Plant ID forum: Succulents Identification and Care Help!

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Seoul, Korea
Feb 26, 2018 8:08 AM CST
Hi! I'm very new to the whole succulents care, and I needed so much help. I recently got both of these succulents as a souvenir from a wedding and I'm so confused as to how to take care of them. I'd be very happy if anyone can tell me their species, but I'm pretty sure the left one is called Bear's Paw. I tried searching for the right one's species, but sadly to no avail Sad It would also be appreciated if anyone can tell me too how to take care of them both too! Thanks a lot Smiling
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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Feb 26, 2018 8:32 AM CST
It looks like Kalanchoe to me. We have an expert.

@purpleinoop. There is a Kalanchoe in need of id when you have a chance. Thank You!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Feb 26, 2018 10:49 AM CST
First, soil. Get them repoted , with proper soil. Use, equal parts of catus blend soil, to perlite or chicken grit. Barely moisten the mix. Take plants out of pot, and if soil doesent pretty much all fall from roots, gently brush off.
Pot back up in same or same size pots, that have drain holes.

IMPORTANT : Now don't water for a week, broken root hairs need to heal.

After that, water only when top inch of soil is dry. Also, let water drain out and away from pot.
Bear Paw will/can probably use less watering's.

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Baja
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Feb 26, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Just getting the spelling right here...


For what it's worth, I would definitely not repot them at this time. Observe for a while, see how they grow, learn about their eventual size, and wait for the stronger light and warmer temperatures of spring to do any intervention. In the meantime provide the strongest light possible if they are going to be indoor plants (like right by your sunniest south-facing window). Water well and then wait for the soil to go dry or nearly dry at depth before watering again.

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Name: Daisy I
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Feb 26, 2018 11:35 AM CST

Listen to Baja.
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Feb 26, 2018 12:12 PM CST
I agree, the plant on the right looks like Kalanchoe, possibly Lavender Scallops (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi) except that I see no lavender on the leaf margins in the photo.
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Feb 28, 2018 8:29 AM CST
Hi & welcome! The Kal should reach 2-3 feet by fall, and start blooming toward the end of the year, if you able to put it outside for summer.
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Name: tarev
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Feb 28, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Hello leechaeyoo, you are right the one on the left is Bear Paw succulent or Cotyledon tomentosa. I agree with LIn, the one on the right is that type of Kalanchoe.

I also have bear paw succulent right now, keeping it dry and warm indoors this winter. It will not tolerate our wet/cold winter outdoors here. It prefers to be on the dry side and kept much warmer. Though it can take some morning full sun but not the scorching afternoon sun we have here when we head into our extremely furnace dry weather. I think I may have to position this plant in some shade once our summer conditions comes around here, where we get way too hot and dry.

For both of types of succulents, important to keep their media very well draining and porous. Use containers with proper drain holes. Our ambient growing conditions vary so to play it safe once it starts going below 50F (10C), move them to a drier, bright and warm indoors. Once your temperature improves, bring it out slowly for more light access and good overall airflow.
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Feb 28, 2018 10:21 PM CST
Oh, these eyes. Thank you Baja, mucho sorry Tiffany Shrug! Thank you for coming!
Seoul, Korea
Mar 2, 2018 8:14 AM CST
Hello! Thank you so much with the help and everything! I guess now I'm able to identify both plants, thanks to all of you! I did get as much sunlight as I could, and meanwhile I'm trying to get them super healthy too Smiling Everything is appreciated, hopefully both of these could grow well! Thank You! Group hug
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(Zone 6b)
Jul 17, 2018 10:24 AM CST
Idk what the other one is but, all succulents have the same basic care so you
Can plant them in potting soil but it's best to use cacti mix or some potting soil mixed with some sand and rocks water it about once a week or when they get dry but they can go long times with it dry so don't be in a hurry to water them if they start to die don't dispose of them you can usually save them by treating them like a normal succulent until they revive or you can take cuttings and grow a new plant. Welcome!
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