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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 23, 2012 1:04 PM CST
My succulents outdoors are in for a soggy beating with this onslaught of rainy winter weather Sad But we do need the rain!! The first one to be visibly hating it are the flapjacks..hoping it will survive this round!

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 23, 2012 4:06 PM CST
Ugh! Blinking Sad
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 23, 2012 4:46 PM CST
Mine are all getting pretty dry, and we are suppose to have rain coming in tonight. Would rather them be watered by fresh rain than tap water, so have moved mine all out onto the banister. I'm hoping they'll love it. It's a warmer rain storm here, not a winter icey cold rain.


























Name: tarev
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tarev
Jan 25, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Dry weather is back! A good reprieve for the succulents yey! Smiling
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Jan 25, 2012 10:56 AM CST
Yeah, we didn't get a drop of rain here the night I mentioned above. I was so disappointed. Would rather use rainwater every opportunity I get, than darn Chandler, AZ tap water.

























Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 25, 2012 11:47 AM CST
That's for sure. I agree
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tarev
Feb 17, 2012 2:08 PM CST
My Crassula ovata gollum has started to recover nicely from this winter:

Photo on 09 Feb2012 - too many damaged withered leaves:
Thumb of 2012-02-17/tarev/43137e


Photo today 17Feb2012, plant has been dropping all her ugly withered leaves and is showing active new growth:
Thumb of 2012-02-17/tarev/d09f3e

Loving this very resilient succulent! Lovey dubby
Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 18, 2012 12:09 PM CST
I think I have one of these, I didn't know they get a big stalk like that, much like jade plant does. That is so kewl!!!

Here is a picture, is this the same plant?
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 18, 2012 12:23 PM CST
Alan, I think your plant is a Fenestraria auriantica
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 12:28 PM CST
I think so too ... 'Baby Toes". Green Grin!
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valleylynn
Feb 18, 2012 1:26 PM CST
I'm afraid to try this one outdoors during our winter.
Crassula argentea ETs Fingers 10 22 2011
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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 18, 2012 4:18 PM CST
I googled Fenestraria auriantica, and none of those plants look like mine, they are more gray white. Mine is a beautiful emerald green with red tips, and at the tip it is concave, collapsing inward. I did not see that on any of the pics of Fenestraria auriantica. If you look realy clsoe you can see the holes in the tips.

























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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 4:39 PM CST
Alan, is your making a stalk or stalks?

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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 18, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Here is what I think mine is:

Gollum Finger Jade-Crassula Argentea "Gollum"

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Gollum Finger Jade-Crassula Argentea "Gollum

























Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Could be a Gollum. Baby Toes won't make a stalk. They will just continue to spread out.

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Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 18, 2012 4:44 PM CST
All the pictures I've seen of it, sure look just like my plant. I looked on Ebay, and found some with stalks. Mine is a small, small plant, so no, I do not think it has a stalk yet.

























Name: Alan
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GardenGuyAZ
Feb 18, 2012 4:46 PM CST
Ok, just went and brushed all the gravel aside, and there are actually two plants in there, each with it's own stalk. But a very short stalk so far :)

























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SongofJoy
Feb 18, 2012 4:47 PM CST
Yours is probably a Gollum then if that's what it looks like to you, and it will grow "up" via stalks as well as out. Baby toes just spreads out.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Feb 18, 2012 7:20 PM CST
Well, I learned something today! Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 18, 2012 10:27 PM CST
Alan, I think your Crassula is also the same as mine, Crassula Ovata Gollum or trumpet jade.

It used to look like this before I moved it to a different pot and location:

Photo taken on 01Jun 2010
Thumb of 2012-02-19/tarev/9eacab

If it is in a shady area, it looks like this:
Photo taken on 16Oct2011
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