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Echeveria
« on: July 06, 2012, 10:07:21 AM »
Anyone grow these outside or under cold glass? Back in the 1980s I had one surviving bone dry all winter under unheated glass. No idea which species, it was a house plant out of Asda.  ;D    I have seen huge tubs of them growing outside at Hari Hari on the west coast of NZ, but that's a pretty favoured spot as far as winter temps go. It is phenomenally wet though.

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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 10:50:15 AM »
Used to under glass, bone dry through the winter also managed to keep some outside going even with frost and snow on them.  Haven't got a clue what ones they were and I do live on right the South Coast of England.
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 09:40:35 AM »
Just to prove I do read what you say sir, here is a photo of one which sat outside the back door all last winter with no protection at all.  As you can see it is not a terribly good specimen, but it did reach flowering and I will put it under glass for the winter this year!
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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 11:33:47 PM »
Hi

Another genus I like much, and this one I'm going to show you is one of the hardiest Echeveria I ever known.

Echeveria 'Mandala'

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 09:52:05 PM »

I would say that this is a Greenovia hybrids. This is not a Echeveria.
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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 10:55:28 PM »
Hi here are some echeveria cutting taken from an old plant, I am hoping to put some outside in the garden and see how they go.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 09:53:44 PM »
This plant, bought at a charity sale was apparently originally sourced from Aldi!
 I have grown a number of echeveria over the years, overwintering them in a frost-free greenhouse. I find they occasionally lose their roots for unexplained reasons but usually can be re-rooted either as a rosette or from a single leaf. However a few years ago 3 of my oldest specimens failed to regenerate at all. Maybe all the material was senescent.

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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2014, 10:32:05 AM »
 Echeveria setosa from Aldi? Who'd have guessed - it's amazing what turns up in odd places.
Your plant is looking good, Erle - tho' it may need a shave soon! ;D ;)
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 02:03:52 PM »
Menai - That is a fantastic setosa.  Would you call it a new blue form?

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 09:44:33 PM »
Couldn't say John as I had never seen the species before. It certainly looks bluer than the specimen in Sajeva & Costanzo.

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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2014, 12:31:42 PM »
Echeveria setosa from Aldi? Who'd have guessed - it's amazing what turns up in odd places.

Aldi did indeed have some Echeveria setosa in store a couple (?) of years ago. Here's mine. This was almost as suprising as finding pots of Ludisia discolor in Lidl last year!
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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2014, 12:45:54 PM »
Aldi did indeed have some Echeveria setosa in store a couple (?) of years ago. Here's mine. This was almost as suprising as finding pots of Ludisia discolor in Lidl last year!

It's growing well too.
Oddly enough, I was given a Ludisia about 15 years ago by a chum who found them in a supermarket in Inverness. ( He gets about!) Neither of us could credit it!
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Re: Echeveria
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2014, 02:08:43 PM »
Menai / SJW: Oh these are much nicer than the type ones over here. Picture #1.  Is it a var. or cultivar?

Meanwhile any idea which one this large-flowered orange one is? Pic#2.

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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2014, 11:35:31 PM »
Menai / SJW: Oh these are much nicer than the type ones over here. Picture #1.  Is it a var. or cultivar?
Meanwhile any idea which one this large-flowered orange one is? Pic#2.
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John - Not sure if the one I have is a species or hybrid but perhaps yours is the standard Echeveria setosa while the one with bluer leaves is Echeveria setosa var. minor? There's a comprehensive list plus photos on the International Crassulaceae Network website which may help to identify your orange-flowered plant: http://crassulaceae.net/echeveriamenu/93-list-species
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 05:43:36 PM »
These Echeverias grow outside all year around. The ones in the Arid Bed have been damaged by wet but are still growing.



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