Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Oh no!!! I must stop going garden shop hopping...

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 10:51 AM CST
Look at this beautiful Euphorbia Lactea varigata. I started shaking when I saw it. I could not walk by it. It didn't jump in my cart. It threw itself at my cart...lol! Ok, no more garden hopping with friends for one month!!!

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 10, 2012 10:56 AM CST
E. lactea variegata has that effect on us. Oh, yes, it does. Green Grin!


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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2012 11:08 AM CST
Very nice. I think this one is called 'White Ghost' by the way.

I have some cuttings of mine which I moved last fall.

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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 11:11 AM CST
Wow yours is huge!! Is it a fast grower? I left mine in the pot it came in, and put it in a bigger pot of soil, and then covered it with the gravel. I hate transplanting them...hehehe. Plus I've always been told, do not move a cactus to too much larger of a pot, at a time, so this resolves that problem When you look at it, you can't tell it's planted in a smaller pot inside.

























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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2012 11:32 AM CST
It grows pretty rapidly yes. It is bigger than that now. About 5 ft tall.
How much did you pay for your plant? Just curious...
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 12:31 PM CST
I had to go find the receipt, the price on it was $23.90. Mine is only about 2 feet tall.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 10, 2012 12:33 PM CST
Wow, pricey! And that's why I am in plant heaven when I get freebies from my aunt! Big Grin Big Grin
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 12:53 PM CST
Worth every penney of it to me, to have such a beautiful speciman. There is not one bit of scarring or rot on it. It is in perfect shape. But yes, free is always better. :)

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 1:26 PM CST
Oh, and yes Hetty, it was called White Ghost at the nursery I picked it up at.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Steep price I agree but it IS beautiful!
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 1:56 PM CST
I am so surprised you guys think that is a high price. I can't find any online that cheap anywhere. Oh well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess.

























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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2012 2:18 PM CST
It's not that it's not beautiful, it's that it's high Hilarious!
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 2:19 PM CST
Well when you find a better price, let me know, I'm not finding any prices better than that on google.

























Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2012 2:36 PM CST
I can send you a box of cuttings (admittedly not necessarily all perfect) for postage and maybe a little extra for the time it will take me to get the spikes out of my fingers Rolling on the floor laughing
These root super-easily.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 10, 2012 2:37 PM CST
I guess I am a more conservative plant buyer, even if I like the particular plant a lot Big Grin Big Grin
And usually I just buy the smaller ones first, if I really have to buy one..it's like raising a little toddler seeing the little one mature along the way I guess.. Big Grin And if it fails...ugh, at least I am just out a couple of bucks Big Grin But that is one nice specimen you got there!!! Hurray!
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 2:44 PM CST
Well I already have one now Hetty, thanks so much Smiling Seriously, I had never even seen this plant before. I was amazed by it's beauty. I hear you too Tarev, on buying smaller plants, and generally that is my thoughts. But this was the only size they had, and I have never seen a smaller size. As I said, I had never seen the plant before. I assumed it was variegated, which was confirmed by the label...but wow! I love different colors of foliage, not just green too. This becomes evident quickly in my garden. Smiling Thus my infatuation with variegation.

























Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 10, 2012 2:46 PM CST
I am a variegated-lover too!
Here is my variegated Beaucarnea recurvata!
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 3:04 PM CST
Very nice!!! Thumbs up

























Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 10, 2012 3:18 PM CST
Wow Hetty! Love that variegated ponytail palm!!! Hurray! I have never seen one like that..I thought they all come in solid green colors. Very nice!
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 10, 2012 3:21 PM CST
Yep, I've never seen one either...and one of the nurseries I went to was full of Pony Tail palms, but not variegated!!!

























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