A Prickly Haul


Yesterday, I headed over to the National Capital Cactus & Succulent Society's annual show and sale at Brookside Gardens. I joined in June, but I don't get the e-mails for some reason. I should have brought some plants to sell; I didn't see any tuberous Sinningia, although I totally feel there should have been some there! But I went before all the plants were dropped off.

Even though not everyone had brought their sale plants, I did end up walking home with quite a haul--my birthday presents to myself. In an updated order by request, I bought (from top left going clockwise in a swirly upside-down "e" shape with a dent in its head) a Dyckia 'Red Devil,' Euphorbia greenwayi, Neoalsomitra sarcophylla, Sansevieria ballyi, Ornithogalum caudatum (this plant has a lot of synonymous genus and species names--The Plant List says Albuca bracteata is its true name, but I'll go with O. caudatum because that's what I've been calling it on here for all of these years), Stapelia NOID (I think this might actually be a Huernia, but I'll have to wait for it to flower before I know for sure), Tephrocactus articulatus (although The Plant List says this is actually Opuntia articulata and Tephrocactus isn't a genus anymore, I think Tephrocactus is used often enough for this particular plant group that people might get confused if I called this an Opuntia), Sedum hintonii, Hechtia scariosa, Euphorbia NOID, and Sansevieria fasciata 'Moonglow.' All for $24!

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6 Responses to A Prickly Haul

  1. Wow, you made out like a bandit! I'd be willing to add another birthday to my already considerable total for gifts like yours. All this, added to yesterday's Amorphophallus--wow, wow, wow!

    Peaches

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    1. I know! This has been one of the most amazing birthdays--part of it was just coincidental, but that made it only better.

      For one of my important birthdays (50 perhaps), I'm thinking botanical rainforest tour.

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  2. All for $24..i cant believe this. :-)

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    1. Each plant was between $1 and $4--the cactus society people are very generous with their pricing!

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  3. Great buy! I can see the two Sansevierias, but wish I could id the other plants. Maybe a clockwise id..? :-)

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    1. Updated! I had limited time while a friend from out of town was visiting, and I jetted for the weekend. But now I'm back with a few moments to give a proper ID to this grouping!

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