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pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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Let's relax and bask in the glory of succs.





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Fritz the Horse
Dec 26, 2019

... of course!


hell yeah let's post some succs.

I just repotted these, mine aren't as photogenic.



Peperomia



Sansevieria

Fritz the Horse fucked around with this message at 02:42 on Aug 3, 2021

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

IT HAPPENED!



The cost of obesa in America is crushing these days.

goethe.cx
Apr 23, 2014


Succs arenít just tiny potted plants; some succulents are big and look like trees! This tree isnít a homophobic joke about Pete Buttigieg but itís cool nonetheless.

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CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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Pillbug

Firesticks are my favorite succ:

Sarcastr0
May 29, 2013



A pretty good succ:

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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This is a Dioscorea elephantipes or Elephant's foot. It's from the yam family and is edible. On the inside it looks just like a regular potato. It originates from South Africa. They are fairly rare state-side and expensive due to the slow growth. This one is the size of tennis ball and around 5 years old. I also have half a dozen of them I raised from seed. Its "potato" or caudex is pretty sweet in term of these valleys it forms. I think of it as a bird's eye view of a canyon system on a tiny planet.

Here's an older plant from an expo.

Fritz the Horse
Dec 26, 2019

... of course!


Since this is D&D I think it's appropriate that we correctly italicize scientific names. I've edited my earlier post. Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter of succ nomenclature.

hbag
Feb 13, 2021


i have no loving clue what succ zone is or was but since i only have the context of the name ive come to the conclusion that it was the porn forum or some poo poo

fart simpson
Jul 2, 2005



Lipstick Apathy

hbag posted:

i have no loving clue what succ zone is or was but since i only have the context of the name ive come to the conclusion that it was the porn forum or some poo poo

hbag let me make this clear. you have all the forums before you to post in. except d&d. attempt no posting there.

hbag
Feb 13, 2021


fart simpson posted:

hbag let me make this clear. you have all the forums before you to post in. except d&d. attempt no posting there.

then what're you doing here, old man

Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006



Ok, here are some succs for you all.


Acer circinatum var "Pacific Fire", spring coloring.


Acer circinatum var "Sunny Sister", spring coloring.


Acer palmatum var "Iijima Sunago", spring coloring.


Acer palmatum var "Iijima Sunago", summer coloring.


Acer palmatum var "Tobishio", late spring coloring


Acer palmatum var "Tobishio", summer coloring

Ok, I'll have a real succ for tomorrow, promise.

Solkanar512 fucked around with this message at 05:17 on Aug 3, 2021

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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Solkanar512 posted:

Ok, here are some succs for you all.


Acer circinatum var "Pacific Fire", spring coloring.



Excuse me, are you polluting the succ zone with Japanese weed?

Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006



pokie posted:

Excuse me, are you polluting the succ zone with Japanese weed?

I wonít have any pictures of Acer Palmatum var ďSeiryuĒ until tomorrow.

Rappaport
Oct 2, 2013


Sarcastr0 posted:

A pretty good succ:



Brian Cox is a marvel in anything he's in, and he has a funny name! What's not to like? A very pro-succ there.

How are u
May 19, 2005



This is a much better succ zone :)

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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Pillbug

Please make sure you are including succ content:

Like Pebble/Lithops Succ:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofmJaZZS0WM

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

IT HAPPENED!



CommieGIR posted:

Please make sure you are including succ content:

Like Pebble/Lithops Succ:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofmJaZZS0WM

Someone needs to report this post for succ abuse!

Lithops are notoriously difficult to keep and this mixed mesemb shot (some of them are not lithops) is clearly a doctored photo-op where they crammed a bunch of plants in one pot just for one photo. Also the saturation is through the roof.

