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Pachyphytum oviferum (moonstones)

CCC Z6
7 years ago

Anyone out there know where I can find them in Ontario, Canada? Or online? Can't stop looking at pictures

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  • lisasfbay9b
    7 years ago

    PM me lmcdbj@gmail.com

  • Christina Bay Area
    7 years ago

    check out leaf and clay

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago

    Where do you live in Ontario? My friend just got a couple and I can ask.

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  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Brampton but can travel or ask someone to pick up for me ;)

  • gdinieontarioz5
    7 years ago

    Terra in east Hamilton, Hw. 20. Wait and I will take a picture. Only 80% certain... Little plug for 2.99 I think.

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  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Really?! That's not too far from me :)

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago

    Huh, my friend hasn't seen any for a while now. I have seen them before at Terra and Sheridan... sometimes it's a couple months without seeing any.

    You can try Valley Succulents and ask if they have any in stock.

  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Thank you. I'll try Terra and Sheridan.

    Checked Valley Succulents they're out of stock.

  • gdinieontarioz5
    7 years ago

    I bought one at that Terra yesterday! Just wait for me to get home and I'll take a picture. There were at least 4 or 5 left.

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  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Awesome! Maybe I'll make a trip there tomorrow ;P

    and thank you

  • 0nametaken0
    7 years ago

    Hey Im in Brampton too. I usually look at kijiji time to time to find some good deals on succulents, but they are very rare. Theres a good deal going on in Toronto but its all the way in downtown. Nurseries and commercial places are too expensive.


    You have anything to sell CCC?

  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Just checked the map. I think you went to the Terra in Burlington. I'm closer to the Milton location, but worth going for a look. :)

  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Hey @ 0nametaken0

    I'm actually pretty new to the succulent world. I had a bigger collection before but between houses and no place for them most didn't make it. So starting up again after i got a few from a wedding, friends and of course purchases. All still babies tho not quite established.

  • gdinieontarioz5
    7 years ago

    Sorry, no, Terra Hamilton, Hw. 20, on the way from Hamilton east in the direction of Smithville. Not too close to Brampton :-( . Here are pictures of my little plant. Is it P. oviferum, people?

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  • rina_Ontario,Canada 5a
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    I have seen them also in Garden Gallery recently - but too far for you (2 locations, 1 in Barrie and 1 in Bradford).

    I think there will be more and more plants coming now to most garden centers and nurseries now.

    Nametaken, looking for anything in particular?

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  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Thanks gdinie! Love it...too cute! I could perhaps make a visit to that location if all else fails ;)

  • 0nametaken0
    7 years ago

    rina I love aloe. They are one plant which arent slow growing and flimsy. I have a few different species but want to grow more.

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Crystal Star Orchids is the place for Aloe:

    My friend says Shaw Florists sometimes has the Pachyphytum, but not last week. They are going to be at Kim's Nature this weekend - still not close but will post if they see any there.

  • 0nametaken0
    7 years ago

    Went to CSOrchids and didnt find any aloe list or name. Its also 60+ km NE from here :(

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    They are a commercial orchid and succulent business. Visits by appointment only. It is far... an hour drive for me.

    Not sure how many you have though. They have a bunch I took photos of previously. Some are quite interesting. Aloes aren't my forte so I don't usually keep up with their offering.

    From my photos, I've seen tagged: A. longistylia, A. pictifolia, A. dichotoma, A. distans, A. myeloma, A. capitata v. quartzitcola, A. rauhii, A. descoingsii, and a bunch of other hybrids that I never asked about.

    I know that they imported a lot of fancier ones from Taiwan over the past 6 months. You may ask if they can tell you what they have? Not sure if they're willing to go through the trouble to give you a list for a chance that you would buy or not. Facebook is a good way to contact them.

    Didn't ask if I could share photos online with others, so I'm not really keen on posting all their stuff. Especially when I know some is personal collection of the owners (which they are sometimes willing to sell from).

  • 0nametaken0
    7 years ago

    They look nice. Unfortunately that is too much out of my way to acquire them.

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago

    Sorry! Not much regarding Aloes in stores around here I don't think. There is always import if you have $$$ and get a permit. Or trading with other collectors.

