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PostSubject: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 6:04 pm

Got this today for $4 at bunnings, any idea of species and genus?
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 6:31 pm

Its definitely a Conophytum. They are winter growers and flower in autumn. It could be one of a few sp's. I am leaning towards C. meyerii.

This I photo I just took



These two from early March, before I actually watered them after their summer dormancy. They are sometimes called Little Dumplings and are of the Mesembryanthemaceae family or Mesembs for short. Great little plants that don't take up much room. In winter when they are plump don't water as they can split. You will feel or see them deflate a little. Water them then. As it starts to warm up the stop taking water and sheath over and you don't water them then. Some do give them a quick spray occasionally.

Hope I haven't confused you too much Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 6:33 pm

Sorry forgot let them get a little morning sun, all mine are in a couple of hours morning sun all year Smile

$4 sounds like a good price. Wish Bunnings here would get something decent Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 6:45 pm

looks like meyerii to me, thanks for that info
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 8:16 pm

well done hornet, quite a bargin from Bunnings! I have only one cono, have trouble NOT giving it water in summer - but its doing better now I stopped Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 8:37 pm

Hornet just ask if you are ever not sure what to do with it. Some people I know have a lot of trouble with them and I am really not sure why

Calycium do you know what one you have?

I just realised there is a toadstool growing in my pot.............magic mushrooms lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 8:44 pm

actually, Betty, I don't.... I (cringe) bought it on eBay a while back last year and I almost killed it. Have split it into two pots, but each globule is the size of a pea with a crease in the middle. Its green, and has last years old skin that has died on it. Have to find a pic and post it so you can have a look.


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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 8:48 pm

I have got most of mine off of ebay too and have since found out some were not too good with the names Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Mon May 26, 2008 9:57 pm

What a good score hornet,
i have always been interested in conophytums.


Great looking pics and plants parrots.
They are crackers Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Bunnings succulent id?   Tue May 27, 2008 8:11 am

parrotsheaven wrote:
Hornet just ask if you are ever not sure what to do with it. Some people I know have a lot of trouble with them and I am really not sure why

Calycium do you know what one you have?

I just realised there is a toadstool growing in my pot.............magic mushrooms lol!

No worries, i'll just make sure i keep water off unless they shrivel
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