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A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Posted by Ohio_Green_Thumb Zone 5b NW Ohio (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 10, 05 at 2:39

This little succulent freeloader, and two smaller plants just like it, came with my Rebutia violaciflora today. I am thinking Kalanchoe, but the rosy leaf edges are confusing me. Can anyone ID this baby so I can decide whether to pinch it or repot it? All three seedlings are nestled quite close to the Rebutia and I'd like to try to remove them before too long.

Amy

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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

I'd save it. Pot it up separately and see how it grows.

Dawn


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

I think I will. It could turn out to be something really beautiful. Now I'm thinking it resembles a Crassula, excepting for the glaucous leaves.

Rosemarie! Where are you? Help!

Amy


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Jumping in here...how large are the leaves? The fact there are 3 of them might be a concern (weed). It does look like Crassula or Kalanchoe. I can't really say. I would separate & pot up...but if space is a concern for you, then I don't know. Are there any markings on the undersides of the leaves? Are there any pits on the leaves (hydathodes)?

~R


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Rosemarie,
Thanks for the reply. The leaves are quite smooth without any pits. I don't see any markings under the leaves. I'll try to dig them out and pot them up to see what they might become.
Amy


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

rosemarie, is this not the same K. Luciae you just helped WSG and i id? or perhaps k. farinacea marginalis?

(OGT -i posted a pic of k.fm in WSG's thread - Succulent ID needed Nov6 - if you wanted to peek at it)

Jo (who has more questions than answers)


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Jo, those are possibilities, although it would probably be better if we let it grow a bit & take another look at it for more defining features. BTW, I don't think Kalanchoe farinacea marginalis is a valid name. Kalanchoe farinacea is though.

Amy will show us more pix as it gets bigger, right? :) What is the measurement of the leaf now?
~R


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

I potted them up last night and believe it or not, there were 5 of them! The leaves of the largest (pictured above) are only half an inch long, but quite succulent. I will certainly keep you posted as it grows bigger and begins to show its mature form. This is the first time I've gotten a "freebie" in a plant shipment, so actually it's quite an exciting mystery to me.
Amy


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Its an exciting mystery for all of us Amy! It does look like a crassula or kalanchoe. I love a good mystery. I can't wait to see updated photo's.

Dawn


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Another possibility for you...Cotyledon orbiculata v. oblonga 'Macrantha'. :D

~R

Here is a link that might be useful: Cotyledon orbiculata v. oblonga 'Macrantha'


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

You could be right Rosemarie! I never even considered Cotyledon, but it very well could be one. Time will tell, hopefully! What if it's a strange Cotyledon x Kalanchoe?!?

Amy


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RE: A freebie with my R. violaciflora

Hello again!

I took a picture of the seedlings-in-question today. Since Rosemarie said it could be a Cotyledon, I've been thinking it really does resemble one. Here's a group nursery shot.

Amy

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