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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Jan 4, 2015 3:19 PM CST
I liked the last thread so much I thought I'd start a new one.

I can't wait for tomorrow because my
Dorstenia gigas
Othonna macrosperma
Pachypodium decaryi
will arrive in the mail.
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Stush2019
Jan 5, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Hurray!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 5, 2015 5:23 PM CST
Happy New Year everyone! I missed my plants terribly while I was away..happy to see them still alive Big Grin Has been chilly but dry here in our area so it is working well with my cold loving succulents.

My Aeoniums just enjoying this cold weather....bloom formation still ongoing.
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Last year's cuttings growing faster too.
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But some of my new semps went mush..oh well..got back-ups. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Jan 5, 2015 7:40 PM CST
Here are pics of my new plants.

Before I potted them up:
Dorstenia gigas

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Othonna macrosperma

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Pachypodium decaryi

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And here's a group shot of them all potted up.


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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! nodding

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 5, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Lovely new haul Adam! Hurray!
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Spitz
Jan 5, 2015 9:42 PM CST
Moved my variegated sansevieria to where I can see them from the window.
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 6, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Thumbs up and not a bad looking Sealing Wax Palm in the background either!
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Spitz
Jan 6, 2015 8:37 PM CST
If you like palms, I have a variegated rhapis and fishtail palm too, veeery nice! Would anybody mind if I post those? Hehe
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Jan 6, 2015 8:55 PM CST
I love that red palm Spitz! Adam your as bad as I am! I picked up four new succulents today. I have absolutely no more room in the house either. I wont have any elbow room to eat breakfast if I have even one more weak moment before spring. Here is my newest babies planted up in a small planter for the winter. My first time with black prince. So glad to find it. Hurray! I love that it grows a lot lower to the ground than most of the others.


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Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Jan 6, 2015 9:10 PM CST
tarev said:Happy New Year everyone! I missed my plants terribly while I was away..happy to see them still alive Big Grin Has been chilly but dry here in our area so it is working well with my cold loving succulents.

My Aeoniums just enjoying this cold weather....bloom formation still ongoing.
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Last year's cuttings growing faster too.
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But some of my new semps went mush..oh well..got back-ups. Rolling my eyes.


Nice plants! I have assorted Aeoniums planted with other succulents in mixed pots, but I was thinking about combining them all in the same pot. Do you see that they do better with just their own kind in a pot? How old are yours in the pic. Mine look like that in the heat of the summer but right after it got cooler they turned into really fat saucers. I was really happy to see that with my zwark top, but my kiwi has hardly done anything in two years. I even tried rooting more and place in separate pot and still nada, just a lot more tiny kiwi Blinking . My sunburst is fickle as well. I am just wondering if they would all do better together instead of being crowded out by other more aggressive growing succulents. I think they have room but maybe they do not think the same.




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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 7, 2015 4:02 AM CST
Spitz said:If you like palms, I have a variegated rhapis and fishtail palm too, veeery nice! Would anybody mind if I post those? Hehe


You better come through!
Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Jan 7, 2015 7:36 AM CST
Green Grin! I agree
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 7, 2015 11:50 AM CST
Hello Audrey!

I usually keep my older, more established plants, like the Aeoniums in their own containers. These Aeoniums have been in my care since 2010, a gift from my aunt. So far through the years I have them, I know these Aeoniums go semi-dormant in my area during summer because of our excessive heat. It keeps the rosettes but the growth is limited and very tight. Once late Fall arrives with its cooler temps all the way to Spring, it looks that way, leaves more actively growing, more elongated.

I love the deep burgundy color it gets into around April just as the seasons transition again, not too hot and not too cold for it yet, then eventually dropping all of its older winter leaves to prepare for its summer slumber.

Some succulents are active summer growers. Aeoniums are more active when temps are cooler. When you do have to repot, consider doing it during the onset of cooler temps. If you do it in summer when it is too hot, you are just in for a very, very long wait. They are sleeping. So it may look like they are doing nothing. What time of the year were you doing the repot?
Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Jan 7, 2015 12:59 PM CST
Thanks for the reply Tarev. I usually pot up everything that will freeze in late October and those pots usually end up being a hodge podge of color including the aeoniums and then in the spring everything gets planted in larger show case pots on the deck and sometimes in the garden. I think this spring I will plant the aeoniums together all in there own pot. That way when the are in there prime I can show case them and when the are dormant I can pull them out of the way to rest while the rest of the succulents shine.

Here is a some pics of some of my pots that are inside now. The zwark is happy, but kiwi stays tiny and my sunburst only looks good in spring. I always see stunning pics on the web of the sunburst, but mine has been somewhat of a disappointment.

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 7, 2015 1:39 PM CST
They do look sad...it loves to be out in the sun and being cold at the same time. But not the 20's cold.

This is my Aeonium hierrense and my Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' cuttings. Have to make an exception on these ones..having observed the zwartkop can grow very long stems anyways and hierrense tend to be more shrub-like. But I think depending on how hierrense grows, I may have to move it later on to its own container, if it grows more babies faster.

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I think this variegated noid one is also an Aeonium:
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This is my favorite big Aeonium, has fared well after I cut it off for the first time ever last year. Whew! So afraid to disturb this plant but seems okay now. Not sure if I will ever get babies on the old stem...it is just not doing anything unlike the arboreums:

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Name: adam
hotsprings, AR (Zone 8b)
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adamgreen
Jan 7, 2015 1:44 PM CST
Esperanza you just gave me an idea. I have a bag of jade cuttings that I haven't thrown away and last time I checked on them a few weeks ago some roots were forming. I'm going to pot those up in some small styrofoam cups to build up their root systems. I'm also going to take more leaves and cuttings off the varietys that aren't in the bag.

I plan to use all these to make a jade forest bonsai mini garden.
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Name: Audrey
Central Texas (Zone 8a)
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Esperanza
Jan 7, 2015 1:56 PM CST
Sounds like a plan Adam. I love using jade as a bonsai. Gollum being my fave.

Tarev here is the only pic I can find of the sunburst in its happy state. It is an late april picture from last year. It is in the pot in the lower left hand corner and to the right in the pot. I wish it looked like that year around.


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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Jan 7, 2015 3:07 PM CST
Pretty plants and landscaping!

Yeah they do seem to be at their prettiest in late March to mid April Big Grin It just sizzles here way too much after that.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Jan 7, 2015 3:39 PM CST
Go for those jade cuttings Adam!

Here is my cutting which I started in Jan2013, from one leaf, it is now happily 2 years old..a cutie pie enjoying the cool weather outdoors: Big Grin

2013
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2014
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2015
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Spitz
Jan 7, 2015 10:12 PM CST
Some of my succulents enjoying the morning sun, and a euphorbia trigona rubra I got yesterday for less than a dollar.

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