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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2018 4:28 PM CST
My neighbor across the street has a couple of Succulents I'm interested in. Hers are getting morning sun until noon. I need to know if these can take the full western sun. She buys these at a swap meet and doesn't have tags, or names.
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These are large pots.
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plantladylin
Jan 31, 2018 4:49 PM CST
Kalanchoe but I don't know which ones. @purpleinopp Tiffany grows a lot of these and she may be able to offer suggestions to correct ID's.
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purpleinopp
Jan 31, 2018 4:53 PM CST
Gorgeous plants! Thanks for drawing them to my attention, Lin!!

The first looks like an Echeveria but I don't know which to suggest.

The 2nd looks like K. fed: Lavender Scallops (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi)
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Faridat
Jan 31, 2018 5:16 PM CST
Maybe Echeveria cv Zorro. Lovely plant!
On the second, I agree with Tiff, it looks like a fedtschkoi.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2018 5:19 PM CST
#2 is definitely K.fedtschenkoi ! I would have never guessed Kalanchoe for that one. Thank You!
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purpleinopp
Jan 31, 2018 5:35 PM CST
Happy to suggest.

Can't speak for that Ech., but the Kal. can take as much sun as you can provide. As you probably know, acclimate gradually to avoid sunburn. And if the pot has been facing the same way for a while, try to remember which side was facing the sun. I've caused burn spots from taking cuttings & putting what was the shady side toward the sun. The exposure was the same but the sides got switched.

Stem cuttings take root easily, I usually let them dry overnight but not always if I'm in a hurry to avoid Jack Frost. Individual leaves too. The variegated leaves will probably make albino babies that can't survive but the plain leaves make fun babies all around the edges of removed leaves.

Grows so fast, I stick stems all over my landscape in the spring & spend most of the year in wonderfully decadent zone denial.
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Also great for gifts on account of the reliable end-of-the-year bloom season.

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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2018 5:37 PM CST
Our Database has a couple of possibilities for the Echeveria. In looking it up on the net, it is from San Marcos growers, so that would be a local source. I'm sure color is dependent on growing conditions, so not sure. Maybe blooms will help later.
Both of these say Full sun to part shade, so I may try them.
Thank You! Both of you were a great help!
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2018 5:43 PM CST
Tiffany, I have a couple of tiny stem cuttings in a 2 1/2" pot as we speak, but it's in the north window. I think it needs to squeeze into the orchid shack until it gets bigger for more sun.
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purpleinopp
Jan 31, 2018 5:46 PM CST
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A general term for Echeverias with that kind of "fancy" leaf is curly. If you do an image search for curly Echeveria, you should see many similar plants.

@Baja_Costero might have more input.
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Baja_Costero
Jan 31, 2018 5:55 PM CST
Looks like a non-carunculated "Mauna Loa" which is a frilly hybrid of E. gibbiflora "Carunculata".

Echeveria 'Mauna Loa'

There are other hybrids in the ballpark but that puts you pretty close.

I put one in the ground in day-long sun after it was full size (3 gallon/10 inch pot), and it did fine in our very mild climate. You'll get the best color in the sun. You might keep a potted plant in less than full day sun. Just don't make any big changes in exposure too quickly, and be sure to protect young plants so they get stronger quicker.
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Jan 31, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Thank you Baja! I'm looking for drought tolerant plants for a west facing flowerbed that have some color. Got no room for more pots!
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HamiltonSquare
Jan 31, 2018 10:45 PM CST
Echeveria Coral Reef Red looks to be a good possability too Carol.
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Jan 31, 2018 11:10 PM CST

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Best to place it in the generic Echeveria entry since several look similar.
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Baja_Costero
Feb 1, 2018 12:37 AM CST
It looks like Mauna Loa and unlike Coral Reef Red based on the size and shape of the ruffles.
Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Feb 1, 2018 10:29 AM CST
Thank you all for your input! I got the info I needed for growing it, and it could be any of the suggested cultivars, so I'll mark this as solved.

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