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songweaver4Him
"Central", OH
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9198855

Not sure of what kind of Graptoveria (I assume) the first one is. When I put it in the sun, it developed bright purple swirls.

The other one has beautiful color too. Almost iridescent.
Any one know what kind the 2nd one is?

Song

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kinym
Carmichael, CA
(Zone 9b)

July 9, 2012
7:36 AM

Post #9198872

I don't know, but they are beautiful!
songweaver4Him
"Central", OH
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2012
4:17 PM

Post #9199493

Thank you, kinym...

Song

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


July 11, 2012
12:17 AM

Post #9201190

First one looks like Graptopetalum pentandrum Superbum, not a Graptoveria.. Second one does look like a hybrid, though I don't recognize it.

jaimelemon

jaimelemon
St. Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2012
7:45 AM

Post #9202606

I have a succulent that looks similar to your first picture but the leaves are skinnier. I got it at a cactus show but it didn't come with a name tag. I have seen them everywhere, whatever it is, they are very common. (I would post a pic but I am at work right now.) Anyway, I am curious if they put out flowers. Any ideas? Thanks!
amanzed
Los Angeles, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 12, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9202636

If it's Graptopetalum pentandrum or Graptopetalum superbum, then yes; they put out a spray of small, finely detailed flowers that appear as if engraved (epitomizing the Latin name Graptopetalum, which means engraved petals). Mine have flowered a few times, but I think I need to repot; it skipped last season.

jaimelemon

jaimelemon
St. Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9202642

Hey there G!! We keep bumping into each other. :)

I remembered that I posted a pic of it when we were showing off our show purchases. Here's a link: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1268058/

To my very untrained eye, the leaves on mine are narrower (width-wise) than the ones you mentioned. ?? I really have no idea though, lol. I'm just hoping it will flower at some point. Thanks!

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