Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: My favorite succulents that I have

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xShainax
Jun 5, 2013 3:54 PM CST
Aloe Thumb of 2013-06-05/xShainax/e4131b
Prickly pear cactusThumb of 2013-06-05/xShainax/391f07
unknownThumb of 2013-06-05/xShainax/b0200f
AgaveThumb of 2013-06-05/xShainax/7da4f9
variegated jade tree Thumb of 2013-06-05/xShainax/4aa30d
Thanksgiving cactusThumb of 2013-06-05/xShainax/0a9e2d
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jun 5, 2013 4:27 PM CST
Nice!!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 5, 2013 5:48 PM CST
Wow, I've never seen an opuntia make such a sharp left and then a right turn...! Blinking Hilarious!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 5, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Welcome to ATP xShainax Big Grin Nice collection you have there!
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xShainax
Jun 5, 2013 7:23 PM CST
I have tons more, but they have been neglected over the winter. I have a huge kalanchoe which was propagated from one I had for 10 years that I humanely killed by freezing when it was dying from a severe scale insect infestation. The opuntia that I have pictured came from one I had for 5 years and it was 4 feet tall with 4" spines, and I gave it away after it nearly killed me a few times
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 5, 2013 10:02 PM CST
I always look at it this way, if one succulent goes..that means space for one more. Big Grin
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xShainax
Jun 5, 2013 11:49 PM CST
tarev said:I always look at it this way, if one succulent goes..that means space for one more. Big Grin


LOL true true. There is always room for one more succulent in your life. I want a variegated agave next.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jun 6, 2013 5:25 AM CST
Plenty of variegated Agaves to choose from! Which one are you after?
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xShainax
Jun 6, 2013 12:22 PM CST
I am partial to agave americana marginata
Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 6, 2013 12:49 PM CST
I have often deliberately put my succulents to the limits during winter. And I do have some losses, but I see some that are really toughies. Helps me understand better what they can take. Always fun seeing them come back with vigor come warmer weather. So pretty sure your collection will thrive happily once more. Smiling
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xShainax
Jun 6, 2013 1:43 PM CST
My jade tree loses its leaves in winter, and they always come back in summer. :)
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 6, 2013 1:52 PM CST
Our winters are mild, so my jade tree survives well, turns very reddish especially when cold, had been able to make it bloom once, though only on one branch.. Smiling But I always dread changing seasons, especially from winter to spring, we get some hail at times, so it gets some battle scars, other than that it endures well.
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Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 6, 2013 2:02 PM CST
Can I mention that I love your avatar, xShain? It reminds me of how I feel and look after I look on the internet to scan hundreds of apt rentals in a foreign country... Blinking
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Cinta
Jun 6, 2013 5:48 PM CST
Nice collection. I only have two indoor cactus only because they were a gift.

I have several (Prickly pear cactus) Opuntia that are hardy that are outside. I have a cactus succulent garden. I put them in the corner to themselves and will never touch them again. I was gardening and forgot they were there one time and sat on them. That was painful for weeks.
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xShainax
Jun 6, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Cinta said:Nice collection. I only have two indoor cactus only because they were a gift.

I have several (Prickly pear cactus) Opuntia that are hardy that are outside. I have a cactus succulent garden. I put them in the corner to themselves and will never touch them again. I was gardening and forgot they were there one time and sat on them. That was painful for weeks.


Ow, my butt hurt imagining that Crying
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jun 6, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Super ouch Cinta! And here I am flinching on the little thorns, sitting on it is unimaginable!

I have placed my cacti by our low brick fence, improvised security measure Big Grin
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 6, 2013 7:42 PM CST
Yes and Cinta sent me a cactus and told me not to touch it with bare hands. and well ....

Guess what I found a week or so ago, I thought I had lost it or it had died and gone away...

Thumb of 2013-06-07/CDsSister/6ce29e Thumb of 2013-06-07/CDsSister/c76d88

I moved it into the sun and looked at it and there is life in them thar pads Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Of course, I am not touching it. If it out grows the pot... it will just have to lump it.


Name: tarev
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tarev
Jun 6, 2013 7:52 PM CST
Oh a prickly cutie pie Lovey dubby
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xShainax
Jun 7, 2013 10:38 AM CST
I had to rescue my nosy kitties a few times when they touched mine with their nose
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Jun 7, 2013 1:11 PM CST

Owwie!!!!

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