Plant ID forum: A Graptopelatum Paraguayense?

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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
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Sunlover
Jan 26, 2015 3:03 AM CST
Can anyone help identify or give a general idea of species? I would really like to know for climate hardiness considerations. It is a cutting from a friend's garden.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 26, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Hi Patti, that sure is a pretty plant!

I'm good at identifying plants by comparing photos but check out these pictures in the database for Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)

Hopefully someone more familiar with succulents will be along soon with an exact ID for you.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Jan 26, 2015 10:07 AM CST

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Could also be the popular Graptoveria (XGraptoveria 'Fred Ives')

either way, they are hardy to zone 9
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Name: Patti
Australian Alps (Zone 8a)
I will never act my age.
Sempervivums Keeps Horses Cactus and Succulents Region: Australia Sedums Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Sunlover
Jan 26, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Thank you Smiling The Fred Ives is spectacular. I have been after one for ages but no luck so far (unless this is one but the colour isn't as vibrant). This species is so variable and changes colour all the time.

Between the sempervivum and the rosette succulents it can be darn near impossible to be 100% sure of anything. I was trying to go by petal number/shape/position but that's difficult as well.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jan 26, 2015 5:38 PM CST

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Fred Ives gets nice coloring in the cold and warm weather, but usually only in full sun. It stays more green with less light.
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