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Succulents today

Post by Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:23 pm

In spite of the days growing so short and the cold really striking now, it is good to see plants still looking good. I don't know what they will look like in spring, I fear we are overdue for a really cold, long winter.
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Echeveria 'Mahogany Rose', a plant that just grew and grew. In the end I had to cut about 20cms of stem off. This was late August/early September, it re-rooted well and it has not stopped it flowering.
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Graptoveria 'Douglas Huth' showing great colour.
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Aeonium 'Kew Marble', I noticed it today and thought it worth a picture for the colour alone
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Sedum suaveolens, always a beautiful plant.
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Pachyphytum oviferum
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Re: Succulents today

Post by StevenT » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:45 pm

Great plants Liz! It's a real treat to see them. (tu)
Many thanks.

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Re: Succulents today

Post by Lithos » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:11 pm

I think these plants are lovely, and perhaps due a resurgence in interest. Over thirty years ago I saw Jack Browns (long departed) huge collection of Echeveria. In a large collapsing greenhouse, that had never been heated. The vast majority were almost Caudiciform, as he de capitated them every autumn. He believied the stumps were hardier than the 'leaves'. Oh for digital cameras then, they all had pencil labels, with hybrid crosses, keppels, and field numbers, sometimes, you just don't realise what you are seeing
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Re: Succulents today

Post by Stuart » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:25 pm

Are these still outside!
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Re: Succulents today

Post by Liz M » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:57 pm

No way! I took the photos outside as it was a warmish day and not raining, the light was better outside. These have been inside the greenhouse for several weeks now. I have got some outside but even those are under my patio table, which is next to the house, that is south-facing. Here's a picture.
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Re: Succulents today

Post by iann » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:02 pm

I was also wondering if they'd been out in the snow! They looked far too pristine for that :)
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Re: Succulents today

Post by juster » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:16 pm

Lovely to see these Liz and they are looking lovely. Sedum suaveolens is one of my (many!) favourites, it's not easy to grow into such a nice clump. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Succulents today

Post by Lyn » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:01 am

BEAUTIFUL plants Liz :-)
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Re: Succulents today

Post by Stuart » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:38 am

I've not seen Aeonium 'Kew Marble' before, it looks like a Pachyphytum though there are Aeoniums with quite fleshy leaves. Has it flowered? Is there any more info on this plant and is there a Kew connection.
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Re: Succulents today

Post by BrianMc » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:59 pm

Stuart wrote:I've not seen Aeonium 'Kew Marble' before, it looks like a Pachyphytum ...
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Surely a Graptoveria ?
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