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need quick ID

Posted by gonzer (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 1, 09 at 19:04

I've gotten permission from the seller to post this. He thought initially that it was a variegated till but the serrated leaf margins say otherwise. A crypt on steroids? Each square is 12".


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RE: need quick ID

Hey Gonz - it looks like a variegated Orthophytum vagans to me. They grow on extended stolons, and sprawl along the ground but with the top growth trying to remain upright. Established clumps look for all the world like a miniature pine forest. When about to flower, those top leaves glow crimson - with little white flowers just peeping out of the top leaf axils. 'Tis an unusual but lovely terrestrial brom.


RE: need quick ID

I'm with Kerry on O. vagans.

Here is a link that might be useful: O. vagans variegated

RE: need quick ID

Hey Gonz

I love these little plants. Easy to grow and very easy to propergate. Grab it quick!


RE: need quick ID

Hi Gonzer,

I'm with Lisa and Kerry. It's definitely Orthophytum vagan albomarginata. It's a terrestrial brom. and easy to cultivate. ;-)
Cheers Yong

RE: need quick ID

Thanks to all!

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