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Hi all can anyone tell me what this plant is? Thank you

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,878
    Looks like my Haworthia, not sure if it would survive a winter outside, mine lives on the porch windowsill.
  • Thank you, this was in the garden of my friends new house
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 1,689
    I agree with Buttercupdays, I have loads (keeps making babies and I'm too soft to discard them!) many of which are in the front garden. Growing on gravel/bit of dirt in a hot border.

    Never known it's proper name (it was inherited from my Mother) but the lady at Hampton last year said it was probably fasciata from my description. I'll pop out and take a pic, mine are out all year round but, to be honest, if a few don't survive they get replaced from the babies growing indoors. I imagine it depends where you are.
    Haven't been anywhere for over three months but I'm here and I'm mostly happy
  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 1,689
    Quick pic

    Haven't been anywhere for over three months but I'm here and I'm mostly happy
  • edited June 2019
    Any ideas what this is please and any advice on how to trim it back etc. Any help is greatly appreciated 

    Budding new gardener 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 31,042
    It's a Euphorbia, Charlotte,  and normally you simply remove those heads, which are really bracts rather than flowers.
    Be careful though - euphorbia stems contain a milky sap which can be an irritant if it gets on your skin, so wear gloves and long sleeves when you cut them :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,164
    Now there's a co-inkydinky, I bought a succulent just like Sarah's yesterday, at a car boot sale, unlabelled of course, and when I got it home I looked in my big RHS encyclopaedia.  I first thought it was Haworthia attenuata var. clariperla, but I kept on looking through the book and the picture of Aloe aristata is a closer match.  The book says minimum temperature 7C, but as I live in one of the mildest UK climates, I'm going to chance it outside.
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