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Here are the pics of when I just planted the three feddies. 

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The three trunk one two years later (now)

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I love Freddies!  I just have one and it's kind of big for U.S.A plants.  Here it is after a flush but still soft leaves.

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Plants the size of yours  are super rare here.  I only know of three or so in this country that size.  I think they perform so much better than lanatus.  My plant is only a 20-inch globe, but I'm really glad to have it!

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You have a beautiful specimen. I also love Freddies. I love that they are now sucking. My big trispinosus also started to sucker now

i guess it’s because it’s a SA native thatbigger plants are more available here 

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Tracy
20 hours ago, Marius said:

 

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Very nice plants Marius :drool:!  It makes me want to grow one seeing how beautiful yours are.  All I need is more growing space :bummed: .

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2 hours ago, Tracy said:

Very nice plants Marius :drool:!  It makes me want to grow one seeing how beautiful yours are.  All I need is more growing space :bummed: .

Thanks Tracy. They are very rewarding and don’t take up that much space. 

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Another head making new leaves 

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