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South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

Posted by jamesfe b5 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 6, 05 at 19:56

Plants and rocks go together!!Image hosted by Photobucket.com


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RE: South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

Ooh, those are pretty stones! Nice plant too! Makes me think about breaking out my long forgotten rock collection & putting it to better use! Thanks!

~Rosemarie


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RE: South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

Thanks for sharing, James! Those rocks plant! errrrr...I mean That Plant Rocks! Yeah, that's it! That plant rocks! The stones are pretty too.

Kate


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Nice one James, I like your rocks... you've just reminded me of one of the passions of my late father, he use to polish stones, ...I used to go rock collecting with him a lot.

Thanks, CP


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RE: South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

James -
a buddy has been growing a plant for about a year that looks to me to be the same as this photo. the only name he was given for it was 'elephant plant'...is this correct? same plant you think?


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RE: South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

May I answer for James? From the looks of it, I believe that's Portulacaria afra (variegate), aka Elephant Bush.

I really love this plant, always reminds me of a miniature variegated Jade; but I fail miserably at growing it. My next to last one lasted a year, my recent one died w/in the last month (I think that makes 4 I've failed w/).

Clearly, James you're doing something very right as yours looks lovely & quite healthy; pretty alongside the rocks too. How big is that? Nice shot, thanks for the post.


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RE: South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

Thanks PG. it is good to know that occasionally the big boxes do get one tagged correctly!
Jo


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RE: South African Portulacaceae with a side of Michigan stones

  • Posted by Baci z10Ca (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 9, 05 at 6:35

I have the same elephant bush as you as well as the green variety. It seems like the variegated variety grows slower. I agree, - stones go well with plants. The cacti in local deserts are naturally decorated with semiprecious stones.


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