The Johannesburg Succulent Society holds public shows twice a year and these are not-to-be -missed events for me. It was a very quiet show this year, apparently because it coincided with some or other international sports event. Frankly, I had no idea people had such skewed priorities... I was very pleased with the plants I got but because I did a little trading with a friend for a rare book that he wanted, a plant with someone else and received some gifts I actually came home with money and all of these plants. So, some succulents to feast your eyes on
Euphorbia gorgonis is a medusoid Euphorbia I have wanted for a while. It's still quite small but flowering away and full of seeds. I will definitely sow them when they are ripe.
Haworthiopsis limfolia var. striata
Anacampseros filamentosa is native to the area that I live in and this one has been grown in very shady conditions so it's very green and elongated. It will be important not to expose it to too much sun, too fast or it will be sunburned.
A pair of Adromischus, the one on the right is sphenophyllus and I'm not sure what the left one is. The sharp-eyed will notice that there's a free strand of Senecio, String of Pearls in the pot as well
Some little things: the top two are columnar crassula species and the bottom left is Gonialoe sladeniana. The plants on the right are not dead, they are conophytums, which go dormant in the summer heat. They will return once the weather cools and can be left without water for the next four months.
Sarcocaulon crassicaule is also known as Bushman's Candle as the stems are waxy and can burn for a long time if it is set alight. I don't intend setting fire to this little bush, though. These little shrubs are extremely slow-growing and this one is already a couple of years old.
Finally, one for the garden, Chinese Dunce's Cap, Orostachys iwarenge which is not a native plant, unlike the others. I will need to protect it from our sun a little.
I got one or two other plants but I think this is probably death by scrolling so I will stop here. I'll show some of the other show plants in later posts