Plant ID forum: Succulent ID Help?

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Tacoma, WA
almiller
Jun 22, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Hello hello, I'm new around here but am in need of a little guidance.. I've had this guy for about a year and have even started a few new little ones from leaves that fell off but I have no idea what it is. It wasn't labeled at the shop I got it from and after scouring the internet for several hours, asking for help seemed like a good move. I'm relatively certain it's not growing how it "should" be so I hoped learning what it actually is would help get it back on track or else give me the ability to do better with the next ones. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 22, 2017 2:48 PM CST
I am going to take a wild guess and say its in the Crassula family. It is so etiolated, its hard to say.

What it needs is a whole lot more light.
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Kevalsha
Jun 22, 2017 7:15 PM CST
It looks like mother of pearl to me. Agree with Daisyl it should get more light.
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 22, 2017 9:20 PM CST
I have a very similar looking plant - also unknown - that is equally "stringy" and it lives outside in full sun. Could this be its normal form?
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Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 23, 2017 7:51 AM CST
Hi & welcome!

Some kind of Echeveria/Sedeveria/Graptoveria. Look at pics of plants by those names to see what normal specimens can look like with a lot more sun.

Example pics to consider:
Echeverias (Echeveria)
XSedeveria 'Sorrento'
Graptoveria (XGraptoveria 'Fred Ives')
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 23, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Are there any that look elongated even with plenty of sun as mine does?
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 23, 2017 3:31 PM CST
It would probably less confusing (and more attention-getting for your question) if you start a new discussion for your mystery plant, Porkpal.
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Tacoma, WA
almiller
Jun 26, 2017 1:57 PM CST
Thanks so much for your guidance! I'll look into those suggestions and definitely move it into a sunnier spot!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 26, 2017 3:59 PM CST
Happy to try to contribute to your investigation. Once a plant is used to being inside, it can sunburn easily outside. Starting with an hour or 2 of the first or last rays of the day is usually safe, increasing gradually, maybe weekly, into another hour or so per day. Don't try to push it too fast, sunburn is a fugly condition that you won't want to watch your plant try to outgrow.
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