Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Gardening Info: Succulents (2)

This is my 2nd purchase of succulents. All these came from nursery garden.

Eventually, I had never thought of buying additional succulents. As I had told my friend what is my next succulent, she quietly purchase and gave me a huge surprise of these 4 pots of succulents. Thank you so much.

(from clockwise)

1st Succulent:
Scientific Name: Echeveria setosa 
English Name: Wolly Rose

Echeveria setosa, native to Mexico, forms rosettes of frosty green lanceolate leaves densely covered by white hairs. Leaves are tipped reddish in cold temperatures. Bright orange flowers bell-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds. Plant in porous soil with adequate drainage.

a. https://altmanplants.com/plant-shop/echeveria-setosa-woolly-rose/
b. http://www.plumjam.com/herbarium/Succulents/echeveria-setosa-ciliata.cfm

2nd Succulent:

Scientific Name: Crassula argentea cv. Gollum
English Name: Gollum Jade or Finger Jade

This small shrubby succulent plant has nearly tubular leaves whose ends are indented like a suction cup. Flowers are similar to those of C. ovata. 

Crassula argentea cv. 'Gollum' is considered to be a monstrose form of the popular jade plant (Crassula argentea). The leaves, unlike the flattened leaves of regular Jade, form odd tubular, lime green "fingers". The tip of the leaf is flared, but depressed in the center and often a brilliant, translucent red. Excellent as patio plant or landscape plant. With its red-tipped fingers atop a thick, gnarly trunk "Gollum" is also a great bonsai subject; 1'-3' tall, 1'-2' wide. The jade plant is a popular subject for bonsai training due to the inherent gnarly character of the thickened trunk and the ease with which it can be pruned and trained. In the case of "Gollum", the red-tipped "fingers" are an added plus to create an interesting bonsai plant. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

a. http://www.plumjam.com/herbarium/Succulents/crassula-ovata.cfm
b. http://succulent-plant.com/families/crassulaceae/crassula.html
c. https://www.gardenamerica.com/store/Crassulaceae-Crassula-argentea-cv.-Gollum-010315-0621.html

3rd Succulent:

Scientific Name: Echeveria hybrid 'Dondo'
English Name: Echeveria Dondo'

A clumping succulent with pointed rosettes to 15cm in diameter of pale green leaves tipped with pink. Offsets freely. Yellow-orange flowers. Sun/part sun.

Echeveria 'Dondo' forms a very compact rosette of short, chunky apple green leaves. Very short racemes with multiple floral displays of bright orange bell-shaped flowers that are golden yellow inside and appear to be molded from wax. Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes.In this habitat, the water drains quickly away from the roots of the plant, never allowing the plant to remain waterlogged. For this reason, it is essential in cultivation to use a very porous soil, which will allow quick drainage. Bright light is required to prevent "stretching" of Echeverias ("stretching" occurs when a moderately fast growing plant such as an Echeveria, is grown in dim light or over-fertilized, which causes overly lush growth that contributes to weak, pallid plants). Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.


a. https://www.gardenamerica.com/store/Crassulaceae-Echeveria-hybrid-Dondo-010315-0760.html
b. http://www.thesucculentgarden.com.au/echev.html

4th Succulent:

Scientific Name: Echeveria lilacina
English Name: Ghost Echeveria

Exposure: Sun

Water: Deeply but infrequently
Blooms: Spring
Flowers: Coral
Considerations: Outdoors in summer, indoors/greenhouse for protection in winter

(Source: http://www.plumjam.com/herbarium/Succulents/echeveria-lilacina.cfm)

5th Succulent (right plant given by my friend):
Scientific Name: Sansevieria 'Superba
English Name: Mother-in-Law's Tongue

A 'Mother-in-Law's Tongue' cultivar with stiff upright green leaves, banded with white and edged in yellow. Requires very little maintenance and grows very well in shade. Very hardy. Part sun/light shade.

(Source: http://www.thesucculentgarden.com.au/sanse.html#thumb)

I hope these info is sufficient enough for me to know more succulents.

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