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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jan 9, 2018 8:33 PM CST
I always get confused with these type of succulents! Echeveria? Graptopetulum? Thank you!

Such a pretty flower. Smiling
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jan 9, 2018 9:22 PM CST
Don't have a clue but LOVE LOVE LOVE those flowers. Lovey dubby When you figure it out, I want one.
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Name: Sue
SF Bay Area, CA (Zone 9b)
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Zuni
Jan 9, 2018 9:47 PM CST
ljones26 said:I always get confused with these type of succulents! Echeveria? Graptopetulum? Thank you!

Such a pretty flower. Smiling
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Looks like echeveria minima to me.

https://vesperwinchester.devia...

Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
Jan 9, 2018 10:42 PM CST
Looks like Echeveria, but not minima. Flowers are the wrong shape, should be relatively long and narrowest right at the mouth, like this.

https://flic.kr/p/6xTMQM

Those flowers (but not so much the leaves) look like a NOID Echeveria I have here. I know that doesn't really help but at least it's a point of comparison.



Graptopetalum flowers would be open (flat) not closed (tubular). Hybrids might be intermediate.

Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Jan 11, 2018 12:06 PM CST
Thank you all! Baja, it does look like yours!! Here's another picture of the bloom to get a better idea of the shape.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jan 11, 2018 12:31 PM CST

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I agree, not Echeveria (Echeveria minima)
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jan 11, 2018 4:10 PM CST
Lindsey, there is an excellent book by John Pilbeam called "The genus Echeveria" which would be an ideal reference for sorting out flowers and species. Maybe your local library or cactus club would have a copy. It's a few years out of date but the pictures are really excellent and I learned a lot. I'm like ankle deep in the genus so I still have a lot to learn. Smiling

This page might be a helpful general introduction.

The Echeverias Database
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