$5......How did I do?

brodyjames_gwJuly 17, 2011

Went to my local farmers market yesterday and found this guy for $5! He's about a foot tall. I couldn't stop smiling the whole way home :)

Is he a Euphorbia mammillaris variegata?

TIA,

Nancy

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ssk22

Nancy,
I would say you got a really good deal. My local markets never throw a surprise like that in. Congrats!
Sharon

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 12:01PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Im sorry you'll have to take it back. it was an accident, the real price was $50. Just return it and no question will be asked. Lol... wow! do they have any more?? :)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 4:01PM
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land3499

That's a great find!

He is probably Euphorbia fimbriata variegata, usually ID'd as E. mammillaris variegata. Search on "euphorbia fimbriata" here if you want all the gory details :)

-R

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 8:09PM
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cactusmcharris

Nancy,

You done good there, lady. I almost had the name for you (but I wouldn't have had the specifics) but Robert took care of that for you. In case you're interested, that plant would have sold in the roughly $7-9 range at the SDCSS Show and Sale last month.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 8:37PM
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brodyjames_gw

Thanks, everyone....it is so rare to find something "new and exotic" (for the Milwaukee area, anyways). It was love at first sight and instant gratification....no waiting for a postal delivery! :)

Hijole, they did in fact, have at least 3 more, one being planted in @ a 6 in. pot vs. my 3 inch one.

Robert, thanks for the clarification. I hope to see the pink coloration soon!

Jeff, Whew! I did do good then; saved myself a few bucks! A good thing, since I will be spending much more at the Chicago Botanic Gardens this Saturday. There will be a cactus and succulent sale going on. I scored a nice female E. obesa last year and hope to get her a boyfriend this time!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 1:35AM
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martenfisher(9a)

It is a piece of garbage and is ugly. YOu wasted your money. Forutnatley for you I take in unwanted ugle plants.

In all cereusnes that is a killer deal.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 7:34PM
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brodyjames_gw

Marten,

You're right about it being ugly...it's so ugly that it's cute! (That can apply to plants as well as puppies, right?) I'm always drawn to the weirder looking things in life! :)

Nancy

    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 11:49PM
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cactusmcharris

Nancy,

If you run into Karen 715 there, give her a hug for me, if you would.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 12:10AM
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brodyjames_gw

Will do!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 11:15AM
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