Huernia kennediana

bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MISeptember 3, 2013

This is the first time this has flowered for me and I have managed to keep it alive!!!!!!

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mmmmmmmmmmm... nice! It looks just like the sarlacc from Return of the Jedi. Careful, Howard. If you fall in, you'll be slowly digested for 1000 years!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 7:50PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

Nice! I haven't tried one of these tricky are they in our zone?


    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 7:54PM
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TT, zone 5b MA

iPad double post syndrome...


This post was edited by tom_termine on Tue, Sep 3, 13 at 19:58

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 7:56PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SunDiegoCA)

EXCELLENT bloom & shot of it, Howard! Congrats!! (Little tweak on the name: kennedyana)

    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 8:33PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Hey, Tom, my first attempt ended in failure. This time things seem to be doing much better, not sure why. I think they are like any Huernia; for me, as easy as many say they are to grow, I have had my problems. This one is growing very well and has new growth along with flowers. I got this from C & D (

Rosemarie, thanks. I had a concern, myself, with the spelling and thought it was misspelled but the tag said and I just accepted it... Next time I'll trust my intellect.

Thanks for your kind comments...

    Bookmark   September 4, 2013 at 8:28AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Sweeeet! I'll have to hope it grows as vigorously for you as the H. zebrina I gave you .... then I can abscond with a cutting some day.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 2:24PM
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Wow, that's pretty.

I have one Stapelia Gigantea (? not sure) for year, bloomed once and once only.

This year I purchased and swapped more species. I have about 10 species now.

Happy gardening.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2013 at 4:43PM
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