Hello! I got these as favors from a wedding and am not sure what either of them are.
The blackish purple one looks dead, but has a little bit of green inside near the soil. It's leaves are tough too, gritty to the touch and not easily squished. They're also pretty thick.
The taller one has sticks coming out from the stems. Some of the sticks are pinkish in color and others are hard and brown.
Can I pull off the hard brown sticks? Are they dead? The leaves are smooth with a powdery substance on them. They're green but a bit pinkish/orangish around the edges.
Any idea what they are?