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Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm having fun with this one!


I saw this in a nursery near me, and on the sly, took a pic. It is a very interesting succulent...is it a stapeliad, a huernia, or something a little more unusual like an Orbea, Duvalia, or Pachycymbium? Cue the laughing...I am way off base, I know...Please don't tell me...I want to find it myself. If it turns out to be a Euphorbia of some type, I will live with it...but I am hoping for a really cool off the beaten path sort. It has some color striation on the branches, and soft points. I really love the look of it. It was priced at 15 dollars, and of course, I am a little too cheap for that! LOL. I always think of the little peice I could propogate...and it ruins me to pay. Wish me luck!
Julie

12 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Good luck. I have no idea what this unusual thing is. It would be a good conversation piece.

Darla said...

I couldn't tell you anyway...let us know.

Pokeberry Mary said...

I think I've seen it called 'crown of thorns' but I know that's just a popular name--maybe you could google that and see if its the same thing and what the latin for it is?

Evelyn Howard said...

Very unusual...

walk2write said...

That certainly is an unusual plant but too expensive! Maybe someone you know has one and can send you a cutting. I love your header photo, by the way.

Bobbie Lynn said...

That is one unusual succulent there. Looks dangerous too. : ) It will be interesting to see the growing pattern. Love the photo below of the sunflowers. It is nice to share your garden with a neighbor. A few years ago I grew a similar type of sunflower called Prairie Maximilian. Sunflowers are fun and pretty to grow. They variety out is amazing. Have Great Friday.

Lynn said...

Well you don't have to worry about ME telling you! As I have no idea.
Love your love for these beauties. My cousin Judy sent me some gorgeous photos of blooming succulents I plan to post on Monday.

rosemariero said...

A really neat, stapeliad for sure, Julie! If you can't find it...or get tired of looking for its ID, let me know. I'm pretty sure I know what it is. But don't wait too long to ask, or I'll forget it!
You can see it & lots of other neat stapeliads at www.stapeliad.info -if you have a day to peruse! :)

carolie said...

i went to walmart the other day and stopped by the plants section, and they had absolutely HUGE succulents and cactuses! (what's the plural? haha)
anyways i thought of you and hoped your walmart had them too! check it out, they were crazy!

Rainforest Gardener said...

Wicked looking! I have no idea what it could be!

Desert Swamp Dweller said...

Wow! That's really neat. I'll have to go check out my stores and see if I see any.

Stapeliad said...

Good luck...you are a magnet for weird succulents. Which actually is a good thing. :)