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Max tenufolia -- definitely NOT a specimen plant

This is a discussion on Max tenufolia -- definitely NOT a specimen plant within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; As Tami mentioned -- both are succulents. In fact both are closely related. The 'banana' ...

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    As Tami mentioned -- both are succulents. In fact both are closely related. The 'banana' shaped one is Senecio radicans whereas the one with spherical leaves is Senecio rowleyanus (aka string of pearls, string of beads, string of peas, rosary vine, etc)

    Btw, this genus belongs to the daisy family and 'dusty millers' are also Senecios. How's that for diversity of form?

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    Very diverse, Paul. I've seen S. rowleyanus before, and recognized it right away because it's so distinctive, but not the S. radicans.

    And, don't be hard on yourself or your plant. Max tenuifolia is *not* an easy bloomer! I had one a few years ago, that grew really well--tripled its size under my care. But would it bloom? NO! Since then, I've talked to a lot of people who had the same experience. I, for one, am envying your success.

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    Good for you, Paul. Keep on!

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