Identification: Help with flower ID

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by kaz25, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. kaz25

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    Looking for help with flower ID
     

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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I know it's a succulent. What a beauty. Is that yours???
    Liz
     
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    Thanks Liz for comment and ID! It is not mine! I have made this photo just walking around. Recently I have retaierd from work and to be honest I am like a student trying to learn about australians plants and flowers...This forum is wonderfull in helping in plant ID. Hope you have nice weather to enjoy! Today in Melbourne sunshine, have seen beautiful Almonds tree flowers blooming! Kind regards, Kaz
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I've got the same weather :)
    Just a tad cooler. Can't get over the early start to spring.
    Liz in the hills
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Aeonium arboreum
     
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    Thanks Lila and Liz. Now I know that was the flower of Aeonium arboreum. Rosettes can be green or brown variety is't it? I have green one in the backyard, but never seen flowering. Have a look on brown one(photo).
     

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    Does that thing produce seeds? How incredibly stunning!!!

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    Hey HBL,

    I wanna ask that..naughty...lmaooooooo

    KAZ, please go straight to my profile you'll find my address (joke)

    Oh yea..wow what a corker of a Succulent...mmmm...
     
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    Wait a minute - aren't succulents started best via cuttings? That thing is so gorgeous it looks fake!

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    No HBL,

    You buy a small or large rosette dependant on what size you want.
     
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    Funny, I start succulent plants from cuttings all the time!

    Anyway, that thing is truly out of this world. Thanks for showing us.

    : )
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ladies, down, down, Kaz can't send them any how remember our quarantine laws.

    I bet it is available there it's just our weather makes it grow well so if you are cold etc probably never get like that.

    Liz
     
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    True Liz,

    I am so glad you brought that up about law and plants. There is no joy in sending my precious plants/cuttings only to have them confiscated at the airport because I did'nt read up properly.

    Its also irrisponsable for someone to inflict soil born desease or attempt to on another country in this way.
     
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    Found this:

    A succulent with large green rosettes from the Mediterranean. Easy to propagate from cuttings. Beautiful when used in a mass planting. Prefers dryer conditions, each head can get a yellow cone like inflorescence at maturity.

    All to find now is seed lol
     
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    My goodness I can't believe this,

    I expected seed but...
     

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    Beautiful! Love the color. Imagine it in a couple of months!

    : O

     
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    I was very impressed with the delivery of my new plant as much as the new plant itself HBL,

    It came in a tunnelled cardboard container, the roots were still damp. The rootball was prevented from movement by wrapping in poly. The the whole rootball was then taped to the inside of the tunnel.

    It arrived as you can see in pristine condition and is now in the pot on the border wall..hope it survives.

    Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
    sun Full sun, light shade
    height 3 ft.
    width 2 ft.+
    water Moderate, drought tolerant
    hardiness 30°
    origin Morocco

    Large, dark rusty-purple rosettes at branch tips make this a useful succulent for decorative effects.

    Cuttings easy from rosettes, after flowering the rosette dies off.
     
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    Wow, by the sounds of it, that is going to be quite a specimen! I sure hope we can see it when it gets 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide!!! It will be stunning, Katalina.

    Great that you were sent such a healthy, well looked after plant. I love it when that happens, because sometimes I don't know the company I am ordering from, and I just have to go on good faith. I can see that you ordered from a great company, that knows how to ship plants well.

    Enjoy your new beauty Katalina, as I am sure you are already. What a lovely plant.


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    I am terrified I may lose it lolol

    It does'nt like too much watering, more a damp enviroment. I just watered the garden as the plants were screaming for water but left out the new plant as it got watered on arrival after potting.

    Never before have I placed so much hope in being successful with a plant. I still need to find a nice pot, buy decent medium, it likes grit so a walk to B &Q tomorrow to see what they have.

    I know what you mean about suppliers. Look what happened by the supplier I told you about. I just picked the first supplier for my new plant and it was good business for both of us.

    I just hope it turns out like Kaz's plant.
     
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    It will be gorgeous - not to worry.

    It's definitely off to a good start, which is everything. I am the same way - and worry and fret over a new plant that I really love. I think you will do a fine job at raising it into a gorgeous beauty, Katalina.

    Good luck.


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    P.S. Yes, you and I have been lucky to get such great plants, but I have heard some real nightmare stories! Especially plants ordered from eBay!

    : O
     
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    Only one bad busness deal went horribly wrong.

    I seem to have the gardeners thumb so fingers and toes crossed its still here in the spring HBL.

    I told you I was into reds for the hummers..lmaooooo. Well I bought a dark green with scarlet flowers two weeks ago and thats doing really well. I saw one in our market garden in town and i never knew they grew that big.

    Tomorrow (its getting dark now) I will photograph it and bring it to the forum.
     
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    Ohhhhh, I can't wait to see it!


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    Re the succulent treat like cactus. I normaly don't water if out side unless it is one of our 40 C days. They are not happy with wet feet. Dry the soil 2-3 weeks stick finger in and see if still damp from time to time. Often top looks dry underneath is wet. If it is dry then a cup or 2 of water. They store in their leaves.

    Liz
     

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