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armstrongii love

Posted by teatree zone 8b/Oregon (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 30, 12 at 22:53

Labeled as a Gasteria nitida var. armstrongii hybrid, found today. Pretty happy. Look at those pups. I fancy the shape too--one side curving up; the other, downward.


I see such variation between plants with this ID on them, and all so great.


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Most desirable - I keep hoping for the miniature armstrongii hybrid/cultivar pup growing to grow faster so I can detach it and send it to you. I'll try to get a picture of it for you soon.

Meanwhile, this doesn't look unlike a relative of your plant, in my pseudo-learned eye. Whaddya say, Colleen? It's strappy, bumpy and irregular like yours.

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  • Posted by teatree zone 8b/Oregon (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 30, 12 at 23:31

Bumpy, irregular, and surely pretty. Now, just to make sure, that's not the brother to the guy you sent over here, right? Because, if he is, jealous, because there's not a sign of a pup over here yet.

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which, by the way, has seemingly grown, though that may be something I'm making up in hopes that it's happy. I thought of it today when getting this new one. I put them side by side so that the new can intimidate the other.


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Colleen,

That (pictured in my post) is the brother / sister to yours - it took a long time to pup for me.

The ones I'll show are different and minute, but they all supposedly share in the armstrongii love - one small step for Gasterias, one giant leap for the Aloeacae.


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Glad I wasn't guessing wrong--looked like the sibling! Gives me hope for a future pup. I've thought that plant was probably in the same ID field.

And do show. :)


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OK, but I claim no authenticity of the Armstrong - so many of them say they are but I just don't know. I've had them big and small with that moniker, as a species and subspecies.

Look how bumpy the parent is but strappy the pup be

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My very own metric tape measure - I have to try hard to not say '3 and 15/16"'
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Wow, yes, the mum there is very bumpy, and the pups look really nice. Love that texture. The bumpier of my two armstrongs has put out a new pup, just noticed this afternoon...hope it follows with more.


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here is a nice variegated plant seen at a recent plant show


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Beeeeautiful variegated.


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