Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: looking for suggestions for a pot

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 24, 2014 8:13 AM CST
I had a nice Agave geminiflora in a tall pot but it needed repotting and I have put it in a different container. Forming a nice trunk already!
I now have my beautiful tall pot to fill and am looking for suggestions. It definitely will have to be succulents. Ideas??

It's this type of pot and about 28" tall.


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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 24, 2014 8:14 AM CST
I should add that the Agave was not planted in the pot. I have a plastic container that fits nicely inside the mouth and that is what I would prefer to use again.
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 24, 2014 11:04 PM CST
Hi Hetty! That is a nice tall container! Is it going indoors or outdoors??
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 25, 2014 4:43 AM CST
Oh - outdoors for sure. In full sun.
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Stush2019
May 25, 2014 6:21 PM CST
Hetty,
Some thing with a long tap root. Yucca's has that long tap root system. A nice variegated Yucca should do the trick.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 25, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Ah - good idea. And maybe some Burro's tail to hang over the side.... mmmm...thinking.....
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 25, 2014 8:12 PM CST
Oh nice idea! Or maybe a Yucca with Kleinia petraea (Jacob's ladder) or Senecio rowleyanus (String of Beads).

Or you can put a big specimen of Crassula Argentea or Crassula Ovata Gollum.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 26, 2014 5:04 AM CST
Alll great ideas. First I will shop in my own yard.... and then maybe the Garden center Big Grin
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Cinta
May 26, 2014 10:44 AM CST
I cannot remember the name now but if that is the color I could see this plant in there. I would like this in the middle with some spillers around to hang down.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
May 26, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Nice but I've actually gone with a Yucca Smiling Will post pictures when it grow in a bit.

Plantomaniac08
May 26, 2014 1:41 PM CST
Cinta,
I believe that is Euphorbia trigona.

Planto
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Cinta
May 27, 2014 2:04 PM CST
Thank you Planto. That is it I could not remember.

That sounds like a good choice too Dutchlady. Just do not do what I did. I planted this plant in this pot because I thought it was cute. Now I might have to take a hammer to it to get it out. Hilarious!


Plantomaniac08
May 27, 2014 4:09 PM CST
Sure thing. My Mother had one that tripled in size in one year. >>

Planto
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Cinta
May 27, 2014 4:40 PM CST
I believe it grew that fast for me. It was this cute little thing, I put it outside the first summer and the second summer and last summer when I brought it in it is 4' tall it comes to my waist. There is no way I can get it out of this little boot. I cannot it grew this large in this small container.

Plantomaniac08
May 27, 2014 6:13 PM CST
My Mother also put hers outdoors. It seems they enjoy being outdoors. I've read these can literally outgrow your house eventually!

Planto
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Stush2019
May 30, 2014 12:54 PM CST
Cinta,
So good to hear you. Welcome back.
That's Red Euphorbia Trigona Tree. Picture of mine in a gutter box on porch.

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Picture when I got it.

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Stush

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Cinta
May 31, 2014 4:46 PM CST
Hi Stush I was going to PM you. That plant does grow fast.

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