I’ve recently gotten a few new succulents.
Echeveria Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’. It’s a touch etiolated but I imagine that’s fixable. It’s fairly compact at the tip, it’s just got a long stem leading up to the good parts. Just pot it deeper into the soil? Cut it off and re-root and see if the stem will re-sprout? It’s got some nice colour to it. The lower leaves were badly wilted when I got it but I gave it a good soak and they’ve plumped almost right up. The soil it’s in right now is really bad though because of the way it pulls together when dry.
Another new Haworthia. No ID on it and I haven’t really gone looking yet. It’s nice though. All the conversation starting ability of its windowed leaves with none of the difficulty of Lithops etc.
I’ve read that Echeveria and Haworthia both prefer some shade during mid afternoon but otherwise like lots of sun? Would that be a fair assessment? Water when dry for both as well?
I’ve also gotten a small offset from a nice blue Echeveria that seems to grow to about 4″ across and offsets readily. Also about 3 small stem cuttings from a Sedum morganianum and a good sized piece of Sedum burrito that fell off a hanging basket when it was being unpacked. Even if they root quickly it will be a long time before I’ve got anything of note out of them. I’ve got time though. And I’d rather not pay $35 for a 6-8″ hanging basket. Especially when there’s an agave geminiflora that I’d much rather pay well to get a good sized specimen than something like a Sedum.
Update: I strongly suspect (99% sure) this Echeveria is actually Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’ and I’ve updated the archives to reflect this. Let me know if I’m wrong!