Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: these are still calling to me

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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Mar 8, 2012 12:12 PM CST
I didn't buy these when I was at a new-to-me nursery the other day, but I'm still thinking about them. I may have to go and get them.

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the purple color on these was so strong, I have a version that is more green but I love this blue/purple color.

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tarev
Mar 8, 2012 12:27 PM CST
Ah you got the succulent hypnosis! Big Grin Big Grin
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 8, 2012 12:28 PM CST
I agree Hilarious!
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goldfinch4
Mar 8, 2012 12:44 PM CST
I say go buy them! Whistling
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 8, 2012 12:48 PM CST
Yoda would say..you do not want not to buy them... Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 8, 2012 1:21 PM CST
Yoda is probably smarter than a lot of the rest of us ... especially when it comes to plants.

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Sherri
Mar 10, 2012 2:38 PM CST
Well, are they home yet?
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
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extranjera
Mar 11, 2012 12:20 AM CST
Not yet, couldn't get out there today and they are closed on Sundays. I'm going to try to go on Monday.
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sheryl
Mar 12, 2012 5:35 PM CST
*Love* the purple ones!
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Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
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extranjera
Mar 16, 2012 1:24 AM CST
Well, I did go back and get the ghost plant, Graptopetalum paraguayense, that looked so wonderfully lavender. Now, I'm pretty sure it is the same plant as one I already have and I'm not sure why it seems to have more color. It might be a function of how much sun it gets? The one I have is in full afternoon sun. Here's a picture of it.

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The one I just bought was sitting under shade cloth. I've put it in a shadier spot for now to see if the color stays.

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Even if they are both the same, I really like them and I'm glad I got it. I just went back and found the thread that says color change is a function of temperature. It's possible that the new one was in cooler temps, a lot of the nurseries here get plants from the highlands where it is much colder.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Mar 16, 2012 4:23 AM CST
Weather does affect the color a lot. Nice plant, Jonna. Green Grin!
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 16, 2012 10:00 AM CST
Even if you have one, it looks like a good addition to your collection. Thumbs up
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