Can't wait to see it open up!!!!! ;)

chuy415June 3, 2014

This was gifted to me last year by a special person here!!! My very first one I've owned and am soooo excited!! ;-).

Chuy

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Beautiful!
I love watching the blooms/buds on these grow! Like a big balloon! Will be looking forward to seeing it !

Love the container it is in too!

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 11:48PM
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chuy415

thank you JoJo.... I didn't realize it actually did grow like a balloon, just several days ago it was smaller :)...
will post once it's opened and/or bigger...

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:05AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

What is its name?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:11AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Yes, please do keep us posted!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:13AM
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chuy415

It is a Stapelia... :).

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:33AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Chuy, its different for sure I've never seen one of those before looks nice, I too will be standing by for some pics of the blooms.

Open, open.. Greg

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:48AM
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aztcqn

What a fat happy plant. Ant.tici.paaation!!!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 12:59AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Greg,
There should be one more "open" ;-) sorry, I used to work at mervyn's, lol...

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kathi_mdgd

Chuy,
Looking good,nice pot as well.I know you'll like the color and shape,so unusual,at least I think so. As the op said,open,open,open.
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 1:21AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Open!

I knew it lol..

Greg

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

LOL

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 1:42AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

How's this coming along Chuy? did it bloom yet?.! ?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2014 at 12:24PM
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chuy415

Hi..... It's still there - it's gettin bigger ;-). Hasn't opened as of yet! Trust me- you'll be the first to see it once it opens - thx for asking

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 2:34AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

LOL, Greg! Yes! Open, Open, Open! JoJo, I liked that Mervyn's commercial (one fo our favorite stores to shop-sorry to see it close up)!

Chuy, I'll venture to say your plant is Orbea variegata. The pod shouldn't get too much bigger. I think it'll open any day now! =)

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chuy415

Rosemarie... thank you! I am so anxious to see it open up :)... never had anything like this... every!!

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 5:08PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Remember the Carly Simon song ANTICIPA-A-TION?

Should be pretty cool.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 5:43PM
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chuy415

Here it is as of last night!!!! Still waiting patiently ;). Just wanted to let everyone know I didn't forget about you all ;)

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 1:45PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Thanks, Chuy! =) Thanks, Aztcqn & Karen...I've had Carly's song in my head for days now! :P

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Thanks for the update! It looks good !! but please tell it we love blooms and we may not be as patient as you. ;-) lol

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Rosemarie, it is funny how a song can get stuck! lol

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chuy415

Finally!!!!!! Spectacular!!!! ;).

Chuy

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Woooooo Hooooooooooo!!
Yay, it bloomed!
Congrats on your first bloom!

It's beautiful!!!
I thinks it's the Orbea variegata that Rosemariero mentioned up thread.
I think these flowers are just too cool!

JoJo

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 10:33PM
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camellia1_gw

Gorgeous and nice plant!

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 11:27PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Yes, it's BEAUTIFUL! Worth the wait! Congrats! Yes, Orbea variegata.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 11:52PM
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aztcqn

Oh man! That's a beautiful flower, Chuy. The patterns and shape is so nice. I've always been put off because some tend to attract flies. This one seems bug free. ;]
Haha, Rosemariero, I, actually, first thought of Fran n Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show " So come up to the lab and see what's on the slab. I see you shiver with antici... pation" But, then Joni and the ketchup commercial immediately interceded...
:D

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 12:08AM
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chuy415

Thank you all for your nice comments!! Makes me happy to know others enjoy it as well! I actually took it for a ride today to show off!! I text my brother a pic of it and couldn't believe his eyes. He didn't believe it was real. ;-). I had to prove it. Lol

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 2:06AM
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bob61

Beautiful flower and great looking plant. It should give lots more flowers in the future. It's always fun to see the first bloom on a plant.

Bob

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 5:30AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

One word - AMAZING!!!

Thanks for sharing Greg

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Chuy, on second thought I should have said, HIJOLE!

Greg

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ltran54(9)

Chuy, that is BEAUTIFUL bloom.
Wow.... congrats......
I can't keep my eyes off for few minutes.

Marie

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 11:14AM
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dannie317

I was getting pretty impatient! Totally worth the wait, what a gorgeous flower!! Here's wishing you many more from that pot!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 12:19PM
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chuy415

Thank you all!!!! I too cannot stop staring at it!! I love love love it... I am bragging to all of my co workers and they are all in awe because they've never seen anything like it!

Greg..... yes.. HIJOLE is the perfect word!!! lol

Chuy

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

You definitely have barging rights! ;-). And for those of that only know English.. What does hijole mean ? ;-)

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Laura Robichaud

Congrats on the beautiful flower!!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 2:42PM
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kathi_mdgd

Beautiful Chuy,i knew it would be.I love that one better than some of my others.

Here's the mother plant.

kathi

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chuy415

Kathi... I love the mother plant and am thankful for her! :)
I want MORE!!! :) lol..
JoJo- Hijole can be translated as "oh, wow!!", "oh my!!", and for those that are young at heart and hip :)- "oh snap!"

Chuy

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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Chuy,
Thanks for the translation! :-) I'm in the 40+ crowd so "oh wow"! or "oh my! " works for me. lol... Although young at heart.. Oh snap just doesn't do it for me. LOL!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 7:04PM
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aztcqn

Mama plant's flowers make perfect pot decorations!
Hijole con un hay caramba for sure on that bloom!

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kathi_mdgd

In the next week or so i'm going to be working on the garden that these are in,so more than likely will have some more cuttings as they break easily.Anyone that wants any for postage and the USA only,send me an email thru my page,and i'll take orders on a first come,first served basis.
Kathi

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 8:13PM
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chuy415

Jojo- I'm with you on that one!! Lol
Kathi- thank you... Sent you an email ;)

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 1:28AM
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jojosplants(9/ Tucson, Az.)

Kathi~ I would love cuttings, I sent an email.

Thank you. :-)

JoJo

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 9:36AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Chuy!!!

Your bloom is magnificent !!! I have never seen such detail and beauty in this gorgeous bloom!!!

I know you are " Over The Moon" with excitement as well as you should be!!!

Congratulations to you!! I know you have been working hard !!! I can't tell you how proud I am...

Sending you my best, and again... This is fantastic!!

Take good care,

Xo

Laura

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chuy415

Laura... you are soooo sweet!! I am "Over the Moon!!!" is correct :)... I keep showing it off to every person that I come across...
thank you again and take care!

Chuy

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 1:04PM
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Nik23

What a beauty!!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 7:31PM
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