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Cacti and Succulents: I need some IDs, please.

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judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
2:59 PM

Post #9310750

I need some information so I know where best to situate these.

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judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
3:00 PM

Post #9310751

And another, haworthia, aloe,...?

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judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
3:01 PM

Post #9310752

And one more...

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


October 20, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #9310779

any way you could take closer photos? #2 looks like Aloe humilis or some hybrid of it. #3 is possibly an Echinopsis variety
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9310787

I hope these are better.

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judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9310788

And this

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judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9310789

And so on

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palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


October 20, 2012
10:04 PM

Post #9310966

unfortunately I can't make much of that last aloe... could be an aloe vera-like species, or some hybrid. Not a recognizable species, though. First one definitely is A humilis. Second one sure looks like an Echinopsis hybrid to me (but I am no cactus expert)
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9311161

palmbob, thanks for the IDs. I see that you're spot on for the A. humilis, and probably for the cactus. The bottom aloe was sold as "red". Very descriptive when so few aloes are red-flowered. :-D I guess I'll wait and see after it grows awhile.
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
11:38 AM

Post #9311333

Okay, now I feel like a fool. The green aloe came with a identification stake in it. It said "aloe red. cynthia giddy". We thought that meant the seller as it was a benefit sale for a technical school. I finally thought to Google it. Imagine my surprise on finding that it was the name of the aloe. Duh! Learning is a wonderful, if humbling, thing.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

October 21, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9311375

judyb, sounds like some of the things I have done over the years! Glad you found the tag. Luciee {;^)

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 21, 2012
2:42 PM

Post #9311455

I couldn't tell you if that's what it is, but you'll know soon enough. "Cynthia Giddy" is a nice plant, goes through seasonal changes in color, flowers 3 or 4 times a year. I think the "red" part of it probably refers more to the leaves than the flowers. These photos of the same plant in day-long sun were taken in January (our rainy season), May, July (our dry season), and October. They are not in chronological order.

I wouldn't recommend growing a young plant like yours in lots of sun, but once they reach a certain size/age they seem to really thrive in it (here).

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judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
6:35 PM

Post #9311651

That's an interesting color change. Do you think half-day sun is too much now? Or maybe no sun just yet?

Baja_Costero

Baja_Costero
Baja California
Mexico
(Zone 11)

October 21, 2012
6:47 PM

Post #9311657

An hour or two of morning sun ought to be sufficient for starters, maybe some kind of dappled light while the plant is adjusting. Phoenix sun is a more serious force to reckon with than the cooler version we have here.
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 21, 2012
9:17 PM

Post #9311840

Okay, thanks!

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


October 22, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9312238

The Cactus is positively an Echinopsis. If the flower is all white then the odds are very high that it's a species. If the flower is not white, then it's highly likely a hybrid and then 'Good Luck' on finding the cultivar. Has it bloomed?
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 22, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9312271

Xeno, I just got it Saturday. A friend picked it up at the Metro Tech sale. We were not being especially choosy. She was there, on the phone, and I was at home. She told me the shape of the cactus and the price and I said "Get it." That was the extent of our knowledge. :-) Now I'm trying to figure out the best exposure for it. What is your advice? You know where I live.

Xenomorf

Xenomorf
Valley of the Sun, AZ
(Zone 9b)


October 23, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9312857

Protect it from frost and in the summertime give it 50% to full shade starting at noon.
judyb
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

October 23, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9312969

Thanks, Phil.

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