Plant ID forum: Succulent

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Blketchley, United Kingdom
Elliandra
Nov 6, 2017 2:40 AM CST
I have recently been given some cuttings from a strange looking succulent. It has a stem which is quite thick. The succulent type leaves of leaves grow in a pretty flower like cluster about 7 or 8 inches across. In winter these flower like shapes are light green and in summer they become a dark aubergine color, (almost black) The stems grow straight when the plants are small, but as they grow up to 5 feet or more, they bend and curl. They are kept indoors in winter, but can be put outside in summer (when we have one) Does anyone have any idea what this plant might be. I have searched the internet but with no success.
I live in the UK but I'm sure the plant is not originally from here.
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porkpal
Nov 6, 2017 7:17 AM CST
Is it possible to post a picture?
Porkpal
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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2017 7:19 AM CST
Hi Elliandra, Welcome!
Is it possible for you to upload a photo of your plant? I don't know much about succulent type plants but if you post a picture I know someone will recognize it and be able to help with ID and proper care. Just from your description, the first plant that came to my mind is Aeoniums (Aeonium)

Edited to add the link to our Aeonium database, with the full list. You will find lots of photos for comparison here: https://garden.org/plants/brow...
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Blketchley, United Kingdom
Elliandra
Nov 6, 2017 8:09 AM CST
porkpal said:Is it possible to post a picture?

I would love to, but don't know how.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2017 8:20 AM CST
Elliandra, to upload a picture, look at the bottom left of the page and you will see a green box with the following:

Upload an image - Preview - Finished

1. Click on the green area that says upload an image

2. Select the photo from your computer and open; it will say uploading and may take a couple of seconds. You will then see something with symbols and letters that looks similar to this: [lightbox]2017-11-06/Elliandra/3dobe5[lightbox]

3. Click on the green area that says Preview or just

4. Click on the green area that says Finished




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Blketchley, United Kingdom
Elliandra
Nov 6, 2017 8:24 AM CST
plantladylin said:Hi Elliandra, Welcome!
Is it possible for you to upload a photo of your plant? I don't know much about succulent type plants but if you post a picture I know someone will recognize it and be able to help with ID and proper care. Just from your description, the first plant that came to my mind is Aeoniums (Aeonium)

Edited to add the link to our Aeonium database, with the full list. You will find lots of photos for comparison here: https://garden.org/plants/brow...


Hi Plantladylin. Well, all I can say is, you are brilliant. I have tried everything on line, even popped in to my local florist, no one could help. All I can say is, you will always be the first person I will contact when I have a question. Thank you.
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Nov 6, 2017 3:08 PM CST
Elliandra, you are very welcome, glad to be of help. I don't know succulents very well at all but your description just reminded me of photos I've seen of Aeonium so I just threw that one out for comparison. Green Grin!

This is definitely the website to come to for questions about anything garden and plant related! We have many wonderful members around the world who are very knowledgeable and always willing to offer advice and try to help. I've had a lot of plants identified by other members here and I just love this community! Lovey dubby
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Blketchley, United Kingdom
Elliandra
Nov 6, 2017 3:29 PM CST
plantladylin said:Elliandra, to upload a picture, look at the bottom left of the page and you will see a green box with the following:

Upload an image - Preview - Finished

1. Click on the green area that says upload an image

2. Select the photo from your computer and open; it will say uploading and may take a couple of seconds. You will then see something with symbols and letters that looks similar to this: [lightbox]2017-11-06/Elliandra/3dobe5[lightbox]

3. Click on the green area that says Preview or just

4. Click on the green area that says Finished






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