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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 10:27:07 PM »
Extraordinary pictures, Rudi.... it is beautiful .... but I think I can almost smell it from here  :P
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2012, 10:30:22 AM »
Hi ruweiss,

beautiful plant. The flies love these flowers. Since they have plenty of room for the eggs.
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2012, 09:31:33 PM »
Asclepiads seem to explode due to the hot summer - Stapelia hirsuta
is a magnet to the flies who lay their eggs into the flowers.
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »
These days I took pictures of three Stapelias at a local cactus and succulent nursery:

Stapelia ambigua with huge flowers (my hand is holding the flower up).
Stapelia baylissii
Stapelia vetula
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 12:08:36 PM »
Peter, congratulations, you've amazing plants :o :o :o Do you still are interested in an exchange? ;)
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2012, 04:41:04 PM »

Here have so beautiful photos accumulated.

Reply # 17: I do not think that is the S. hirsuta. Since the hair is missing. It's more of a hybrid.

Reply # 18: The S. ambigua is S. gigantea.
Are planting of Haage?

Cris: no
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2012, 10:02:55 PM »
Peter, you are right. I took my pics at Kakteen-Haage and was surprised to see so many Stapelias flowering or in bud.
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2012, 02:49:09 PM »
Thanks for your answer Peter  ;)
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2012, 09:20:04 PM »
Peter, thank you for your comment about Stapelia hirsuta.  I got this plant from a friend
and because Cactii and succulents are not my main hobby I am always grateful for a good
advice.
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2012, 01:22:32 PM »
Some of my ascleps 8)

6 and 7 - Stapelia lendertziae
1 - Huernia pendurata
2 - Huernia barbata
3 - Orbea x happedicola
4 - Huernia schneideriana
5 - Stapelia hirsuta
8 - Asclepias curassavica, the first flower
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2012, 02:03:42 PM »
Those are wonderful Chris 8)
Have you grown them from seed or cuttings?

What extraordinary flowers and photos in this thread.
For anyone fascinated (or disturbed ;D) by these plants there are lots more photos here.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2012, 02:40:00 PM by ashley »
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2012, 04:24:39 PM »
Hi Cris,

3 - Orbea x happedicola = Orbea halipedicola.
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2012, 07:16:54 PM »
Calotropis procera
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2012, 10:36:16 PM »
Some of my ascleps 8)
Cris,
some wonderfully bizarre and fascinating flowers! :o
They look like they were created by a science fiction writer!
Marvelous!
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Re: Ascleps
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2012, 11:29:14 PM »
Thanks ashley :D I've grow them from cuttings, but have already tried to grow from seed. In this moment I've one O.variegata, the only that survived from a sowing, and that were strucked by the mealy bugs on summer. Now I've three new ones that I brought to inside of the house, they are too youg and are from a O.variegata too, but with more bright colors.

Thanks Fermides, these are realy fascinating and are another of my passions :D Everyday I discover that exists one more and if I could, I would like to have them all, but I already conceptualized myself that there ae some species that do no tolerate my climate...

Another Orbea variegata, I guess var. marmorata, in flower at this moment:


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