Got Stalk?

jeffrey_harris(San Diego, CA)October 25, 2005

Here's Crassula tecta's flowers.

I'm still learning how to use the macro function on my camera (a Nikon Coolpix 3200) - I don't know why the front and back flowers aren't in focus but the middle one is, though I suspect it's operator error.

Begging your pardon at the quality of the photo.

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deefar(zone 5 NY)

I like flowers on that. What does the whole plant look like?


    Bookmark   October 25, 2005 at 9:07PM
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shrubs_n_bulbs(z8/9 UK)

Limited field depth is common in macro mode because the relative distance from each flower to the lens is large, its just a fact of life. Try restricting the aperture (it helps to do this in bright sunny conditions) to get greater depth of field. Or try taking the picture from further away and cropping down, or even take it from further away with digital zoom. You could even try taking it from further away with regular optical zoom, but that usually reduces the field depth even further.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2005 at 6:05AM
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I really like C. tecta! Mine is thinking about blooming for the first time this year, from being a tiny stub 3 years ago. It put up those nifty bud stalks weeks ago, but the buds are developing painfully slowly.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2005 at 9:00AM
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jeffrey_harris(San Diego, CA)

Dear Dawn,

Here's the whole plant - it's in a 2" pot.

Dear SnB,

Thanks for the tips - I'll try to use them.

Dear OooJen,

Heat, milady, heat, that's what they want.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2005 at 11:10AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Ah, Ive sen a pic of this named var Klingsbergensis or something similar.
Hang on , its here in my favourites somewhere....

Ah, here it is!

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   October 28, 2005 at 6:21PM
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Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

That's a 2" pot?!? Amazing! I didn't think these plants were so small. I came this close [] to buying one of these. Now I wish I had.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 8:03AM
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deefar(zone 5 NY)

Thanks Jeff. I like that one. I like crassulas, I might have to get that one. Do you know where I can go to get one?


    Bookmark   October 29, 2005 at 11:02AM
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