$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?



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

    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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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 :)


    Bookmark   July 17, 2011 at 8:09PM
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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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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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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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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! :)


    Bookmark   July 19, 2011 at 11:49PM
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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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Will do!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2011 at 11:15AM
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