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Monday, November 8, 2010

Do you know these? Another Giveaway.


Please help identify





I only wanted one small cactus.  Their label said "Lettuce Leaf Cactus".  There was only one in a California Garden Shop and I took it home to Utah





Now I have many and so do my friends.  They turn red in the sun and green again when returned to the shade.  And, they become ENORMOUS




When they become too large or too tall I break off their heads (ouch) and replant .  They never complain.  The tall stalk remains planted in the pot.  Soon,  many small cacti appear along the stem.  





 As soon as they are about 2 inches in diameter I pull them from the stalk and plant  into soil, any kind of soil will do.  They are not particular.





Tall flower spikes emerge from the center





Small orange flowers appear






I will send one of these fine cacti to the first person who can properly identify this easy to grow, attention getting succulent.  Hint:  I don't think they are called Lettuce Leaf Cactus


Gina

 

6 comments:

  1. Cabbage leaf cactus:)? But I tell you what, I wish my cacti would grow that fast!
    PS about the tablecloth, it's my neighbors', but I'll keep my eyes open for a similar one at the market.

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  2. Dear Francesca, No, that's not it. Sorry. But that was a good guess. I finally found the name on the internet and I will keep you posted.
    About the tablecloth. Would your neighbor sell it? I could purchase it through your Etsy shop. I know I must sound crazy but it is the exact cloth I have been looking for and for many years. I'll pay anything.

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  3. Howdy Christine and Steven, no, not even close. However, since you live nearby (on weekends)I will personally bring one of these little monsters over to you. That is if you want one.

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  4. Hi Christine and Steven, Yep, that's what it is. A 'Frilly Echeveria Hybrid'. I can keep it for you in my greenhouse until next Spring. Congratulations!

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