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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.

Sulcorebutia rauschii cv. Violacidermis

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2021
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beatnikcrab

Can't resist this #close-up !

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sunlovin

Nice! Lots of offsets 💕🌞

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emch

Very cool #ottoman with #greatcolor

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philstalder

Ooh that’s amazing 🤩

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richard.spicer.7906

Beautiful 🤩

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crabby58

W💜W

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Dontbeaprick

Wow !! I want one 😍

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beatnikcrab

New addition. It was an Etsy splurge. It's apparently very rot-prone, so I packed a bunch of pumice around the taproot, and hopefully I won't kill it! 🤞😬

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crabby58

Wonderful Etsy splurge🤞💚🤞

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philstalder

Love it. 😍I’ve been known to splurge. 😂 It will make you happy. Life is too short. An asteroid, volcano, earthquake, fire, flood, hit by a bus and covid can end it all in a flash. Might as well have fabulous baubles all around while we’re here. 🤩🤩🤩

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beatnikcrab

@philstalder Splurging is fun, until the stupid thing dies. 😂 Or I get overwhelmed by so many things demanding my attention and I just want to buy a plane ticket and LEAVE FOREVER, plants and everything else be damned. 🛫🏝️😅

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philstalder

I hear that. Sometimes I wonder why I even have all the plants and I just booked a trip to Chicago in July for a wedding. 4 days away and I’m already wondering what to do about my plants. I used to ask my neighbor to water when I went on trips before but I have 3 times as much now and very specific requirements now that she wouldn’t know how to do it right. Uhg. 🙃

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beatnikcrab

@philstalder TRUTH. There's nobody I trust to plant-sit. Casualties are inevitable. I used to travel for extended periods, for months at a time. No way I could do that now. 🤦🏻‍♀️ I keep kicking around the idea of moving to another country, but I'd have to sell off effectively my entire collection! I like my plants, but at the same time I feel tied down by them. 😓 You'll only be gone 4 days, though? Wouldn't the vast majority be alright unattended?

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philstalder

Tied down is a good description. 😂 Only gone for 4 days and I have auto sprinklers in the front yard. Not too worried about the succulents and cactus. It’s the tropicals I still have that need water daily in July. I guess I’ll see what happens. @beatnikcrab

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