Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Annual Cactus and Succulent show was this weekend

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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Nov 11, 2012 4:25 PM CST
I posted a lot of pictures last year and intended to take a lot this year. However, my camera decided otherwise. I had problems with the memory chip and only got a few on the camera before I had to revert to my cell phone. So, not very many pics this time.

It's a great show, and it coincides with an open house at the University Science colleges. It's a large university devoted to botanical science. They have an interesting native plants garden as well that I should go and take some pictures at one day. Any way, this weekend there were busloads of students from all over brought to see the exhibits designed to get the kids interested in plant science.

I took a couple pics of the exhibits before I went to our club's plant sale and show.

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This exhibit was about things you can do with coconuts, all the masks were made from coco shells and the kids were invited to make their own.
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This was about what can be made with agave
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Now we are in the exhibition. This was one of the winners. I took pics of the ID cards so that I would know what they were. I'll put the ID pic after the plant.
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unfortunately, I can't quite read the ID on this one.
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This is a Tillandsia streptophylla
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I believe the card on this reads Tillandsia platcada
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I particularly liked this one as it has my last name, Aloe Harlana
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This was one of grand winners, very odd plant but unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the ID card so I've no idea what it is.
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Even more of a problem, I didn't get the name of this plant and it is the one I brought home with me from the sale outside. Anyone know what it is? I just really liked the shape of it and the seller said it likes to be in the shade, hopefully it will like the shady terrace off my bedroom.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 11, 2012 4:45 PM CST
You always find such cool succulents at that show, Jonna!

The grand winner shots look like an Ocotillo perhaps.

What you have looks like a Zamioculcas. But I don't know if that's how you spell it??? Hilarious!

Very cool!!!
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Nov 11, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Excellent stuff!!

I agree on the Zamioculcas zamiifolia (or 'ZZ plant' as it is known here). Absolutely full shade and thrives on neglect!!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 11, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Good, I spelled it correctly.

Ocotillo has red flowers though. Looking at it again, that plant doesn't look like it is going to have flowers that color?

Maybe a Fouquiera of some type.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Nov 12, 2012 12:33 AM CST
Jonna, you're gonna love that ZZ plant. It comes thru with long arching stems and waxy shiny green leaves that will add drama to any corner it sits in. Enjoy and thanks for all the picture sharing! Lovey dubby
Name: Calin
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fixpix
Nov 12, 2012 1:01 AM CST
Very cool pics. I also love that Aloe Harlana.
No name resemblance. Just love the shape and pattern :)
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 12, 2012 12:37 PM CST
I knew the shape on that prize winner was familiar, you are right that it does look like an ocotillo cactus. It's not the same as the ones that grow in the Palm Springs area though, the bloom was definitely not going to be the usual red. It sure looks like a relative though.

I too really liked the coloring and how shiny that Harlana aloe was, my last name in Harlan but even without that I thought it was really striking.

I've put my new ZZ plant up on the bedroom terrace, I have 2 terraces off my bedroom but the problem one for plants is the one before you enter the bedroom and it gets very little light and the cats tend to hang out there. The only thing I've been successful with in that area are 2 types of Dieffenbachia. The cats don't eat them and they don't seem to mind the lack of sun. I hope the ZZ will join them happily, but if not, I can move it to the other bedroom terrace which is more of a screen room. Lots of light there and some corners that don't get direct sun. So far the cats haven't nibbled on it, generally they leave things alone that are poisonous or bitter. They have almost completely eaten my poor begonia. I had to move it into the guest shower to get it away from them. Sad
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