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sradleyeJuly 2, 2013

Hello, trying to figure out what this plant is. Succulent I picked up from walmart a while back. Has small yellow star shaped flowers. Thank you

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fandog(6a)

It kind of looks like an elephant bush.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 12:11AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

No, sorry. On looking closer those are rosettes (tho' it's hard to see), which P. afra (elephant bush) are not.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 12:21AM
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sradleye

people in succulents and cacti think aichryson,, I am inclined to agree.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 5:22PM
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birdsnblooms

Sradleye..Are leaves thick or thin?

I don't have the best eyesight, but.....

Can you Google Polyscias?
From what I see, foliage resembles Aralia...not Ming, but a relative.

If leaves are semi-thick, it's not a Poly. Toni

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 1:33PM
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sradleye

sorry my pics are terrible. from my conversations with dr google im still inclined to think its an aichryson

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 6:43PM
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birdsnblooms

Sradleye. Please don't assume it's your photo. Like I stated before, my eyesight isn't the best.
I miss so much...

I'm not familiar w/aichryson.
I Googled aichryson..Aichryson has, at the minimum, 15 species. Which speices do you think your plant is

'Conversations' with Dr. Google??? Toni

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 12:28PM
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sradleye

no clue about species, for now happy to have some word to call it ;) and so overwhelmed trying to learn latin to be able to communicate on here. I like the catchy nicknames lol

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 12:53PM
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birdsnblooms

Oh well, lol.

Learning botanical names is a challenge. Especially pronounciation. Many names are not pronounced as spelled.

Common names are frequently used, especially Spiders Plants.
I'd say most indoor gardeners know which plant someone is referring to when Spider Plant is mentioned.

But, Spider plant is a common name for plants other than Chlorophytum.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 1:47PM
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sradleye

ive been having a hard enough time with English lately. which once you start looking and see they taught you how to spell (cast spells), write in CURSEive so you can participate in some sort of gram war (grammar) for which somebody is levying some sort of syn tax all of the sudden things don't make nearly as much sense/scents/cents/since

*so chlorophytum is not a spider plant? or some things referred to as spider plants are chlorophytum and others? i seriously need a break from the latin, i went through yesterday and tried to figure all my plants out for my trade list.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 2:14PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Spider plant is a common name for Chlorophytum, but as Toni said, it's also a common name for other, unrelated plants.

I'm proud of how so many forum members have learned to use Latin names. In the long run, it makes communication between us a lot easier. In the short run....it's not that hard to learn!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 2:59PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Sradleye, I just love some antics! Fun post!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 3:12PM
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