April 2021: Virtual Brag Table Results

 Submit to next month’s brag table for boasting rights, judge feedback, and club bucks!

Just send in your name, your plant’s scientific name, a photo, your category (cacti or succulent, up to 2 plants per category) and your rank (novice= <10 wins, intermediate= 10+ wins, advanced= pro grower) by May 23rd, 2021.

To enter, email your entries with the subject line “Brag Table” to the editor at: eyf.editor@gmail.com

Special Thanks:

For showing your beautiful specimens!

Dean Karras as digital plant arbiter / commenter!

37 Specimens: 12 cactus & 23 succulents

17 Members

Cactus Advanced

1st Place:

Astrophytum myriostigma fm. quadricoststum

Pam Badger

"Clean and full. These quadricostatum times can be tough to grow as they are prone to splitting if pushed too hard. Well done!"

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2nd Place:

Echinocereus richenbachii

Mike Burkhardt

"Gorgeous plant. It's time for a slightly bigger (and nicer) pot for this beauty."

cactus_advanced_echinocereusRichenbachii

3rd Place:

Turbinicarpus pseudomacrochele

Mike Burkhardt

"This must be quite an old plant given the species' diminutive size. I think I spot some cactus propagation "gold" hiding on the head/stem not in bloom."

cactus_advanced_turbinicarpusPseudomacro

Opuntia microdasys albata

Pam Badger

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Cactus Intermediate

1st Place:

Echinocereus fendleri

Norb Roden

"Nice bloom(s), well staged."

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2nd Place:

Thelocactus hexaedrophorus var. hexaedrophorus

Allen Clark

"Looks great with some of the longer spines extending past the pot. Some minor scarring on the old growth, but all in all a nicely grown specimen given it's relative size/age."

cactus_intermediate_thelocactusHexaedrop

3rd Place:

Monvillea spegazzinii crest

Norb Roden

"Some of the darker blue tones in the pot's glaze really make the glaucus-teal of the cactus stand out nicely. I love this plant for its tendency to alternate between crested and reverted growth. A bit of sun or cold stress could add some nice purple hues to this plant."

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Weingartia trollii

Allen Clark

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Cactus Novice

1st Place:

Ferocactus wislizeni

Jodi Visosky

"The plant fills the pot nicely, and the blue pot really makes the red spines and flowers pop. A touch of top-dressing would go a long way in turning this into a perfect show plant."

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1st Place:

Mammillaria parkinsonii

Ruth Contino

"Perfectly grown and large in its pot. The unglazed/matte red-on-red pot/top-dressing combo picks up the petal stripes on the flowers nicely while allowing the spines to glisten for textural contrast."

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2nd Place:

Astrophytum myriostigma

Karl Almryde

"It's not easy to get so many flowers popping open at once on an Astrophytum."

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3rd Place:

Eriosyce senilis

Jodi Visosky

"The uniquely feathery, bi-color flowers make this plant a worthwhile addition to any well-rounded cactus collection."

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Succulent Advanced

1st Place:

Sinningia leucotricha

Mike Nelson

"Stunning!"

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2ndPlace:

Gasteria rawlinsonii

Don Hunt

"Something tells me you have a lot of hummingbirds in your yard. I love the dark colors on this gasteria with the coral pink flowers for contrast."

succulent_advanced_gasteriaRawlinsonii.j

3rd Place:

Pachypodium brevicaule

Pam Badger

"Nicely grown, however this is really two plants in one pot because it is grafted. Acceptable for brag table, as I was not given any strict judging rules, but it might be disqualified from shows unless entered in a category that explicitly allows grafted plants or more than two plants per pot."

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Conophytum fraternum

Mike Burkhardt

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Euphorbia platyclada

Pam Badger

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Euphorbia supressa hybrid

Mike Burkhardt

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Succulent Intermediate

1st Place:

Euphorbia submammillaris var. pfersdorfii

Antonina Lansangan

"Nice and full - might be time to re-pot or propagate soon."

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2ndPlace:

Sempervivum arachnoideum

Norb Roden

"While the choice of pot creates a neat cascade effect for the sempervivum, I think the bright Talavera colors ultimately distract from your plant’s full beauty."

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3rdPlace:

Tylecodon hybrid 'Sunblush' '

Allen Clark

"Looks healthy, but this plant needs some time growing before it becomes truly show-worthy."

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Succulent Novice

1st Place:

Euphorbia x japonica

Jared Petker

"Perfectly grown – just hydrated enough for a nice flush of leaves, lots of green stem growth despite corking on the old growth which is typical for this type of Euphorbia."

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1st Place:

Agave victoriae-reginae

Regan Harvey

"Flawless, great plant:pot size ratio, nicely staged in a complimentary pot. I recommend removing the pups soon to let the central rosette grow bigger faster for best effect."

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2ndPlace:

Euphorbia gottlebei

Ruth Contino

"This Euphorbia appears to be aspiring to become an Ocotillo. I prefer it leafless, as shown here. This one will only keep getting getting better with age as you get more of a peeling trunk/caudex."

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2ndPlace:

Haworthia truncata hybrid

Patti Nelson

"Nice and chunky. The only thing that would make this plant more attractive is a touch of sun stress/bronze coloration."

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2nd Place:

Haworthia truncata hybrid

Patti Nelson

"Nice and chunky. The only thing that would make this plant more attractive is a touch of sun stress/bronze coloration."

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3rd Place:

Aloe castilloniae

Patti Nelson

"Well on it's way to becoming a show-stopper - just give it some time to finish filling out."

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3rd Place:

Aeonium x loartei

Jodi Visosky

"Full and lush - well done! This is a plant that looks best not hard grown, as it can get spindly with typical succulent-culture "neglect"."

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Aeonium canariense virgineum

Jodi Visosky

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Dudleya pachyphytum

Lisa Rini

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Echeveria 'Cubic Frost'

Regan Harvey

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Euphorbia mammillaris

Joan Herskowitz

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Euphorbia flanaganii (Medusa's Head)

Jared Petker

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Euphorbia sp. "Medusa"

Rudy Reyes

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Kalanchoe tomentosa

Rudy Reyes

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Sansevieria ballyi

Joan Herskowitz

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Aeonium 'Sunbust' crested

Lila Wagar

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If you find any error, please contact membership@sdcss.net to correct.

Thank you all for the beautiful specimens!