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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 24, 2014 1:05 PM CST
... which seems to happen more and more often lately. I'm just not sure of the ID's of these plants but I knew I'd find help here . I purchased this little basket on clearance at Lowes a few weeks ago. I think it was on the clearance rack because it appears there are a few spots all around the basket with gobs of glue where some type of decorations apparently fell off. The plants were extremely dry and looked half dead and I figured (eventually) I'd just pitch them but they seem to have perked up so I will repot each into it's own little container. I mainly bought it for the basket and figured I might be able to remove the glue and use the basket for something else.

One side of the basket with (I think Sedum morganianum and some type of Echeveria?):
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The other side with what I thought was Lambs Ears but I'm not really sure:





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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Jul 24, 2014 1:12 PM CST
What a great find! I agree Sedum morganianum.
The others? *Blush* Not so sure...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 24, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Thanks Tara! I'm not really into succulents but I really liked the basket. The plants were dry and looking pretty sad but have perked up a lot and look much better than they did 3 or 4 weeks ago when I brought them home.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 24, 2014 6:33 PM CST
I wonder if this one could be a Kalanchoe of some sort? I know K. tomentosa has soft, fuzzy leaves as does K. eriophylla but I'm still not sure:


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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 24, 2014 10:27 PM CST
Hey Lin,

A couple Echeverias also have downy leaves that are cupped and downy
E paniculata

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 25, 2014 5:31 AM CST
Jean, thank you! I've been looking at lots of pic's of Echies and I do believe it's an Echeveria; it also looks a lot like Echeveria (Echeveria coccinea) I don't really know much about Echeveria but I'm assuming it's a pretty common plant since it was in a mixed basket at Lowes.

The one that I thought might be Sedum morganianum may actually be Pork and Beans (Sedum rubrotinctum) which I've had in the past and in full sun gets real red ... but I'm really not good at going back and forth comparing pictures so I will wait and see on that one.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 25, 2014 9:45 AM CST
You are most welcome Lin. I feel the same as you...the back and forth tends to lose me along the way. Confused I do know that our local Lowe's got most of their succulents from Altman plants, the link in my first post. Good luck... have you scrolled through the Plant Database?
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Jul 25, 2014 7:21 PM CST
I love the basket too. Moss and lichen. Is it coconut fiber?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2014 6:28 AM CST
Leslieray: It looks like a heavy metal type wire formed into a basket shape with the coconut fiber wired around using a brown wire which is nice because it blends in with the fiber. I think I've seen something like this before at either Michael's Crafts or Hobby Lobby or somewhere.

The plants have really perked up and are looking so much better I kinda hate to remove them now but I'm glad you asked about the fiber because I just went out to take a closer look and the basket looks to be lined with plastic with no drainage holes!! I'm going to take an old meat fork that I keep in my garden tools and see if I can poke some holes up through from the bottom of the basket. I've purchased those large metal baskets with coco-liners many times and some have had plastic lining inside which I've always removed before planting.
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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 26, 2014 8:27 AM CST
I might compare the 2nd one to Echeveria pulvinata. I got one of those at a BBS last spring. What kind of light has it been in? Love your planters!!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 26, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Tiffany, do you mean this one looks like E. pulvinata? Looking at on-line pic's of E. pulvinata it seems to have pubescent leaves. The lighting makes the leaves on my plant look a bit pubescent but they aren't soft or fuzzy at all.


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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 28, 2014 7:20 AM CST
No, sorry I wasn't more clear. I meant the 2nd plant you posted. Pictured twice, by itself on Jul 24, 2014 7:33 PM CDT. It doesn't have the little brown spots at the tips, but may need more light to show that, IDK.

No idea on the one posted again in your last entry.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 28, 2014 7:35 AM CST
Oh, okay ... thanks Tiffany! I thought the brownish spots were from sunburn. I'll watch it to see if the leaf margins get more brown in color.
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 29, 2014 3:22 PM CST
Hi Lin,
The Kalanchoe eriophylla called Snow White Panda doesn't have as much brown on the tips as the K eriophylla Panda Plant. Not sure why...maybe it is one is more sun tolerant than the other?? Confused

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe eriophylla)
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 29, 2014 6:21 PM CST
Oops ... I uploaded it to the database as Echeveria coccinea after someone on the The thread "Anyone recognize these?" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum showed a photo. What do you think? Kalanchoe eriophylla or Echeveria coccinea: Echeveria (Echeveria coccinea)
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Jul 30, 2014 8:39 AM CST
E coccinea has the right leaf shape and overall form, to my eye, but none of the blush (?). Perhaps a bit more sun would bring out the color and make for a solid ID.

But, what I don't know about succulents is why there are so many books.... Whistling

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