Succulent identification, please and thank you!
by W. Irene Thanh
(New Westminster, BC, Canada)
Image with question No.1
As I had asked on Facebook, but since you couldn't see the images, I'll post here as requested:
For the first image:
"Also, out of curiousity, what's the plant to the far back right?
Thanks in advance (sorry for the odd messages - at work and still fretting about the lithops...I kinda freaked and composted them...but if I ever get another one, I kind of want to realize what I'm doing wrong)."
On the second image:
"Sorry; I was also wondering, if the top left plant in this picture is the same as the top right plant in the previous picture? I'm curious because it came with the other miniatures (some kind of 'succulent greenhouse kit' from Safeway)...and it originally wasn't doing very well...but I liked the lithops and haworthia that came with it, as well as the standard sempervivums, so I bought it. I sort of want to give both that unknown plant and the lithops another go...I think I need to get that lithops ebook of yours...Thanks again."
Also, if I wanted to have a pretty pot of lithops, how do you suggest I "pretty" it up? (First off, by not mixing it with other succulents, as you've suggested already, but is there anything else I could do?). And you wouldn't happen to have either the unknown succulent or lithops for sale on your online store, would you (also considering that at the moment).
Thank you so much!
Hi Irene, thanks so much for posting here; now I can get a better look at the pictures;
So, the pale blue plant (which I think is the one you're asking about) is Senecio Blue Chalk Sticks. It does look like the same plant in both pictures, and no sorry I don't carry that, or the Lithops right now because I've been concentrating on the hardy succulents, and those are both what are called tender succulents, and not able to withstand cold temperatures.
For prettying up a pot of Lithops, as they grow in desert like conditions, you can use pebbles or rocks to decorate the top of the soil, or even something like sea glass, or those melted glass blobs, or even marbles. Would that work for what you want?
Hope that helps,