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Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Yetat, Mar 27, 2009.
Please help in identifying this succulent:
The photos are blury, but it looks like Sedum (pachyphyllum?)
Sorry for the photo quality. Only have a Hand Phone Camera to take photo.
Doesn't look like Sedum pachyphyllum to me. As most picture I've seen have tips that are red, none of the tips are red here. Also this sedum doesn't have that long leaves as compare to pachyuphyllum.
In my findings, S. rubrotinctum is the red tingled Sedum , and not the S. pachyphyllum as it should only be green or blue green incolour... maybe we have difference reference material for our sources? Sorry if this didn't help your quest.
Thanks for clearing up. I took these website as reference:
Saw them as tips having red, while those of mine doesn't have any difference between the leaf and the leaf tips.
The leaves are just oval, it is not as long as those though. (Maybe it is still a young plant?)
Hi Yetat, when the plant is exposed to the elements it may develop the red tips....my Crassulas do when the overnight temps. drop...below 10 c..... It may be too warm in Singapore for overnight temps. to drop below 20 celsius?
Thanks for clearing up and your help in identifying! I guess it is impossible to see red tips here. Overnight temperature almost never drop below 20, most of the time it is around 23-24 at night.
I think you may have Sedum burrito, which would grow more compactly if given more sun.
Thanks for replying! I guess we could never really confirm the plant until it grow bigger and mature? Currently, I'm placing it at my south window ledge so hopefuly, it would be enough.
I agree with K Baron Sedum S. rubrotinctum is red or pink tinged. The amount of light may help decide the amount of color.
I have another idea - how about morganianum, common name 'burrow tail'? As Rosemarie calls it Sedum Burrito. Google burrow tail and look on "Sprouts greenhouse". They have pictures that look much like yours. Their pic looks like the bannana like "leaves" form in a swirl around the stalk and yours appear to be opposite pared (one set one way and the next set turned about a 1/4 round the stalk - not sure from your pic. It is also the right color. If the branches fall over as it gets taller and continue to grow quite long I'd vote for sedum burrito also. Let us know which it is.
Went to check over there: http://www.sproutsgreenhouse.com/galleries/show_photo/17338
Yep, the leaves around is different from the picture.
While searching through the web, I found a picture which look closely like mine: http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/image/?q=070906-9051
Thanks for your help. Will post updates, maybe when it "mature"
It probably would've been helpful to post photos the first time around. But, I was pressed for time then. :(
I went out this morning & snapped a few pix...and dug in my archives for some others.
I believe you have Sedum burrito. This is a species name (burrito using lower case letters), not a common name as is Burro's tail, which is used for Sedum morganianum. The leaves of S. morganianum are pointed (more or less). Even young, your plant would show this. Sedum burrito has rounded tips.
First two pix are a couple of my S. morganianum, showing the pointed leaves.
Next 3 pix are some of Sedum burrito, one pic from a few years back-when it was flowering-showing compact form as it was grown in full sun. The others are from this morning showing how they look (leaves spaced out more) when grown in shade (or partial shade).
The last pic is of the whole basket-other plants with leaves showing growth with less sun. Hope this helps! :D
Thanks for showing and sharing the pictures! Hope mine grow up as nice and good looking as yours. :) Thanks again, it helps alot in clearing up.
I didn't realize they were two different plants that look very much-but not quite the same. Morgan has pointed leaf ends and the burrito has blunt/rounded leaf ends. I thought maybe you were being creative like my daughter who can never remember correct names and call her Spider plant - Arachnid foliage. Now matter how old I continue to learn. Thanks!
You're welcome, Yetat! Glad to help!
Hee hee, yes, Barbara...2 different plants. I can understand how you might think that...as there are many easily confused plants. Now, I AM creative, but not when it comes to plant IDs. :) I've been identifying plants using the Web since the time when they hardly had any plant pix on it. It's always frustrating finding misidentified plants, causing more confusion for folks. Case in point...I just checked the other link Yetat gave (for the HI site) and that plant is also Sedum burrito, not S. morganianum.
Here's a link to a site, showing both S. burrito & S. morganianum (alphabetical order):
Side note: Barbara, I see you live where my Indian tribal office is located (Samish)! :D
Thanks for sharing! It's a very good website for identifying and looking for Sedum ID, *Bookmark* it :)