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Wanted: Caralluma Schweinfurthii

Posted by poohbearlvr S.Fla ,Z10 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 6, 14 at 16:48

Hi. I am trying to find plants, or cuttings ,rooted or unrooted of this stapelia. I have an OLD posting for this ,and I am still looking for it. Doesn't anyone have it? I love those tiny orange flower and that they SMELL like freshly peeled oranges is even better!

Does anyone have segments of this plant and be willing to part with some for good old greenbacks? I don't have much to trade now. So...is the US dollar any good?


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RE: Wanted: Caralluma Schweinfurthii

Perhaps an EMail to Dr. Barad would do the trick as he does grow Carallumas (last I knew, a few yrs. ago) He of Stapeliad fame & the site 'Stapeliads: the Orchids of the Succulent World'.

HTH


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A stap that smells nice? That would definitely be worth having!


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yes this one smell like freshly peeled oranges! It is amazing!


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pirate girl how do I find an address for this man you talk about?


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Pls. do a search for

"Stapeliads: the Orchids of the Succulent World"

that (his site) used to have an email address where one could reach him & ask related questions: him being Dr. Jerry Barad who famously specializes in Asclepiads (which includes Carallumas) & the only place I've ever seen Carallumas in person.

Also, have you tried searching for any Nurseries which might sell Carallumas?

Also, are you sure the plant name is right & it's really a Caralluma, rather than Stapeliad schweinfurthei or Huernia schweinfurthei?


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I have posted the picture of the plant, it is the right name, and that is an example of the caralluma bloom, and its sort spotted stem. I have seen it on a few RARE nurseries, but they are always sold out or don't ship to the USA. When pieces of it show up on EBay, it costs a fortune for 1 tiny piece, and I always miss out on the final bid. Even for 1 small piece for well over $20! THAT is obscene. I see big hanging baskets of it for sale online, for like $18,but not to to USA.


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Botanical Growers Network P.O. Box 358092 Gainesville, Fl 32635
Physical - Botanical Growers Network 9009 SE CR 325 Hampton, Fl 32044
Ph.1-352-468-2165



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RE: Wanted: Caralluma Schweinfurthii

thanks nomen-nudum...that is THE only site that says it has big specimen's of this plant, BUT it seems the only way to reach them is to call them. I cant seem to place an order on there site, and it seems to overlap with a site called 'RealFlora' to. I cant tell them apart.

So I have to wait till Monday to CALL them and ask if they actually have it. I saw a big hanging basket of it for $18 on their site, and of course like $9 to ship, but it would be worth it! So I have to wait till tomorrow to call them and ask. Not even an email address to contact them. THAT worries me. Very little info on them, that worries me as well. When I do a direct search on their sitem it says they don't have it, but do a Google search and it brings up this page and Real Flora at the same time, almost overlapping.
It is VERY odd.


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RE: Wanted: Caralluma Schweinfurthii

poohbearlvr,
I also are into 'Asclepiads' and didn't recognize that name. I will do a search and you got my interest peaked.
Stush


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Caralluma Schweinfurthii

Ok, this is what I found out so far. Caralluma Schweinfurthii Also know as Orbea schweinfurthii 'Wikipedia'. Bob Smoley has about 3 or 4 Caralluma for sale but not yours. He also has the largest amount of different Asciepiads for sale. Seems all for only $5 each if he has them. Myself, I have been waiting for him to restock some of his sold out ones.
Stush


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I have dealt with Bob Smoley long ago,didnt know he still was selling anything. I haven't gotten a catalog from him in years, and I use to buy many many stapelias from him,including this one, I think. I thought he went out of business since I didn't get any catalogs. I guess I will go look up his site, maybe I can get other stapelias.


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I wrote to Bob Smoley weeks ago, t o try and get a catalog, or see if he has one online....no reply. Guess he is out of business. Does anyone know for sure?


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No he's not as far as I can tell. I saw an late notice from him on line catalog saying he's was busy. I have only delt with Bob on line. I don't think he has a paper catalog just what's on the web.


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