bought a few succulents from the
Jade , Aeonium , Echeveria family
is a plant belonging to the succulent genus Graptopetalum.
It is native to Mexico. It grows on shady rocks
Sempervivum (sem-per-VIV-um) (Semps, Hens and Chicks, Houseleeks)
are very popular cold hardy and drought tolerant succulents.
They have many different textures and forms:
from velvety, wooly, and satin, to fringed, tufted, and spidery webs.
Some are large (up to 4" or more in diameter),
others are tiny (only 1/4" diameter ).
Most produce tight clumps that form interesting mounds.
Colors range from shades of green to silver-blues to
the darkest of purple, to delicate pinks.
Most of the varieties show their best color in the spring
and again in the fall.
There are also many forms, including rosettes,
tight balls (rollers), artichoke look-a-likes,
and some that have the appearance of stones.
Sempervivum will produce multiple “baby chicks” per growing season.
Some of the cultivars are more prolific than others but
you can usually count on at least four chicks per season.
You can leave them attached to the mother hen to
fill in your garden planting, or you can remove the chicks
and start a new planting elsewhere.
They grow best in hardiness zone 5 (-20F) and up
An unusual shrubby succulent with rich green leaves to 2cm long
covered in tiny white translucent hairs.
Masses of yellow flowers in summer. (South Africa). Sun/part sun.
Echeveria runyonii cv topsy turvy -
A fast growing rosette-forming succulent with pale blue-gray leaves
that curve upwards and are strongly inversely-keeled on the lower surface with
leaf tips pointing inwards towards the center of the plant.
This interesting Echeveria has become a common sight in
Southern California succulent collections, likely because
it offsets profusely and plantings quickly become mounds with
individual rosettes to nearly 1 foot across.
Bright orange and yellow flowers rise above the foliage on
tall arching inflorescence, usually in late summer or fall.
Plant in a well-drained soil in full sun in coastal gardens with
some light shade in hot climates. Water occasionally.
Hardy to about 25° F. This plant was named by
past Huntington Botanic Garden Director Myron Kimnack.
The genus Echeveria was named to honor
Mexican botanical artist Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy in 1828
commonly known as jade plant, friendship tree, lucky plant, or money tree,
is a succulent plant with small pink or white flowers.
is common as a houseplant worldwide.
It is sometimes referred to as the money tree; however,
Pachira aquatica also receives this nickname.
The jade plant is an evergreen with thick branches.
It has thick, shiny, smooth, leaves that grow
in opposing pairs along the branches. Leaves are a rich jade green,
although some may appear to be more of a yellow-green.
Some varieties may develop a red tinge on the edges of leaves
when exposed to high levels of sunlight.
New stem growth is the same color and texture as the leaves,
but becomes brown and woody with age. Under the right conditions,
they may produce small white or pink star-like flowers in early spring
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