Small pink leaves and tiny elongated pink/red flowers
by Greg Halbeisen
(Fort Mohave, AZ, USA)
Gregs strange succulent plant
I found this plant while hiking and was able to bring it home and plant it and it is flourishing. It has leaves that start out small and pink and then turn green as it matures. It has grown a long stalk with a bunch of tiny, elongated pink/red flowers. I have looked all over the web for anything similar and cannot find it. Any ideas?
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Greg, Thanks for persisting in the attempt to send the picture! There is a size limit, so you need to edit the picture down to less than 100kb to upload it.
Anyway, here it is - what a gem! I can't believe you found it out in the wilderness, because it seems to be some type of Echeveria, judging from the flowers. See the pictures on Echeveria species page. They show the same flower stalk and bell like blooms.
As you found it somewhere out in the boonies, we will never know how it got there, or what the parents are, but you rescued it and gave it a home.