Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Some of my small ones

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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Nov 6, 2012 2:52 PM CST
I've got a few of the small agave's and succulents that have survived several sets of kittens we were boarding. They always chew on the Agave Victoria reginae for some reason. I finally took it out of the ground and put it in a small rock planter hoping I could protect it. So far it looks a little better, it's the one at the bottom of the first pic.

The bright red is C. bivittatus 'Ruby'. I have several of them and this one has the brightest color, probably because it has been in almost full sun. I've now moved the others out of partial shade to see if they get more red.

The rounded one top left is Mammilaria uberiformis according to the tag. It's grown a bit over the last year in spite of being knocked out of its plantar several times. At least they don't seem to chew on it.

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I've lost the tag for this one, I'm still looking for it. It has been uprooted several times and I'm just hoping it doesn't die. Don't worry about all the water in the plantar, I had just rescued it again and put it in that plantar. The water will drain out quickly.

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These are a couple of Haworthias.
Haworthia gracilis:

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Haworthia cymbiformis:

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and the agave native here in the Yucatán,
Manfreda petskinil:

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 6, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Cool collection!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 7, 2012 5:05 AM CST
Nice, Jonna, I love your Manfreda. Lovey dubby I have one here that is able to handle our colder temps if I give it some protection during the winter. It's Manfreda X 'Macho Mocha'.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 7, 2012 5:29 AM CST
That Macho Mocha has gotten very popular.
I love Jonna's Manfreda too!!
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Stush2019
Nov 7, 2012 11:40 AM CST
Jonna, I think I love your pots even more. The plants look geat in those pots. Complete
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Nov 7, 2012 6:39 PM CST
I really like the color on that Macho Mocha. I have not yet seen a bloom on mine but the pics of Macho Mocha blooming in the database are incredible. All of mine are in kind of restricted quarters so maybe I should put one in a bigger space and see if it blooms.

Stush, those pots are some kind of volcanic rock. They are common around here and very light and porous. More often they are used for bonsai, that's very popular in this area. There are a couple in the pics that are coconut shells too. I tend to use those a lot because they are free and always around. They rot out eventually but it usually takes a couple years.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Nov 7, 2012 10:43 PM CST
Jonna, just out of curiosity, what does your moniker "extranjera" mean? I am guessing stangeness or mystique or intrigue?
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
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extranjera
Nov 8, 2012 9:36 PM CST
No, it just means 'female foreigner'. I'm an expat living in Mexico and thus I'm considered a foreigner. There are other words for foreigner, such as foráneo, but here that is reserved for someone who is from out of the state. Extranjera is a polite word, it doesn't have negative connotations as foráneo does or even as 'foreigner' does in parts of the US.

I kind of like mystique or intrigue though Whistling
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Nov 8, 2012 11:03 PM CST
Jonna, I originally typed "strange female or female stranger" but had to stretch my brain to come up with more "nice" wording. I've taken a little Portugese and your moniker reminds me of the word for strange in Portugese. Funny how culture is expressed in language; In Chinese we have two expressions for Caucasian; one is white ghost which is considered not so polite and then there's the more polite expression which transates to "foreigner".
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
Nov 9, 2012 10:49 PM CST
Yes, I find the subtle differences in meaning to be one of the more fascinating parts of learning a language and culture. While the words may mean more or less the same thing in different cultures, even among regions of the same country they can have slightly different meanings. Gringo or gringa is one of the words that has differing meanings here. Among older people it has a derogatory meaning but the young have sanitized it and to some extent gringos themselves have taken it as their own and defused the meaning. Still, it's a word I might use in conversation depending on who I am talking to but I wouldn't use it as a name on a forum because of its marginal implications. Being from San Francisco, I am familiar with the 'white ghost' word for caucasians. My friends used to kid me by saying their mother thought I was pretty civilized for a ghost girl.
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