Third Tuesday of the month = the SF Succulent and Cactus Society meeting. The format was different this month. Members brought in new plants they recently acquired or currently cultivating.Front and center is a Mammillaria sp…the white cactus. To the left is a funky little Tradescantia somaliensis. Top right is a crested Aeonium ‘Sunburst’. I’ve always wondered way some succulents crest. Turns out there’s no real good way to predict if a plant will crest or not. What’s going on is that instead of having a single growing point creating a single stem/branch….the there’s a line of growing points all connected making a crest…sorta like having a bunch of stems fused together.
Here’s a detail of the Tradescantia somaliensis, on the other side of the ID tag was written Cyanotis somaliensis. This guy has a lot of traits of our mystery plant from Oct Bloom Day (2nd down). I still think it is a Tradescantia.
Here’s a crazy Haworthia truncata ‘Lime Green’ that a member has been cultivating. Sounds like some of these guys form nice rows of leaves as shown above. Others grow more sporadic.
I missed the name of this last one. They described it as growing in the desert flood plains. As the water settles, they get covered in mud until brilliant flowers sprout out.
– Far Out Flora