Succulent Identification - Fuzzy Green

CanuckCactiAugust 10, 2012

Hello- I was hoping someone could help me identify this little succulent I picked up from a grocery store. Its got the same soft fuzzy texture of a Kalanchoe Tomentosa (chocolate soldier etc.) but it looks quite different. Any help would be appreciated!

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plantomaniac08(8)

I believe that whatever it is, it's etiolated (growing "stretched out" due to a lack of the proper amount of light). I'm going to throw out a guess of an etiolated Echeveria, perhaps Echeveria pulvinata?

Planto

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 8:58PM
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cactusmcharris

Planto's right, CC. It's an Echeveria, with, as you note, the fuzziness of a Kalanchoe tomentosa 'Chocolate Soldier' or 'Super Fuzzy' but not the geography (New World vs. Old World). It, as noted, needs more bright / direct light, in graduations.

Here are the flowers of K. t. 'Super Fuzzy' in case you haven't seen them - they're mutedly spectacular. It's a plant, of course, which grew in San Diego. I somehow killed my only one K. t. 'CS' obtained here (from Costco, not a reputable nursery).

Where are you in La Belle? I'm in Kamloops.

Cheers,

Jeff

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 12:00AM
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cactusmcharris

I meant to say that K. t. 'CG''s flowers weren't much different, IIRC.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 12:39AM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

Adding to what others have said...I believe it is Echeveria pulvinata 'Frosty'.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2012 at 4:43PM
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CanuckCacti

Thanks Guys thats helpful I'll be sure to place it in full sunlight!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 6:56PM
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plantomaniac08(8)

Canuck,
Be sure you gradually place it in full sun (although, I think a sunny window would be fine, full sun outdoors depending on your location may be too much). If you outright place it in full sun (it was etiolated for a reason), it is possible you could burn it. You have to sort of get it used to a higher light source over a period of time. Hope that helps.

Planto

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 8:38PM
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