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Novelty plants, part II

Posted by purpleinopp 8b AL (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 8, 14 at 7:10

For some reason, the original discussion is broken in some way, and new posts can't be added.

Someone is now painting Sans with 'velvet.' This is the 2nd one I've seen. Not just any Sans, but S. cylindrica, which I've never seen for sale. Now someone is ruining them?! I definitely have an opinion about this one - it sucks.

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RE: Novelty plants, part II

I've recently bought myself a Sans. cylindrica, but it wasn't dipped in paint like that one you linked to. This makes me wonder about who sits around and comes up with these ideas. It's bad enough having these plants sitting on the wrong shelves in the wrong lighting being neglected once they reach the stores. (This year, I've seen sun-loving roses being displayed indoors, while shade-loving plants were being scorched outdoors in direct sunlight.) Now they smother them in paint, inhibiting both respiration and photosynthesis? Who in their right mind would ever consider this to be a good idea? It's just mind-boggling. I thought that the Sans. cylindrica was enough of a novelty all on its own. I had never seen one before and just had to have it in my collection. I didn't need it to be smothered in paint in order for me to buy it either.

RE: Novelty plants, part II

I hate when I see this kind of stuff. I've seen it on these and blue/gold/pink paint and/or glitter on succulents, and of course those awful strawflower "cactus blooms" hot glued on to cacti. Not to mention the awful rocks that are glued on, trapping some "bonsai" tree or succulent dish garden.

And then yesterday I saw blue orchids. Why isn't nature beautiful enough on its own for people? I do not understand.

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