Plant ID forum: Please help identify this succulent!

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Name: Kate
Quincy, Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Okaynope
Oct 28, 2013 4:08 PM CST
Clearly I'm new, however I can't figure out what type of succulent this is, which prevents me from knowing how to properly care for it! Help!
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jvdubb
Oct 28, 2013 4:11 PM CST
Welcome!

Don't know your succulent but it may be a type of Jade.

There is a succulents forum. Hopefully someone from there will chime in over here.
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jvdubb
Oct 28, 2013 4:12 PM CST
@tarev or @gg5 can you help?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 28, 2013 4:49 PM CST
Hello Kate Welcome! To me your plant looks like some type of Echeveria..though it does seem to have jade-like leaves but the leaves seems more plump, so maybe echeveria or a pachyveria. So whichever type it is, I will care for that plant by making sure it does not sit in water & less watering especially during the cold months, south/east/west facing window for warmth. Your plant looks okay to me, you can also add some more perlite or pumice to make the soil more open and fast draining too.
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Calif_Sue
Oct 28, 2013 8:22 PM CST

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Reminds me of a Graptopetalum or a Pachyphytum with those fat leaves, (pachyphytum means thick leaf). Do the leaves seem like they are barely hanging on and fall off easily? That's common for Pachyphytum, fortunately, they root easily which it seems from your photo that you have some already rooted at the base.
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Name: Kate
Quincy, Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Okaynope
Oct 28, 2013 8:25 PM CST
Calif_Sue said:Reminds me of a Graptopetalum or a Pachyphytum with those fat leaves, (pachyphytum means thick leaf). Do the leaves seem like they are barely hanging on and fall off easily? That's common for Pachyphytum, fortunately, they root easily which it seems from your photo that you have some already rooted at the base.


The leaves fall off very easily, and I've noticed even more so when they get a yellow tint to them and very soft (I assume wilted). Any suggestion on how to care for it?
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Calif_Sue
Oct 28, 2013 8:44 PM CST

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Just as tarev suggested above. Thumbs up
Here is a good site I found with extra description and cultivation tips:
http://www.cactus-art.biz/schede/PACHYPHYTUM/Pachyphytum_ovi...
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plantladylin
Oct 29, 2013 8:54 AM CST
It does look like a Graptopetalum or Pachyphytum. For comparison there are a few photo's of each in the database:

Graptopetalum: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Graptopetalum

Pachyphytum: http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Pachyphytum
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 29, 2013 9:53 AM CST

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Because the leaves fall off so easily which is a trait of most Pachyphytum, I think that's what it is.
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Name: Kate
Quincy, Massachusetts (Zone 6b)
Okaynope
Nov 1, 2013 6:51 PM CST
I was able to find out that it is sedum clavatum. Thank you everyone for your help!!

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