Cactus and Succulents forum: Greenhouses suck.

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Bumbly8ee
Feb 27, 2017 2:39 AM CST
So, as we know lots of greenhouses just like to label things as "cactus" or "succulent". Thumbs down

Anyone have any ideas what these succulent are?

I'd love to learn more about these little guys. Big Grin



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gasrocks
Feb 27, 2017 3:20 AM CST
If I just guessed, I'd probably be wrong. Some pictures might help. Gene
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RuuddeBlock
Feb 27, 2017 12:54 PM CST
Even with pics it is often difficult to tell, they are often tiny and young, hard to be distinguished from each other,

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gasrocks
Feb 27, 2017 1:04 PM CST
My guess is the supplier labeled the plants not the greenhouse. Have you thought about asking the greenhouse for help? Gene
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 27, 2017 1:22 PM CST
Welcome! Actually I love my greenhouse Lovey dubby . I built it myself. Hilarious! But yes, I totally understand your frustration with mislabeled plants in nurseries or vague plant tags. But what I DO like are the QR codes on many of the plant labels. All you have to do to get some information (usually) is read the code with your phone. If the greenhouse was a good one, it should give you all you need to know about the plant. But if they use the QR code as a marketing scam, you'll just get a commercial about how great the plant company is.

This forum is amazing at helping with plant ID. There is an actually Plant Identifying Forum just for this matter. The excellent experts on NGA can help you identify the plant and give you hints on caring for it. Then you can enter the plant name into the Data Base to find more information plus all kinds of varieties of your plant that you never knew existed!
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Bumbly8ee
Feb 27, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Sorry, tried to upload images last night with my post and apparently my phone didn't want to cooperate.
I know these guys are two different types of lithops.

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Will upload more later when I'm not at work. Thanks everyone for the suggestions and help! Much appreciated. Will also check out the specific forum for identification.
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cahdg6891
Feb 27, 2017 6:07 PM CST
The top two are lithops, but I think the one in the bottom picture is actually a pleiospilos.
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Hamwild
Feb 27, 2017 6:33 PM CST
I agree
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Bumbly8ee
Feb 27, 2017 7:17 PM CST
How about this guy. All pictures of the same plant, a couple new babies I propagated off the parent plant.

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Always has reminded me of a little succulent tree lol.
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Hamwild
Feb 27, 2017 7:19 PM CST
Oo, that's cute. I am not good with succulents, so I'll let someone else ID it. Big Grin
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Bumbly8ee
Feb 28, 2017 12:03 AM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said: Welcome! Actually I love my greenhouse Lovey dubby . I built it myself. Hilarious! But yes, I totally understand your frustration with mislabeled plants in nurseries or vague plant tags. But what I DO like are the QR codes on many of the plant labels. All you have to do to get some information (usually) is read the code with your phone. If the greenhouse was a good one, it should give you all you need to know about the plant. But if they use the QR code as a marketing scam, you'll just get a commercial about how great the plant company is.

This forum is amazing at helping with plant ID. There is an actually Plant Identifying Forum just for this matter. The excellent experts on NGA can help you identify the plant and give you hints on caring for it. Then you can enter the plant name into the Data Base to find more information plus all kinds of varieties of your plant that you never knew existed!


Oh the visions I have in my head of a plant filled greenhouse. Lovey dubby For now I get stuck with what I can come up with in my kitchen - due to living in Saskatchewan, and renting.Still trying to slowly turn the place into a jungle though. Rolling my eyes.

I have tried in the past to ask employees more questions on the plants and have almost always been disappointed in their knowledge. So I guess I just kind of stopped.. whoops. *Blush* I'll have to check out the QR code thing though.

Thanks! Excited to start using this site and learning more. nodding

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Bumbly8ee
Feb 28, 2017 12:05 AM CST
cahdg6891 said:The top two are lithops, but I think the one in the bottom picture is actually a pleiospilos.


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Bumbly8ee
Feb 28, 2017 12:06 AM CST
Confused
Echeveria of some sort?

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cahdg6891
Feb 28, 2017 12:19 AM CST
The last picture looks like an echeveria. Not sure exactly which cultivar or species though! The four pictures of the one plant and its little ones might be a pachyphytum or pachyphytum hybrid, judging by the chubby leaves. If the leaves fall off at the slightest touch I would guess pachyphytum of some sort Green Grin! I have P. 'Moon Silver' and P. werdermannii and all it takes is a gentle bump to knock off a leaf!
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Bumbly8ee
Feb 28, 2017 12:31 AM CST
cahdg6891 said:The last picture looks like an echeveria. Not sure exactly which cultivar or species though! The four pictures of the one plant and its little ones might be a pachyphytum or pachyphytum hybrid, judging by the chubby leaves. If the leaves fall off at the slightest touch I would guess pachyphytum of some sort Green Grin! I have P. 'Moon Silver' and P. werdermannii and all it takes is a gentle bump to knock off a leaf!


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Yes! They do. Which is actually why I ended up propagating it to begin with. Originally I was just repotting the plant. Rolling my eyes.

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Bumbly8ee
Feb 28, 2017 1:17 AM CST
Last one. Another Echeveria?

The parent plant was almost white, with a hint of mint green in some light. This baby is much darker than the plant it came from was.

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Feb 28, 2017 10:41 AM CST
Welcome! Your 1st echeveria could be Perl Von Numberg Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'
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cahdg6891
Feb 28, 2017 11:16 AM CST
Yep, looks like an echeveria also Big Grin I agree with Deebie that your first echeveria could be Perle von Nurnberg. The colors on the ones here are brighter but yours looks very similar.
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Feb 28, 2017 9:20 PM CST
Yes, I'll agree with Cheryl & her ShadyGreenThumb. I love my greenhouse too! Lovey dubby but the title of this thread caught my attention, then made me chuckle when I read it.

I love plants that aren't ID'd. It makes us interact with other plant nuts when we ask for IDs and plant care instructions. How fun would it be if we all knew everything there was to know about plants!?!! Green Grin!

I have no doubt your nice succullent collection will makes the winter pass more easily for you.
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