I have attended the annual show of the Central Oklahoma Cactus and Succulent Society (COCSS) for the last several years. Although I don't spend a lot of time thinking about these plants or actively collecting them throughout the year, I always enjoy the show and find some really good deals on interesting plants.
I only took a few photos of show and sale plants this year other than the ones I purchased.
This year I purchased 7 plants: Kalanchoe tomentosa, an unlabeled Huernia species, Huernia keniensis, Caralluma europea, Opuntia violacea, Tillandsia tricolor v. melanocrater, and Tillandsia schiedeana.
Tillandsias aren't truly cacti or succulents, but the term "succulents" is already rather broad and is not taxonomically linked, like "cacti" is to the family Cactaceae. I guess cacti and succulent people just like Tillandsias and brought some to sell. I'm excited because one of them is on the verge of blooming.
As I've mentioned before, my favorite succulents are the Stapeliads. I have found that I can grow them pretty well, so I try to focus my money on those plants. With my recent purchases my Stapeliad collection now includes 10 species:
A friend from northwest Arkansas came over for the show. I met him and his wife there and we exchanged a few plants and visited for a short time. He brought me a neat Sinningia tubiflora, which was bred for hardiness in our region, as well as Kalanchoe beauverdii and Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi. Hopefully the Sinningia will flower for me soon and I'll share some photos.
|Some nice plants that received ribbons in the show area.|
|Matucana madisoniorum - the most striking flowers at the show.|
|Huernia sp., Huernia keniensis, and Caralluma europea|
|The unidentified Huernia|
|Tillandsia schiedeana and Tillandsia tricolor v. melanocrater|
- Caralluma europea
- Huernia sp (unknown species)
- Huernia confusa
- Huernia keniensis
- Huernia penzigii
- Huernia schneideriana
- Stapelia ambigua
- Stapelia flavopurpurea
- Stapelia gigantea
- Stapelia hirsuta
|A recent bloom on my Huernia penzigii|