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#1 gardenofeden

 
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:11 AM

Plant bought as Huernia zebrina var. magniflora and I have been nurturing for a few years, but turns out to be "just" a Stapelia.... disappointing. Anyone have the real thing spare?
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:51 AM

No luck. But still an interesting plant though.

Anyone have the real thing spare?


Yes. But unfortunately that doesn't help you much.

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 17:22 PM

wow thats a beautiful flower

Plant bought as Huernia zebrina var. magniflora and I have been nurturing for a few years, but turns out to be "just" a Stapelia.... disappointing. Anyone have the real thing spare?
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 17:32 PM

Unfortunately my H. zeb. died last year, and I seem to have lost contact with the guy I got it from.

Hmmm. I must look him up again!!

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 15:26 PM

update
think it may be Huernia keniensis var. nairobiensis

anybody want it?

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 11:07 AM

Stephen, I think you should keep it as its a very nice cactus even though its not as you expected!

Beats mine with the flowers glued on ;)

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:58 AM

I'll happily give it a home if you don't want it :smile:

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 18:28 PM

I consulted John Pilbeam on your behalf (He's just written the new book on Stapeliads) and he recons if it is blood red inside it is Huernia keniensis.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 19:14 PM

thanks for that, can't remember offhand, we'll have to ask Mary now next flowering as she has the plant(s)!
I have now tracked down the real deal, obtained in flower so I'm sure this time..

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 19:37 PM

Does the flower smell?

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 19:42 PM

which one, Huernia zebrina var. magniflora? Not much.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 19:01 PM

Both plants have settled and are growing nicely.

Thats interesting, I am assuming you mean blood red inside the flower? I'll have a look next time they flower, it would be nice to give them a name :yes: .