  • rina_Ontario,Canada 5a
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    I only have A. maculata, A. rauhii, A. juvenna, A. variegata...(+few more but not sure about the names :)

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Nametaken - I have just A. descongii, A. 'Crosby's Prolific', and an A. rauhii + A. variegata from Rina.

    CCC - If you are looking for anything else just let us know! I think many have been all over the place in search of interesting succulents and maybe a few extras in our own collections too. Especially come spring time. =)

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  • 0nametaken0
    7 years ago

    Thank you both for replying, Ill reply tomorrow when I get the time. Its kinda late atm. Im 100% interested in the A. rauhii and variegata. Besides that aloe I have a few of what you guys have. Ill make a list and pics of the aloes I currently have. Im sure you have the species I have but Im going to post anyway. Maybe we could trade.

    I looked everywhere for plicatilis recently. I remember a year ago walmart or homedepot had it, I just dont remember where. I searched the stores around the Brampton area and when I drove to Florida I searched stores there too. No luck. I didnt have time to go to nurseries there either.

  • hablu
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    hello Dini, that is not an P. oviferum, but rather a hybrid with P. bracteosum.

    Shall search for some pictures today. (first coffee - 't is vroeg nog)

  • gdinieontarioz5
    7 years ago

    Thanks, Harry, I was wondering myself. And you are right: foar de kofje net eamelje.

  • 0nametaken0
    7 years ago

    eww since you are in Brampton I guess we could meet up someday if you want to sell/trade the two aloe I mentioned. The only aloe I have that I can trade is the Aloe "Christmas Carol" which Im sure you and everyone have, its common. I also have an aloe that looks like its a native of Florida, since I got it from there. It looks like your common aloe. Not sure if you are interested in that. It does not look that great.

  • rina_Ontario,Canada 5a
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    That is A. maculata (aka soap aloe). It grows quite large and pups easily...

  • ewwmayo
    7 years ago

    Nametaken - I am okay for aloe for now, thanks for the offer. They grow so big so I'm limiting myself to the dwarf types only.

    Also located in Oakville East/West Mississauga. Not quite Brampton but not that far either.

  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    Since I'm new to the area, thought Sheridan (Georgetown) had a greenhouse... :/
    Then they were saying the Mississauga/Oakville location was big and had a greenhouse.
    *Nope* Next to none succulents.... :(
    With all that driving I could have made it to Burlington or Hamilton *sigh*
    Maybe I'll just wait a couple weeks... being eager beaver here... also day off no kids... lol ;P
  • gdinieontarioz5
    7 years ago

    CCC, I was at the Mississauga location three weeks ago. Same as you: big disappointment. Compared to last year, they had decreased the succulent area, replacing a succulent table with bonsai. In my Hamilton area, Harpers in Ancaster, Terra on Hw 20, Terra on Hw 6 are the best. Have you looked in Jade Gardens in/near Oakville? Not big, but nice plants, including enormous jades. Crystal Star is a treasure, but not truly set up for retail sales. Not a place where you freely browse and drive away without buying anything.

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  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Actually I've been to Jade Gardens 3x in 2 weeks. Haha... I like their selection...that's where I got my baby furries yesterday:) not sure if they'll get more selection in and the back area isn't open yet. (Couple weeks) not sure what they usually have back there.

    Terra Milton is ok not too exciting tho. Some baby plugs... I have a feeling most of what they had was potted up into shallow pots and sold as variety

    Thats why I was out exploring today. i didn't know about Crystal Star. (Not on GPS :P) but you say I can't just stop buy? Like not an actual store/garden centre?

    We'll I may consider Hamilton, west end, after my failed attempt today.

    thank you :)

  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    I was also in Scarborough the other day. Stopped by Valleyview. Not much just yet. Most of their succulents are still in the restricted area, not ready yet...had to ask :p Wanted to fit in Kim's but had no time. :(

  • CCC Z6
    Original Author
    7 years ago

    Thanks Rina for the info

    yes most of the smaller GC/GH I went to all say within the next few weeks. It'll be nice to get first pickinz ;P

    Garden Gallery... hmm... I'll have to check them out too

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