“When you fall in love with succulents …
one plant is never enough!”
— Marina Welham, Editor
First, The Amateurs' Digest, and now The Cactophile Network: "The Hobbyist's First Choice".
“The Amateurs’ Digest … what I liked about it was that it had a very ‘down to earth’ ethos ...” — Anthony Murphy, UK
Plantae Furtivae (2)
Marina’s Mexican Firecracker
Marina’s Giant Mexican Firecracker is an Echeveria known as “Big Red“. Plant and photos by Marina Welham, on page 19 of The Amateurs’ Digest, Volume 24, Issue #5, May 2012.
Aechmea recurvata, Plant and Flower
Source: Aechmea recurvata, one of Marina’s bromeliads Plant & Photo: Marina Welham. Volume 22, Issue #4, March 2010. Bromeliad Corner, The Amateurs’ Digest, page 20.
Aechmea Fasciata (Variety) – The Silver Vase
Hildewintera aureispina Golden Rat’s Tail
Marina wrote: “For a while the name of the plant became Cleistocacatus winteri but as too often happens somebody decided to return it to its former name for whatever reason … I did wonder about the flower which, unlike the Cleistocacatus flower which barely opens, on this cactus opens right up as you can see in the photo. Hildewintera aureispina comes from Bolivia. It was discovered in 1958.”