I want more of these but don't know what it is.

by Marsha Kruse
(Waldo FL)


This was given to me by a neighbor who doesn't know what it is either. I want to keep it indoors. Long, thick, light green leaves

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Jul 01, 2010
A type of Echeveria
by: Jacki

Hi Marsha,
This looks like some type of Echeveria - the only way you'll know for sure is when it blooms. It will put out a long spray of little bell shaped flowers, usually pink and orange or yellow, and then you'll know for sure. I'm sorry I can't positively identify which one it is. If you want to learn how to make more, see this page on succulent plant propagation to find out how to take cuttings.
It will be fine indoors, as long as you make sure it's in bright light, and keep it fairly dry, especially when it goes dormant for a while in the winter. As you're in Florida, or any other places that are frost free, you can keep it outside all year.

Jul 11, 2010
Clarification
by: Marsha

All the pictures I've seen of Echeveria show them as rosette types. Although this particular picture shows it as a rosette it is actually a long stem with leaves about 1/2 inch apart. I was on one site that showed 899 pictures of Echeveria and none of them were on long stems.
Marsha

Jul 11, 2010
More Clarification...
by: Jacki

Hi Marsha,
The reason there are almost 900 pictures of Echeveria, none showing a long bare stem is that most collectors will only take a picture of the best in their display - not the ones that need beheading (cutting their tops off).

Echeveria routinely grow a long stem with the rosette on top, and have to be refreshed. You can do this with your plant too - this succulent plant propagation page gives full details on how to do it.

Don't worry, you can make more plants,it's easy!

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