ID Succulent

chuck_greenthumbFebruary 11, 2011

got it today and i have no idea how to care for it and whether or not i oughtta repot it into something bigger. (im concerned about draining.)

tips please.

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kaktuskris

Looks like a species of Echeveria, not sure which one, though. Make sure your pot has a hole for drainage, and that the potting mix it is in is well draining, as overly wet roots will rot.

Christopher

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 8:13PM
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amccour

Don't echeverias have different flowers? This kind of looks vaguely like an anacampseros, only I'm pretty sure they have different flowers from this too.

Also it probably needs more light.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2011 at 11:22PM
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kaktuskris

I stick with Echeveria. See link.

Christopher

Here is a link that might be useful: Echeveria

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 12:12PM
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chuck_greenthumb

kaktuskris: thanks :) i'll definitely see to it. however, im unsure if i should move it to another pot while it's flowering.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 11:06AM
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birdsnblooms

Chuck, don't repot just yet. Most likely, its buds will fall off..you'll never get to see what they look like when they open. Wait. :)
I too agree with Echeveria...however, it's possibly Echeveria 'X', something or other..Toni

    Bookmark   February 15, 2011 at 1:49PM
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cactusmcharris

Chuck,

Repotting your Echeveria will have no effect at all on the flower stalk. Its buds won't fall off.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 1:41PM
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chuck_greenthumb

hopefulauthor: ok and again thank you so much for your continued help :) when would be a good time to move it?
(it's starting to open and i'm watering very sparsely, there is another stalk coming from it as well.)

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 2:05PM
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birdsnblooms

Chuck, I'd wait until flowers fade. Please post a pic when buds are fully opened.

I want to add, Cactusmcharris is correct about repotting while flowering, but you said you're new to succulents.
Thought it best you wait, in case you repotted, and buds/flowers dropped.
On the other hand, there have been cases where blooms died after being repotted. Better safe than sorry..Enjoy your flowers.

I've repotted plants, tropicals and succulents in bud/bloom, but I've been at it a long, long time..won't divulge the number of years..lol.

Chuck, another stalk..you're doing something right..Toni

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 2:50PM
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chuck_greenthumb

hopefulauthor: i've actually moved it to a bigger pot because i couldnt figure out a way to drill a hole into the bottom of the pot (i kinda started liking the pot when i had the drill in hand :P) so this past weekend i moved it into a bigger pot and so far, a few more buds have appeared, but the leaves at the bottom have started withering alittle. which worries me just abit. and the the current buds have not dropped.
yeah i hadnt noticed but you can see it kinda creeping out at the bottom in the picture.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2011 at 3:08PM
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