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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 6, 2020 8:16 PM CST
I thought it might be fun to start a thread devoted to our blooms!! They do not have to be currently blooming, just flaunt your flowers!

Right now I have one Christmas cactus in bloom. My Mom doesn't let me put plants in the bathroom unless they are blooming! It's a great excuse to make some more room in other places for a little while...


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What cool blooms do you guys have???
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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skopjecollection
Jan 6, 2020 11:19 PM CST
Youve seen this....so...

and this...

this less likely
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My schlumbergera has finally popped out buds after a 3 year recovery pause, but nothing is open there right now
an old photo
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I am still waitng for my asclepias as well. Ceropegia woodii has been blooming non stop, but its not as interesting


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and the e.milii(lsightly out of date, but the new bloom is identical)

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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 7, 2020 12:02 AM CST
Ceropegia woodii has been on my wishlist for a while, have you had good luck with yours? I have heard mixed things from people on whether it does well for them...
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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skopjecollection
Jan 7, 2020 12:08 AM CST
It grows too well though. Mine just popped out a tuber on the branch. Just treat it like you would any other regular succulent, or somewhat similar to a orchid.
Draining soil(with a bit of bark mixed in as well as some mineral material), semi shade, water when leaves are soft. Likes a lot of water in the summer, a lot less in the winter. I placed the original pot in a new external one with regular soil to give it mass so it doesnt blow away in a strong wind...and the plant rooted there completely.
Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 7, 2020 12:12 AM CST
That's good to hear! I really want to try and find one in my area now.....
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jan 7, 2020 12:45 PM CST

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Tree aloe in bloom at the moment:

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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 7, 2020 4:07 PM CST
Ooooo love the bright color Baja!!
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Rose
Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5b)
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romalu
Jan 8, 2020 8:59 PM CST
My Thanksgiving cactus put out a lovely show in November (second year in a row) and is even working on round two at the moment. Won't be as grand as the first but any flowers are welcome in winter!
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I bought this little Tiger Jaws impulsively in June, one of those little 2-inch pots at Lowes'. I must be doing something right with it, because it produced four flowers between September and December!
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I'm still waiting and hoping that any of my desert cacti will bloom this spring (most are fairly new and none have bloomed yet), and that my Easter cactus will bloom again (I got it in April in full bloom).
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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 8, 2020 9:04 PM CST
Rose, I LOVE the flower on the Tiger Jaws!!!
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Rose
Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5b)
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romalu
Jan 8, 2020 10:40 PM CST
Jayce_KalFUNski13 said:Rose, I LOVE the flower on the Tiger Jaws!!!


Thanks! I think that's the first flower in the picture, and I was totally shocked to get it, much less the three that followed! Most Tiger Jaws varieties have yellow flowers, but at least one is white.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jan 9, 2020 4:11 PM CST

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Really nice flowers, Rose. I would like to see one of the white flowered Faucarias. My plant also blooms for much of the year, which is a real plus. A lot of the ice plants are really seasonal in their flowering.
British Columbia, Canada (Zone 9a)
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cullen_
Jan 9, 2020 9:42 PM CST
These are blooming now

Aloe 'Firebird'
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Crassula falcata
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Aloe 'Pink Blush'
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Name: Jayce Kaldunski
California (Zone 9a)
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Jayce_KalFUNski13
Jan 9, 2020 10:48 PM CST
cullen_ , I LOVE that Crassula!!! They remind me of little fireworks!!!!
If a plant is sad, do other plants photosympathise with it???
Name: Bob
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
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OrchidBob
Jan 14, 2020 2:31 AM CST
this is a first bloom for me. Not a typical Kalanchoe flower.
Kalanchoe millotii

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 10, 2021 8:27 PM CST
Ghost plant is blooming in mini garden. Grapto-something.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 10, 2021 8:27 PM CST
Stefan, I think Ceropegia blooms are extremely interesting! So intricate.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 13, 2021 8:59 AM CST
Sedum in an outside planter. My husband made the planter and I put various plants in there, in 2014. Clearly the Sedum won!
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Graptosedum in an outdoor wood pallet planter. This was started in 2018. It was planted evenly, and in 2019 I added more plants to the upper parts and on the right side but the plants have their own ideas. The brighter green bits are 2 kinds of Sedum. One of them is the same Sedum from the pic above.
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After the blooms, I think it's time to cut off everything that has reached the ground and fill-in the bare spots again.

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Name: Rose
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romalu
Apr 13, 2021 6:42 PM CST
At the moment, my garden's looking a little blah. My Aloe hemmingii sent up some flowers last month though (for the 4th time in 14 months!); they're not particularly bright or flashy, but they have a delicate beauty to them.

And the next couple months are shaping up pretty well for blooms -- I've got two hoyas, an Adenium, an Adromischus, and a Graptopetalum in various stages of working on it! Hopefully my Easter cactus will start some buds in the next week or two (last year it bloomed in time for my birthday in May). Thumbs up



Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Apr 24, 2021 5:47 PM CST
Gasteraloe is starting to bloom, with Kalanchoe blossfeldiana.
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Petrosedum rupestre. I think the camera focused on the betony.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 11, 2021 9:53 AM CST
K. blossfeldiana plants are starting to form inflorescences.
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And when the tips of K. fedtschenkoi point down like this, it is a sign that the plant has switched to bloom mode.
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Tradescantia sillamontana, blooming but kind of hard to see. With cousin, T. spathacea.
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