You like it! You really like it!
Now, can you name the species in the picture. There are literally, not just sort of, but literally, 49 species of Tillandsia in this one photo. You may want to click to embiggen to get in real close and see them all. Enjoy!
It’s been awhile since we’ve posted one of these local news stories where an Agave blooms and everyone comes from miles around to see the enormous sight. And then the local newspaper gets involved and publishes a picture and that picture zooms around the world on the wings of the web to my desk and from my desk to your eyes.
Enjoy! Local news at its finest.
…(LORNA Smith) and her husband, John, have lived at the Bentleigh house since 1956 and the huge cactus is a first.
“It’s gone straight up like a rocket, it’s taller than my garage now,” Mrs Smith said.
“I just can’t believe it, nothing like this has happened before.”
The commenters have correctly identified it as an Agave americana.
If I remove the thorns from my cactus plant will the plant die, re-grow the thorns or continue to live without them?
It should do just fine and continue to live without them.
Question? yes. Answer? yes.
Are you a fan of the cactus? Then you are so fashionable right now that you are practically dripping in irony.
The tough, drought-tolerant cactus and its close relation the succulent (the fleshy-leaved, geometric-shaped rockery plant, also known as house leeks or sempervivum), are ”trending” right now.
Expensive clothes, expensive stool, expensive cactus – so why is the pot cheap plastic? You couldn’t spring for terra cotta?
The Hilltop Steakhouse sign is “one of the few remaining landmarks on Route 1 in Saugus from the bygone era.”
The plastic cows may be forever gone from Route 1, but the giant, green neon north star in Saugus is going nowhere fast.
A sign from my youth. And it’s still there? Who knew!?! Classic.
Are you abel to tell me the names of these three succulents? Much tnaks!
The pictures and the IDs are below! Scroll down! Scrolling….
Your plants are:
1. Anacampseros rufescens
2. Aloe, possibly Aloe barbadensis, or Aloe Vera, but maybe a hybrid.
3. Echeveria “Perle von Nurnberg”
4 to 6 feet, very few pups. Broad and toothy. Hardy to 20F.
It’s November already? It must be time for Mixed Succulents, Terrariums, Hanging Wall Panels, and Succulent Wreaths. Yes it is.
And here we see the start of the November season with a fancy mixed pot. How fancy? I count 3 lovely little succulents in one locally made hypertufa pot. Is that a Sedum? yes it is! and there’s a Sedeveria and a Crassula too. So that’s good.