One of my numerous purchases from the CT cactus & succulent show & sale is this Aloinopsis luckhoffii. I thought that it was a Titanopsis species when I saw it, which is something that I tried growing from seed, but was unsuccessful. The two look pretty similar. It’s a very cool little plant that looks like it has reptile skin and I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep it alive.
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 17 at 6pm I will be giving a talk at the monthly meeting of the New York Cactus & Succulent Society.
I will be talking about my experiments in growing succulents from seed from my apartment in Brooklyn (which many of you are already privy to). I will share my methods, successes, failures and plenty of pictures of cute baby plants.
Everyone is encouraged to bring examples or photos of any cacti or succulents that they have grown from small pieces, be it from seed, leaf propagation or cuttings. Our stories of growth and transformation will be a great way to welcome the spring!
Anyone who lives in the area is encouraged to come! You do not need to be a member to attend. It’s a very welcoming and non-intimidating group and we would love to see new faces.
Okay, not a succulent, but I saw these amazing pitcher plant hanging baskets at the CT cactus and succulent show and had to share. I know that a lot of strange plant enthusiasts who like succulents are also into carnivorous plants. I’m not looking to branch out within my collection, but they were very cool to look at… and kind of huge!
At six months old, the three different Astrophytum species I’m growing from seed have differentiated:
Astrophytum hybrid capas (the slowest of the three to develop distinctive characteristics. Sadly, I lost the two on the left to fungus earlier this week)
Another Astrophytum myriostigma