Another one bites the dust..

in #gardening5 months ago
Yea.. it happens. Not on purpose of course. I will blame the weather as always :pZdarza się. Oczywiście nie utrupiłam go specjalnie i jak zawsze zwalę wszystko na pogodę :p

Cotyledon Undulata

Cotyledon undulata leaves ruffles.jpg

I got this really nice Cotyledon undulata two or three years ago as a very small plant. It was growing nicely as they all do most of the time. It even bloomed for me twice! So I thought the place I put it in is good for him and he is happy.Kupiłam go jako młodą roślinkę dwa albo trzy lata temu. Od tamtej pory rósł sobie spokojnie i nawet zakwitł dwa drawy. Stwierdziłam zatem, że miejsce ma odpowiednie i chyba mu u mnie dobrze.
And then the leaves started to fall off. Some new grew and then dropped again. When that happens it is either way too little water or too much water. But which one? Trying all kinds of things it did eventually die. It is like with cacti I grow. You see one starting to shrivel and you don’t know if it needs more water, or the roots started to root and it needs to be dried in this second to save it.A potem zaczął gubić liście. Jakieś nowe czasami urosły ale też odpadały. Gdy tak się dzieje, to ma albo za dużo, albo za mało wody. No ale którą opcję wybrać? Próbowałam różnych rzeczy, ale w końcu padł. To tak jak z kaktusami… zaczyna się taki gagatek kurczyć i nie wiem czy mam go podlać, czy ma już podgniłe korzenie i na gwałt trzeba przesuszyć aby go ocalić.

Cotyledon undulata leaves macro 1.jpg

It had really gorgeous leaves! Very thick, meaty almost white from all that powder they are covered in. But the main attraction were those ruffled edges. I have another Cotyledon that has the same colour, but the leaves are flat and it looks like a mongrel comparing to this one.Cudne miał te liście. Bardzo grube, mięsiste, niemal białe tylko tego proszku na nich miał. Ale cały ich urok tkwi w tych pofalowanych brzegach. Mój inny Cotyledon też ma taki kolor, ale liście są zwykłe i przy nim to jak kundel wygląda.

Cotyledon undulata flowers.jpg

The flowers on the outside are also covered in that farina. It is for zee protection from the sun and water. Drops just slide down on it like on some greasy surface.Kwiaty po zewnętrznej stronie też pokryte są tym proszkiem. To dla ochrony przed słońcem i wilgocią. Woda po ty spływa jak po kaczce.

Cotyledon undulata flower center.jpg

Cotyledon undulata flower buds macro.jpg

For now I have the photos left. But if I see it again I will bring it home again :)Pozostały zdjęcia. A jak jeszcze go gdzieś zobaczę to przytargam znowu do domu :)

Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
(ƒ/14, 1/320, ISO100)
All photos and text are my own.



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Nice shots bro.. I love looking at those pics..

Thanks a lot :)
I am a girl ;)

You're welcome ^^

Ow, sorry I thought you're a boy because of your profile pic hehe

No worries :)

Always so sad to see them die @ewkaw
But hopefully this will cheer you up a bit.
I don't know if you saw my recent post about the 24 hour "Echinopsis Cactus"?

Here is a photo of it and it only lasts for one day!

And thankfully here is another one developing!

I am busy building a rock garden and will soon plant all of the out into it!

Oh wow that is stunning!! I had a white Echinopsis.. died too :P (looks like I will slowly kill them all)
And yea.. they only last one day. But can bloom many times in the season.

Glad that you know them. We just have the right climate and sun here for them and I have many. Will have to see if I also get lucky with a white!

I hope you do! They have some amazing flowers and colours.

Thank you my dear friend.

Tak, przytargaj do domu jak go znowu zobaczysz :) Na pewno gdzieś na Ciebie czeka ;)

Też tak myślę :)

Cotyledons mostly grow in winter. Keep them cooler and drier in summer

I can't really keep them cooler. Can only provide shade. It is hot everywhere...
Maybe it was summer overwatering then.


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