Here's a pic of some of mine



Over the years I have had may be 20 lithops, but now it's down to 5. I have learned from a lot of mistakes over the years. In CA climate they require watering 2-3 times a year at most, and improper watering can easily kill them. They elongate (like in the linked video) and rot when that happens, and it takes may be a week from the initial watering, so there is no obvious feedback. This is also why the quoted photo is 'thop abuse - there is no way to cater to individual plants' needs when they share a pot. Despite being South African desert plants they need shade and can easily get sun burned, which also kills them. And they seem to attract mealy bugs more often than anything else in my collection, so a watchful eye is necessary.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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Pillbug

pokie posted:

Someone needs to report this post for succ abuse!

Lithops are notoriously difficult to keep and this mixed mesemb shot (some of them are not lithops) is clearly a doctored photo-op where they crammed a bunch of plants in one pot just for one photo. Also the saturation is through the roof.

Here's a pic of some of mine



Over the years I have had may be 20 lithops, but now it's down to 5. I have learned from a lot of mistakes over the years. In CA climate they require watering 2-3 times a year at most, and improper watering can easily kill them. They elongate (like in the linked video) and rot when that happens, and it takes may be a week from the initial watering, so there is no obvious feedback. This is also why the quoted photo is 'thop abuse - there is no way to cater to individual plants' needs when they share a pot. Despite being South African desert plants they need shade and can easily get sun burned, which also kills them. And they seem to attract mealy bugs more often than anything else in my collection, so a watchful eye is necessary.

Ah, yeah I don't know too much about them, I grow carnivorous plants, my spouse grows succs.

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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CommieGIR posted:

Ah, yeah I don't know too much about them, I grow carnivorous plants, my spouse grows succs.

My sarracenia stopped growing new pitchers for some reason - they just stay flat. What gives?

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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pokie posted:

My sarracenia stopped growing new pitchers for some reason - they just stay flat. What gives?

Lack of humidity. They won't grow pitchers if its not humid enough. They'll also fail to inflate if its not humid enough. Also: Make sure you are only watering from the bottom, do not water from the top. And while pitchers and other carnivorous plants don't want or need fertlizer, an acidic supplement can help soil quality that might be dragging them down.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/pitcher-plant-has-no-pitchers.htm

Mist them daily with distilled water only, only use rain water or distilled water for watering, try to only bottom feed them. You can get little droppers of food supplement when they start growing pictures to get minerals into them.

CommieGIR fucked around with this message at 21:37 on Aug 3, 2021

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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CommieGIR posted:

Lack of humidity. They won't grow pitchers if its not humid enough. Also: Make sure you are only watering from the bottom, do not water from the top. And while pitchers and other carnivorous plants don't want or need fertlizer, an acidic supplement can help soil quality that might be dragging them down.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pitcher-plants/pitcher-plant-has-no-pitchers.htm

Mist them daily with distilled water only, only use rain water or distilled water for watering, try to only bottom feed them. You can get little droppers of food supplement when they start growing pictures to get minerals into them.

Huh, cool. I will have to try misting - it hasn't occurred to me. I have the pot standing in another (hole-free) pot full of RO water. I will try some fert. too. I am moving states in 3 weeks. Do you think the plant can survive being a box for 2-3 days? I am sure most of the succs will do fine but it's more of a fingers crossed situation with other plants.

Somebody fucked around with this message at 21:43 on Aug 3, 2021

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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Pillbug

Yeah, just remember the goal of fertilizer is just to bring the acid levels up, not so much feed the plant. Use VERY little if you do at all. Soild Acidifier works well, water some down and use a dropper to drop a little into the soil.

E: accidentally edited yours instead of replying. My bad.

CommieGIR fucked around with this message at 21:45 on Aug 3, 2021

Fritz the Horse
Dec 26, 2019

... of course!


Could you add a little sulfur to acidify the soil? That's what you'd do for a garden.

For any readers who are thinking about getting into succ, the number one rule is don't water succ liberally. Don't be a succ lib, be very conservative in your watering and make sure they have good drainage.

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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Fritz the Horse posted:

Could you add a little sulfur to acidify the soil? That's what you'd do for a garden.

For any readers who are thinking about getting into succ, the number one rule is don't water succ liberally. Don't be a succ lib, be very conservative in your watering and make sure they have good drainage.

