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nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

Can anyone ID a couple of oddities seen on our seed compost/coffee/sticky bun trip yesterday.

The first had very few basal leaves but what there were looked succulent. In an outdoor display but not necessarily hardy. About 5 inches tall at this stage but might not be as tall as it gets

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The other was in an indoor display in a darkish site

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The pointy leaf on the right in the second photo isn't part of it

Last edited: 29 September 2016 10:22:22

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  • Species of rosularia? 

    H-C

  • Had to cheat and look in my dad's Exotica. I think, from that, it's a specie of Orostachys. I'll let you pin it down further!

    H-C

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298

    Am I right in thinking those wonderful pink minarets are flowering spikes?  Hope the owner has done some propagating.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298

    I recognise the second plant - there was a huge one at my children's primary school and lots of the children (mine included) brought home rooted cuttings from time to time - can't for the life of me remember what it was called though image  (although the word 'candle' keeps coming to mind)

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,475

    The leaves on the second one look like Dichondra. i grew some from seed this year, but they germinated very late and I still have them in pots. Mine have more silvery leaves but that may be because they are in the sun, those are indoors (less light?)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298

    The plant I'm thinking of had swollen glaucous succulent/cacti type branching stems and from time to time it'd put out the little leaves.  Definitely not hardy.  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,298

    Got it!  Senecio articulatus  aka Candle plant

    http://www.glasshouseworks.com/succulents/succulents-s/senecio-articulatus 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    That's good for the second Dove, thank you. The manner of growth in the images I looked at seems right, more so than the dichondra.

    I've looked H-C's orostachys, lots of similarities and probably is one of them. I will investigate further

    I think the minarets are not quite flowering Dove, though they could have flowered. No sign of anything I recognised as a flower. I looked around for a pot of this with a label on but  nothing.

    Not sure re propagating. The place used to be called a nursery, now it's called a garden centre and the difference is right in your face. 

  • Senecio genus is amazing, isn't it? From ragwort and groundsel to the weird succulents and then the shrubby brachyglottis (was senecio) 'Sunshine'.  So much to learn!

    H-C

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