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Dec 25, 2016 3:37 AM CST
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Hi all,

My wife and I were given this plant by family for Christmas. Unfortunately nobody knows what it is! Does anybody recognise it and know how to care for it? Any information would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Dec 25, 2016 4:30 AM CST
Name: Dave Paul
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An <I>Echeveria<I/>.

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Dec 25, 2016 6:22 AM CST
Name: Tofi
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Leaves margin seems to have tiny tooth, can be Aeonium
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Dec 25, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Name: Baja
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Yes, it is an Aeonium. The tiny hairs/teeth on the margin of the leaves are the distinguishing feature.
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Dec 26, 2016 12:36 AM CST
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Yep, a lovely aeonium. https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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Dec 26, 2016 12:49 AM CST
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Thanks all. I've done a quick bit of reading and I understand that some aeoniums flower and then die? Is it possible to narrow down what type we might have?
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Dec 26, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Name: Baja
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Almost all Aeoniums die after they flower, but only the actual rosette that flowers. The rest of the rosettes which do not flower will live on. If your plant branches (which I'm pretty sure it will do, given time and space) then you can enjoy the flowers without losing the entire plant. Typically that is years down the road in any case.

Your plant looks to be in excellent shape at the start of summer. Be aware that these plants follow a seasonal cycle of winter growth and summer rest. So if the rosette shrinks up in coming weeks, it's probably just doing its natural thing, nothing to be overly concerned about. Just good to be aware of. Certainly not a sign that you need to provide extra water.

An expert could tell you the exact ID of your plant, but Aeonuims are not simple to identify. I grow about 30 different kinds and only have firm names for a handful. Presumably you would need to see a flower to have the best idea. Fortunately the name doesn't matter much in terms of care. At some point in the near future (maybe fall) you might consider a bigger pot if the plant has filled up the one it's in now.
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Dec 26, 2016 11:30 AM CST
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I had this one in my former, slightly warmer garden, only the rosette that bloomed died off.

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Dec 26, 2016 4:32 PM CST
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Thanks Baja and Sue. Much appreciated.
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