A succulent collecting nerd.@insane_succulents

No selfies, no pics of kids, no sunsets, no cats or my food. Just BOMB ass SUCCULENT PLANTS. All photos are taken by me - 5Dsr or iPhone. enjoy.

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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) An amazing multi-headed Ariocarpus retusus in a private collection here in Southern California. I love how these guys mimic sea creatures at times. . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #cactuslover #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #cactaceae #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #ariocarpuslovers #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #ariocarpus #ariocarpusretusus #plantcetera


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Throw back Thursday to the time I found giant Cereria namaquanum in South Africa. This is the species that was the final nail in my succulent collecting addiction. What species was the one that Hooked you for good? . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #westerncapeprovince #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #caudex #plantcetera #cereria #portulacaria


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Got peyote? Recently visited an amazing collection of these wonderful Lophophora plants (not mine). The third image (πŸ‘‰πŸΌswipeπŸ‘‰πŸΌ) is a crested specimen on its own roots. The other pics are of various varieties and sub-species. The USA is the only country in the world that controls these amazing plants. I’d guess that 99.9% of people who grow them, grow them for purely ascetic purposes and because they love the interesting forms and shapes of well grown specimen. In my opinion It’s time to revise these old laws to allow for the possession of these special ornamental plants. . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #cactaceae #succulentcollection #sukulent #lophophoradiffusa #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #lophophora #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #lophophoralover #plantcetera #lophophorafricii #lophophorathailand


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) When big just isn’t enough. 10/10 on the insanity scale. A massive Dorstenia gigas I visited the other day in a private greenhouse. It was pushing 7 feet tall. The second picture is my hand for reference but on a different specimen. . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #caudiciform #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #caudex #plantcetera #dorstenia #dorsteniagigas


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Tephrocactus geometricus endemic to Catamarca, Argentina, is all the rage right now and you can see why. The different clones of this plant can have more elongated and oval or more spherical stems - I quite prefer the rounder clone. This massive beauty was photographed at the Inner-city Show 2019 - I wish it was mine but it ain’t. . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #cactaceae #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #tephrocactusgeometricus #plantcetera #tephrocactus


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Got namaquanum? This Pachypodium is endemic to the Richtersveld region of Southern Africa. These specimens are part of a private collection here in LA. . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #namaquanum anum #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #pachypodium


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Adromischus cooperi var. festivus (blue form) in a splash of sunlight after the rains. These plants are endemic to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa and love our winter rains. . . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #crassula #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #crassulaceae #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #adromischus #plantcetera #ν₯λ―Έ μ§„μ§„ν•œo #λ‹€μœ‘μ΄ #


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) A 10/10 on the Insanity Scale in my opinion. An epic Commiphora wildii I photographed in habitat in central Namibia. This amazing specimen was found growing directly out of solid rock. Many commiphora grow into natural landscape #bonsai forms that are just out of this world. I’m assuming that a seed fell deep into a crack where it germinated and was sheltered for years before it was hardy enough to be exposed and able to survive the harsh summer heat and grazing animals….there’s certainly a lesson to be learned here. . . . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #namibia #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #burseraceae #succulentcollection #sukulent #commiphora #waterwise #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #caudex #plantcetera


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Boophone disticha newly staged in a 14” Pablo Gonzalas pot. I thought I had killed this plant earlier this year as it was quite delayed in pushing new leaves. Well low and behold it finally pushed and I rewarded the plant with a new much deeper pot. These bulbs want tons of room for their extensive root systems so the bigger the pot the better. . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #bulb #succulentflower #waterwise #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #boophonedisticha #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #boophone #plantcetera


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) One of my prized bonsai Bursera microphylla in a 12” VanAuker pot. This plant produces tons of seed - swipe . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #cactusporn #succulentflower #caudiciform #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #bonsai #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #caudex #burseraceae #bursera #succulentbonsai


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Aloe dichotoma fully blooming (swipeπŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘‰πŸΌπŸ‘‰πŸΌ) Aloe ramosissimma in the African garden at The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA. . . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #euphorbia #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #fatplant #succulenthoarder #aloeplants #succulentcollection #sukulent #aloeplant #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #naturephotography #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #caudex #plantcetera #succulentflowers


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A succulent collecting nerd.

(webstagram) Monilaria Moniliformis aka bunny succulent is a winter growing mesembryanthemum and has broken dormancy. This species is endemic to the Western Cape of South Africa. Its in a 5 inch pot and is about 6” tall. . . . . . . β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cacticacti #insanesucculents #succulentsofinstagram #lithops #succulentflower #kaktus #succulent #succulove #succulentporn #conophytum #succulenthoarder #mesembs #succulentcollection #sukulent #mycactuscollection #succulentlife #raresucculents #suculentas #succulentplants #cactiandsucculents #CactusMagazine #succulentaddict #cactusysuculentas #succulentobsession #ε€šθ‚‰ζ€η‰© #mesemb #plantcetera #ν₯λ―Έ μ§„μ§„ν•œo #λ‹€μœ‘μ΄ #mesembryanthemum


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