Some plants I bought at the C & S show in St Louis. My first Dyckia 'silver sheen'. Gasteraloe cv 'midnight'. Aloe 'raspberry delight'. And Euphoria bupleurfolia.
Great plants! I agree that the euphorbia is way cool.
Those plants look choice, well cared for. My silver Dyckias are always dying off at the tips, probably because they don't get enough water.
So you know, that Euphorbia is a little needy about light, so try to find it a relatively bright spot for the winter (which seems to be its preferred growth period).
Thanks Baja, the Dyckia does have a few tips that look like they are dying off. Thanks for the tip on the Euphorbia. First one of these also.
Wow, gorgeous plants, good diversity. I see a lot of plain clay pots, those must work well in the climate there.
While we're at it, some Euphorbia pictures, three plants on the patio. They are just now leafing out for the summer. First two (boy and girl) are baby seedlings, third is their father. Looks like a few unwelcome visitors on that first plant, nothing a squirt of soap water can't take care of.
Great plants at the show! I have tried to grow E. bupleurfolia twice and killed it both times! I do love it though.
Baja: you have some great ones there. Love the daddy plant! Here's one of my favorite Euphorbias:
I don't know why it went in sideways. The picture isn't on my computer. Something is wrong on Dave's Garden. I have noticed this a lot lately.
smashedcactus thanks for sharing those photos from the show.
Now I have lot more plants to find for my collection!
Baja_Costero your Euphorbias are great plants and they are on the top of my "want" list.
I'm sorry to hear that Nancy, was it the heat? Or something else? For whatever reason they do okay here, though some days are definitely better than others (moody plant).
Cristina, it's one of my favorites because of the way it looks. If you have trouble finding plants for sale, they should be easy to grow from seed (big seed = fast start, age at transplant = 3 months). The babies in the pictures are half the age of the father plant, which is around 6 years old. So it doesn't take a lifetime to grow one. :) And they will flower as early as the first or second set of true leaves.
Baja: I don't know how they died. Could have been the heat. Of course, I blame the heat for everything!! I have several other Euphorbias of that type that do fine. I wish I could figure it out! I usually try a plant a second time, but 2 strikes and out!
Beautiful plant, Gary! We have so many golden barrels here in the Phoenix area! They do great!
I have killed everyone I ever planted. I gave up on Golden Barrels years ago. I must be missing something basic in their care.
That is a nice looking golden barrel. Mine has been through a lot and looks pretty thrashed but keeps on going. I give it as much sun as possible (basically all day). It's actually pretty thirsty for a cactus.
Looks like you also get to enjoy one of my least favorite tasks: weeding around super-sharp spines. :)
You're looking at the good side. I set it out a little too early last year and fried it. It's starting to look better now. Baja, ibought a set of three long needle nose pliers. It makes the job a little easier.
My husband found me a long nosed surgical clamp after he got tired of the complaining. OW, Ow, ow!