Cactus and Succulents forum→♥ favorite succulent in your collection?

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flowerylady
Feb 24, 2020 12:38 AM CST
I have very recently burst into the world of succulents and gardening in general (just started this year!). I have a lot of enthusiasm to learn, grow, and share!! This is also my first post, because I love to hear others gush about their sweet plant babies!

I hope you guys can show us all some cool pictures of your favorites!

I'll begin the gushing with a picture of my newly acquired collection of succulents:


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If you can spot him in there, my favorite is the one I got today! It's called Echeveria affinis 'Black Knight' (top left picture, the succulent that looks black in the low roundish pot). I adore the dark, striking coloring and the name is so cool too!! I saw it and at once fell in love with it. I'm most excited for my big, layered pot though. I arranged it myself and I hope it grows nice and big with different babies all around. <3

Please show me some more precious succulents! Especially the ones you love most of all!! Group hug



Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Feb 24, 2020 1:10 AM CST
Succulents, huh? Well , cacti are succulent...
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This euphorbia would be the exception

And maybe my delosperma jardeniere


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flowerylady
Feb 24, 2020 1:15 AM CST
I don't have any cacti myself, but I love their little blooms! They are so vibrant, adore your collection!! Really makes me want to pick one up at some point. The pink flower is so lovely on the second cacti. c:
Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Feb 24, 2020 1:20 AM CST
Cacti...can have pretty large flowers. In fact, the one mammillaria ive shown you has the some largest in the genus
The opuntia that you see here is around 6-7 cm(less than 3 inches) diameter
This coryphantha has arround 6



Disocactus and echinopsis, their flowers are larger than the opuntia (or equal), and among the largest commercially available..
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If there is any reason to buy cacti specifically, id put it on their flowers/

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flowerylady
Feb 24, 2020 1:58 AM CST
WOW! And all these are yours?! How beautiful!! Is it very hard to get them to bloom? They do so when they're happy/proper conditions are met? I can't even choose which is prettier among those beauties, but I really like the texture of the petals on the first white one. Six flowers, how amazing! Big Grin
Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Feb 24, 2020 7:06 AM CST
3 of them were. 2 got eaten by mealies. I gave the other one away(the others will follow suit)
Name: Svend Høst
Copenhagen (Zone 7b)
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svendhoest
Feb 24, 2020 10:08 AM CST
Cacti can have large flowers , yes ...and nobody here mention the largest Selenicereus Grandiflorus Queen of the Night.
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Feb 24, 2020 11:51 AM CST

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Favorite natives of the region (photos from the past week)



Favorite genus from outside the region (some of my plants have left the patio and ended up in the ground in various places)...












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flowerylady
Feb 24, 2020 2:15 PM CST
Emerson_Echeveria said:My favourite has to be my PVN props :)



Ooo they look like little roses! I can't wait to see progress pics in the future! I hope they get big and strong for you!

And Baja those Aloes are amazing! Love the red coloring and their blooms are breathtaking. I have one lil Aloe, lets pray he becomes even half as pretty as your collection! :D

Guys, I'm super loving all these precious succulents you are posting. Keep it up! I adore reading and looking at such cared for plants.
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romalu
Feb 24, 2020 3:27 PM CST
I suppose my 'Desert Diamond' agave tops my list. I've gotten attached to it, watching it grow from this...
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to this.
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I like my weirdos too though. Like my black Echinopsis (or Lobivia) arachnacantha,
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and my Pine Cone cactus!
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cullen_
Feb 26, 2020 5:08 AM CST
I really like this dwarf agave
A couple local growers grow this agave, but no one knows what species. It only gets about 4" wide, so it is a true dwarf. It makes lots of off-sets. I have a few of them.
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This is a common Kelly Griffin Aloe 'Pink Blush' It is my oldest succulent. It was the second succulent plant I ever owned. (The first was a Fred Ives. It's long gone.)
I use to take the babies off to propagate from it. But, now a days those offsets are large enough to propagate from. So I leave the babies on my mama Aloe. This is also a very good seed producer.
I love it in this pot!!!
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Name: Charline
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Feb 26, 2020 12:26 PM CST

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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Feb 26, 2020 2:11 PM CST

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Nice plants, everyone! Smiling I like the before and after on the Desert Diamond, to show the progress over time. And that "Pink Blush" is a whole lot of plant for the size of the container.

cullen_ said:I really like this dwarf aloe
A couple local growers grow this aloe, but no one knows what species. It only gets about 4" wide, so it is a true dwarf. It makes lots of off-sets. I have a few of them.
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That lovely plant is actually an agave, though I couldn't tell you which one. The teeth and especially terminal spines on agaves tend to be pretty hard core compared to aloes, so that's usually the best cue.
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javaMom
Feb 26, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Hi friends,

I have too many favorite succulents, it's hard to pick fave and It changes all the time for me nodding . So here is one of my all time favorite who is a bit tricky to grow in my climate, love it because my first love in gardening is Rose, and this beauty reminds me of Rose
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Group hug
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cullen_
Feb 26, 2020 7:10 PM CST
@Baja_Costero Nice catch. Of course its an Agave. I knew/know that. I couldn't sleep last night, so I was posting in the middle of the night. Do you have a guess on what the species could be?
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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Feb 26, 2020 8:00 PM CST

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I would guess it has a Japanese name. Smiling
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Hillsepicacti
Feb 29, 2020 7:35 AM CST
A good pic of Selenicereus Grandiflorus Svend Høst.
I grow quite a few Selenicereus. The biggest is S:Macdonaldiae. 12 inches across
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Name: Svend Høst
Copenhagen (Zone 7b)
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svendhoest
Feb 29, 2020 10:38 AM CST
I have one Selenicereus macdonaldiae but no flowers so far , and a hybrid Selenicereus pteranthus X Selenicereus macdonaldiae no flowers yet , but its better with Selenicereus grandiflorus that has given 8 flowers in one night last year.
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Number9Dreamer
Feb 29, 2020 9:28 PM CST
I have 3 rooms full of succulents in winter. There are some of my favorites in both pictures, including the ancient climbing onion which is a winter grower, a 35 year old bonsai Sonoran rock fig, 2 baobab trees, 2 twenty something Euphorbia Greenwayi and a purple hoya, and an assortment of stapeliads including the only caralluma I've been able to keep growing for a number of years. It's yet to bloom, though. The leaded cactus lamp shade is also a favorite.
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