Help me Indentify my new babies please!

by Judy Ferrante
(Pembroke, Mass)

Succulent Mix 1

Succulent Mix 1

Every time I find a plant section and choose plants, I've learned that I ALWAYS choose succulent/cactus plants! I guess I'm an addict. OK, so this year I decided to buy all those tiny pots they sell and make my own planter pots. I love them, but am worried about how they will survive once winter sets in.

I live south of Boston, Massachusetts so our winters are cold and sun becomes almost non-existent.

They are thriving wonderfully right now since it is a nice hot summer, but I want to plan ahead. What is the best course of action for helping my beauties get through the winter months indoors?

Also, I think I know the names of these except for the one that has a tall stem growing up from it.

Can you confirm the names of each of these please so that I can do more research on them? Thanks! This site was fabulous!

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Aug 18, 2012
by: Belinda

I am going crazy trying to id my. precious I. absolutely love my indoor garden it makes the quality of air tolerable. IT is so beautiful. I get enough natural light year round and I. have plant lights my precious won't suffer, thanx to you.

Dec 01, 2014
Your Babies...
by: Jacki

Hi Judy, I'm glad you're enjoying the site.

For your succulents (welcome to my obsession!) those are gorgeous!

The only one I see that could be overwintered outside is the short mid green one in the picture named Succulent Mix 1, and it's some type of Sempervivum, which are of course, extremely hardy. Also in that selection is Echeveria nodulosa 'Painted Beauty' and Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'.

In the other selection, Succulent Mix 2, starting at 12 o'clock, that looks to be a Croton perhaps (sorry, the image isn't quite clear enough) then at 3 is another Echeveria, what looks to be a tender Sedum species at 6, and Portulacaria afra variegata, variegated Elephants Food.

So for overwintering them, they absolutely need bright light - that's their number one requirement.

I barely water enough to keep them alive, maybe once a month, depending on how dry the air is. It's okay if they shrivel a bit, in fact I've had them look like there's no way they can survive by the end of February, but as soon as I put them outside in mid May, and water them a few times, they look great.

Sign up for the Winterizing Succulents E-Course

See this page for more on succulent care and see more on how to grow Echeveria, and find out what you'll need to know about grow lights here.

Hope that helps with all your questions,
Best of luck with your gorgeous little collection!

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