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beatnikcrab

I'm mostly into cacti, aloes, and other heat tolerant succulents, and more recently hoyas and some tropicals. Phoenix, AZ. USDA zone 9b, heat zone 11.

Dorstenia foetida

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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beatnikcrab

@emch here's the same plant after I devised the seed collection baggies (you can see some seeds in the bottom of the one on the right). No more stray seeds! I just wait til the flower wilts and falls off, and then collect everything. I haven't tried sprouting any yet, tho.

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txgardener

Wow look how big that little guy is. I dont collect seeds i just go around collecting the seedlings when they pop up out of pots, the dirt, or cracks. Let mother nature do all the work.😉

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beatnikcrab

@txgardener he's even fattened up since this pic was taken a couple months ago! I adore him!! ❤️❤️❤️ Letting nature take its course was my original plan, when I was thinking he was going to live outside, but it turns out he didn't like the outdoor life. 😨 So he's been living under a grow light, and the seeds are more likely to get swept up and thrown away than land anywhere viable, so I figured I'd help give them a fighting chance. 😅 I'm going to hand sow them EVERYWHERE!

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txgardener

Whatever ur doing he looks happy n healthy. Smart thinking!! 😉 ive had to do that with an Euphorbia that liked to throw seeds inside in the winter. 🙃

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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beatnikcrab

@emch here's a closeup of some seeds popping out circa mid-spring on the Dorstenia foetida that @txgardener sent me last year. I was able to tweeze a few of them off the flower, but most of them got flung away somewhere.

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txgardener

Beautifully Captured

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