Some pics on a mild March day/update on Graptopetalum paraguayens

jimhardyMarch 14, 2013

The small Grapto held on for a while-like that little dog in the movie Vacation that was tied to the bumper.....don't know if you can make them out among the Ice plants.

Some were covered with a popcorn popper lid-no heat...winter minimum low of -4F.

These did better,the one on the right is mushy the one on the left still solid and the babies look healthy still!

I think with some moisture cover these could be hardy to at least z6!

In the cactus cover

The Trichocereus terscheckii made it.

C.cerifera still in the cactus shelter

The other Princeps..cactus shelter

A.Parryi and a pup it threw out a few years ago...

B.Eriospatha enjoying some sun

Small S.Brazoria thats been uncovered for about a week or so.

Little T.Tesan






Rare nice March day with temps in the mid 50s in town..

Thanks for looking!

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Everything is looking good. Will be interesting to know if the ghost plant comes back. I did cover mine but would like to not cover it.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 6:39PM
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how did you ammend the soil in that cactus area Jim? I am about to start working on mine..suppose to be 60 here tomm. and would like any info I can. last thing I want to do is work on it for a week and have the soil rot everything out.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:02PM
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How cold did it get within your enclosures this winter? Looks like the snow is finally gone! The palms all looks very healthy and I like the shape of the Waggie is cool.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 7:07PM
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Thanks Chad

I think for sure the side shoots will and possibly the small plant on the left-
the trunk is still solid on it!


I dug out 12-18" and lined the bottom with limestone for drainage,the I added sand and soil 50/50 at the bottom 1/3,all the rest is about
40/40% pea gravel/sand and 20% soil from the same area.

I wish I did that the first year-I ended up having to do it the following summer and digging around all the plants!
I was not thinking when I did it at first,I just piled sand up over the soil
that was there,this acted as a mulch to keep the soil wet underneath-dah!

Thanks Chi-palm

Most of the palms were spoiled as they were on the same circuit as the bigger Princeps,they probably didn't see much below 18F or so
but there was a brief visit to 12F after sunset for about an hour or so.
The cactus shelter very rarely ever saw below 20F.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 11:07AM
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Looks great!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:05PM
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thanks Jim I figured I was going to have to dig down a bit. looks like an all day project for me.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 2:58PM
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Your palms look great!

    Bookmark   March 16, 2013 at 7:14PM
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