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Posted 2w ago by @RJG

#WhatTheSuccWednesday Digest
๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ Hey there #GregGang,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far. It's time again to celebrate all things #Succulent and #Cactus! If you're #Succulents or #Cacti have done anything cool this week I wanna see it in the comments!

โญ๏ธ And of course, some of my favorite posts from the #SucculentSquad and #CactusClique this week!

๐Ÿ’ก @roxyvivien had a super informative post about her grow light setups while dealing with this unusually rainy SoCal winter! Great info and cool pictures Roxy! https://greg.app/question/FN6UJ/who-upgraded-their-grow-light-set-up

๐Ÿ“ฆ @YammieOfThree had some incredible #PlantMail come in this week. Check out her new succulents and arrangements! https://greg.app/post/361W48/plantmail-succulentsquad-succulentlove

๐Ÿ‘ถ @Dustmite's echinopsis had a TON of babies. Congrats Jake on the free new plants! https://greg.app/post/3ARR0D/easter-lily-cactus-the-time-finally-came

๐Ÿ“ And then how could I not comment on @ZippyKeylime's amazing jade and even cooler pot. I need a chicken pot in my life; great find Taylor! https://greg.app/post/2FP44H/i-got-this-beautiful-jade-plant

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

-rjg-

#RJGAsksGreg #HappyPlants #PLANTMAFIA #NewGrowth

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Thanks for the shout @RJG!

Here are a couple bowls I've done recently... the one with the euphorbia in the middle is a little clunky and needs to fill out but whatevs
Love ๐Ÿ’• this!
That chicken one always gets me! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ’š The plant is so perfect with the pot!

I got a Gasteria 'Little Warty' yesterday and he was already hard at work before I even spotted him. Look at three little Gasteria pups in his soil! I got four plants for the price of one ๐Ÿคญ
WHAT?! A CHICKEN pot?! @ZippyKeylime - where'd you find this treasure?! ๐Ÿ˜†
My son found this little guy for $1 a month or so ago. It looked rough and had what might have been scale but we treated it and kept it quarantined in his room. Heโ€™s 5 and he carefully monitored it and let me know if it was dry etc. We noticed yesterday itโ€™s got some tiny baby leaves growing. So it might pull through after all!! The pot says Blue Bird Jade.
My blooming babe;)
@vvvelo WHOA ๐Ÿ‘€
@Dustmite if you want to add these to Greg you can now. We've set up a species that is Succulent spp. Check out the ChloroPhils in my oasis!
It semi opened @sarahsalith ๐Ÿ‘€ #Hoya #hoyaretusa
Ugh! My comment that was here a few minutes ago somehow dematerialized. I suspect an alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ did it!
A few of my that I have. Iโ€™m going to be adding a few more in the spring.
A few more.
Happy #whatthesuccwednesday #greggang! So since losing most of my succulents my fellow students and faculty have been super nice and have been gifting me new little ones to adopt, which is so so sweet! (We're artists, which also makes us all planty people by default ๐Ÿ˜…) I made an arrangement the other day from just a few of them! #succulentsquad #plantsmakepeoplehappy #succulentlove #planttherapy #ohiogang
My Blue Wren is thriving since getting her new pot and a front row seat to some gorgeous sunshine ๐ŸŒž
@UnbiasedTree aw that's so kind of everyone. Great arrangement! You can add it as a group to Greg with the species Succulents spp!
Back in the Fall I repotted my propeller plant and he threw a huge temper tantrum. He lost most of his leaves. Now there are two itty bitty leaves starting! ๐Ÿ’œ
Omg I have new #BloomingSuccs myself!
Hi Melissa, may I ask how you lost most of your succulents? Thatโ€™s terrible ๐Ÿ˜ข. I am glad you are getting new ones from the nice people you work with. Are you part of #OhioGang? I canโ€™t get it to tell me who the members are right now. But we would love to have you if you havenโ€™t joined.
@UnbiasedTree see @AC73LoveCats's comment above!
@RJG thanks Drew! @AC73LoveCats over my winter break someone carelessly left the windows open in the grad lounge at my school where I foster most of my succulents, since my apartment is tiny and dark, and almost all of them, including my props, froze to death. Who would be absurd enough to open windows in Ohio in December when it was 6 degrees out during that storm is absolutely beyond me (thinking it was a custodian), but everyone has been very sympathetic and have been so super nice! I was of course devastated, and people knew how much I loved them. Everyone loved having the plants in there, they said it made the place more cozy, so they were eager to help!
Beautiful
@UnbiasedTree Melissa, that is horrible. Maybe someone will confess they did it, for whatever reason, and buy you more new ones. When I was in grad school at U of Toledo I once had my plants stolen from the student office. It was the day we were moving the office, and we had everything out of there except the plants, which I was coming in to collect the next day. The office did not have a lock on the door. So I come in the next day and all my plants were gone! I was devastated. So I thought to put an ad in the campus newspaper and made it funny, like, my plants are being held for ransom, will pay! Or something like that. I had no idea if the thief would read the ad. Very soon after, I got a call and the person said they thought the plants were abandoned. Then I found them back in the empty office. WHAT A TOTAL RELIEF!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜… @RJG Thanks. I frequently forget to tag.
@AC73LoveCats omg Jane what a crazy story! It's brutal out here in schools ๐Ÿ˜‚ I'm so glad you got your plants back! I would have been crushed. I doubt anyone will admit to leaving them open, but at least they're staying closed now! Everyone in the school knows about my love of plants and my succulent tragedy lol, I'm sure word got to the guilty party haha
@UnbiasedTree Yes, one of them, an asparagus fern, was from the mother of my best friend. I always admired it at their house, and later she chose to give it to me and that felt so good. Now years later, I kept that plant a long time. I have a newer asparagus fern now and I always remember the original one when I water it.
I am sorry your culprit hasnโ€™t come forward yet. Maybe someone will shame them into it. Even if it was a total mistake, they could (kind of) redeem themselves by getting you more plants or $ for them, even anonymously.
@zippykeylime Amazing Chicken pot! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ™‚ @AC73LoveCats

Pretty sure that's a lovely 'Hobbit' Jade, they get reddish tips from sun stress.

