Tiny little succulent - looks like miniature green beans
(Calgary, AB Canada)
Can anyone help me identify this plant? I bought it at Safeway and the sign just said "Succulents".
It didn't have a tag in it and I have no idea how best to care for it. I'm also concerned it may be poisonous to my cats, and though they've not gone near it, I want to be careful.
For now, it's up on the highest shelf in my apartment, which is loaded with enough other stuff that they can't get up there. But I can't enjoy it there, and I'm not sure if it's getting the right amount of light.
The leaves of this plant look and feel like fresh green beans, only much smaller.
There are sprigs of new growth shooting up from the center. The plant is currently growing in a tiny pot - maybe 3 inches in diameter. I'm not sure how big it might get, but for now this is a mini plant.
Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated. I'm at a loss!
Drought Smart Plants reply: You're smart to keep this plant away from cats - even if it isn't poisonous, it would be so appealing to them that they would destroy it. Anything that resembles grass is fair game, as far as they're concerned.
To be completely honest, I'm not really sure what this is.
It doesn't look like any kind of succulent plant that I'm familiar with. However, it looks as though it might be getting ready to bloom, so that might give me more clues.
Just a suggestion, but something you might want to try; I look for bird cages in thrift stores, or garage sales, and then put my precious plants inside to protect them from critters (in my case, chipmunks!) but I'm sure they would be safe from cats too.
The reason I suggest this is that in most cases, top shelves are not bright enough for most succulent plants, which require good lighting, like a window where they can get at least a couple of hours of winter sun, and bright curtain filtered light in the summer.
Alternatively, maybe a grow light would be something to consider.
Let me know if you can send me pictures of the blooms, if it flowers and we'll go from there.
Happy Succulent Gardening!
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