Monday, November 5th, 2012

Questions&Reader Photos05 Nov 2012 12:54 pm

Hi there —

Any chance you can tell me what it is I’m taking care of here (in the foreground)? I bought it at a yard sale in July because it gave me Dr. Seuss flashbacks. Think maybe I haven’t been watering it enough, as it sure looks fluffier & happier since the rain.

And don’t judge my cacti/succulent bench mess! I’m trying to figure out where everyone needs to be for this our first winter together. I sure wish the kids not from CJ were already repotted in your soil, but, ya know, if dreams were thunder & all.

Thanks a ton,


You have a Senecio cylindricus (or possibly a Senecio mandraliscae). The plant looks happy and healthy, if a bit more Dr. Seuss-ey than is usual.


Plants05 Nov 2012 07:25 am

It’s that time of year when the Christmas Cactus start to bloom. We have some in bloom and some in bud. Nice!

Schlumbergera orssichiana Wow! That’s a big Christmas Cactus.