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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 26, 2013 12:24 PM CST
I've had this plant for quite a while…Box store purchase…no tag. Wondering if any of you might recognize it?
This is the way it looked when I first got this guy…Feb. 2012


And this is what he looks like now… Blinking Sad Confused Help! Not doing so well! Need to figure whats wrong, but really need to know who he is!


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Thanks for looking! I tip my hat to you.

Shoot!!! Forgot to add a title!!! Oops! Sorry!
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Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 26, 2013 12:40 PM CST
Hard to tell, it can belong tyo any number of genera, but i think it is either a sedum or crassula
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teengardener1888
Sep 26, 2013 12:41 PM CST
that second photo looks like crassula ovata
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purpleinopp
Sep 26, 2013 3:47 PM CST
I got about 100 different ones of those little things this spring but that doesn't look the same as any I took pics of while they were still in labeled pots, sorry!

Did you have trouble getting the peat off of the roots? I'm so sick of that, lost a few new BBS succulents this year because I think I tore them up too much trying to get rid of the awful peat. Those I tried to cheat and just up-pot all died when it rained to much this summer. I knew that, but we all need reminders sometimes, huh? Yes, it still kills plants. Those that happened to come loose from their peat without such trauma are doing great.

Going to try to resist the urge to buy any more plants that look like that at the roots anymore if they aren't already big enough to propagate. The roots are doomed to die in that peat-ball. They all do. Leaving them in the tiny pots to blow into the neighbors yard isn't an option, and I don't have the patience to get them wet again when they get parched, which seems fine while at the store, but deadly at my house.

The rocks may be holding too much moisture at the surface.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Sep 26, 2013 7:45 PM CST
Possibly Crassula platyphylla or C nudicaulis var platyphylla


Crassula nudicaulis var. platyphylla 'Burgundy'


http://www.gardenlife.com/store/Crassulaceae-Crassula-platyp...
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 26, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Hi Moon! Thanks! And good to see you again!
tlm1 here from DG…

Still trying on this one…Don't know if you remember… http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1241976/

I'm really bummed by the way it is looking, and I'm still at odds about what it may be!
I believe that it is a Crassula, but I'm still unsure of exactly which one. Don't think 'nudicaulis' matches, but it is very close…The closest I've seen yet! Thanks! I tip my hat to you.
Seems to be quite a puzzler.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 26, 2013 8:33 PM CST
purpleinopp said:I got about 100 different ones of those little things this spring but that doesn't look the same as any I took pics of while they were still in labeled pots, sorry!

Did you have trouble getting the peat off of the roots? I'm so sick of that, lost a few new BBS succulents this year because I think I tore them up too much trying to get rid of the awful peat. Those I tried to cheat and just up-pot all died when it rained to much this summer. I knew that, but we all need reminders sometimes, huh? Yes, it still kills plants. Those that happened to come loose from their peat without such trauma are doing great.

Going to try to resist the urge to buy any more plants that look like that at the roots anymore if they aren't already big enough to propagate. The roots are doomed to die in that peat-ball. They all do. Leaving them in the tiny pots to blow into the neighbors yard isn't an option, and I don't have the patience to get them wet again when they get parched, which seems fine while at the store, but deadly at my house.

The rocks may be holding too much moisture at the surface.

When I potted it up, I didn't notice much peat at all…Basically just a regular potting mix.
The rocks holding too much moisture? Hmmm, possibly…but it's also not in as much 'full' sun as it had been. And i've been thinking that may be a factor as well!
I tip my hat to you. Thanks!
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DavidofDeLand
Sep 27, 2013 3:00 AM CST
It does look like a Sedum Tara.

I have several varieties that turn hot pink or orange-red in Winter, then back to green for Summer.

If it lifts right out of the soil without an effort and has poor roots, I would wash the soil completely off the roots and set it aside somewhere to air dry for several days out of the hot Sun;... then repot in a different mix with more grit, Pine bark fines, or whatever you use to increase drainage with, and see what happens. There is usually enough moisture in the new mix for it to grapple with while its rebooting itself at this time. I myself would then typically just whisp the watering wand over it after another few days.

With all the rains lately up there and humidity, mayber the soil is staying too damp? Smiling I have some of mine under a cover that can't take the Summer daily moisture too...
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Swayback
Sep 27, 2013 4:34 AM CST
Has it bloomed?

It's very hard to tell by the pic but it looks kinna like anacampseros sunrise...
Google that and see if the look close...
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 27, 2013 6:12 AM CST
AHA!!!!! Swayback, A big Thank you!!! Anacampseros! Yes! I don't believe it's the 'sunrise', but, for sure, it does look like the 'rufescens'. I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

David, thanks to you too! I think you're right…I need to lift it out and see whats up. It's on my front porch, so it is under a bit of cover, but it could be just to damp. We have had a lot of rain and high humidity, and if I'm not mistaken, it's potted in just a regular potting mix.

Thank you,Thank you,Thank you!!! I tip my hat to you.
edited to add...
Oh, I failed to answer your question…Sorry, No it hasn't bloomed. But I'll be looking forward to that!
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Name: Rhamel
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 7:06 AM CST
ohh my sedum and/or crassula guess were wrong. Sometimes I feel like the same looking plants belong to different genera, heres more nomenclature irritaion
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terrafirma
Sep 27, 2013 7:13 AM CST
Rhamel, I can relate! Nomenclature irritation! Confused nodding
I thought it to be a crassula also. Ah well, live and learn! Smiling
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teengardener1888
Sep 27, 2013 7:17 AM CST
in fact the second photo looks very much like a compact mini jade plant(Crassula ovata)
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Moonhowl
Sep 27, 2013 10:56 AM CST
Hi Tara, good to see you too.


. I saw that my last response to the DG thread was 2/10.....on 2/28, I got Anacampseros rufescens at Lowe's....at the same time I got the Crassula....and I still have them both.... I think I need new glasses, or a better memory nodding ( we need an icon like the V8 commercial..)

Anacampseros (Anacampseros rufescens)
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 27, 2013 11:09 AM CST
It's funny…As soon as I saw Swaybacks response…I felt that it was so familiar! Went back to DG to see if I could find a reference in that thread, or another one to the Anacampseros, but I didn't have any luck. I agree A V8 icon would probably get a lot of use by me! nodding Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing

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Swayback
Sep 27, 2013 12:39 PM CST
If I remember right sunrise is a cultivar of refenscens....

There's several forms if that species, ranging from dark purple all over to plain green.

Sunrise is the pink form, usually pink on the underside and green on top.

A grittier mix and more sun would most likely return your plant to a more vibrant color.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 27, 2013 12:49 PM CST
Smiling I tip my hat to you. Smiling

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