3 new given plants

wyndrose(8)December 1, 2013

This is one the dirt is dry and I have see a couple of leaves fall off. Does anyone know the name of it? I have it in the kitchen window behind the sink.
Frances

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wyndrose(8)

Here are the other 2 they look like they might be the.same but the one in front is real mushy and the top of the roots are out of the dirt . I am thinking of repoting it just not sure yet. Does anyone know its name? I am going to post on the cactus board too
Frances

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 2:09PM
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michael1846(6)

alo & jade

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 3:46PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

These were ID'd on C/S but it did kind of seem like it wasn't getting any attention, huh, Michael?

Any signs of improvement, Rose? They are both windowsill-worthy, IMO. Hope that's enough sun to cheer them up (assuming they weren't frozen to death, in which case it's beyond your control if they don't improve.)

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 5:12PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Sorry Michael, but guessed at IDs don't help much. There is no Jade among these pix.

I get that you're trying to help, but perhaps next time mention that you're just guessing (which a number of us make plain when we do).

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 5:50PM
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wyndrose(8)

I lost one

    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 9:39PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

The first one looks to be a very mature Sedum nussbaumerianum, and the second could be Haworthia or perhaps a hybrid Haw x Aloe...I'm really bad at those ID's.

Josh

    Bookmark   December 12, 2013 at 9:49PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Was it the one in front in the 2nd pic, Wynd?

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 8:50AM
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wyndrose(8)

Yes it was. I am thinking of using rain water for my plants. The other plant is getting brown

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 1:45PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Sorry you lost one.

I'd suggest it's the soil here that's the problem, not the watering. If they were mine, I'd change to a more porous, faster draining mix. Maybe even try for a bit more sun (gradually) if possible.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 2:20PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Yes, what's in these pots looks like it would be muddy when wet, then take forever to dry out. Same thing was advised on C/S. Watering at all may not be necessary for extended periods for these plants, especially the Aloe, especially while it's winter, cooler shorter days. Desert plants thrive on drying out, that's what they're made to do - cope with long periods of drought while retaining moisture from infrequent rains (after which the ground dries within a day.) They rot easily, predictably when soil stays moist in a pot. I would be much more concerned with that than type of water, because so little water is needed for the next few months. Even in the best mix, Aloe in a house shouldn't be watered often, however long it takes to dry out thoroughly.

I love to water plants too so one of the ways I've been able to not kill them, in addition to the main first step of using a chunky, porous, airy 'soil mix,' is to pack pots full of plants that like the same amount of light and moisture. This leaves much less excess soil around the roots of each, and more plants use the moisture more quickly. Roots need access to oxygen as well as moisture, so not packing soil tightly around roots will help to keep the tiny air pockets within the pot.

Generally though, the reasons to use rain (or distilled, or condensate from dehumidifier or A/C) water instead of tap are numerous, I wholeheartedly agree!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 2:57PM
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birdsnblooms

Morning,

Rose, I believe your first plant is Sedum...the other two look like GasterAloes.

Sorry you lost one..which succulent did you lose?

What type of soil do you pot in? Looks like black, house plant soil with very few amendments.
Succulents are fussy about soil. Soil must dry between watering, moreso during winter.

Purp, nice succulent garden. Is the largest plant a Peperomia, Rainbow? They're so pretty, too bad I kill them. :(

Hi Purple, Karen and Josh.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 10:16AM
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