identification help PLEASE!!!

mrou(zone 5)August 20, 2014

Please help identify this plant! I purchased it at CVS after staring at it for months on the shelf. I assumed it was a cactus by its physical features. It didn't grow for weeks at first, but now is growing at such a fast rate that it's bending over. I need help identifying it so I can find proper care instructions for this. Thanks for any help!

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Crenda SWFL 10A

Your plant is a succulent, but not a cactus. It looks like a sempervivum (hens and chicks) blooming to me, but since I don't (and can't) grow these, I'll defer to our experts.

If it IS a semp, the plant will die after blooming. But don't dispair, they leave babies (chicks) behind.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 6:04PM
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mrou(zone 5)

Thank you so much. I did put it in the hens and chick's family as well but thought they were outdoor succulents. But I do see small seedlings growing at the bottom of the pot so that makes sense. ThanKS again!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 6:13PM
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rina_

Looks like sempervivum to me too, and they really do better outdoors - unless you are in hot & humid area.
I have many of them outside, they are hardy & overwinter in colder zone than mine.

My personal opinion is that they are tortured indoors - pls. no offence! Look how nice they grow outside, they will never look same indoors.

It is good idea to put zone & even a state where you live next to your name, so you can get better advice...

Your holiday cacti next to it looks good (can't see much, but soil looks peaty?)

Rina

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 7:09PM
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mrou(zone 5)

Sorry for the delayed response. I am going to edit my profile and put my zone info. I live in Rensselaer NY. It's a small town across from Albany. Unfortunately, I can't put any plans outside of my house. Long story short, I rent an apartment above a family that is quite destructive along with their dogs that are quite destructive too! LOL. That's why I have all of my Plant on my back porch.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 10:19AM
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mrou(zone 5)

I'm located in zone 5

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 10:22AM
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rina_

As long as they are outside, that's good. They will overwinter outside too. You can pot them up into larger pot & let them 'multiply' - you mentioned that there are already little chicks growing.
As mentioned, the plant with flower will die, but the chicks will replace it. Make sure you use well draining mix.
I do have some in outside pots too.

All of these are in containers. And they stay outside year round.
Is your back porch open?

Rina

    Bookmark   August 25, 2014 at 6:13PM
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mrou(zone 5)

Yes for the most part it's open. It's full of windows and no curtains are hung. So the sun and heat are pretty brutal out here. It's now in a new big pot so it can catch all the chicks that fall and grow. I picked up another plant that I need identified. I'm posting it next.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 4:57PM
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rina_

Is that photo of the same plant few days later?
If so, did you repot it into larger pot?

Rina

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 9:53PM
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mrou(zone 5)

Yes it is and yes I did repot it.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 7:52AM
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