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Intercity Show 2018 Eye Catching Plants

Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. cristatus

More fascinating plants from the Intercity Cactus and Succulent Show 2018, held at the LA Arboretum.

I've admired this same Gasteria 'Shining Star' specimen at multiple shows.  Unfortunately I've never seen one for sale.  Lovely plant.  


 Next is a stunner of a clump of Aloe suprafoliata.  Normally this is a solitary rosette but there seems to be an offsetting version.  This one is superb.  This species is distichous until it blooms for the first time, then it spirals into a rosette. 

Distichous phyllotaxis, two-ranked leaf arrangement, is a special case of either opposite or alternate leaf arrangement where the leaves on a stem are arranged in two vertical columns on opposite sides of the stem.
Great choice of container, too:

The judges thought so, too. 
It's not difficult to grow, unlike trophy winner Aloe pearsonii, but such a beautifully grown specimen!
 Here's mine at home in the ground for comparison.  It becomes a r…

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