Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Little Succulent Display

A while back I did some yard work for my neighbor that lives behind me. She is almost 90 years old and enjoys gardening very much. She has tons of cool plants in her yard. My neighbor gave me a pot full of succulent cactus that I have not yet identified. I like this perticular cactus because it does not have any thorns on it. It also ranges in color from a green to a pinkish red color depending on the amount of sun it gets. I put together a few pots with this cactus and other succulents. While I was outside yesterday I noticed a red flower on the cactus. I have never seen a flower like this before. It is a deep red and the tips curl back behind the flower. Here are some pictures of my succulent pot with a White Teddy Bear Succulent and the unknown cactus succulent with some cool ground cover. The first picture is the pot my neighbor gave to me.






If you can identify this succulent please let me know, thanks.




20 comments:

Zoë said...

Hi, its looking good - loads much faster too, which is cool.

I love succulents as well, but cant help with the red flowered one; Ill keep it in mind though.

Zoë

patientgardener said...

How funny I have done a post on succulents today as well

Leslie said...

The new layout looks great! Love the succulent photos.
Leslie

Mother Nature said...

Looks like a stapeliad that is pollinated by flies.

jacaranda said...

Wow. All the bells and whistles. Lot of fun navigating the site.
The description on the main page is a little difficult to read because of the color too close to that of background. Can you make it a much darker yellow or black? Just a suggestion.

Perennial Gardener said...

I like you new layout and the header is really cool. It does load faster I noticed. I like your new plants but sorry I don't know their names. :)

Barbee' said...

Yes, this is very attractive and colorful. Header photo is a great selection. Beautiful photography overall. Nice layout.

Lets Plant said...

Thank you so much everyone for your input. It means alot to me. Have a great day!

Lacey said...

I think your new layout looks great, and the photos you put up are lovely! Good job and keep up the great posts!

(by the way, I have NO idea what that succulent is, but it looks so pretty!)

mr_subjunctive said...

I think Mother Nature had it. Not a cactus; it's a stapeliad.

Lets Plant said...

Thank you for the info. I will look it up. I have never heard of a Stapeliad, I like the name!

Nancy J. Bond said...

I left a mssg for you about your new layout -- great job! As for the succulents, I can't help with the ID, but it's very nice just the same.

Julie said...

Hi! I have this same plant and it took me forever to I.D. it...but it is a Huernia schneideriana, and you can do a google search for it and see more images! I'm gonna go look at more of your blog...looks great! I am below you in PB County!!!

Julie said...

I hope you will fall in love with succulents! They are my main squeeze!!!

Vanillalotus said...

Interesting succulents. I have never seen the one with the flowers. Looks very interesting. I would love to grow succulents and cacti and sell them, they are amazing really! Good luck with your new hand me down plants.

Lets Plant said...

Thank you so much Julie! Palm Beach is lots of fun, I visit often. I do enjoy succulents. I have a couple of different kinds. I will do a post on my succulents and let you know when I do to see if you can id any of them. I love the flowers on this succulent Vanillalotus. The way they wrap around and the texture. I have a bunch if you want me to send you a piece. Let me know.

lola said...

I have the same plant. Didn't know it's name, maybe now I can tag it. The blooms are fascinating. They are easy to grow & root. Just lay a piece on soil & forget, soon it will root. They cover the soil at the base of my Tree Cactus. Good luck with your new goodies.

Alan said...

Hi from the UK. One thing to watch for - a lot of these stapeliad flowers are pollinated by carrion flies. Outside you won't notice, but on a windowsill the smell of some of these flowers is very intrusive

Pomona Belvedere said...

I'm interested to find out the name of the anonymous succulent...I was going to guess euphorbia, but then I saw the photos from the side where the flowers hang, instead of standing up...

Anyway I'm also a big fan of succulents, so I'm happy to be more informed. Your 90-year-old gardening friend sounds like a great resource for gardening wisdom, plants, and knowing how to live!

Lets Plant said...

Thanks Lola, good luck with yours as well. Thanks for the heads up Alan, I will keep it outside. Thanks for the comment Pamona Belvadere!