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Hoy
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Rick, such plants doesn't exist :o :o
What a gem!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Very encouraging to me to see it so small, Rick  ;D How big does it get in full leaf?

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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cohan wrote:

How big does it get in full leaf?

In one of the previous pics here
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1142.0;attach=42248...
you can see fully mature stem and leaves (behind).

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Cool plant!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

cohan
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RickR wrote:

cohan wrote:

How big does it get in full leaf?

In one of the previous pics here
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1142.0;attach=42248...
you can see fully mature stem and leaves (behind).

Wow- that's it? Quite manageable, I usually think of them much larger..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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cohan wrote:

Wow- that's it? Quite manageable, I usually think of them much larger..

A "marvel" of a more austere environment and a tiny, tiny pot...  ;D
I was actually thinking of transplanting it up (after), as the caudex is almost the size of the pot itself now.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Mark McD
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Rick, you have invented a new plant fascination, bonsai Gesneriaceae!

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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cohan
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A couple from yesterday,
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus and Mammillaria nana

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

cohan
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Different views of the two plants above- showing the subtle striping on the Mammillaria, and the coloured throat and nice spines on the Thelocactus.
Also, Tephrocactus molinensis- still small after 6 or 7 years  from a small rooted cutting- it has a pretty sere regime, but I doubt a softer treatment would do more than encourage soft growth-- maybe just a bit more water and ferts...lol The South American opuntioids are not likely to flower on a windowsill..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

cohan
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I showed this plant last year, but happened to have some shots again, so I'll just post a link.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151890912049015.1073741829.5...

 

 

Orbea umbomboensis- it's a rather small member of the asclepiad family, with stems maybe 1/2  the diameter of the common O variegata. Flowers no more than an inch across, but they are very cool and produced quite generously for an extended period- usually spring and fall for me, those are my periods of best light indoors where this plant lives full time. Unlike many in the family, no disagreeable scent to the flowers that I have been able to detect.

 

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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