January 8, 2021 at 3:57 pm ReplyOLiGAPrivate messageGreenhorn
I’ve had this plant for about 2 years now but doesn’t know the name. It’s been in a pot and I’m hoping to transfer it outside when possible.
Does anybody know this plant and can they survive winter without protection?January 19, 2021 at 8:19 pm Reply
hi there im not an expert but it looks like a succlent…. have you tried putting the picture into google and see what comes up…January 19, 2021 at 8:48 pm Reply
hi again, sorry im partially sighted so what im looking at may not be what you see. hahah i have googled there are so many but try emailing Succulentbox… think its only for cacti etc….
if you do find out do let me know.. gud luckJanuary 23, 2021 at 5:20 pm ReplylizzieoPrivate messageGreenhorn
Hi Mumamafia,, that looks like A Falcata.. A species of pigmyweeds
The genus is Crassula, commonly called pigmyweeds..
Hope this helps.. it is native to South Africa, but grown worldwideJanuary 25, 2021 at 5:14 pm ReplyOLiGAPrivate messageGreenhorn
Thanks for helping me out! You’re both very kind to spend time responding to my question.
Take care.January 25, 2021 at 5:49 pm ReplylizzieoPrivate messageGreenhorn
I live in the colder zone 3 of Canada , and have only seen this plant as a house plant but I’m sure in the warmer regions it would grow well outside.January 25, 2021 at 8:03 pm Reply
im just glad we found out,, i was curious myself, now maybe you can help me, my son has a cactus the ones that have layers and round, sometimes tip red. anyways i was trying to look at it and i think it needs water as he hasnt watered it since he brought it early last year, can he bottom wet succlients ? or is that best for plants….. how does he water it without killing the roots with rot.
thanx keeps safe and warm everyone.January 28, 2021 at 6:11 pm ReplyCarolPrivate messageExpert gardener (moderator)
@mumamafia: Yes, cactus and succulents can be bottom wet when watering. Just remember:
- Water only in summer, its growing season.
- Water only when the soil is completely dry. To check this is the case, carefully stick a finger in the soil.
- Water deeply but make sure before putting it back to its decorative pot or saucer, water drips off. The best way to do this is to get a bowl or basin, fill it with water and then soak in just the bottom part the cactus pot. Leave it for 10-15 mins and then remove the pot from the water, put it on the sink to drip off.
Don’t hesitate to message us again if you need more information. 🙂
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