Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Meet some of my succulents

First this morning, HELLO and THANK YOU, to my new blotanical friends.

This is a native Australian plant,Grevillia Robyn Gordon. It is a tough plant. Flowers through out the year.

Tree Aloe, Aloe barberae, I bought half a year ago. I have a few Aloes and I think they are fantastic plants and do well in my subtropical area. A good website: http//www.succulents,

Echeveria, shows rosette growth, formation and clustering habit.

Meet "Dawn",Kalanchoe tomentosa, (the stitch plant). I received a cutting in 1975 from a lady called Dawn. She lived in Grafton NSW and had a beautiful garden. I remember you.

This Echeveria flowers now. The plant is very wavy and with a snowy overlay, susceptible to wet. I love the flower, and didn't even think of showing the whole plant. Next time.

This is "Wurzel" he oversees everything. He looks a bit scary but he is benign.

Kalanchoe beharensis also called Elephant ear because of the size and grey colour of its leaves. It is a giant Kalanchoe. It is grown from a leave cutting I received 20 Years ago. It is from a lady also called "Dawn". She too was a great gardener, living in the Tweed Area in NSW. I remember you too, Dawn.

Echeveria "Black Knight" I received from my garden friend and neighbour, Virginia.

This one I received too as a tiny plantlet from V. I am not sure of its name as there are so many similar looking ones. Donkey ears, Kalanchoe Gastonis- Bonnieri bought at the Farmers Market. It had 50 cm long flower stalks with little red bells. After flowering it dies. But there are always lots of baby plants. It is easy to propagate but is not invasive. I gave some to my gardening friends.

I received a stem cutting from this one Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, from Edith.

Believe it or not:

One to rot and one to grow, one for the pigeon and one for the crow.

Old English planting rhyme.


Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I'm so glad you're liking Blotanical. I've met some really nice people there. Love your succulents. Succulents grow well in Oklahoma too.~~Dee

Julie said...

Wonderful shots of your succulents! Your last photo is called Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, or "Flippin Flapjacks".

Cabs said...

Welcome to botanical. You have quite the collection of succulents! Lovely.
Look forward to keeping in touch. Stop by!

M Sinclair Stevens (Texas) said...

These succulents are fascinating...and something I could grow down here in Texas.

I love the way the Echeveria looks growing out of that pot on the wall

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Anonymous said...

You have really lovely plants. How old is that Echeveria Black Knight in the big pot?

Titania said...

Anonymus; it is not more then one year old. they grow fairly quickly.