January 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 Feb 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!

Don Hunt as digital plant arbiter / commenter!

35 Specimens: 12 cactus & 23 succulents

18 Members

 

Cactus Advanced

1st Place:

Ariocarpus confusus

Mike Burkhardt

"Maybe a novice grower, but not a novice plant. Time to move up."

2nd Place:

Gymnocalycium saglionis

Pam Badger

"Clean Gymos are not normal"

3rd Place:

Opuntia sulfurea

Pam Badger

"Grow this plant hard or it will get crazy fat for an opuntia"

Turbinicarpus schwarzii v. rubriflorus

Mike Burkhardt

"Large clean flowering example of a great small cactus"

Cactus Intermediate

1st Place:

Cephalocereus senilis

Antonina Lansangan

"Very nice plan. Not a fan of the pot, would be great with staging"

2nd Place:

Cereus peruvianus monstrose

Norb Roden

"Good specimen give it some time"

3rd Place:

Cereus forbesii monstrose

Norb Roden

"What nice form. This plan will look better and better"

Cactus Novice

1st Place:

Mammillaria camptotricha

Allan Kosup

"Beautiful happy plant"

1st Place:

Mammillaria sp.

Lila Wagar

"I like Mammillaria for the spines, but the flowers are good too"

2nd Place:

Copiapoa solaris

Ruth Contino

"Excellent plant, so slow. Nice form"

3rd Place:

Mammillaria longimamma

Eileen Mandell

"Really like the total presentation. Nice arrangement"

3rd Place:

Melocactus matanzanus

Eileen Mandell

"Just starting the cephalum"

Mammillaria spp

Linda Stewart

"I really like this cactus with the black straight spines and the ring of pink flowers. If I knew for sure what it was, I'd look to add it to my collection"

Succulent Advanced

1st Place:

Euphorbia atroviridis

Mike Nelson

"Always a big fan of medusas. Excellent species form"

2nd Place:

Massonia depressa

Candy Garner

"I like the genera, I need one I think"

3rd Place:

Aloinopsis schooneesii

Mike Burkhardt

"Perfect presentation. I need one now"

Euphorbia francoisii

Pam Badger

"So variable. Every collection needs a fransoisii or several"

Caralluma russeliana

Don Hunt (not judged)

"Floral ball a full 3 inches in Diameter" (dishonorable mention for stinking up my grow for 2 weeks)

Marlothistella uniondelensis

Candy Gaarner

"Nicely grown, needs full sun and has a large underground rootstock"

Sansevieria patens

Pam Badger

"From the immortal Sansevieria group. Green swords and spears"

Euphorbia Clavigera

Mike Burkhardt

"Nice caudex"

Succulent Intermediate

1st Place:

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
reverse variegation
Pauline Wong

"Verry pretty plant"

2nd Place:

Echeveria pulodonis crested

Pauline Wong

"Nice form, very tight"

3rd Place:

Aeonium with green flowers, crested

Antonina Lansangan

"So weird, so great"

Aloe Barbadensis 'Safari Rose'

Tom Biggart

"Kew book says barbadensis is A. vera, but this doesn't look right to me"

Euphorbia francoisii

Norb Roden

"Young plant, good start."

Mestoklema tuberosum

Allen Clark

"Natural bonsai, always looks good

Tylecodon cacalioides

Allen Clark

"Leaning into the sun"

Succulent Novice

1st Place:

Dioscorea elephantipes

Allan Kosup

"Such a strange plant, love it"

2nd Place:

Aloe "Pink Blush"

Patti Nelson

"I like the aloe hybrids when presented like this"

2nd Place:

Dioscorea elephantipes

Eileen Mandell

"Good presentation of the vine"

2nd Place:

Epiphylum anguliger

Joan Herskowitz

"Almost in bloom, interesting foliage"

3rd Place:

Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Eileen Mandell

"Happy plant :)"

3rd Place:

Fenestraria rhopalophylla

Joan Herskowitz

"I see that plastic pot. Acceptable presentation"

3rd Place:

Lithops marmorata

Kathy Moser & Hector Perez

"This cono needs a new pot. Growing well where it is though"

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

Thank you all for the beautiful specimens!

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