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December 2018 Blooms

rina_Ontario,Canada
December 1, 2018
last modified: December 1, 2018



December already! Soon days will start getting longer. In the meantime, lights help :)

Please post photos of your blooming succulents...

Comments (46)

  • mfyss

    Sinningia leucotricha, perhaps.

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  • notolover

    Here is my Schlumburgera 'Harmony'. This is the most buds it's ever had since buying it a few years back. Waiting for my Echeveria 'Black Prince' to flower. It has tons of buds.



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  • notolover

    Some flowers from E. 'Black Prince'. I had to take the pic today so they aren't open all of the way.

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  • lisasfbay9b


    Unknown hybrid pachyveria.

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  • rina_Ontario,Canada

    Found couple of C. ovatas that decided to bloom now - both bloomed last year. Smaller plants, approx. 16" tall - most that bloomed last year were taller/bigger/older plants:

  • notolover

    My yellow Christmas Cactus is blooming now--I love the color. Our first snow in the valley fell today. The mountains are looking wonderful!

  • tsugajunkie z5 SE WI ♱

    Thanksgiving, noto?

    tj

  • notolover

    tj: I don't know the difference. The tag says it's a Christmas cactus.

  • rina_Ontario,Canada

    noto

    Compare shape of leaves and blooms to ID:

  • Matt z5b GH 9b

    Like blue chalk sticks- nothing special

  • Paul MI

    @Mfyss: Quite certain those are not Sinningia leucotricha flowers.

  • rina_Ontario,Canada

    Matt

    That is not blue chalk sticks, but Crassula capitella campfire (I think it needs more light :)

  • Rob Blomquist

    Wow a yellow truncata. That is a color they worked on for years. How did you come by that plant, Ive never seen one.

  • Matt z5b GH 9b

    oh I know, sorry I meant the flowers on this are as dull as the blue chalk sticks flowers lol. I kept these cuttings around for fun to see what the flowers were like. I'll be pitching them soon. Thanks rina, aren't they a beautiful plant in their prime?

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  • rina_Ontario,Canada

    Matt

    I didn't get it, haha...one of mine is getting ready to bloom too:

    Blooms last forever. Why do you want to pitch them? They are ok even if green.

  • Ermione_Greece(z9)

    Mammillaria plumosa still blooming.

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  • Lars

    Not many succulents blooming for me now, except for some sedum that are very unremarkable, but this Faucaria in my back yard is still blooming (since October) and now has three flowers:

    Also have this in the front yard
    Crassula ovata inside Aeonium branches. Some of the Aeonium have buds already, but they normally bloom in January.

    I have a lot more orchids and bromeliads blooming right now than I do succulents.

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  • Paul MI

    "I have a lot more orchids and bromeliads blooming right now than I do succulents."


    So what are you waiting for? Let's see 'em! :-)

  • notolover

    To Rob Bloomquist, They are pretty common at the local grocery store florist departments around the holidays. I bought this one a few years ago. It's from a nursery called hana bay flowers located in Half Moon Bay CA-I believe they are a wholesale nursery.

  • Lars

    I do not consider orchids and bromeliads to be succulents, and so I only post photos of those on the bromeliad and orchid forums. If I am wrong, let me know.

  • Paul MI

    Some of them can be considered such, Lars. :-) But, especially as winter progresses, flowers of any kind are a welcomed sight. :-D

  • Lars

    See if you think any of these resemble succulents:

    There is an epiphyllum in the upper right corner with fruit on it. I generally eat these fruits. On the right is a cymbidium orchid that is some succulent-like, and there is another cymbidium with yellow buds on the left side of the photo.
    Here are a couple of bromeliads in bloom - no real succulents in this photo.
    Dendrobium hybrid with another epiphyllum in the background. This orchid seems to come a bit closer to being succulent-like. It's hardy down to 40°, and so I keep it outdoors all winter.
    Here's a photo from my front yard showing the sedem that is blooming, but there are also epidendrum blooming in among the aeonium. The epidendrum is so prolific that I throw cuttings that I take from the back yard into the front yard, and just see if they will grow. The purple flower is on a giant bromeliad.

  • Paul MI

    LOL. Maybe not those broms, Lars, but there ARE members of that family which are xeric plants. Furthermore, many orchids have pseudobulbs -- which serve as water storage organs -- and even some that grow in deserts.

    No matter how you slice it, during the long winters that those of us in the Great White North (or Great ?White? South for those in the Southern Hemisphere), seeing blooms of any kind from any kind of plant can be a treat.

  • rina_Ontario,Canada

    Small TC cutting:

  • oks2n2_Siberia1

    Crassula arborescens 'Blue Hale'


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  • Rob Blomquist

    All my Schlum xbuckleyi are not that great at flowering, but here is one that got moved, and showed it off.

    let me repot them in the spring and see what next christmas looks like.

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  • lgteacher

    Kalanchoe (maybe marianara) and aloe.

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  • geoforce

    Both lovely teacher. Kalanchoe is great photo.

  • chuckerfly
    Echeveria pulvinata, first flower for me from this plant

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  • chuckerfly

    Haworthia limifolia, has bloomed multiple times this year, I lost count

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  • rina_Ontario,Canada

    Bigger TC blooming for Christmas...

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  • gdinieontarioz5

    Cheerful Faucaria to light up the umpteenth grey day.

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  • jp10a

    Arrojadoas and Micranthocereus - Christmastime flowerers for me.
















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  • gdinieontarioz5

    Christmas cactus opening its first bloom on Christmas day.

  • jp10a

    Actually, for me, the real Christmas flowerers are the Micranthocereus - Arrojadoas are more early spring flowerers. The Micranthocereus that are the most prolific - never fail to flower during Christmas week - are M. densiflorus (sensu lato) and. M. Polyanthus.





  • jp10a

    Almost the end of the month (and year) but here are a few more:






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  • geoforce

    Very nice JP. What is the red flowered opuntia in 1st photo? It has a really brilliant color.

  • jp10a

    Thanks geoforce.



    A couple more pics,.. It is Tacinga inamoena spp. Subcylindrica (sensu lato, Marlon Machado) - a dwarf Opuntiad from NE Brazil.

  • jp10a

    Not a Brazilian, but I really love this form of Melocactus matanzanus (Cuba) with its its striped glaucous plant body. Some plants are just beginning to pop cephaliums:



    Pic taken this afternoon at my home. Plants growing in 7cm (3 1/4”) plastic pots in my standard soil mix.


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  • lgteacher

    A bit late, but my Thanksgiving cactus is finally blooming.

  • jp10a

    Geoforce, you wrote:

    “Very nice JP. What is the red flowered opuntia in 1st photo? It has a really brilliant color.”

    The following page has detailed information and numerous photos:

    http://jp29.org/brTinam.htm

  • geoforce

    JP... Thanks for the link. It looks like a really interesting plant, one I've never even heard of before.

    O.T. Mention of Tucson in the description brings back memories. I spent 4 years there in graduate school at UofA in the late 60s. Was back to a reunion a few years ago, and hardly recognized anyplace as it had grown so much.

  • SoCal Stewart (San Diego, Ca Zone 10A/10B)

    Some pictures of an unknown aloe that I was gifted. Both the plant and the flowers are very tiny. I had a hard time trying to get my phone to focus. Any ideas?




    Tyler

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