Sticky Fingers

Sunday, June 18, 2006

More new plants!

I've been trying to not get anything new, but yesterday I went to a Cactus and Succulent Society meeting and came home with a box of goodies. Mostly Euphorbias, and far more than I had planned. My excuse is that they are all fairly small so they won't take up much space.

Just for the record:

1. Euphorbia stellaspina
2. Euphorbia gorgonis "Brevirama" - an offset from a mature plant
3. Euphorbia grandicornis - from seed March 2005
4. Euphorbia bupleurifolia - from seed March 2005
5. Euphorbia laikipiensis - cutting
6. Euphorbia stellata - from seed June 6, 2002
7. Euphorbia obesa - from seed August 10, 2004
8. Euphorbia platyclada - from seed September 2004
9. Euphorbia fasciculata
10. Euphorbia guiengola - cutting
11. Euphorbia fulgens - cutting
12. Uebelmannia pectinifera - from seed March 2004

Not a great photo, but here they all are in the box they came home in last night.

I also got caught in the grocery a few days ago when I walked past the plant section and this grafted cactus just jumped into my hand - I couldn't resist. I do have a serious case of "cactitis" or "succulentia".

I still need to find out what this plant is - probably a Rebutia or Sulcorebutia but when it blooms I will be able to get more help on that. It has two buds so I hope to soon see some action.


  • Hi! I was searching for Euphorbia horrida and your page came up, neat! I myself just got a bunch of succulent euphorbias from a local nursery and I just love my E. horrida, e. anoplia realated little ones. I am curious to see how yours do over the years. They originally come from south africa and so are used to a mediterranean climate, definitely not what I have here in Miami, but probably similar to your climate. I have had no luck with med. plants here, I'e tried lots of succulent Pelargoniums - disaster! My latest mania is Adeniums, they do great for me and I should be planting my own seeds soon. I was going to tell you about the pages but I see you've already found it! What a great site! My E. anoplia's are flowering already, they are both male but it looks like there is one female flower. Hopefully I can raise my own seed! Anyway, I will check back and see how your plantlings are doing. Good luck and thanks for sharing! --rob

    By Anonymous rob, at June 20, 2006 3:07 pm  

  • Rob,

    Glad you find my blog interesting.

    I just checked out your collection - they all look like nice plants. You'll need to repot them soon because they may not do well in the peat-based commercial mix when in your home enviroment.

    I'm still all over the place with my collection - I like a range of types of cacti and other succulents so I haven't specialised and maybe won't. I now have about 35 Euphorbia species and am still looking for more. I have to be more careful with them, though, because I lost a few in the rains last month.

    By Blogger Jade, at June 22, 2006 9:48 am  

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