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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 14, 2014 10:53 AM CST
At Lowe's yesterday. No idea why, they look fine to me. I got 13, here's a few. So cute!!















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Dutchlady1
Aug 14, 2014 11:34 AM CST
great deal! Thumbs up
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Cinta
Aug 14, 2014 2:56 PM CST
Great plants. I love Lowes. In my area they do the same thing especially now. I do not think they are really dead it is just they are clearing them out because they are going to replace them with Halloween decoration and next Christmas.

I have been buying houseplants , and large bushes at Lowes for 1.00 - 5.00 the last two weeks.
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 14, 2014 3:28 PM CST
That rocks!! I only get in a L's about once a year, so it was a pleasant surprise after leaving the regular house plant area without anything I wanted at all.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 14, 2014 4:37 PM CST
Yes, I've been getting my succulents on sale at Lowes at the end of the season too. I live in a mall town, so there is not much of a variety here. I have to go to a larger city like Charleston or Columbia.
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Aug 15, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Great finds, Tiffany! Smiling Enjoy!
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adamgreen
Aug 17, 2014 7:33 AM CST
So cute. Lovey dubby
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Stush2019
Aug 17, 2014 2:38 PM CST
Deebie,
No Wal-Marts around you? I got just as many there as Lowe's. My brother is in York, S.C. and nearby in Rockhill is everything. I love S.C.
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 17, 2014 5:24 PM CST
Yup. I've got Wallyworld 3 miles from me before I get into town. Lowes is only 1/2 mile from there. I've got to ban myself from both garden centers. Whistling I'll take a picture tomorrow of the succulent 6-packs that I bought from WM a few weeks ago. I paid $10 for the first one. Last week they marked them down to $4.99, but they had a couple of missing plants/broken leaves, etc. I picked out the best looking one and bought it. nodding

Plantomaniac08
Aug 19, 2014 10:42 AM CST
I looked at our Lowes today, none of their C&S are on clearance. *snaps fingers*

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Deebie
Aug 19, 2014 8:10 PM CST
One of the Lowes that I went to last year, didn't put their C&S on sale until November/early December. Blinking
Name: Bev
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webesemps
Aug 19, 2014 10:36 PM CST
Better late than never? Hey succulents need attention in the winter too!

Plantomaniac08
Aug 19, 2014 11:02 PM CST
By the time they put them on clearance last year, most were dead or dying. Crying

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 20, 2014 8:51 AM CST
That all makes more sense than what I found the other day. It was a mystery, but I didn't question it, just loaded a cart of them, forgot why I'd gone there in the first place, and took off like a thief!

All plants have been added to existing pots, BTW. 13 new plants does not mean I have space for 13 more pots. Oh, the joy of tiny succulents.

This lil' Opuntia is making a bunch of something, probably new 'foliage.'


Hard to get good pics of these tiny plants, but here's an existing pot with 2 new plants, the little clumpy ones are the new ones (at the edges, approx 2:00 and 7:30.) Try to ignore the last of the sunburned Kalanchoe leaves, that's what I'm doing until it makes a few more new ones.
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tarev
Aug 20, 2014 9:13 AM CST
Love you new ones Tiffany! Hurray! Just do not mix the Pachyveria with the others in one container, it likes more sun and to be much drier than the rest. Smiling

Plantomaniac08
Aug 20, 2014 9:53 AM CST
Purple,
Those pink things on your Opuntia are going to be new pads. I would have had a couple armfuls and made out like a thief too. Probably to the dismay of my Mother, whose currently caring for my C&S, but she'd be alright! One day, we'll have a house and I won't have to worry about other people not regarding my "property."

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Deebie
Aug 20, 2014 11:06 AM CST
I found 2 semps. One which I really wanted to have--Oddity. nodding
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Aug 21, 2014 9:24 AM CST
Deborah, someone put a pic of one of those oddities on FB yesterday, and it is INDEED ODD! I don't think it would stay alive here since my plants get rained on more often than a lot would probably prefer. I would worry the holes in the leaves would fill with water too often & rot.

Tarev, TY! That's the kind of thing I'm muddling through. Some plants probably getting too much sun, some too little. Feel free to critique whenever you see pics of mine, much appreciated! Partnerships change often when I see they are not as compatible as I'd hoped. Sunburning about everything this spring didn't help either. Sure enough, what people said would happen did. Now I own the info too, not just something I read.

TY, Beth! That matches other opinions. The consensus of info I've been able to gather is that that particular plant does not bloom. I don't understand that, but sure enough, can't find pics of any with blooms.

I think I have an idea how you feel about your plants that can't live with you right now too. Since we moved this spring, allllllll of the ground plants I extracted are at my Mom's house, and the house plants that I put in the ground for summer vacay are in her yard. Nerve wracking times! She uses roundup, so I've been diligent about pulling weeds anywhere near 'my' plants, and trying to keep more stuff pulled over there in general. Her yard is huge, and I visit often but I'd have to live there to be able to keep everything clean by hand.

Next summer I should have a better setup for these plants outside, the ones that live through this summer of exposure. Getting a lot of exercise moving them into sun/out of rain lately. Drainage/airy soil can only go so far for plants that really reject being wet too often. Wet is wet. I guess it's better to learn at the rate of $1 per plant than the regular price? LOL!

TY so much, folks!
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Plantomaniac08
Aug 21, 2014 11:34 AM CST
Tiff,
I had one that sort of got etiolated in our window (I thought a southeast window would of had enough light...), but when I purchased it, it had some of those pink "things" that later turned into pads. I can't say I've seen a picture of one in bloom either. I did read somewhere (I don't know the validity), that 'Joseph's Coat' is the only naturally occurring variegated Opuntia in the wild. That would be interesting if it is true! Which begs the question, if it doesn't bloom, how does it reproduce? *scratches head*

Roundup eh? Eek! Next summer will be here before you know it and hopefully she won't have any weeds to worry about this winter, so at least you won't be making too many more trips. Smiling I guess for the both of us, it is better to leave them in someone else's care than have them die due to something beyond our control. As much as it is nice to have a good rain, sometimes you wish it would go away so it'd stop raining on your plants. I hope that this summer has given you an idea as to the best locations for your plants. Sometimes things will burn in the process (or in my case, etiolate), but if that's what has to happen to find their "happy medium," than so be it right? At least with most tropical plants, they shed their leaves over time anyway so whether it was from old age or burning, they'd look the same down the road regardless.

Beth
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tarev
Aug 21, 2014 12:01 PM CST
I do have an Opuntia too, not sure what cultivar..pads turn pink when it is cold stressed:
Photo taken March 2014, early Spring
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Such slow growing cacti, nothing happening for most of the time, but finally I got some new growth this summer...so I think that is how they multiply, either new growth from the base or new bumps maturing which you can clip off later and root. Just have to be patient like a saint, very slow growing. Got to give it lots of full sun.
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a new growth also showing at the back:
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more little bumps growing:
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