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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
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LAGardengirl
May 8, 2014 8:39 PM CST
Well, I had previously identified this euphorbia as a lactea cristata but have been told I'm wrong. One person is telling me they think it's a meloformis f. cristata and another person swears it's a kibwezensis! I'm at my wits' end. I suppose it really doesn't matter (for a rose by any other name...) BUT I want to enter it into the LACSS Cactus & Succulent show next month & correct identification counts. I'm uploading a couple of different images so multiple sides can be viewed. Anyone able to identify this absolutely?

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
May 9, 2014 5:16 AM CST
Whatever its name, it's a stunner! Thumbs up
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 9, 2014 5:41 AM CST
It looks like Euphorbia lactea Cristata. Nice, nice specimen, Kim. Thumbs up
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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
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LAGardengirl
May 9, 2014 7:24 PM CST
It's not a lactea; I'm convinced of that. I'm leaning towards kibwezensis. If I'm wrong I'll just take the hit in points.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
May 10, 2014 2:10 AM CST
There's a photo of a crested E. kibwezensis in this blog. Fourth photo.

http://myqualityday.blogspot.com/2013/03/philadelphia-flower...

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
May 12, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Kim,
Still think your right about kibwezensis. I have both and I'm learning towards kibwezensis. Very nice one at that. Some are more compact than others.
Stush
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
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LAGardengirl
May 15, 2014 6:41 PM CST
Well, the jury is in: it IS a kibwezensis! I took a drive to Pasadena in the scorching heat (no mean feat without air conditioning) for a field trip to the California Cactus Center. I can't say enough good things about this family owned and operated nursery which has been in business for over 35 years. Before I got too carried away with oohing and aahing over much coveted caudiciforms I asked a couple of the intensely knowledgeable Thongthiraj sisters if they could identify which species of Euphorbia I had from photos. So it is confirmed. EUPHORBIA KIBWEZENSIS.

And here it is staged...

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Plantomaniac08
May 15, 2014 9:34 PM CST
Now to wait for a ribbon from your future entry in the C&S show. Thumbs up

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Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
May 16, 2014 12:39 PM CST
I only hope mine stays in the darft stage. They could grow very tall. Like 12 feet or more. I hope that is in the wild not in pots. Mine right now is 3" by 4". One big crest. My latea crest is about 1 ft. tall and wide and weighs about 20 lbs. What's it made of iron?
Also my prayers out to all those near those fires out west. And flooding in the central. What's going on here. So far, in the east, just a little cold spell down to the 40's. Hope all this maddness soon comes to an end.
Stush
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
May 16, 2014 12:40 PM CST
I am a poor speller. I ment dwarf not darft. Crying Sad
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
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Amaryllis Cat Lover Tropicals Region: California Plumerias
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LAGardengirl
May 17, 2014 3:51 AM CST
Well Stush, when I pulled it out of it's wide bowl (pic #1) that I just planted it in a couple of months ago, I thought, "oh hell no way that's going to fit" into that small 5 in. deep one in the last photo. First, I had to hose off all the dirt from the roots just so I could see what I could hack off. There was even new growth -- you can see what I felt was mature enough to keep, in the bottom right front of the plant. I left it wrapped like a baby in a towel in the shade for a day to let the cuts harden off. I potted it up yesterday and am keeping it in the enclosed patio in my house. Without pot or dirt the thing still weighed about 25 pounds. It's about 11" tall & 11" wide. I've been growing this one for about 10-12 years.
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Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
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Amaryllis Cat Lover Tropicals Region: California Plumerias
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LAGardengirl
Jun 6, 2014 8:32 PM CST
I won 2nd place last night at the monthly meeting of the LACSS with this Euphorbia!
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Jun 7, 2014 2:33 AM CST
How cool is that! Hurray!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jun 7, 2014 8:42 AM CST
Kim,
Great. However, we would of liked pictures of the event. I am happy for you.
Stush

Plantomaniac08
Jun 7, 2014 6:38 PM CST
Wow, see I told ya!

Planto
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
Cactus and Succulents Lilies Miniature Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Container Gardener
Amaryllis Cat Lover Tropicals Region: California Plumerias
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LAGardengirl
Jun 13, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Stush, it's a monthly meeting. I'll take some photos next month. I'll be entering it in the CSSA show next weekend. I'm going to be clerking for some of the judges so I'll be there all weekend and will definitely take lots of photos.
LA Gardengirl
Name: 'CareBear'

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Stush2019
Jun 14, 2014 4:19 PM CST
What a great week-end. That's just what I need to do. How nice. Have a wondonful week end.
Stush
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
Cactus and Succulents Lilies Miniature Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Container Gardener
Amaryllis Cat Lover Tropicals Region: California Plumerias
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LAGardengirl
Jun 14, 2014 10:28 PM CST
I didn't take any pictures today because I was volunteering but after the dinner I did pick up a couple of goodies.

Fockea angustifolia


Sarcocaulon crassicaule (field collected)


LA Gardengirl
Name: 'CareBear'

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Region: Pennsylvania
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Stush2019
Jun 15, 2014 12:18 PM CST
Love that special pot in bottom one. Thanks for sharing.
Name: Kim Jacobi
Van Nuys, CA (Zone 10a)
"I used to have a handle on life...
Cactus and Succulents Lilies Miniature Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Container Gardener
Amaryllis Cat Lover Tropicals Region: California Plumerias
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LAGardengirl
Jun 15, 2014 2:36 PM CST
I know, huh? I'm going to repot the Fockea today.
LA Gardengirl

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