Yeah, e.g. look at the Lithops photo in my previous post. The plants are basically nestled in rocks. I have a layer of decorative rock on top and everything below is 90% pumice, 10% potting soil mix. You want some soil to retain nutrients, but not so much that a lot of water can be trapped. The ratio of mineral substrate to soil varies by plant. A typical mixture is something like 1:2 of soil to grit.

There are of course exceptions. E.g. I keep my peperomia in a vivarium where it gets misted thrice a day, but the exceptions are uncommon.

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012



CommieGIR posted:

Firesticks are my favorite succ:



That looks cool as hell, I'll have to check out the availability of that next time I'm in a nursery.

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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Probably Magic posted:

That looks cool as hell, I'll have to check out the availability of that next time I'm in a nursery.

Just beware that it's a euphorbia so it's toxic to pets if they choose to eat it. It bleeds latex.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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Probably Magic posted:

That looks cool as hell, I'll have to check out the availability of that next time I'm in a nursery.

They grow quick and can get very, very tall as well.

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012



pokie posted:

Just beware that it's a euphorbia so it's toxic to pets if they choose to eat it. It bleeds latex.

drat, I have cats. Well, maybe I'll check it out anyway just to see what it looks like in real life because it certainly photographs well.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

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Probably Magic posted:

drat, I have cats. Well, maybe I'll check it out anyway just to see what it looks like in real life because it certainly photographs well.

We have cats as well, they don't seem interested in chewing on the firesticks.

How are u
May 19, 2005



One of my cats nibbled the tips off of my one tiny succulent, so now it has to live on the shelf.

The cat, not the succulent. Shelf cat.

Wallet
Jun 19, 2006



I usually only read D&D but I will make a succ-based exception. Some of my favorites (sorry about the banding, my plant lights do it and my phone won't stop them):


Aloinopsis schooneesii


Adromischus marianiae f. herrei


Dorstenia foetida


Pachycereus marginatus f. cristata


Obregonia denegrii


Myrtillocactus geometrizans cv. Fukurokuryuzinboku

If you like succs come say hi in the cactus dungeon some time.

Pander
Oct 9, 2007

Fear is the glue that holds society together. It's what makes people suppress their worst impulses. Fear is power.

And at the end of fear, oblivion.







My lil fellas doing their best in their fancy pots.

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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Wallet posted:

I usually only read D&D but I will make a succ-based exception. Some of my favorites (sorry about the banding, my plant lights do it and my phone won't stop them):


This is a very choice collection. Love me some adro. Never even heard of Dorstenia. What do you use for lights?

Here's my myrtillocactus:

Wallet
Jun 19, 2006



pokie posted:

This is a very choice collection. Love me some adro. Never even heard of Dorstenia. What do you use for lights?

They're just some chainable grow lights from Barrina. I built some cabinet things for the plants to keep myself busy this winter and they were reasonably priced and easy enough to hide. Also have some of the GE bulbs above my windows but those don't cause any banding issues.




pokie posted:

Here's my myrtillocactus:

What a nice boy! Most of my stuff is pretty small since it all has to be able to be indoors for at least a substantial portion of the year here.

pokie
Apr 26, 2008

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Wallet posted:

What a nice boy! Most of my stuff is pretty small since it all has to be able to be indoors for at least a substantial portion of the year here.

I am moving somewhere where this will be the case as well soon. Gonna have to buy a lot of grow lights. There will have to be research...

Herstory Begins Now
Aug 5, 2003



pokie posted:

I am moving somewhere where this will be the case as well soon. Gonna have to buy a lot of grow lights. There will have to be research...

You're gonna love winnipeg!

Lib and let die
Aug 26, 2004

"It might make sense just to get some in case it catches on. If enough people think the same way, that becomes a self fulfilling prophecy."

-Satoshi Nakamoto





Seraph was here

I'm angry this thread exists and am going to wear out my Report button every day until it's closed

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Aug 22, 2006

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Pillbug

Lib and let die posted:

I'm angry this thread exists and am going to wear out my Report button every day until it's closed

This needs more succ


Dancing Bones Cactus.

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