Ok so this box arrived today packed full of goodies. I've been a little busy potting so I'll not show all of them at once.
First up are the only Lithops, Lithops otzeniana.
Note that I've given everything a mist spray to clean off the dust.
That double header's pattern struck me as the Batman sign so that's it's nickname for now
Next up, Frithia pulcra
These little fellows are very small but they have flowered in the past. This leads me to think that they are Frithia pulcra minima which would make them older than they look and quite rare. Also a reputation for being difficult goes with that.
Next, Lapidaria margretae
A few to play with
Now for a tray full of :-
Left - Neohenricia sibbettii Right - Trichodiadema densum
The Neohenricia sibbettii I was delighted to get. I've been looking for one in the UK so now I have enough to keep me going. This miniature has flowers with a scent (pineapple) at night the strength of which belies its size. I'll be looking forward to that.
Trichodiadema densum looks like a cactus but it is a succulent. Those are hairs on the ends of the leaves not spines so they're not evil like Opuntias There's a few more pots of these still to take photos of.
I had to split this one to get the pieces into reasonably sized pots. Hopefully the small piece will root up well.
JL9 - The stick
This arrived looking quite dead. The old leaves were just surrounding the stem and branches. ( MrsG volunteered to help me save space with this one) After cleaning up and potting it looks a little better.
It will be interesting to see what it turns out to be.
I suppose I didn't do too badly for my £7.99 total investment .
And believe me, I was surprised to find I still have a little room left
Any hints/guesses on IDs would be appreciated and if confirmed will be added to the thread
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