Post by mickthecactus on Aug 27, 2010 12:20:38 GMT
In oder of picture -
Haworthia limifolia variegate Haworthia nigra Haworthia reinwardtii f. olivacea (mine) Aloe plicatilis (mine) Aloe erinacea (wish it was mine - it's one of the most perfect plants I have seen) Various Haworthias.
Post by mickthecactus on Sept 7, 2010 10:48:10 GMT
I'd kill for the second one down - Dorstenia gigas.
Lapidaria is a wonderful name - describes it perfectly. Incidentally about another 4 buds have opened now so it's coveerd in bloom. I've won a few prizes with this - you don't often get it to this size.
You'll love it, with its dark green, well-displayed leaves and the very definite "painted" marks on them.
Gosh, Mick -- it's too bad you don't live closer. I could give you a ton of Agave potatorum (aka A. isthmensis) -- the little cutie on the right in the 4th pic of #60. It's a native of this state and has reproduced like mad.
And speaking of agave, this isn't one, but it's Echeveria agavoides, another plant happy to offset.
Post by bixaorellana on Sept 11, 2010 19:05:37 GMT
Mick, if you look at my picture closely, you'll see the remnants of red tint on the leaves. It's most dramatic when in full sun. That is the western exposure on my porch, but those poor plants haven't seen extended full sun for so long, they've forgotten what it is. There is sun in that photo, but it was weak and brief.
I've yearned after E. lauii in books, but have never seen it growing nor for sale around here.
This is what I am waiting to see appear on my Kudu Lily! At first glance the flowers almost look like an orchid with their frilly-like petals twisted in a circular shape. I bought mine at the Skukuza Nursery last time we went to the Kruger National Park. So far it's doing well, but no blooms!! www.sprig.co.za/2009/05/kudu-lily/
What a beauty that is, Tod! I've been trying to identify it. Probably Mick will be able to pinpoint exactly what it is. Here's a good page on various Adenia: www.miles2go.com/suc1.htm & from the same site, the page on Pachpodia: www.miles2go.com/suc1.htm Click on the names to see the pictures.
Yes, that would be interesting! I also have an Impala Lily which is even more slow growing than the Kudu Lily....Has the beautiful bright pink flowers - neither have bloomed in 2 years!! I should be grateful that they haven't rotted away in the different soil here