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« on: April 14, 2012, 03:06:02 »

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 03:15:20 »

Hechtia ? I hope none of mine ever get that big.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 03:35:36 »

yea... what are you feeding that Hechtia?   
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 04:30:40 »

Yikes!!!  Great pic too.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 06:02:22 »

Yup, just a couple of nice sized lady Hechtias there (with a couple of seeds).  Well, I eat quite a bit (as evident by the plump belly)...oh, you mean the Hechtias!  They don't seem to get much there on that steep slope.  Quite rocky and thin soil.  There weren't even very many shrubs around, so they have a pretty tough life.  I can't wait to see what the seeds do with some soil, water, and fertilizer!!!  Even though they were terminal blooming plants, they didn't clump all that aggressively, so they should make pretty good landscape plants.

It is hard to get pictures that show the whole plant and give scale.  Always tricky...especially when it is hard to even walk around the hillside!
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2012, 00:32:12 »

Hillside?  I reckon!  One of those spots with plenty of gravity  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2012, 00:42:07 »

Yeah, not as bad as some cliffs I've been on/around...but if there weren't goat paths we would have one hell of a time even getting up to the plants.  There was one steep ravine that would have bee basically impassable without the trails.  In order to get a closer look at one plant I needed to scramble up into a thicket of these guys.  Ouch!  I learned to stay on the trail!  The dirt was (or more appropriately dusty rocks were) pretty slippery.  It wouldn't have been a pretty slide down the hill...even without the Hechtias trying to 'catch' you!
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