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VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 635
My wife has brought 2 plants, anyone id these 2 plants and how to look after them,  watering and feeding. I've never kept plants like these so any help would be great.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527
    Top one looks like an aloe, Possibly Aloe aristata.  Bottom one looks like Cepalocereus  senilis or old man cactus.  In summer, put them outside and feed and water, always allow the water to drain. In winter, keep them on the dry side and frost free.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,041
    edited July 2019
    I'd say haworthia for the top one. Mine thrive on indoors life and don't need too much direct sun but like fairly bright light, behind that blind is probably ideal. I've got some on a north-west facing window sill and both are flowering nicely at the moment. I tried one out in the greenhouse in the summer but it turned very dark and didn't seem to enjoy it. I water when they need it which is probably about every 2 weeks but I tend to check to see when the leaves start to shrink a bit then give them a soak. They soon plump back up. You can water more regularly but just let the soil dry out between waterings. Feed once a month with a cactus/succulent feed. I dilute mine a bit more than the instructions as they're not fast growing plants.
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,008
    There are dozens of Haworthia species/cultivars and hybrids so I wouldn't be confident enough to name your plant .
    I think the cactus may be Weberbauerocereus (Haageocereus) albus , a very variable species . Like most cacti , the same species can vary considerably in different locales in their native regions .
    Someone with a similar named plant might almost fail to recognise yours if their original seed was collected from a different seed supplier or habitat collected material .
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,466
    The first one is probably Haworthiopsis attenuata, formerly Haworthia attenuata.
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