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Ibervillea lindheimeri, 2 years + 5 months

My 2,5 year old Ibervillea lindheimeri just flowered for the first time ever! I thought the flower buds would be bigger when they were about to open, like they were on my Trochomeria, so I didn’t expect them to open today. And I didn’t get a good photo of the flower bud before it opened either. But it’s here! And there’s more buds on the way.

It’s much smaller and more colorful than the Trochomeria flower too. This one looks like a miniature cucumber flower. It’s only about 5 mm in diameter.

Ibervillea lindheimeri, 2 days

I somehow managed to find seeds
from one of the coolest plants IMO (almost as cool as Dioscorea elephantipes. Did find seeds online with a new seller. Waiting to see if they germinate).

I’m a big sucker for caudiciforms,
but some are relatively hard to find as seeds and insanely
expensive as adult plants. I’ve seen Ibervillea in nurseries for the small price of $150.
Ibervillea is a succulent plant and will
develop a huge and round caudex as it grows older. It won’t be visible
above the soil line for a while, though. Let’s just see if I can keep these babies alive.

I bought 5 seeds, all of which germinated 11 days after sowing. They’re supposed to be sown around spring, but a grow light can usually be used to cheat the system if you can’t wait 3 whole months.