Sunday, June 28, 2009

Kalanchoe tomentosa Panda Plant

I was given this plant a while back and it had not been taken care of.  It had been overwatered and too much light.  It is coming back.  From what I’ve read this plant comes from Madagascar.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Correction

On June 8th I posted a picture of what I thought was Machairophyllum latifolium, I was led to believe that from the label on it from the greenhouse.  My cursory examination didn’t catch it but luckily a reader by the screen name of Arizona Ed (or CactiEd, not sure.  Email me!)  did.  I appreciate it.

It is in fact Rhombophyllum dolabriforme commonly known as Elkhorn Plant.

Thanks for the correction.  I’ll try harder in the future.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Windows Live Writer

This has nothing to do with Succulents but I started using Windows Live Writer to write my blog entries.  It is a wonderful tool that makes blogging easy.  If you blog it’s a must have.  Check it out.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Aloinopsis schooneesii

This South African succulent has pebble-like leaves and is a winter grower but given water in the summer it can adapt.

This plant will form a dense mat of clustered heads.  I expect yellowish-brown flowers in the Spring.  I really like this plant.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Rhombophyllum dolabriforme

I love the look of this plant. It looks like some alien life form

It has no common name and I can’t wait for it’s flowers of orange and red.


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Haworthia cuspidata (Star Window Plant)

I found this plant a few days ago at the local Lowe’s big box store and it is exactly what I”m looking for in a succulent.  Thick pointy leaves in tight rosettes.

Haworthias are native to South Africa and from what I read this plant goes dormant in the summer and are winter growers.

I’m looking forward to seeing it’s small flowers.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy'

It is finally warm here in Ohio and it’s been a couple weeks since there has been any chance of frost.  I’ve been scouting for new succulents and came upon a bunch.  Over the next couple weeks I’ll be posting about my newest acquisitions

Echeveria runyonii is found in Mexico and is fast growing.  I came upon this specimen and look forward to it’s offsets.  It’s obvious looking at it why it’s called Topsy Turvy. I’m looking forward to the bright orange and yellow flowers at the end of summer.  It’s a beautiful plant that I will be sharing.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Spring: A New Beginning

Anyone who knows me or knows this blog knows I love succulents. But my true love is the Lithop.

I pulled out all of my Lithops for the first time today after a long winter. The become dormant and die off and a new plant emerges out of the center. The hard part is not watering them. I've barely watered them since October!!! I was a little worried as many of them are very small., just babies.

I brought them out and there they were fresh and ready to go. I couldn't be happier. Check out the pics