima"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36796373322/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Mammillaria elegans"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4332/36796373322_790dff35f4.jpg" width="471" height="500" alt="_Mammillaria elegans"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158602513/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Lobivia arenacantha"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4369/36158602513_382cd61786.jpg" width="500" height="351" alt="_Lobivia arenacantha"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158603023/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Lithops"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4395/36158603023_13f1cf0132.jpg" width="500" height="381" alt="_Lithops"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158603633/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Lithops lesliei cv Albinica 53"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36158603633_2e33504a8c.jpg" width="500" height="404" alt="_Lithops lesliei cv Albinica 53"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158604373/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Lithops gesinae #23"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4354/36158604373_49be1b5731.jpg" width="500" height="417" alt="_Lithops gesinae #23"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158604913/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Lithops bromfieldii v. sulphurea"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4436/36158604913_a7a8c95db6.jpg" width="500" height="316" alt="_Lithops bromfieldii v. sulphurea"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158608493/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Gymnocalycium ragonesei"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4442/36158608493_de060098bf.jpg" width="500" height="454" alt="_Gymnocalycium ragonesei"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158609103/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Gymnocalycium friedrichii"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4433/36158609103_01acfa75b1.jpg" width="500" height="409" alt="_Gymnocalycium friedrichii"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158609643/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Euphorbia suzannae"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4440/36158609643_ae1024c010.jpg" width="366" height="500" alt="_Euphorbia suzannae"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158610363/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Euphorbia obesa"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/36158610363_fa4ff46207.jpg" width="497" height="500" alt="_Euphorbia obesa"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36796378162/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Echinofossulocactus zacatecasensis"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4437/36796378162_77730e3a69.jpg" width="492" height="500" alt="_Echinofossulocactus zacatecasensis"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>


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.

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158605613/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Haworthia Pitca Pandora HYB"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4369/36158605613_843ef0e073.jpg" width="485" height="500" alt="_Haworthia Pitca Pandora HYB"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158606613/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Haworthia obtusa variegated 'Marin'"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4407/36158606613_636a816ed8.jpg" width="500" height="492" alt="_Haworthia obtusa variegated 'Marin'"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158607313/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Haworthia Mutica Hyb variegated"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/36158607313_c5bb96b459.jpg" width="500" height="449" alt="_Haworthia Mutica Hyb variegated"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36827526631/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Haworthia 'Marmalade'"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4383/36827526631_f96aafedc1.jpg" width="500" height="440" alt="_Haworthia 'Marmalade'"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36829875225/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="Haworthia cooperi white variegated"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4377/36829875225_5ed59c2e2f.jpg" width="500" height="417" alt="Haworthia cooperi white variegated"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36738700021/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="Haworthia cooperi Fma. pilifera"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4386/36738700021_62caa4231b.jpg" width="500" height="376" alt="Haworthia cooperi Fma. pilifera"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/30173585@N08/36158607813/in/album-72157688134607695/" title="_Haworthia limifolia var. striata"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4377/36158607813_35971186a7.jpg" width="500" height="311" alt="_Haworthia limifolia var. striata"></a><script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

adnedarn

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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?
 

DragonsEye

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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.
 

elgecko

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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.
I do. Have 2 hanging pots. Most likely I'll get it into a glass orb I have, once I remove the current plant.

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.


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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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. ;)
 

elgecko

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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.....
 
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