I was just wondering how many different varieties of succulents and cactus (which ARE succulents) everybody has? I'm not exactly sure how many I have, but it is in between 210 and 220 different varieties.
I have no idea... I'd need my Mom to come and count for me.
LOL. I used to rent a small house from her, and had her come to babysit my dog while I was away on a trip (buying plants, of course!). She went around the entire house including basement counting plants, and I came home to a big note on the dining room table:
YOU HAVE XXX PLANTS. THAT IS TOO MANY. YOU MAY HAVE 100. MOM.
LOL. It was so funny, I think I kept it somewhere... every time someone mentions a plant count I think of that note and laugh.
Minneapolis, MN; Zone 4a aka treelover3 @ Dave's Garden
I'd say I have around 80 or so, just guessing. Now that you've asked, I'm going to have to go count them when I get home from work just to see how many I actually have. I'll edit the number if it's drastically different from the number posted here now.
Name: BlueFox Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A Romantic & Rustic, Xeric & Organic
I counted mine as I was bringing them into the house for the winter and there were over 70 types - more than one of each kind. It's really easy to get obsessed with them and collect as many different kinds. What a fun hobby - and I don't even feel guilty!
Name: Kelli California, USDA 10, Sunset 19 Where summer is winter
Yeah, my estimating skills are not so good, are they?
I've been accumulating them over many years, mostly since 1997, when we bought the house. Most were purchased from nurseries or plants shows at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Maybe 10% came from cuttings or plants from other people, given to me or gotten in trade. I've got the right climate for most of them and barring mealy bug infestations, they usually live a long time. (Haworthias give me trouble, though.) I've gotten to the point now that I'm pretty satisfied with what I have and haven't bought or acquired any more for a year.
Hi folks! I'm new to the Cubits forum and I'm really liking it so far. My collection hovers around 400 plants in about 50 different genera. Around 160 of those are Hoyas and Dischidias, which I consider semi-succulents (I like to call them "honorary succulents"...) I have a small greenhouse off my kitchen that accommodates about 75% of my collection and the rest of it is in the house, window-grown. Yes, it's a jungle in here!
Susan, I got a kick out of your story. Your mom must be quite a hoot! My mom has a couple dozen plants herself and enjoys growing, but I think she does wonder about my obsession!
Hi Denise and welcome! I'd love to see a photo of your greenhouse, I wish we could have attached ours to the house.
My Mom is a hoot- I used to call her I Love Lucy. She's had all sorts of adventures and fun with us. One year we drove to Boston, after about 14 hours, a motorcyclist zoomed past us dressed all in silver, including the helmet. My Mom said, "he looks just like Jeff Varner!" It only took me about 15 seconds to say, "do you mean Darth Vader?" LOL. I laughed so hard, both because she got the name wrong, and because I knew who she meant!!