Pachyphytum oviferum vs. Graptopetalum amethystinum

spapaApril 29, 2014

I've been trying to figure this out and I keep coming across conflicting information. I originally thought the plants in the first 2 photos (1 in this post, then 2 more posts) were two different colors of Pachyphytum oviferum, and the third photo was Graptopetalum amethystinum. I see some people/nurseries label the plant in the second photo as Graptopetalum amethystinum; but then, what is the plant that is a similar shape (slightly longer leaves) but more purple, in the 3rd photo? When I see these, are they just hybrids of some sort? I'm thinking somebody on here can clarify this for me!

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spapa

Photo #2

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:24PM
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spapa

Photo #3

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:25PM
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cactusmcharris

Flowers will tell all, but it looks like that last one definitely is, almost without a doubt, P. o.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:40PM
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kathi_mdgd

I don't know,but I sure do like them.Colorations are gorgeous.
kathi

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 10:50PM
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spapa

If they are all P. oviferum, what does G. amethystinum look like?

    Bookmark   April 29, 2014 at 11:26PM
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rina_

I thought that G.a. has slightly 'pointed' leaves? (not completely round) - but may be wrong?

Rina

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 4:26PM
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cactusmcharris

IME, G. a., aside from having completely different flowers from P. o., also grows in more of a rosette fashion, not as here-and-there-leaved as P. o. is (although I'm sure there's a pattern there, it's just more subtle than G. a. has).

This post was edited by cactusmcharris on Fri, May 2, 14 at 17:23

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 5:11PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

spapa, I really like this whatever it is, they remind me of those candies "JORDAN ALMONDS" :P
Have a nice weekend everyone, Greg

    Bookmark   May 2, 2014 at 5:30PM
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