An 'Earth Star' was born - to Dr Larry & Cryptanthus fanciers

stephaniaMarch 3, 2008

I've realized making hybrid is an exciting hobby.

Months ago, they all looked the same, tiny green thing,

a crosse between C.'Dennis Cathcart' x C.argyrophyllus

Now, some of them appear to be done :-)

At least, this one look rather like the pollen parent .

These are C.'Ken Vinzant' x C.argyrophyllus cross.

Brothers

Variation

Taken with 'Daddy'

I hope one of them would be a star (@^_^@)

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hotdiggetydam

I like the frosty lavender ones

    Bookmark   March 3, 2008 at 5:12PM
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stephania

Could I name my most beautiful one after you, HDD ? (^_^)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 3:40AM
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hotdiggetydam

Chanin I would be honered but I'm not sure the beautiful cryptanthus would like having a name like 'HDD' :)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 8:54AM
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stephania

But I'm pretty sure one should be named Cryptanthus 'Moon Stone' (^_*)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 9:46AM
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hotdiggetydam

A ha! thats a good name :))

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 9:51AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

Well, now you are hooked, Chanin! It will take over your life, I promise you....

I'm still waiting for you to cross LV with KV. ;-)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 12:36PM
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drlarry

Chanin-
All your fingers are green, not just your thumbs!
Nice to see the thick surf. Will be anxious to see if the barring when added to argophyllus, will double up on the surf in the barred areas.
Lisa made a cross, call C 'Ultrasuede', which has such thick scurf I love to run it across my cheek. Who said cryptanthus can't be sensual. Definitely will have to write up your results later and get it into the Journal with lots of pictures.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 2:48PM
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stephania

It must be a very happy life, Lisa...thank you for your encourage (@^_^@)
I promise I will do the cross and name the best one as 'Vinzant's pride'

Thank you Dr Larry, you are the person who create those green finger guys,
and make the whole world happy. (^_^)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2008 at 7:20PM
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stephania

Hi Crypt. fanciers, up to date for some stars that looking good.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 2:34AM
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LisaCLV(HI)

The one with the streaks looks like a winner, Chanin! Which grex is that from?

And the one in the last photo? It looks like it has C. beuckeri in it. No scurf, or is it just wet?

Nice scalloped edges on #7 too.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 4:43AM
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stephania

Thanks for your comments, Lisa (^_^)

The green-streaked is a Dennis Cathcart's grex which I guess
did cross with Crypt. lacerdae instead of C.argyrophyllus.

Yes, the last photo is C.beuckeri's, the plant has no scurf,
but I have no idea who is daddy?

#7 is your Ken Vinzant's x with C.argyrophyllus.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 6:41AM
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kerry_t_australia(9)

Congratulations, Chanin! You must be a proud dad :)

K

    Bookmark   September 28, 2008 at 6:09PM
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