What's this succulent?

josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,381


I bought this at a car boot sale yesterday.  The closest resemblance I can find in my RHS encyclopaedia is Agave parryi, only that is described as having leaves up to 12" long, and mine is in a 3" pot!  Might it really get that big?

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,739
    Looks more like an Echeveria than an Agave .
  • Buzzy2Buzzy2 Posts: 84
    Yes an Echeveria
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    I think an echeveria. They throw babies off the stem that can easily be detached and grown on. In a sunny summer it will also flower.
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  • granmagranma Posts: 1,829
    It's  Echeveria  and it throws out orange flowers , for me I put it outside through summer but  it's a greenhouse plant in winter
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,656
    Echeveria (possibly secunda?)
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,381
    Thanks everyone.  Don't have a greenhouse, I live in one of the mildest UK climates so I'm going to chance it outdoors.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,295
    Bring it in before the frosts and keep it on a bright windowsill ... they make good houseplants. 😊 
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,656
    edited 1 July
    josusa47 said:
    Thanks everyone.  Don't have a greenhouse, I live in one of the mildest UK climates so I'm going to chance it outdoors.
    I am on the Isle of Wight so pretty mild here but I had this one out in the 'Beast from the East' and it managed to survive!!
    If you do keep it outside it must be kept dry in the winter.Tuck it away somewhere the rain won't get it,next to a wall,under a bench etc.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • I agree with Dove. They can tolerate cold, but only if they are dry.
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