tgplp
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My little collection (Thanks Tinypixiexoxo!)

Hi there! My plants don't look the greatest, but I love them and I try to take better care of them every day. This is a small insignificant collection compared to some of you guys, but... at least I have some plants, right? Lol! :D I took these pics on my Ipod touch, sooooo.... details might not be the best. Oh well!

And thanks Tinypixie for helping me find Haworthias! Now you can see them.

First off, here are some group pictures of my succulent houseplants.
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This is Haworthia Cuspidata. It has a really pretty rossette shape and the leaves are so thick and succulenty! :)

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These are mixed cacti seedlings from a seed packet I got in Arizona! I planted them a couple weeks ago.

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This next Haworthia is Turgida var Turgida fa Rodinii. It has really pretty speckled pattern, but its leaves are very red. (They are supposed to be green) Hopefully I can get this plant healthy again!

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Did I mention it has four flower stalks? :D Here's one of them. Don't they remind you of asparagus?

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Next up are my lithops. Lithops are probably my favorite succulent/cacti. They are so cute, colorful, and... they look like little pebbles. Lol! I have two Lithops Dorotheae. I used to have four, but I watered them and two died. One lithops is still sick from the watering, so I only have one healthy lithops. So remember: don't water them at the wrong time!

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The healthy lithops is splitting open to get its new leaves! And look, its getting two sets of new leaves! I'm so excited.

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I tried starting lithops from seed, too. I bought a mixed lithops seed pack, and just sprinkled them over moist cactus soil. I sowed them 2 weeks ago, and 5 have sprouted. They are super hard to see, tinier then a pinhead. Hope you guys can see them....

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Next are some more Haworthias! Here's Haworthia Cooperi var Cooperi. It has very large see through windows at the tips of the leaves. very pretty.

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Here is Haworthia Cymbiformis var Cymbiformis ft. Brown. It has my favorite windows, I don't know why. They are deep green and just so amazing!

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And I know this isn't a succulent, but this Lilac is so pretty and smells amazing! ;)

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Last but not least, here are my hens and chicks!

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Comments?

Taryn

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Very nice! :D

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:D Supernice collection!!! Would love to get ahold of some of the ones you have. I'll just keep looking, that's half the fun! :wink: Congrats on them by the way! :)

tgplp
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Thanks! I got the haworthias from SMG Succulents and the lithops from Cactus Limon (both are great online sellers). The rest I got from a bunch of different places. Happy hunting!

Taryn

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I wish I could order from Cactus Limon too!!! They have such an awesome collection to choose from, but don't ship to Canada :( I could sure end up ordering a lot of cactus!!! Maybe??? it's a good thing I can't? No not really, there are some I doubt I will find here at all. Love the lilac picture too. They are so beautiful, and smell so nice! Enjoy that collection for me too! :D

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So supremely happy for you!!!

Your H. turgida looks like mine did when I first got it. As time went on and I gave it proper sun and watering, it paid off by turning bright green. And, like yours, it flowered numerous times! (stalks stick around for quite a while after!) Nothing feels better than getting a plant healthier than the store did!

SO your turgida will look much nicer soon.

I love your cooperi plant too, they gave you a younger one, so you will really get to see it flourish and grow.

I am so jealous that you live in a place that you can grow hens and chicks in the ground!!!!!!!!!!
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Nice collection!!!

Thanks to one of your pictures, I've found the name of one of my succulents. =)
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tgplp-----------What type of soil mix are you using? What sorts of things are in it, if you don't mind me asking???

These mixes all look so gravely, I'm just wondering what is in them, to make your plants grow soooooo well ?

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