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#50623 October 27th, 2006 at 08:35 AM
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Today I went to a plant nursery a bit down into NJ. I found the BESTEST collection of small cacti and succulents I have EVER SEEN in my life anywhere!!! I've been there before, and they always have a nice selection, but this time it was one long table, upon long table, etc etc! I had all I could do not to buy 100's of them - 3 inch pots of large plants for only $1.89!!!!!!! I ended up with 9. The owner didn't even charge me full price - only charged $15 and no tax, so they came out to $1.67 each - soooooo much cheaper than what Home Depot gets for them - the only other place around that even carries any, and usually in poor shape unless you happen to be there on delivery day!

Here are 3 of the same, that I then potted up together.
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another 3 - know what they are?
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#50624 October 27th, 2006 at 08:37 AM
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Another - anyone know what it is?
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Another, who am I?
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Yet another - anyone know?
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#50625 October 27th, 2006 at 09:57 AM
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Looks like you found a good deal...The the third picture first post third of three of course look like aloe's of different varieties. Those are large plants for that cheap price! Very good buy!

#50626 October 27th, 2006 at 11:26 AM
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Up until the very last two, they are almost certainly aloe/gasteria/hayworthia, three closely related genuses - close enough that they will produce viable seed in any combination. Here are my guesses: the first 3 that you potted together are aloe. The 2nd 3, from l to r, are aloe, hayworthia, gasteria. The big single one is aloe striata. In enough light the edges of the leaves will turn pink. It's a winter grower. The last 2 I don't know. Gasteria are slow growers and can tolerate more shade than most aloe and hayworthia. Sorry I can't help with species names for any but the striata. I've got 3 of them and know what they look like.
Great buy! May they grow with joy!!

#50627 October 28th, 2006 at 12:21 AM
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They are NICE plants, Lynne- I don't know what they are, but I like them! laugh laugh You always find the neatest things! GREAT find! thumbup

#50628 October 29th, 2006 at 07:18 AM
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Those are great finds Lynne!!! Love the planting that you did with the first 3 as well.

#50629 October 29th, 2006 at 07:21 AM
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Great ideas, Great plants, Great deals, no idea what they are! laugh laugh laugh kissies Thanks for sharing, though!!

I think I remember seeing something like the one in the second post, second plant... maybe in one of my teachers' rooms.... I'll find out!!! thumbup

#50630 October 29th, 2006 at 07:42 AM
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ooooooooooooh - Mark - I hope you can find out what it is - I've never seen this one before!

#50631 October 29th, 2006 at 07:56 AM
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Lynne--I did a search, and this was the closest pic I came up with:

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:EOXAbRQR45ckDM:http://www.tytyga.com/perennials

Unfortunatly, the website holding the pic won't open for some reason.... but it was considered "a rare aloe" in the descriptian...

#50632 October 29th, 2006 at 08:16 AM
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Thanks Mark, but I don't think that looks the same.

The one I have is pretty flat looking when you look at it straight on, and the leaves alternate right, left, and so on.

#50633 October 29th, 2006 at 08:38 AM
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Another question-- are the edges/tips rounded? Or curved?

#50634 October 29th, 2006 at 10:04 AM
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Found the name for the first picture in the second post here - Aloe Striata.

Margaret - you were right! thumbup

#50635 October 29th, 2006 at 11:05 AM
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I think I found the name of the last pictured.
Agave ornithobroma -

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Bird food Agave! Parrots in Sinaloa Mexico love to eat the flowers of this Agave and this is the reason for the botanical name. Though you are unlikely to eat its flowers, there are plenty reasons for people to love this plant. The form of the plant is very much like an A. geminiflora with long nearly cylindrical leaves.In habitat the plant tends to tilt to one side instead of sitting upright, like A. geminiflora.
Also known as Maguey Pajarito because birds like to eat it so much in its natural habitat.


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