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 April 20th, 2021.
To enter, email your entries with the subject line “Brag Table” to the editor at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For showing your beautiful specimens!
Mark Friar as digital plant arbiter / commenter!
30 Specimens: 14 cactus & 16 succulents
"Perfectly grown, kudos"
"Very nicely grown and staged"
"Staging and flowering "
"Nicely Grown "
"This plant reminds me of Mammilaria pottsii ~ which Juergen grew to great effect, and it wouldn't surprise me if this were one of his older specimens. It should be in flower now, diminutive little dark red flowers"
Cereus peruvianus monstrose
"Expertly staged, in flower, very well grown"
Gymnocalycium baldianum crested
"Expertly staged, and very well grown"
"Very nicely staged"
Matucana madisoniorum var horridispina
"Nice clean plant, no broken spines or blemishes on the plant's body, easier to say than to do - kudos!"
""Well grown plant, a bit overpotted as it sits, but C.tenuissima is a very fast growing plant, should fill that pot in no time!
"The minor scarring and rough look of this plant in cultivation mirrors the "war-dog" look these plants exhibit in habitat. This specimen looks about perfect to me"
"Challenging to keep these this clean, the grower is clearly attentive and skilled!"
"Somewhat confused by the name here, typical Eu. cooperii tends to be bluer and with a pronounced margin on the edge of the stems / clades. At first I thought this was the inermis form of Eu. grandicornis? In any event, it is expertly well-grown and attractive, kudos!"
"Amazingly clean plant"
Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'
"Topsy Turvy can be grown harder to a better looking specimen (less water, more sun)"
"Challenging plant in this sort of staging, provided the grower can offer it proper culture like this, it could be an outstanding specimen in short order!"
Echeveria 'Cubic Frost' crested
Anna Brunetto James
"Actually like the choice of pot, but the handle will be uselessas the clump grows, and grow this will! Good feeding and watering during the hotter months will yield a monster of a specimen!"
"In my experience with this taxon, it is tricky to keep these looking so clean, the grower here has obviously got good plant sense and isn't pushing it too hard or too soft but rather just right!"
"I love Astrolobas, my only objection to this plant is the staging ~ which as the plant fills the pot a little better it will only increase it's overall attractiveness"
Rhipsalis hatiora salicornioides
"Nice big specimen, probably flowers like mad, this is the proper ration of plant to pot we like to see, and while it's a little messy, it's OK, it's a Rhipsalis!"