Plant ID forum: succulent and cactus ID

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amb2608
Oct 24, 2016 7:18 AM CST
Hello! Just picked these two little ones up at a farmer's market in Winthrop MA, could anyone help me in identifying the species and other info?
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purpleinopp
Oct 24, 2016 7:44 AM CST
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Name: sy
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syzone8aUK
Oct 25, 2016 8:47 AM CST
Hi amb, sorry don't know either! Maybe an echeveria?The cactus looks similar to one I have, I haven't had it id'd yet but I think its mammillaria spinosissima, yours looks very similar.
Red-headed Irishman (Mammillaria spinosissima)
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tarev
Oct 25, 2016 9:02 AM CST
Hello amb2608! Can't really give conclusive id on your two nice ones, but first one maybe some type of Pachyphytum. There is a lot of hybrids around. As with most succulents, make your media grittier and faster draining, and hopefully that container you are using has drainage holes.

As for the cactus, sometimes a better way to id it, is to wait for it to make a bloom. Anyways, I would really suggest you move your cactus to a proper container with drainage holes and not inside a glass like that. Even though your container has holes above, these plants prefer to be more out in the open, faster dry out time. During cold season they go dormant, so keeping it in a partially enclosed set-up like that will just keep too much humidity inside and cause rotting. It needs grittier, and faster draining media. They will resume active growing when temps warm up in Spring.
Name: sy
Northern Ireland (Zone 8a)
Region: United Kingdom Native Plants and Wildflowers Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds The WITWIT Badge Container Gardener
Foliage Fan Sempervivums Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Region: New Mexico
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syzone8aUK
Oct 25, 2016 9:21 AM CST
I think your right tarev it looks very alike the pachyphytum! I had just came across those when u posted! It looks like the one on this post by @debbie
http://garden.org/thread/view_...
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