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This is a discussion on oh cool! maggots! within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Originally Posted by pavel Jenn, Huernia zebrinia is a small plant. The one you posted/linked ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Jenn, Huernia zebrinia is a small plant. The one you posted/linked is mine and it is still in the fairly shallow 5-6 inch pot it was in then. Culture does influence size. A friend to whom I gave a piece (they root easily from cuttings) has had his growing very vigorously -- to the point it is much larger than mine. Mine is much slower growing. One of the biggest cultural differences is that he waters far more often than I do.

    Very easy plants to care for, IME. In higher light, the stems will develop a reddish/purple cast. Direct sun would likely be far to strong unless it was early morning light. So I would say less than Catt lighting but more than phal.

    And a big plus to zebrina is it has no detectable scent.

    If you have any other questions you can pm me if you like.
    Awww...thanks!! It's so cool that your pic popped up as one of the first images under the search! (I thought it would be okay to use it since your copyright info was displayed right there on the photo... I know the whole "using other people's photos" is such a bizarre gray area in the legal sense...some people get very angry if their pics are used without permission...but since your copyright is on it, I hope it will serve to send more traffic your way.)
    It's pretty neat that the best pic I found was actually yours! Now that I know that website is yours, I'm definitely going to have to go back and do some more browsing around! "Strange plants" are right up my alley!

    Thanks for the info on light requirements. I'll have to put some thought into whether this would be a good plant to add to my collection! I'm not usually a fan of the cactus, but the flowers on these are just so fascinating!!

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    Thanks Coeruleo! Now i know my stapelias are gigantea, I got the originals from a local nursery that only knew 'corpse flower'. My first lived up to the moniker, but my brother fell in love with it so I gifted it to him- the one I have now and its cutting-descendants don't seem quite as odiferous. It's really an easy to grow and neat conversation piece plant- "come smell my pretty flower" haha. I have my 'keepers' in hanging baskets, and they grow like weeds and bloom freely. I have them in deeper shade than the orchids.

    I saw some of the huernias at a vendors table at an orchid show last spring. Was seriously tempted but had spent my wad.

    Is that bulbo more dry-tolerant, Coeruleo? I have been seriously wanting a doodoo bulbo, but their having to be so wet scares me- I can't water constantly.

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    lol. that is a spray bottle of 'worm poop' enhanced fertilizer, in a recycled pop bottle. we're so environmental her in ca. they do eventually sprawl, and do well as aground cover in small areas. they do like bright light. mine live next to oncidiums, an encyclia and some epis. so bright light, but not direct sun (except before 9am) otherwise they start to sundbun, like my orchids. low maintenence though, and only bloom in october for me, but i hear some bloom whenever it is warm enough out. the buds take a month to grow, and look like chinese lanterns. i am changing them into hanging pots as they seem to adapt to hanging pretty well. if you try your son's room, put it right in the window. but be careful watering, they don't like it much at all.



    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    I have to ask...in that first picture, what is in that can in the background? It's sitting to the left of the plants. It looks like a can of orchid beer!

    Oh, and, you're right...the edithcolea has seriously cool flowers! I just looked it up! As far as the life-saver plant being smaller...I've seen pictures of it in hanging baskets, sort of sprawling out all over the place. I don't particularly like the look of the plant overall...and I'm not sure that those cutely bizarre flowers would be enough to motivate me to do right by the plant in the long-term.

    Although I do like the idea of it tolerating lower light. You know what...I'm getting an idea...my son REALLY wants a cool cactus for his room, but he only has one window and it doesn't get very bright in there. I've tried a zebra plant and a small skinny cactus with a bright red ball-like top (not sure what it was officially called), but they both rotted. Not enough light and too much water.

    My son was bummed both times his plants died. He really wants something unique and wacky-looking, and he tends to go toward the weird cactus-y things. He REALLY wants my venus fly trap, but that needs way more sun than his room can provide.

    How shady of conditions will that life-saver plant tolerate, do you know?

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    not a bulbo, it's an encyclia cordigera, reaching for the sun. and it keeps shriveling on me! poor thing, i've gone and tucked some moss around the roots. i'll be pulling it in soon due to the cooler nights. i want to try one of the big yellow poo bulbos myself. i have this deal where i get to buy a similar orchid as a reward for blooming something, in an attempt to make me buy things more carefully...... and since i don't need any more stapelias really, do i get to buy a bulbo now?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    It's pretty neat that the best pic I found was actually yours! Now that I know that website is yours, I'm definitely going to have to go back and do some more browsing around! "Strange plants" are right up my alley!

    Oops, I sit corrected, Jenn! That is not my photo. I posted one very similar to that one (same colored pot and even same angle I believe) some time back. Apparently plant minds think alike.




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