Six on Saturday 26th October 2019 Succulent Special

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.

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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.

11 Comments Add yours

    1. It’s amazing what photo’s you can take at half time of the rugby!

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  1. Thanks for sharing the dormancy table. That will help me a lot. Lovely photos of the Echeveria’s.

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  2. fredgardener says:

    You did well to watch the rugby game… The win for England was well deserved and they are now going straight to the trophy !
    Thank you for sharing the picture of winter and summer growers. Very informative!

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  3. That’s the type of post I like! Lovely Six and that Frank Reinhard is spectacular! Thank you, Paul.

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  4. Heyjude says:

    The dormacy table is very useful. Thanks for this.

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  5. They’re all lovely but the Frank Reinhard is also my favourite! I agree, the table is really useful.

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  6. I have an Echeveria ‘Duchess of Nuremberg’ – possibly the same as your Perl. She is still outside in an old Butlers sink but I should probably bring her in for the winter?

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  7. Lora Hughes says:

    I’m sticking w/the pack about #6 being my fav, but rest assured, it’s a difficult choice. These autumn colours really accentuate the geometric shapes. Amazing.

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  8. I can’t choose! I’ll have one of each! Trouble is, that’s what happens when I go to a nursery. Great Six, as usual.

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  9. tonytomeo says:

    There is also an Agave ‘Sharkskin’. (I don’t know what the species is. We don’t seem to use species names anymore.) It looks like a larger and nastier version of your echeveria.
    I am sorry I missed these again. I really need to spend less time writing and more time reading.

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