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Nov 22, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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Aichryson laxum flowers



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Nov 22, 2021 6:08 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
Pretty blooms. Do you have a photo of the full plant by any chance?
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Nov 22, 2021 8:38 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great banner Stefan!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Nov 22, 2021 9:13 PM CST
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
You certainly introduce us to new, beautiful plants via the banner. Always looking forward to more.
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Nov 22, 2021 10:00 PM CST
Name: Stefan
SE europe(balkans) (Zone 6b)
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Tropicals Fruit Growers Foliage Fan Orchids Bulbs Apples
pod said:Pretty blooms. Do you have a photo of the full plant by any chance?


Nope! I used to have one of these, didnt get to bloom. Turned all bonsai like. I didnt know there were so few photos on the db here.
But no photo this time.
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Nov 22, 2021 11:15 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
That's unfortunate. What little I saw of the foliage looked interesting. Is it succulent?
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Nov 23, 2021 3:23 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
What an interesting plant & excellent banner, Stefan. Thumbs up

I know I've seen it...maybe even have it.
But until you created this excellent banner, didn't know it's name or appreciate it's beauty.
Would make a nice Christmas present. Smiling

Aka 'Tree of Love'

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Learn and/or create something every day.

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Nov 23, 2021 6:52 AM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thank you Cal for those links. What a cool plant. I had a hint that it was succulent foliage from the banner photo. The foliage is beautiful!

The information offered in the link was most interesting and entertaining. Odd though, at one point they said
These plants are annual or biennial and they produce volunteer seedlings around themselves after they flower, allowing new plants to grow even if the old one dies.


Then
After flowering, the 'Tree of Love' plants die unless the inflorescence is removed.


I loved the romance of the Tree of Love aka Aichryson Laxum plant.

They almost made me think I needed to go shopping for this lovely plant when they said it loved heat and humidity. I thought, That's me! Till I read
'Tree of Love' plants are particularly vulnerable to spider mites, powdery mealybugs, and nematodes.
They talked me right out of it! Hilarious!

But it still is a lovely succulent. Thank you Stefan and thank you Cal!
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Nov 23, 2021 11:24 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
...particularly vulnerable to spider mites, powdery mealybugs, and nematodes

Not a problem.....just spritz the plant occasionally with water for the mites, as they like it dry.

And when I find mealy bugs, I add a little detergent to break down the surface tension,
and smother them. Also insecticidal soap should work.

If nematodes are the problem, nuke the soil in the microwave before planting, or use
a commercial mix.

Maybe someone else has experience & tips for these pests.

But worth it, imho. Green Grin!
Learn and/or create something every day.

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Nov 23, 2021 12:42 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thank you. I have bookmarked your post. Now to find one... Whistling
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Nov 23, 2021 12:46 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thumbs up

Unless I find it first! Green Grin!
Learn and/or create something every day.

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Nov 23, 2021 1:08 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
Hope you are able! Then you can direct me to the source. Big Grin
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Nov 23, 2021 1:17 PM CST
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Xeriscape Container Gardener Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers
Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Very cool slice, Stefan. I was proud of myself when I could guess the tribe (Aeonieae) based on just a couple of flowers.

I had an Aichryson back in the day, and propagated it, but then the mother plant went to seed and that was the end of that. They are indeed lovely miniatures. The flowers are outsized compared to the leaves. Word to the wise: these are not long lived plants, more like something to appreciate while it lasts. Smiling
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Nov 23, 2021 6:14 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Neat plant and banner, Stefan. Interesting conversation and additional info, too. Thanks everyone! Smiling
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