An update on Echeverias (and an Aloe)

Just a few plants with updated IDs.

Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'

This was purchased as a NOID. Guessed to be an Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnbug’ at first. I now think it’s a Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’. The leaves are much longer than the rounded leaves on ‘Perle von Nurnbug’ though otherwise the colours are extremely similar. It has also proven to be prolific and I now have more of these than I know what to do with. Most are just tiny little things though, barely sprouts off of bare stems. Did not do well in a south window but now looking good under artificial lights.

Graptoveria 'Spirit of '76'

Also bought this one as a NOID. Then thought it could perhaps be Graptoveria ‘Debbie’ but I’m now leaning towards ‘Spirit of ’76’ again because of the shape of the leaves. Did not do well by a south window, looking pretty good under lights. Even in full sun during the summer it never got quite as pink as ‘Debbie’ tends to be.


This one might be Echeveria pulidonis? Different sites have some very different pictures of this plant, some match mine and some do not. Maybe it’s Echeveria ‘Blue and Yellow’ (E. chihuahuaensis ‘Ruby Blush’ x E. pulidonis)?

Aloe? NOID

This Aloe is probably Aloe peglerae. Google shows a few pictures of seedlings that are a perfect match. It then gets cute in its mid-years and rather odd at maturity.


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Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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3 Responses to An update on Echeverias (and an Aloe)

  1. I agree with your first ID – definitely not E. ‘Perle von Nurnberg’. The second one could be Debbie, or possibly Echeveria ‘Jackie’ which has the same kind of plump leaves (Pachyveria ‘Debbie’ has very slender thin leaves), and number 3 is Echeveria pulidonis – there are several different ones which have more or less blue or green, otherwise pretty much the same red edging. Sorry, I don’t know the Aloe, there are so many.

    Nice selection, Andrew!

  2. MrBrownThumb says:

    Echeveria pulidonis is really striking, makes me want to go back to the days when I was obsessed with collecting echeverias.

  3. Scott Weber says:

    So beautiful…love those powdery-blue and purple tinged leaves!

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