Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: I got my first succulents

Views: 240, Replies: 10 » Jump to the end

elbee
Jan 28, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Several months ago I bought a little hawthornia zebra plant. Today I added an echyveria "dondo" and a "little jewel" plant, which I suppose is a hybrid (we aren't a fan of these in the animal world, so not sure if that is a negative thing when it comes to plants). I've never been able to keep plants, I even killed my ivy. My little hawthornia plant has some new little leaves coming in the middle though, which I am hoping is a good sign. I made them a little pot together. Let me know if I am doing anything horribly wrong. Thanks!
Thumb of 2016-01-29/elbee/ae3f12

God bless.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jan 28, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Welcome! elbee! Lovely plants. The only thing you DON'T want to do is overwater them!

elbee
Jan 28, 2016 8:56 PM CST
Ok, that I can do! Thank you for the warm welcome. I am new to all of this, but looking forward to learning. I am also interested in some small cacti, but don't have anywhere to put them yet.
God bless.

elbee
Jan 28, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Also, I may have to split these guys up. After reading some, it is bothering me that one is african and the other two central american I think. Rolling my eyes.
God bless.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jan 28, 2016 9:07 PM CST
They might be better off in individual pots yes.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
Image
tarev
Jan 28, 2016 9:11 PM CST
Hello elbee! Welcome to ATP Smiling

If your conditions outdoors are good, you can bring them out carefully in part sun/shade. If you are keeping them indoors for now, bring them near a bright light window. South/west/east facing window is okay. Just not too close to the window, if it is too cold in your area.

I do not see a reason as yet to split them up. Africa being a big continent, has different climates. Some are dry, some are sub tropical. But pretty much the types you have will like to be on the dry side. Water once and leave them alone. During the warmer months, water very well root/soil zone till water exits the container and allow to dry. Does that lovely glazed container have a drain hole? Succulents need good drainage. They hate their roots to soak in water.

Cacti at this time of the year, most of them are in hiatus/dormant. They will return active growth in Spring, so if you do get one, keep them dry for now.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier
Image
Baja_Costero
Jan 28, 2016 9:18 PM CST
Welcome! elbee!

The whitish blue Echeveria on the right looks like a cultivar of Echeveria runyonii called "Topsy Turvy". Take a look at some pictures and see what you think. The leaves have that same folded look.

Echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy')

The plants look like a good match for the size of the pot at this point. All 3 have the potential to grow and clump and take over space but not for a while. Maybe repot in spring when the light is stronger. Speaking of which, try to give these plants as much light as possible (right by a sunny window is ideal)... especially this time of year when shadows are long. None of these plants will experience any kind of seasonal dormancy given room temperature conditions and good light.

Mixing plants from different places is never a problem. Ideally you want to group them by how much light and water they prefer, so that they are compatible care-wise (like your plants).
[Last edited by Baja_Costero - Jan 28, 2016 9:19 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1045643 (7)

elbee
Jan 28, 2016 9:35 PM CST
[quote="Baja_Costero"] Welcome! elbee!

The whitish blue Echeveria on the right looks like a cultivar of Echeveria runyonii called "Topsy Turvy". Take a look at some pictures and see what you think. The leaves have that same folded look.

Echeveria (Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy')


That's it! I think. I knew the pictures of the one I was searching were not quite it.
God bless.

elbee
Jan 28, 2016 9:35 PM CST
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome and for the advice!
God bless.

elbee
Jan 28, 2016 9:39 PM CST
tarev said: Does that lovely glazed container have a drain hole? Succulents need good drainage. They hate their roots to soak in water.


yes, it does
God bless.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
Cactus and Succulents Dragonflies Hummingbirder Amaryllis Container Gardener Xeriscape
Image
tarev
Jan 28, 2016 9:51 PM CST
That's good! Have fun growing them! Big Grin

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"