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Name: Paul
Antelope Valley, S. California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California
cahdg6891
Sep 29, 2016 2:02 AM CST
Anyone have any idea what this is? Picked it up at a garage sale and they didn't know what it was either. Confused

Going to up-pot it but have to peel off those pesky decorative pebbles that are glued to the pot.

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Name: sy
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syzone8aUK
Sep 29, 2016 6:47 AM CST
Looks like a jade! crassula ovata don't know if that's the right one but definitely in the crassulaceae family.
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Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Sep 29, 2016 7:54 AM CST
I agree

It's a Jade plant. The small leaves may be a sign of wanting more direct light.
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Hamwild
Sep 29, 2016 8:06 AM CST
I agree with the Jade ID, although it looks to be one of those more uncommon ones (Well, uncommon to me), either 'Hobbit' or 'Gollum.'

The second one is Portulacaria afra.
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purpleinopp
Sep 29, 2016 8:21 AM CST
Agree, 2 diff plants in the pot.
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Name: Paul
Antelope Valley, S. California
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Region: California
cahdg6891
Sep 29, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Thank you everyone! Big Grin so the one on the left is the jade/crassula plant and the one on the right is the portulacaria (just so I know which is which)?
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Hamwild
Sep 29, 2016 11:49 AM CST
Yep!
Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Sep 30, 2016 7:36 AM CST
Hamwild said:I agree with the Jade ID, although it looks to be one of those more uncommon ones (Well, uncommon to me), either 'Hobbit' or 'Gollum.'

The second one is Portulacaria afra.


Both Hobbit and Gollum have round or curled leaves, it could be Crassula Argentea, not really sure.

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Hamwild
Sep 30, 2016 9:07 AM CST
madcratebuilder said:

Both Hobbit and Gollum have round or curled leaves, it could be Crassula Argentea, not really sure.



A couple of the leaves do have that abnormal.... I'm not even sure how to describe it, cupping? under the leaves. You have to open the picture and scan to find them, I think it was only 2 or 3 leaves.

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Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Sep 30, 2016 10:46 AM CST
Hamwild said:

A couple of the leaves do have that abnormal.... I'm not even sure how to describe it, cupping? under the leaves. You have to open the picture and scan to find them, I think it was only 2 or 3 leaves.

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That's odd, part is sporting off. Here are some new starts of
Hobbit
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Gollum
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Tri Color
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Variegated
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Ripple
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Not 100% sure on these.
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Spectamur agendo
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Hamwild
Sep 30, 2016 11:30 AM CST
madcratebuilder said:

That's odd, part is sporting off. Here are some new starts of
Hobbit
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Gollum
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Tri Color
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Variegated
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Ripple
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Not 100% sure on these.
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Name: Paul
Antelope Valley, S. California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California
cahdg6891
Sep 30, 2016 10:59 PM CST
Interesting! I didn't even notice that. I can get closer photos of those leaves tomorrow if you would like to see them closer up.

Beautiful plants in those photos!! Thumbs up
Name: Steve Claggett
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madcratebuilder
Oct 1, 2016 4:19 PM CST
cahdg6891 said:Interesting! I didn't even notice that. I can get closer photos of those leaves tomorrow if you would like to see them closer up.

Beautiful plants in those photos!! Thumbs up


I sure would like to see some. Are you going to keep the Elephant Bush with it in the same pot?

Spectamur agendo
Name: Paul
Antelope Valley, S. California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California
cahdg6891
Oct 1, 2016 5:21 PM CST
I'll snap some pictures asap Smiling

I'm going to separate them and pot them up in their own pots and let them grow as they please. The terra cotta has a crack but would make a nice little cactus bowl. Just wish they wouldn't glue the pebbles to the pot!
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madcratebuilder
Oct 2, 2016 9:06 AM CST
The Elephant bush (P. Afra) is a attractive plant in it's own right, and a fast grower compared to the C. Ovata. I like the contrast between the geen leafs and nearly black stems. They make a great Bonsai.

Your Ovata has some of the leafs folding over, this is what C. Ovata "Hobbit" does. You could possibly root the part that has that growth and it may grow as a Hobbit. It would be fun to experiment with.
Spectamur agendo
Name: Paul
Antelope Valley, S. California
Zone 8B/9A
Region: California
cahdg6891
Oct 3, 2016 9:06 PM CST
Here are some closeup photos of the crassula's leaves. Sorry for the delay - extra shifts I tip my hat to you. I tried to zero in on the leaves that look like they are folding, some of them almost resemble little mouths or something similar.


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Besides the crassula, the elephant bush is a very interesting plant as well! It will be interesting to watch it grow. Probably need quite a large pot eventually and to overwinter inside from the sound of it.

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