Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pretty pictures: Schlumbergera 'Caribbean Dancer'

Hell yeah, I bought it. I was not aware that this sort of thing, with the two different colors on the same flower, was even possible.

UPDATE: See also the Schlumbergera truncata cvv. profile.


Anonymous said...

Totally off-topic (my apologies, Mr S)

The post from a while ago about little flying creatures... Then the notice on the GW about psyllids carrying a citrus disease in Florida and Louisiana... Any relationship?

mr_subjunctive said...

I don't think so -- I did a Google image search for psyllids, and what came up mostly looked like very small cicadas, or else off-color whitefly. When I've been able to get a look at the little things that aren't fungus gnats, they really do look just like houseflies, except much smaller.

Also I think we had them last year, or if not last year then at least last spring.

The thought is much appreciated, though.

What's really depressing about the citrus quarantine is, it looks like we're not going to be able to get Murraya paniculata in the greenhouse at work again until it's resolved. I mean, either that or I need to figure out how to propagate it from cuttings of the one I've got at home (which probably could use a trim), and they grow so slowly that I don't think even that would be terribly helpful. Sucks to know there's a great plant out there and not be able to get it.

Though the customers could care less: they all want lemons and oranges. Which I can't get for them either.

Anonymous said...

Mr. S -
Very pretty pictures. My local vet's office has HUGE planters overflowing with Schlumbergeras in a gorgeous white and pale blush pink. Just stunning.