Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cactus Collection delivery!

Here they are....arrived today...found the box on my front doorstep when I get home from work!!! Yeah...excitement!!!

Well, actually these top two were purchased form Home Depot here today...during my lunch break! This top one is called Crassula Obliqua "Tricolor"...hope it is labelled correctly...I need to research to be sure!

This soft green-blue plant came without a still need to research this one!

This one is a pretty little Ferocactus those red spines!!! How daring!!!

Now I ordered this one based on the fact that I loved Aiyanas' from Water When Dry. It is called Mammillaria gracilis fragilis! Isn't it beautiful...covered with stars and also arrived with blooms!

Here is my first split rock! Called Pleiospilos nelii. What a name!

OK...last but not least is Anacampseros telephiastrum varigata. SHE is lovely with her bright pink leaves! Gotta get her in my succulent tires quick to try and keep that lovely pink color nice and bright in the sun!


Donna said...

Such lovely plants! I've been wanting to get myself a split rock as well. I love the way they look. My friend Kelly got me an Anacampseros telephiastrum, I love it! You picked a gorgeous selection of plants.

Cindy said...

I have the crassula obliqua (I've been calling it a variegated jade plant all this time.) It started out little like yours, and now it's about 12" high, not counting the pot. I also have the pink one (I call it Mexican Love Plant.)

I've tried those split guys, they never last too long with me.

Hey, next time you want a bunch of succulents from California, why don't you just let me send you a box of cuttings from some of my plants?

Julie said...

Thanks Donna! I am going to ask Cindy what she feels she might have done wrong to lose her split rocks. I hope mine will LIVE, Garsh darn it! LOL. above...can you think of any reasons you might have had poor fortune with your split rocks??? Thanks for the offer of sending cuttings...that would be cool!!! I kinda feel like we are all buying the same plants too...when they are so easy to propogate! I really should do a trade thing with some people...course I don't know what I could ever have that someone would want...mine are all common, really! Is your Mexican Love Plant in full sun???

Donna said...

Oh no, I'm interested to know as well why Cindy's split rocks didn't last very long. I just ordered some after admiring the pictures of your lovely plants.

Cindy said...

I kill most of my succulents with too much water and cold in the winter. (Which is not to say that I kill most of them, but that when they do die, it's from the cold and wet.) The ones that thrive for me are the ones that can be left out all winter, face the elements, and still be smiling in the spring.

My succulent area is really not in a very good location. It's on the north side of my house, and in total shade during the winter. My Mexican Love Plants don't have much pink on them right now.

No Rain said...

Hi Julie,
Nice additions. Pleiospilos nelii will be tricky--the watering schedule is critical. As I mentioned in one of my posts on this plant, "I have learned to control the urge to water it all year long. I water lightly in the fall for a couple of months and then again in early spring, and very seldom the rest of the time. In the winter, it grows new leaves from the center of the split, and the new leaves then consume the old leaves. If the plant is over watered, the old leaves remain and the plant usually rots and dies."
Also, the barrel and Mamm need very little water. With your humidity, maybe even less than mine.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Wow! That pink one is a must have! xo, suzy

Randall Bott said...

I just got Anacampseros telephiastrum varigata today at a Lowes. Pretty little plant. I too am willing to trade cuttings.

chuck b. said...

Anacampseros is a beauty!

Holidays said...

Did u figure out the unlabeled, blue-grey plant? It looks like a bunch of young Kalanchoe beharensis. I'd be surprised if it wasn't. There are a few similar tomentose Kalanchoes like K. eriophylla & K. milotti, but they are fairly uncommon.