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Succulent ID please!

madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,536
I collect succulents and I picked up this one today with no name.
Unusual shaped leaf with a 'window' edge.It almost looks like a pod (it's not)!
Does anyone have an ID please?




“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings

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  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,447
    Hmm interesting one. Maybe a peperomia? I wonder if those leaves start to split apart along that window as they grow?
    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,447
    Ok try peperomia dolabriformis. It's a bit hard to tell on my phone but google images show some similar looking plants under that name.

    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,536
    edited March 2019
    Great bit of sleuthing wild edges ! Many thanks.
    It does indeed seem to be a Peperomia dolabriformis (possibly var.glauca)
    Looks quite unusual so glad I picked it up!
    Sometimes the un-named succulents are the ones that turn out to be something special!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,447
    I would have sworn it was a crassula of some kind from the first pic but one of the others reminded me of a tiny peperomia I saw recently. Definitely a nice unusual plant to add to the collection though.
    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,536
    I too thought Crassula at first,it was the 'window' edges that ruled that out.
    When you see a lot of plants you get to know what something might be from certain characteristics,but I have no Peperomias at all so was new to me.
    This will be the first Peperomia in my collection!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 10,447
    I bought a trailing succulent last year that turned out to be Peperomia pecuniifolia. I was convinced it was something else for ages until I saw a similar plant randomly on a website. I'm glad I found out before the summer as they don't like as much sun and dryness as other succulents so I would probably have killed it. I'm going to try taking some cuttings soon so if you want to expand your collection let me know. I've no idea how well they'll take though.


    If you can keep your head, while those around you are losing theirs, you may not have grasped the seriousness of the situation.
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