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A Knobby for Al

Posted by jeffrey_harris San Diego, CA (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 18, 06 at 11:31

Ariole Al had previous shown his Tylecodon wallachii, a nice winter-grower. His plant was knobless, for the most part.

Mine, looking a little worse for transport and having undergone an unintentional limb amputation, is not as knobby as I had thought, but nonetheless has a number of protuberances.




I'm hopeful that it will start to flower in several month.


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RE: A Knobby for Al

What does the flower look like on this guy? Is it a senecio relative?


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RE: A Knobby for Al

Dear Patrick,

That guy (actually a girl, because this plant was carrying a Hermes handbag just before the picture was taken) is a relative of our mutual friends Kalanchoe and Aeonium; however, it's also one of the most toxic of the succulent Crassulaceae.

It does grow like some of the succulent Senecio, though, doesn't it? I frankly hadn't noticed that before.

The flowers are not unlike those found on Kalanchoe orgyalis.


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RE: A Knobby for Al

Sir Jeffrey, That plant is a very nice specimen. Did the mishap occur coming/going to 'the' show? If so, I certainly hope there is a blue bandage.

Let's hope you can encourage the wayward appendage to produce roots.

I have flowers (first one opened today) on mine, a mere babe compared with your 'big mamma'.

Many thanks for the post.

Al


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RE: A Knobby for Al --

A photo from the archives:

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Thanks to your advice Mr Harris, I'm being much more careful handling this plant.

Al


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Is it a senecio relative?

Tylecodon are related to crassulas, kalanchoes etc,(Crassulaceae) but Senecio is a member of the daisy family(Asteraceae/Compositae)

Great looking plant Jeffrey!


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RE: A Knobby for Al

Wow, Jeff.

That's all I really have to say. WOW!!! That is a wonderful plant! Why is it being moved? Are you re-landscaping, or is it just moving in/out? What a gorgeous plant!

Kate


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