Identify this plant please

robinpla(10b)November 12, 2012

Neighbor lady was put in nursing home and I asked to have her plants. This one I can't seem to identify. After washing off concrete mud and potting it in better soil and some water it gave me a thank you bouquet :) It has been neglected for years, not sure if this is the true color of the plant. Your help is greatly appreciated.

/Robin

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cactusmcharris

Copiapoa, Robin, maybe C. hypogea.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 7:24PM
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robinpla(10b)

Thanks cactusmcharri! Looks like you are right. Surprised that the neighbor had this plant in her yard. Most of her plants are what I call Home Depot plants :) and capiapoa hypogea is probably not sold at Home Depot :) Thanks again!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 8:21PM
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rosemariero6(z10 /ss24 So. Calif.)

I agree with the ID by Jeff. This plant is found at HD on occasion, as I'm fairly certain that's where I bought mine.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 3:00PM
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Microthrix(9)

Copiapoa at Homedepot? I gotta get me one...

Btw, love the orange on the plant.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 9:01PM
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robinpla(10b)

Looking at photos online they seem more green than orange. I think these were just extremely neglected, no water, full sun, poor soil. But I agree, the orange is kind of nice. I hope that they change over time and that any new growth is healthy green.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2012 at 11:25PM
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cactusmcharris

Robin,

The healthy ones are a greyish-green.

And if you want some blue colours, get a load of Pilosocereus, which would grow very well for you.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 7:58PM
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robinpla(10b)

Pilosocereus look like big cacti. Not my style :)

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 8:30PM
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