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Garage sale - $1

Posted by rina_ 6a Ont (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 11:34

Found this at garage sale yesterday:

The soil is totally dry, container doesn't have drainage hole (at least they didn't overwater).

Is the tall one cereus peruvianus?

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#1: there are 2 identical plants, reddish in color (grown dry & sunny?)- is it Haworthia?
#2: close-up of Cereus (?)
#3: little almost dry/dead fuzzy rosette (there are 2 stems that have barely-alive rosettes, few more dead ones) - I have no idea what this is:


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Any comments appreciated.
Thnx.
Rina


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RE: Garage sale - $1

The tall one seems to be Cereus tetragonus. This is the plant you find labeled 'Fairy Castle' in the monstrous form.


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#1is Haworthia
#3 looks like echeveria hybrid


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  • Posted by rina_ 6a Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 13:16

Thank you D, thank you Inna.

Rina


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  • Posted by teatree zone 8b/Oregon (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 13:25

Is the barely alive rosette fuzzy? It resembles Echeveria pulvinata var. frigida 'Frosty' to me.


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Aww... Rina, do they have anymore ? Talk about a good deal and being at the right place at the right time.


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Rina,

Outstanding purchase!!! I'd have to have bought it for the sheer oddity of finding such a score, never mind the fact that I never collected that Cereus if given the chance in a small pot of it for sale.


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  • Posted by rina_ 6a Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 16:22

Colleen;
that little rosette is really fuzzy, I think it will live. It is tiny, has a really long stem (they probably had it for a long time) and there are few dead stems too.
Thank you for the ID, I googled it & it looks very much like that.

Greg, Jeff,
I was really at the right place at the right time! I don't even go to garage sales (but now I probably will!) They live on my street & are moving to California...and the lady made me to take pot with some fake plants - but it had a nice bowl that I can use (that was "included" in purchase price...)

I'll just drill the drainage hole & use the same bowl. Maybe even keep them together - first have to research their growing needs.

Rina

Rina


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Rina,

If you find the drilling a little hard going on the drill bit, use some water dribbled onto the hole while drilling.

Timing is everything, sometimes.


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Nice haul for excellent price, Rina! Just adding that I don't believe there is such a thing as var. frigida. It's just Echeveria pulvinata 'Frosty'.


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  • Posted by teatree zone 8b/Oregon (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 20:25

Oh good! Glad it's a fit.

And Rosemarie, did not know! Will fix that in my notes.


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  • Posted by rina_ 6a Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 24, 12 at 21:04

Jeff, thank you for the drilling tip.

Rosemarie, thank you for ID clarification.

Rina


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