milii X morati

aseedisapromiseDecember 11, 2012

PG traded with me for this milii X morati plant. It just produced a new stalk from under the mix, in the middle in the photo. Yay!

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kaktuskris(5)

Nice plant! Like the different leaves also.

Christopher

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 7:30PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hey Barb,

Nice to see you post this here, it looks lovely, congrats on the new shoot (a bit dark in the center, but I think I can see it). Great to see it's doing well w/ you; thanks for the update.

If I had my way, I'd spread this little charmer everywhere, it's easy to grow, quite vigorous when kept heavily watered & fertilized & will bloom almost all year long.

Also, it appears that this plant actually is somewhat rare &/or not all that easy to find (told to me by the man who used to grow this for my group, one of my plant mentors the late Roger Zimmerman). I rather like the notion of spreading this plant around in his memory.

Mine's not in bloom now as I've been regrowing it from one that was badly grown, am trying to make it leaf out from the gangly thing it was when given to me.

Yes, I rather like the patterned leaves, gives lots of visual interest when not in bloom. TFS & enjoy!!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 5:54PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Karen, this is an interesting cross, since E. moratii is a caudiciform and much different from the milii group. The leave shape is much like E. moratii but larger and I am curious from which parent it is getting the mottling; I know it should be from E. moratii and mine may change its leaves as it ages. The stems and flowers are definitely E. milii. If you cut yours up enough, maybe... My daughter is at 65th and 2nd....LOL

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 1:25PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Well Biker,

There's always next year, perhaps next time I trim it, I'll let you know. Is your daughter also 'planty'?

They don't look all that related so far; I really like the mottled leaves myself.

Here's mine from around last August.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 5:53PM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Karen, my daughter likes to have greenery in her home but I can't say she is as enthusiastic as we are! So that is your E. moratii? Great plant... I will have to be patient and wait and hopefully mine will get the mottled leaves, too!

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 9:56AM
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