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Old Jun 17, 2009, 8:50 PM   #1
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I have seen many of these, many times but, this is the first time I've seen this bloom. am I really that unobservant?






I think they're quite pretty.
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Your succulent must be related to the one I posted. It's much larger but mine had a similar sort-of bloom.
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I have never seen that particular bloom, some of their flowering can be incredible.

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look completely unknown to me, (don't have them except maybe in some greenhouses).

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looks like some kind of agave or bromeliad
if it is take off the new plants it produces from it's side. they usually flower once in a lifetime.
doc P,, correct me if i'm wrong
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Interesting, GW. Can you get a close up shot of the flowers?

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looks like some kind of agave or bromeliad
if it is take off the new plants it produces from it's side. they usually flower once in a lifetime.
doc P,, correct me if i'm wrong

Interesting you should say that Roy,
I was wondering if that might be the case. we have an Agave plant called the Century plant blooms only when the conditions are just right, in its native local that might be only once in a persons life time. It happens to be in bloom right now but, it's a much bigger plant and the spike in the center is about 25-30 foot tall! I suppose this one could have similar characteristics.
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Interesting, GW. Can you get a close up shot of the flowers?

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Patty, I'll try to get a better shot this evening.
this is a crop and not a very good one.


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Your succulent must be related to the one I posted. It's much larger but mine had a similar sort-of bloom.
Harriet,
Your post is what made me think of posting this one, Thank you.
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i'll bet this is somewhere on this page.
http://www.cactus-mall.com/genus.html

neighbor is well known for the succulents he grows..
mainly a certain genus but i can't remember what.. poinsettia is one of them
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