Name That Succulent

My friend Mitch moved last week to New York. I’ve been eying his collection of succulents for a while, so I was thrilled when he offered me some of his plants. I fit as many as I could in my car but I had to leave a few behind. I don’t have a lot of experience with succulents and cactus. The few times I’ve tried to grow them I have either over watered them or left them to die in the frost. I’m hoping I can keep these beauties a live for a while. I also picked up a nice sized Bay Tree and this Jamaican Hot Chocolate pepper from Morning Sun Herb farm. It’s described as an extremely hot and smokey Caribbean pepper.
Jamaican Pepper

Update my friend at A Succulent Life was able to share her expertise and provide me the names of these beauties.

Jade Plant or Crassula Ovata
Jade Plant
Spoon Jade or Gollum Jade, or Crassula Portulacea

Haworthia attenuata
Elephant Bush, or Portulacaria afra
I think this one is my favorite. It originates from Africa and is snacked on by elephants.

Mystery Succulent
Faucaria tuberculosa






4 responses to “Name That Succulent”

  1. Julie Avatar

    How wonderful you got such a great group of succulents!!!! Yeah!

    1st pic is Jade Plant or Crassula Ovata…(older names for this plant have been C. Portulaca, C. argentea and C. obliqua)

    2nd pic is Spoon Jade or Gollum Jade, or Crassula Portulacea
    3rd pic down is called Haworthia attenuata.
    4th pic is Elephant Bush, or Portulacaria afra
    5th pic is Faucaria tuberculosa

    Best wishes with your new beauties!!!

  2. Kristi Avatar

    Thank you, so much. I was hoping you would help out with this one. I appreciate you sharing your expertise.

  3. Angela Davis Avatar

    Lucky! Can you keep them outdoors or will they need to come back inside? I like the Faucaria tuberculosa a lot – looks like a nest of baby birds waiting for food.

  4. nkristis Avatar

    Thanks Angela,

    I like that one too, I’m always tempted to squeeze the bulbous petals. I think they can stay outside unless their is a hard frost. So hopefully I don’t forget to bring them on those chilly nights.

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