I need a couple of id please

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I need a couple of id please

Post by KeithG » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:23 pm

I'm not proud of it but I went into Wilco today and came out with a couple of succulents.
I have an idea that this first one may be a Kalanchoe but I'm happy to be wrong............
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This second one is in a 3 or 4cm pot. I was drawn to it because of the unusual leaf arrangement............
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by juster » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:48 pm

Hi Keith, I'm no expert, but I agree the first one is a Kalanchoe, I think the second is Crassula falcata. They're nice plants so you have done well.
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 pm

The Kalanchoe could well be a hybrid. It has both the look of K. diagremontana, and K. blossfeldiana. Nicely coloured, attractive plant, whatever the colour. I'd be interested to see what it looks like if / when it flowers.
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by RICHAUD » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:10 pm

It's Kalanchoe sexangularis or petitiana (tu)
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by KeithG » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:36 pm

As always, thank you for the replies (tu)

The pair only cost four quid so I was happy to buy them unknown and take a punt, The Crassula inparticular looks interesting. Has anyone grown either and got any tips to share?
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Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:42 pm

Thanks Richaud. I learnt something today! :-)
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by MikeT » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 pm

KeithG wrote:The Crassula inparticular looks interesting. Has anyone grown either and got any tips to share?
Crassula falcata (or perfoliata ssp falcata) is straightforward to grow, takes down to freezing quite happily if dry. The leaves can colour up with light and not too much water, and flowers are worth having. I find it can get a bit straggly after a few years and needs re-starting from cuttings.
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by JaneO » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:21 pm

Wow Mike T.
That's impressive. If a bit fell off, I would love a piece please.....
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by KeithG » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:15 am

MikeT wrote: Crassula falcata (or perfoliata ssp falcata) is straightforward to grow, takes down to freezing quite happily if dry. The leaves can colour up with light and not too much water, and flowers are worth having. I find it can get a bit straggly after a few years and needs re-starting from cuttings.
Just to be clear in my head, that photo is of a "standard" form that has had plenty of light and been kept a bit on the dry side?
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Re: I need a couple of id please

Post by MikeT » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:34 am

KeithG wrote:Just to be clear in my head, that photo is of a "standard" form that has had plenty of light and been kept a bit on the dry side?
Correct, Keith.
If kept under the staging and watered it's just plain blue.
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