Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Ghost plant help/ID

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North Myrtle Beach SC (Zone 8b)
Succulent_lover
Nov 2, 2016 12:37 PM CST
Need help IDing photo 2. The first is a ghost plant, the second was mislabeled and I'm not sure if it's a ghost plant as well or some sort of sedum. (Edited post, thanks for answering my sunlight question!)
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Nov 2, 2016 12:56 PM CST

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They do well in day-long sun here but we have a very mild climate. This plant is in bright shade for most of the day and gets a couple of hours of midday sun. Are we talking about the same plant?

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North Myrtle Beach SC (Zone 8b)
Succulent_lover
Nov 19, 2016 4:48 PM CST
I'm answering my own question lol. I'm 99% sure the other plant was a ghost plant. They are both the same color now and healing from the direct sunlight that yellowed them out. I've been keeping them in bright shade so they can gray up and be ghosty again.
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator
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Baja_Costero
Nov 19, 2016 6:31 PM CST

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I'm pretty sure you want them to be in the sun to take on the powdery dusting. It is in part a kind of natural sunscreen which the plant develops as needed. Direct sunlight should not cause these plants any harm if they are given a gradual stepwise adjustment.
North Myrtle Beach SC (Zone 8b)
Succulent_lover
Dec 11, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Baja_Costero said:I'm pretty sure you want them to be in the sun to take on the powdery dusting. It is in part a kind of natural sunscreen which the plant develops as needed. Direct sunlight should not cause these plants any harm if they are given a gradual stepwise adjustment.

Thanks for the info. They have gotten their powdery coat back. They have changed colors about 5 times on me because the sun keeps moving with the seasons. I think the sun was too harsh on them in the beginning. Even their babies don't look anything like the original plants. They have the beautiful pink to them
North Myrtle Beach SC (Zone 8b)
Succulent_lover
Dec 11, 2016 7:35 PM CST

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These are the 2 babies growing beautifully...the brownish one in the back not so much lol

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