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Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on July 11, 2012 at 7:38pm

I'm with you on the straw flowers Debra. It drives me crazy. I have heard the same lament on several cacti web sites. It is so annoying; actually it is more than annoying. It is deceptive trying to sell the plants like that. Other than not buying such plants, I don't know what the answer is.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 11, 2012 at 4:41pm

I just have to share one of my biggest pet peeves though. I hate it when they glue those stupid dyed straw flowers onto the cactus. Who do they think they're fooling? I recently bought a little cactus and in my effort to pull that stupid straw flower off I pulled several spines off the cactus with it, which, in my opinion. disfigured it a little. Plus it had gotten wet and bled red dye all over the cactus.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 11, 2012 at 4:39pm

Nancy maybe you can talk to them and ask them to carry Cacti and succulents. You would think they would in Arizona. While you're at it, ask them when they get their new shipments in. I wasn't going to look at the them last time I was there because I had already seen everything they had and got what I wanted. But I decided to look anyway, and they had just gotten a new shipment in. So I got several new plants.

Comment by Mary Adams-zone 6a on July 11, 2012 at 1:42pm

Nancy, the Lowe's I work at didn't have anything woroth looking at for over a year. And then, BINGO, we've got cactus and succulents coming out our ears! I don't know for sure, but I think it's management who makes the decisions about what plants to get.

Comment by Nancy Mumpton - Phoenix AZ (Z 9) on July 10, 2012 at 7:18pm

I don't understand why the Lowe's and HD near me do not have all the great plants that people in other areas of Phoenix find. I went to both places today and they had nothing of interest at all. The cacti and succulents look like they had been there for months (I'm sure they had!)

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 10, 2012 at 6:07pm

I got this little cutie at Lowes yesterday. Mammillaria zeilmanniana.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 10, 2012 at 3:46pm

By the way. I have several aloes and the little Firebird Aloe is one of my absolute favorites, so I hope those of you looking for it can find it..

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 10, 2012 at 3:42pm

I bought another lot of 12 sempervivums and she had labels with them but by the time I got them the labels were no longer with the plants. If I give you the plant names and take pictures of the plants, do you think someone could help me place the correct label to the correct plant? I know it's a lot to ask, but I need all the help I can get.

Comment by Debra Jennings on July 10, 2012 at 3:40pm

Thank you Grant. I love yours too. Your flowers look bigger than mine.

Have any of you grown Epiphyllum's from seed? I ordered some seeds of the Epiphyllum  "Curly Locks". The plant is gorgeous but I couldn't find cuttings or plants of it anywhere so I ordered seeds. Can anyone tell me about how long it takes the seeds to sprout on Epiphyllum's? Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I also bought a lot of 36 small succulents which of course came with no labels. Would anyone be willing to help me identify them if possible? I don't mind plants with no labels, but I really want to keep track of what I have.

 

Comment by Grant, Scottsdale,Arizona Zone 9 on July 8, 2012 at 3:55pm

LOVE your Aloe 'Firebird' Debra, thanks so much for sharing it with us.  It looks like youv'e got several weeks of blooms ahead of you.  Great stuff!  Thanks for sharing it!  Take care all! 

 

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