Hello and welcome to this weeks Six on Saturday.
Due to work commitments and dark nights I have decided to write another succulent special.
This blog has been posted later than usual because I have been watching England v All Blacks.
Here is my six.
1. Succulent Growing Season
I saw this on one of the Succulent Groups I follow on Facebook and I think it is a fantastic reference guide. It really helps me plan on what plants to nurture and what plants to semi forget about.
2. Cremosedum Crocodile.
Cremosedum Crocodile is a hybrid between Cremnophilia Nutans and Sedum Furfaceum. The leaves change colour over a year. At the moment during the growing period they are green and vibrant but in the summer they become brown and scaly and look like crocodile skin. According to some websites this plant is pretty hardy and can withstand temperatures of -9 degrees. I have put it in one of my cold frames and I am going to keep it there to be on the safe side.
3. Echeveria Shark Skin
Continuing the Apex predator theme this is a fairly new hybrid. Its leaves take on an look any texture of Shark Skin although my plant does not look like any of the pictures on the internet and is lighter than these pictures. It is a pretty plant though and hopefully if if I keep it in more direct sunlight it will turn darker.
4. Echeveria Frank Reinhard
I thought I had posted this in my first Succulent Special 2 weeks ago but after checking back I not only discovered I hadn’t but I only posted 5 points…..whoops. I brought this plant in the house 3 weeks ago and almost immediately it took on great autumn colours and all the leaves started to cluster tighter. This is my biggest Echeveria and a bit of a superstar in my collection and to think 18 months ago thugs was a 10th of the size it is now.
5. Echeveria Purpororum
A small compact Echeveria this one never disappoints. The leaves take on a wonderful mottled red brown colour. This plant grows wild in Mexico where all Echeverias come from.
6. Echeveria Perle Von Numberg
Cultivated in Germany by Richard Grassner in the 1930’s. A popular hybrid this has wonderful. Dusky pink leaves with sandy edges this plant always catches the eye.
That is my six.
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Until next week goodbye.