Plant ID forum: Succulents ID needed

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Oct 24, 2012 11:35 AM CST
Someone gave me this planter full of unknowns.
I need help with the large bluegreen one and the variegated trailler

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 25, 2012 7:00 AM CST
The top one appears to be a Graptopetalum and the bottom one may be a variation of Portulacaria. The latter is just a guess.

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2012 7:15 AM CST
Thanks a guess from you is better than groaping around with me

I googled portulacarea and it does ahve a varieagated variety.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 25, 2012 7:53 AM CST
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plantladylin
Oct 25, 2012 7:55 AM CST
That second one does look like Portulacaria, possibly P. afra 'Variegata':
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SongofJoy
Oct 25, 2012 8:01 AM CST
Yes, that's what I thought too, Lin, except the variety I'm familiar with has the variegation along the margins of the leaves rather than medial. This could be another variety. I don't know for sure. While P. afra 'Variegata' is frequently an upright grower, it can sprawl or weep like that. And there is another variety that has that growth habit, but i don't remember the name.

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plantladylin
Oct 25, 2012 8:13 AM CST
I found this photo called P. afra cv. medio picta that looks similar: http://www.highlandsucculents.com/species/afra%20medio-picta... but I don't know if that is a legitimate name; I couldn't find any information about it.
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2012 8:31 AM CST
Your both right. There are tons of pix on google.
Guess I wont worry about pests in Z6a. Elephants are listed as the only one.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2012 8:38 AM CST
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 25, 2012 8:54 AM CST
Yes, that's the variety methinks, Lin.

Jo Ann ... you have no problems with those pesky elephants?? Hilarious!
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2012 10:03 AM CST
In mid July I found large deposits of excrament in the lawn.I thought Buffalo had come thru in the middle of the night but it was just deer eating out the middle of DD's pole beans.

OMG I had no idea.
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Calif_Sue
Oct 25, 2012 10:47 AM CST

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Jo Ann, I will have to decline your 2 first images in the pending queue as it is not Graptopetalum paraguayense, which has fatter leaves and is smaller. Lynn has a good example of it.


Yours show a larger plant with flat 'leaves' and a different shape to them.
I thought that it could be a Graptoveria of some kind, it does resemble the popular 'Fred Ives', your images resemble many of the ones in the database entry.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2012 11:18 AM CST
I am racking my brain trying to remember where I saw a plant identical to the one you have Jo Ann. I'm not at home right now, so can't search for it. Will try to find it later this evening.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 25, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Well, Graptopetalum and Graptoveria generally have different blooms and colors so when it blooms, you should be able to get a better idea of which it is.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 25, 2012 11:32 AM CST
I agree
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Oct 25, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Dont sweat it ladies.
I was just curious.
Name: Arif Masud
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KAMasud
Oct 25, 2012 11:42 PM CST
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Here, but don't ask me the ID of any of them. I know very lax of me but i have not gotten down to ID'ing them. It seems that i am more into ID'ing wild flora. *Blush* As i have got enough hints on this thread, maybe today.
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Masud.
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KAMasud
Oct 26, 2012 1:05 AM CST
Check this link and this name
http://www.tropicos.org/Image/100113738?projectid=32
Graptophyllum pictum. If it is a synonym then, i am very bad at that part.
Graptophyllum hortense.
Justicia picta.
"An erect, up to 2.5 (-3) m tall shrub. Leaves shortly petiolate, ovate-elliptic, 10-20 x 5-12 cm, glabrous, purplish or green mottled with yellow, basally attenuate, entire, acuminate-acute. Flowers dark purple or crimson, c. 4.5-5 cm long; pedicels c. 5 mm long; in terminal panicles of cymes; peduncle sparingly puberulous; bracts and bracteoles inconspicuous. Calyx lobes linear, c. 3-4 mm long. Corolla glabrous externally, glandular-pubescent within, c. 2 cm across, tube narrow cylindrical, c. 1.5 cm long, upper lip erect, lower lip reflexed. Stamens exserted, attached at the throat of tube, filaments c. 5 mm long; staminodes linear, c. 1.5 mm long, Ovary oblong, c. 2.5 mm long; style c. 2.5 cm long."
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