wondering what it may have been

paul_(z5 MI)July 20, 2012

Saw an NoID succulent at a garden shop the other day. Almost picked it up but remained strong.

The leaves reminded me strongly of the white varigated jade leaves of some the plants folks have posted on this forum. The white was very dominate in the leaves.

The leaves, which were about twice as thick as most jade leaves I have seen, had a quite a dense coat of soft white fuzz completely covering the leaves. Other than the thickness, the leaves were about the same size and overall shape of a standard jade. Until you got to the distal portion of the leaf, that is. Then instead of being rounded as in ovata, they were flatter with several short, thick/fleshy "teeth".

The stem was thin and very flexible -- completely unlike ovata.

I was guessing that perhaps it was some type of kalanchoe. The people working there had no clue whatsoever. Thoughts?

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Microthrix(9)

I have no idea without a pic O_o

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 11:23PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

"I have no idea without a pic O_o "

And that I cannot provide.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 1:17PM
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Microthrix(9)

From reading about the fuzziness and the 'teeth ' im thinking a young Kalanchoe beharensis 'fang'

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 1:47PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

From your description, sounds like a variegated Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. tomentosa. Did it look something like mine below (except white instead of yellow)?

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 2:00PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Rosemary, what a cutie.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 2:11PM
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Microthrix(9)

I wouldnt have thought of that one rosemarie ... seems like it would fit the description better ... do you know the care for these? I have two that seem to no be doing their best

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 3:41PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

From your description, sounds like a variegated Cotyledon tomentosa ssp. tomentosa. Did it look something like mine below (except white instead of yellow)? -- rosemariero6

YES!!!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 4:11PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

I love the look of "Bear Paws."

Planto

    Bookmark   July 21, 2012 at 9:15PM
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