Here are some ref pics & a description from โžก https://worldofsucculents.com/crassula-ovata-hobbit-hobbit-jade-finger-jade-jade-plant/

* it could also be a Gollum Jade plant tho - they have slightky different leaf shapes, hard to tell apart unless you inspect closely...

https://worldofsucculents.com/crassula-ovata-gollum/
@vvvelo That's an incredibly beautiful succulent!

What species is it?
Here are a few of mine. I love how big my aloe is getting. Ric Rac cactus is going crazy. My Thanksgiving Cactus is still giving me buds! And then look at all the new growth on my raven zz!
@roxyvivien it is sedum shooting starts
#HappyPlants #NewGrowth #WhatTheSuccWednesday #PlantMail Good Morning everyone hope youโ€™re all doing well. Look ๐Ÿ‘€ what came in the mail yesterday, the tiny, tiniest little cactus I have ever gotten. I added the quarter for a visual comparison. I also wanted to show off the lovely ๐Ÿฅฐ succulents I got from my Secret Santa @AC73LoveCats Pictures 2 & 3, picture 4 is a Lithop I have had since October of โ€˜22. In the last picture are a couple more of the Secret Santa from @AC73LoveCats I hope I can keep them alive and in good health for a long time ! I have purchased a large 8.5ย ยป round shallow terracotta planter, that is where I want to repot them in once they get a little bit more established!
@srdesigns omg the ric rac is exploding!
Doing well!
@Ms.Persnickety They are sure growing well! I am glad this was a success, I bet it is a lot of fun taking care of them.
First, my Orion is currently putting out its THIRD round of blooms since August! My VSOP is happy as a clam and has new growth everyday. Final, my perle con nurnberg has gotten huge!
@RJG 3โƒฃ pics for ya!

My newest favs โ€” veragated SOB & Nanouk. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Echeveria Pretty in Pink showing of her bold colors! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ’•

& Echeveria Minima about to bloom! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ...
Although she might need a water boost??? @vvvelo what do you think?
@sarahsalith I decided to pot the veragated SOB seperately...๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ They just looked so pretty in the grey pot solo. ๐Ÿ˜
@plantsbyp omg those buttons are exploding Prisca!
@RJG Thanks! Started Greg this year and everyone is doing so much better!
@plantsbyp we're so glad to hear that! Welcome!
@UnbiasedTree Beautiful plants, beautiful people. ๐Ÿ˜‡
@lexindoorjungle That Pearl Von Nurnberg is incredible! Nice work ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

I think the Echeveria Orion is actually a 'Chroma' Hybrid of some sort?

I have an Orion and the leaves are thicker w/ powdery farina and pink tint.

Here's some reference pics.
@vvvelo what do you think? I'm stumped lol
Still not open all the way
Iโ€™m really excited about these little guys! The seller has had the mother plant in his family since the 1920โ€™s, so it feels like having a piece of history ๐Ÿ˜‚
The roots are coming in strong, and I was excited to see the tiny new growth this morning!
@KikiGoldblatt Kristy, please tell me the names of these beauties ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
@roxyvivien sorry I had to delete my previous comment. Ok, the structure of the Chrimaโ€™s leaf is different compare to Orionโ€™s. It is much wider and does not have layer of farina. Also it is reflections light too much, unles Orion that has only matt leaf. I would say, that chroma close to Melaco.
@vvvelo ๐Ÿ˜‚ I will have to figure that out. I bought the biggest one at a local grocery store that was way overwatered, I ended up having to pulling off numerous leaves. The other two had names with them and I may have them incorrectly identified on Greg.
@srdesigns Love your Fish bone cactus ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ
@vvvelo check out my new pots I got for my new succulents!!!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ
@FirstCanna this is definitely my style ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ
@vvvelo I know!!! But my pots are either white or terra cottaโ€ฆ
How do you keep your succulents so gorgeous?!
So I have a questionโ€ฆ how do you get a fish bone cactus to bloom?
@Teenagebean who did you mean to tag here? I wanna make sure they get your compliment!
@FirstCanna are you asking @srdesigns or just generally? I would assume a lot of light.
Just grabbed a few more for the ever growing succulent tower ๐Ÿ˜‚
@Propa can't stop, won't stop, ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
@RJG generallyโ€ฆ and I wondered if it was like the false Christmas cactusโ€ฆ I put mine in the closet in the dark to late this year ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ itโ€™s blooming nowโ€ฆ
Look at that!
@RJG itโ€™s supposed to be yellow so Iโ€™m try to wait it out to seeโ€ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ
@FirstCanna that's so cool! There's a lady in my neighborhood that occasionally offers cuttings of yellow. I missed it last time but have been watching for more.
@roxyvivien thank you! Oh really?! That would be so cool since I got it at a local nursery!
My dragon fruit that was #PlantMail from Gregger Colin B. is starting to DO something! ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜ณ And my verigateg string of heart baby leaves I squeeed about a few days ago opened SUPER fast!
@Propa Wow! those look so healthy and happy! ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’ž ๐Ÿ’š

Where did you get them? A local Nursery?
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