Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Meet the Monanthes

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twitcher
Jul 4, 2011 3:23 PM CST
Yes. I routinely visit these sites to check out types that I want or to verify ID's as much as possible.

The new plant that I was raving about is named 'Monanthes brachycaulon'. I've a picture attached. I took a bunch of pictures today, but only a few were good enough to share. Not much on the web about this one, but the japanese succulent site has some more pictures. The pictures that are listed for Monanthes polyphylla look a lot closer to mine than the ones on the site for brachycaulon. That means to me that there is a question regarding ID for what I have. The quarter in my pic gives you a feel for the size of this one. They have a "leaf" structure that produces elongated rosettes that look like a semp getting ready to bloom and they put out chicks on stolons that can be long (2"). You can see a couple in this picture. I'll try to get better pictures soon - was short on time today.



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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2011 3:23 PM CST

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That is really unusual, I have never seen that one before. I really like the shape of them and they way they are growing. Great find twit. Where did you get it from?

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twitcher
Jul 4, 2011 3:23 PM CST
Um.... Lowes. There is another one down the road that I'll be traveling by tomorrow and I will stop and see if they have anything the local one didn't get.

That plant is really nice and I know that I will probably kill it overwintering. Minimum temp is listed as 36 degrees F.
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goldfinch4
Jul 4, 2011 3:23 PM CST

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Wow, what a cool plant! It does look like elongated semps. Wonder if that one would overwinter OK in the house. It's such an unusual color too. Very nice.
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goldfinch4
Jul 4, 2011 3:23 PM CST

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That is a nice one! I like the leaf shape - one of my favorites.

In the past I know I've received some from growers that have been mislabeled. I've even received more than one variety in a clump from growers - all labeled as the same plant.

Lynn, they certainly do go through a lot of changes as they're growing up. Unfortunately patience is not one of my strong points. Whistling
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2011 3:28 PM CST

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Twit, did your 'Monanthes brachycaulon come through the winter?

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twitcher
Jul 4, 2011 7:20 PM CST
Actually, it died at the end of the summer, before the cold temps arrived. I managed to kill it somehow and don't know what went wrong. I've been watching for another but so far none seen. You know how I like the small ones, but this one got away.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 4, 2011 7:42 PM CST

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Hmmmm, wonder where I can find one? Going looking. Hurray!
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goldfinch4
Jul 5, 2011 3:12 AM CST

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goldfinch4 said:That is a nice one! I like the leaf shape - one of my favorites.

In the past I know I've received some from growers that have been mislabeled. I've even received more than one variety in a clump from growers - all labeled as the same plant.

Lynn, they certainly do go through a lot of changes as they're growing up. Unfortunately patience is not one of my strong points. Whistling


OK, this is weird. This post does not belong on this thread....I have no idea how it got here. It also shows a date of July 4, 2011 and that's not correct either..... Confused Confused

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 5, 2011 5:09 AM CST

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Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Your good Chris.
I've been moving and combining Forums and topics. When you move something it changes the date. I have that it does that.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 5, 2011 6:11 AM CST

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Whew - thought I was going crazy! Hilarious!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 5, 2011 8:36 AM CST

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*Blush* Sorry for scaring you. Did you think it was broken? I wish we could move things and it still show the original date along with the move date.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 5, 2011 8:50 AM CST

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I was just confused! Rolling on the floor laughing It's really not a big deal. Smiling
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twitcher
Jul 14, 2011 11:52 PM CST
Great news, my local Lowes had two small pots of Monanthes polyphylla. This is actually the same plant I was able to try last year and is probably the correct name for it.

Pictures to follow. Instructions for growing found on the next say low humidity with very good drainage, less water in winter. We'll see how it goes.
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Jul 15, 2011 6:17 AM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Great find Twit!
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twitcher
Jul 15, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Lynn, Do you want to try some? Does your climate stay above 36 degrees? If so, perhaps it could grow outside for you all year.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jul 15, 2011 3:21 PM CST

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I would love to try some twit. We don't stay above 36°, but I could bring it into the cool sun room. It's not heated, but doesn't get below 55° in winter. Do you think that would work?
I can't wait to see pictures. Hurray!

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