Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: At Cactus and Tropicals Nursery in Utah

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 22, 2011 9:49 PM CST
I took these pictures at a nursery today. Sadly, as usual, nothing was labeled. Grumbling I hope you enjoy looking at pictures.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 23, 2011 4:44 AM CST
Yes on your two Confused identifications. The Euphorbia is E. lactea cristata. Very nice!
Love all the pictures but doesn't it just drive you mad when they don't label things?
I should get some Lithops...
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 23, 2011 5:27 AM CST
Those lithops are beautiful. Lovey dubby

In the bottom planter you have Echeveria 'Black Prince' (blooming, it appears) and Haworthia fasciata. I don't know the cacti off the top of my head.

And, yes, agave.
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Nov 23, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Lovely lovely photos! Whenever I go to local stores, I also admire the plants there. I think them being unlabled, made me think, who cares about their names..but now, having been here in ATP for awhile, I realized, hmm, they all deserve a name somehow....everything before is so generic to me..now, I am learning to be more detailed and observant of their culture once I get their correct name Smiling

I have never had lithops in my collection...will try if I can sneak it in without my hubby's eagle eyes Hilarious!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 23, 2011 1:34 PM CST
This is a learning and growing process for me. I've grown Lithops before and love them in an earthy piece of pottery and with selected pebbles. They thrive on neglect and are not a plant to fuss over all the time.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Nov 23, 2011 1:47 PM CST
'they thrive on neglect' - getting Lithops next!! Smiling

calico
Dec 26, 2011 3:04 AM CST
Any suggestions on where to purchase the lithops at the best prices? Probably online as I am in IL. Thanks so much, I just love them.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2011 3:48 AM CST
Just a suggestion here ... I actually found some of my Lithops and Argyroderma at Lowe's so maybe keep an eye out at some of your local retail outlets.



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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 26, 2011 4:31 AM CST
Our Lowes actually has quite a nice selection of different cacti and succulents, and they are mostly elaborately and correctly labeled. I'll check and see who the grower is they use as source. And yes, I have seen Lithops there.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2011 6:08 AM CST
Altman Plants of Vista, CA, is the grower for the ones I've bought at Lowe's. Lowe's may source other nurseries as well. I think Altman sells to wholesalers and retailers but doesn't do direct sales, but I could be wrong about that. I've had good success with their cacti and succulents if the store hasn't already half-killed them by over-watering. Glare
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: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 26, 2011 6:22 AM CST
I just checked the label on one of the pots and it is also from Altman plants. You are so right about the store overwatering though. In their book, if it's a plant it has to be drenched daily. The one that REALLY gets me is where they make these little dish gardens with succulents and glue the stones on top to ensure they don't fall out.... Grumbling
On a more positive note, friends of mine buy up a LOT of the half-dead plants from Lowe's at pennies on the dollar and I am frequently the beneficiary of some rescue attempts! Thumbs up
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Dec 26, 2011 6:24 AM CST
I just checked their site and they also have a retail section.... I may now be in trouble!!! Drooling
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Dec 26, 2011 6:29 AM CST
Uh oh ... me too, Hetty. Hilarious! Green Grin! Yah, I've rescued my fair share of plants from Lowe's as well.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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