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Thursday, January 15, 2009

New succulent plants, and a possible I.D.

Well, two exciting things have happened today....(well two that excite me most anyway)!!! First, these two photos were taken just now in hopes that someone out in the succulent expertise world will be able to confirm my suspicion that this plant could possibly be a Plectranthus amboinicus. I was looking through my Illustrated Succulent Dictionary and came upon a pic that looks just like this plant (these are cuttings that I took off of a plant that was given to me, and I thought it was a light and water starved Kalenchoe). It may still be that, but this photo looks a lot like my plant, and I am sort of thrilled that it could be a sort of rare plant that someone had, and it got passed along to me. Oh Lord...this is another succulent mystery...but they sure are exciting. Now....if anyone can tell me, feel free...I will try not to get my bubble burst too badly!!! LOL.


Here is a cute...oh so very cute, little bucket of succulents I just HAD to have today from Home Depot! I bought it for one reason, and one reason only! For the Haworthia of course! LOL. These other two plants are two I do not own, but they don't really do much for me either. I will probably kill them. BUT...my Haworthia reinwardtii...STAND BACK...nothing will come between me and my Haworthias! These are particularly interesting...and I got 4 tall ones standing proudly in the back of the bucket! YES!!!!!

Oh...and if anyone knows the I.D.s on these other two in the bucket...shout it out!

Have a wonderful Friday! Last day of the work week. Oh...if anyone has any really exciting weekend plans, let me know so I can do it also!!!
Julie

18 comments:

Claude said...

In your new little planter... the silvery plant on the right is an Echeveria runyonii, commonly referred to as "topsy turvy" It's fairly easy to grow... I leave mine outside all year long and it survives the ice and snow just fine here. It seems to like a little more light that you can probably give it inside, so you might want to consider putting it out there... Mine has reached about 8 inches across... the other purple plant is probably some sort of echeveria too, but I don't know which one... I don't know one darned thing about a Plectranthus. good luck finding out!

Claude said...

well, I looked up Plectranthus amboinicus, and found out I do know that plant by it's common name of cuban oregano...

If your plant has squared stems, fuzzy leaves and a strong herbal scent, that would be it...

Cindy said...

Hi, Julie. I would like to offer that your top plant might be Plectranthus australis. We call it creeping charlie out here, but it turns out there are a few different plants with that nickname. But do a search on P. australis and see if it looks like yours.

Also, in with your beloved haworthia is an Echeveria
Topsy Turvy and E. Black (something-or other). I'm especially fond of the topsy turvy. I've had one for a few years, but they do get to a point where they get yucky looking, and then you can start over with the babies it makes.

Our exciting weekend plans include purging our file cabinet. We've almost finished going through all Jerry's mom's stuff.

My Little Family: said...

I love the neon doozy! Are you camping out this week?

Scriptor Senex said...

Contemplating killing the other two! How cruel. Cacticide is illegal in our house though the occasional death through neglect has been known - perhaps that's even more cruel.

Teri C said...

Julia, you always get so excited over your plants it makes me smile. I love reading about your mysteries.

I looked at that site you told me about. Isn't that interesting!

Julie said...

Claude- thanks!!!

Cindy- thanks!

Vickie-Yes...I still have the tent up, and it is expected to be a little cooler even still tomorrow night...around 50 degrees...so I may camp out there with Doozey!

Scriptor- well...the death won't really be premeditated...just an "accident" of sorts!!! LOLOL.

Teri- thanks!!!

Jaren said...

Hello. I cam across your blog today and added you as a blogger of note. I will definitely be back! Great pictures.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ihave no idea what these things are. I love succulents but know next to nothing about them. I think of them as eye candy.

Julie said...

Claude...all I can say is LOL...wow, I hadn't seen it's common name as of yet! I like it! I also need to check out Cindys suggestion of Plectranthus australis!!! You guys are great!

Darla said...

You get as excited as I do, I love it! Now I don't feel so silly...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Julie and Happy Friday to you too and thank you for your comment also. : )

Wow what a specimen that Haworthias is. Succulents I have to say are really beautiful.
Well, I thought, (from the photo) It may look like a Creeping Charily plant, but looking at it more, the leaf does not match. Hum. Yes it does look like a Kalenchoe leaf. You may have to wait and see if it will flower. Sorry. : (

soulbrush said...

you know me, i don't know nothing about succulents, just love them. like the paper/tablecloth under the bucket with 'peace' on it. nothing exciting happening over this way...yawn....housework....

Anonymous said...

I'm 90% sure the brown-edged succulent at lower left of the bucket is an Echeveria 'Black Prince', which is a sort of spooky name for a nifty plant.

Dee said...

I've got a little Horawitha- just like that one, and even my ineptness has not been a problem. He has new little shoots growing out from the ground. Hope yours does wonderfully too!

yoon see said...

I really love these plants.
They are wondefully nurtured by heart and soul.
The last piece is incredibly beautiful bestow by your great shot:)

Rosemarie said...

Congrats on your new plants, Julie! :D Wonderful to have mysteries, isn't it?!!

As others have mentioned, I'll just add a bit of detail to your 2 in the pot w/the Haworthia. The dark one is Echeveria 'Black Prince' (as stated) & the other is Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'. 'Topsy Turvy' is its cultivar name, not its common name. It is a spontaneous mutation of Echeveria runyonii, named by Myron Kimnach.

About your other plant you think may be Plectranthus or Kalanchoe, are the leaves squeaky/shiny or fuzzy/hairy? Flowers would definitely be a clincher for ID.

Julie said...

Rosemary- thankx for info! The leaves on the mystery plant are thick, fleshy...not fuzzy at all. The flowers are white.