March 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 April 20th, 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!

Mark Friar as digital plant arbiter / commenter!

30 Specimens: 14 cactus & 16 succulents

14Members

 

Cactus Advanced

1st Place:

Copiapoa krainziana

Pam Badger

"Perfectly grown, kudos"

2nd Place:

Tephrocactus articulatus

Pam Badger

"Very nicely grown and staged"

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Cactus Intermediate

1st Place:

Mammillaria marksiana

Norb Roden

"Staging and flowering "

2nd Place:

Mammillaria elongata

Norb Roden

"Nicely Grown "

3rd Place:

unknown

Rich Ryan

"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"

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Cereus peruvianus monstrose

Rich Ryan

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Cactus Novice

1st Place:

Echinofossulocactus longispinus

Gale Perez

"Expertly staged, in flower, very well grown"

cactus_novice_echinofossulucactusLongisp

1st Place:

Gymnocalycium baldianum crested

Eileen Mandell

"Expertly staged, and very well grown"

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2nd Place:

Astrophytum myriostigma

Gale Perez

"Very nicely staged"

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2nd Place:

Matucana madisoniorum var horridispina

Jennifer Greene

"Nice clean plant, no broken spines or blemishes on the plant's body, easier to say than to do - kudos!"

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3rd Place:

Copiapoa tenuissima

Jennifer Greene

""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!

3rd Place:

Opuntia variegata

Eileen Mandell

"Great staging!"

Mammillaria geminispina

Ruth Contino

Notocactus haselbergii

Ted Nelson

Succulent Advanced

1st Place:

Euphorbia stellispina

Michael Nelson

"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"

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2nd Place:

Euphorbia tortilis

Pam Badger

"Challenging to keep these this clean, the grower is clearly attentive and skilled!"

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3rd Place:

Euphorbia cooperii

Pam Badger

"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!"

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Succulent Intermediate

1st Place:

Gasteria sp

Norb Roden

"Amazingly clean plant"

2nd Place:

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'

Tom Biggart

"Topsy Turvy can be grown harder to a better looking specimen (less water, more sun)"

Succulent Novice

1st Place:

Dorstenia barnimiana

Der-shing Helmer

"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!"

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1st Place:

Echeveria 'Cubic Frost' crested

Eileen Mandell

"Well executed!!"

2nd Place:

Euphorbia anoplia

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!"

2nd Place:

Gasteria carinata

Gale Perez

"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!"

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3rd Place:

Astroloba foliolosa

Patti Nelson

"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"

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3rd Place:

Rhipsalis hatiora salicornioides

Eileen Mandell

"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!"

Crassula swaziensis

Ted Nelson

Echeveria “Fred Ives” crested

Jennifer Greene

Greenovia dodrantalis

Anna Brunetto James

Haworthia angustifolia var baylissii

Jennifer Greene

Senecio tropaeolifolius

Pat Bryan

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

Thank you all for the beautiful specimens!