armstrongii love

ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)September 30, 2012

Labeled as a Gasteria nitida var. armstrongii hybrid, found today. Pretty happy. Look at those pups. I fancy the shape too--one side curving up; the other, downward.


I see such variation between plants with this ID on them, and all so great.

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cactusmcharris

Most desirable - I keep hoping for the miniature armstrongii hybrid/cultivar pup growing to grow faster so I can detach it and send it to you. I'll try to get a picture of it for you soon.

Meanwhile, this doesn't look unlike a relative of your plant, in my pseudo-learned eye. Whaddya say, Colleen? It's strappy, bumpy and irregular like yours.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 11:20PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Bumpy, irregular, and surely pretty. Now, just to make sure, that's not the brother to the guy you sent over here, right? Because, if he is, jealous, because there's not a sign of a pup over here yet.

I speak of

which, by the way, has seemingly grown, though that may be something I'm making up in hopes that it's happy. I thought of it today when getting this new one. I put them side by side so that the new can intimidate the other.

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 11:31PM
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cactusmcharris

Colleen,

That (pictured in my post) is the brother / sister to yours - it took a long time to pup for me.

The ones I'll show are different and minute, but they all supposedly share in the armstrongii love - one small step for Gasterias, one giant leap for the Aloeacae.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 12:12PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Glad I wasn't guessing wrong--looked like the sibling! Gives me hope for a future pup. I've thought that plant was probably in the same ID field.

And do show. :)

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 1:13PM
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cactusmcharris

OK, but I claim no authenticity of the Armstrong - so many of them say they are but I just don't know. I've had them big and small with that moniker, as a species and subspecies.

Look how bumpy the parent is but strappy the pup be

My very own metric tape measure - I have to try hard to not say '3 and 15/16"'

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 1:05PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Wow, yes, the mum there is very bumpy, and the pups look really nice. Love that texture. The bumpier of my two armstrongs has put out a new pup, just noticed this afternoon...hope it follows with more.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 3:55PM
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lzrddr(91360)

here is a nice variegated plant seen at a recent plant show

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 11:49AM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

Beeeeautiful variegated.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 1:05PM
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