Plant mail and an unexpected surprise

in succulents •  2 months ago

I got some succulents from a grower in the Cape today. I was really worried about them travelling by post as the weather gets warmer but they arrived in good condition. I have potted them up and put them on the heat mat to encourage fresh root growth.

The first is a plant that I always wanted but is very hard to find. I don't know why, apparently they aren't that difficult to grow although they grow very slowly.

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Larryleachia marlothii is a stapeliad so it has stinky flowers. It looks more like a bald cactus than a stapeliad but the flowers are characterisic of the family. I have read that it is also poisonous, containing a rare nerve poison.

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This little bundle of fluff is a Haworthia arachnoida var. setata, also one that has been on my want-list for a while.

I also got some more Haworthia tesselatas which are different to the kind we normally get here in that they have many longitudinal stripes, making a very big grid-pattern on the leaves.

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A day or two ago, I was pleasantly surprised to see that one pot of haworthia seeds decided to sprout after all an there are now four. When I said to the person I got the seeds from that they hadn't sprouted, he said that they do take a very long time so I decided not to give up just yet.

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More baby Haworthias at last!

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Super!!!
Congratulations!
I liked all the plants!
I really like your Larryleachia marlothii !!!
Highly!!!
I like how it blooms.
I too very much wanted this.
I was a little upset when I heard that she had an unpleasant smell ...
He is strong?
Or should I put my nose in the flower? (I hope!)

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I don't know why they are so rare. Luckily, it wasn't too expensive, I paid about 8.5 Euro for it. I think it's not as bad as your Stapelia gigantea but your nose will not love it!

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I never saw them on sale.
You know if there is a smell:
Trichocaulon cactiforme and
Pseudolithos?

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Do they also have a bad smell?

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Yes. Trichocaulon is the old name for Larryleachia

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wow, it's too good

Wow is really awesome. My favorite thing Keep up the good work

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Congratulations on the success of your seeds! Whereas it obviously has to happen, growing succulents from seeds is sort of new to me.

Those specimens with the gridwork on the leaves are really beautiful.

=^..^=

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H tesselata isn't everyone's cup of tea but I really like them. Growing from seed is new to me too but that is a long-term project to make money from home. Entrepreneurship is the only way in a country with an unemployment rate as high as ours

Yea sprouts! Congratulations on the patience. It is nice to hear of someone that gives plants the time they need to grow!!

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Thank you. It did take patience

I thought the first one looked like a Cactus as well, its really amazing. I also love the second one, i've never seen anything like it. Thats so exciting that you have more Haworthia seeds sprouting.

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That little spider plant is very cute and I am pleased that there are sprouts, although now I have to keep everything alive

Yay for the Hawortia babies!
I like Larryleachia marlothii. The flowers are really pretty!

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Yes! I saw a Larryleachia about 10 years ago and didn't get it although that's a good thing, I probably would have killed it immediately in those days. This is the first time I have seen another.

And, thank you for the resteem!

Oh, that L. marlothii is my wish too!
Both Haw. are so pretty...

Congratulation on your new babies! :) Your patience is well awarded.

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Well, if I ever get seeds, I am sure we could make a swop of some kind.
I am very pleased that I at least had some germination of the seeds but I also still hope for more