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Flowering Succulents - Echeverias

hywel

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My leafy succulents have flowered well this year. They spent a lot of time outside in the summer – I think they like cool rainy weather.

I have a few Echeverias …
They belong to the family Crassulaceae and are native to central America and the northern part of South America.

Echeveria setosa :-

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Echeveria setosa minor forms small hairy rosettes :-

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Echeveria setosa deminuta – tiny rosettes:-

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Echeveria runyonii, with wavy leaves :-

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Echeveria pulidonis with red margined leaves :-

The Echeverias were named after Atanasio Echeverria y Godoy, a Mexican botanical artist who lived in the 18th century :)

I have a few more but I didn’t take photos of them. Maybe next year :)

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I always thought Echeverias were a bit boring but some of these are great! Favourites are the red edged one and the setosa minor. Thanks for broadening my horizons!

21 Nov, 2017

 

Yes I like Echeveria pulidonis. It's such a "neat", attractive plant. Is it used for indoor air purification, or am I thinking of another plant? Some are good to keep next to a desk-top PC.

Do you keep them in a greenhouse over the Winter, Hywel?

21 Nov, 2017

 

wonderful plants and great photos Hywel.
I really do like your blogs :o)

21 Nov, 2017

 

Thank you all :)

I think the plant you mean is Aloe vera Eirlys.
In the winter I keep my succulents in a sheltered glazed area outside the back door.

21 Nov, 2017

 

Quite a collection you have there Hwel. Love that Echeveria pulidonis.

22 Nov, 2017

 

No, my husband reminded me it was the Spider Plant. I do have Aloe Vera in the kitchen and it thrives on a Northern window.

Goggled Air Purifying Plants and found the following list:

•Garden Chrysanthemum.
. In the NASA research, this plant was an air-purifying champion, removing ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene from indoor air. ...
•Spider Plant.
•Dracaena.
•Ficus/Weeping Fig. .
•Peace Lily. .
•Boston Fern. .
•Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law's Tongue. ..
•Bamboo Palm.

Also said they were impossible to kill!

22 Nov, 2017

 

Thanks for all your comments :)

Thanks for that list Eirlys :)

22 Nov, 2017

 

Wonderful blog Hywel, so many here that I don't have but that gives me something to look for, lol.. I put mine outside during the summer as well but they are back safely in the g'house now and some like yours are beginning to flower. One of my cacti in the dining room produced its first ever flower, had it donkeys years, would you believe it did it whilst I was away in the Lake District, I could have cried when I saw the dying stem, don't even know what colour it was..

22 Nov, 2017

 

Great blog, again, Hywel! Your photos are very good! I especially like the close ups of the flowers - they are so clear! You must have a very good camera!

22 Nov, 2017

 

Thanks for all your comments.

I remember you mentioned that cactus earlier Sue. How inconsiderate of it to flower while you were away ! Maybe it will do it again next year, when you are at home :)
I find that once they start to flower they keep doing it every year afterwards, if given the right conditions.

My camera is only a cheap one Balcony, and it will be 10 yrs old in the spring. It's a Kodak. For closeups I crop the photos.

23 Nov, 2017

 

Hywel it has lived in the same spot in my dining room window for years so apart from turning it on occasion I'm making sure it stays there, hoping it does now flower again.

23 Nov, 2017

 

Reminded me of a man I met at a Fuchsia Society Show.

He was putting a plant on a bench, said "And dont move it!
I know what you women are. Always moving things and dusting ! " Ha ha.

23 Nov, 2017

 

That's a good way of getting close ups, Hywel! 😃

23 Nov, 2017

 

Try giving it a feed in the spring Sue ...

Thanks for all your comments :)

24 Nov, 2017

 

What lovely flowers! Succulents aren't things I grow (I don't have a greenhouse for winter) but there's a huge variety available, and many in the same genus look quite different from one another, they're an interesting class of plants. But I think they need sun, with one or two exceptions, and that's not easy indoors, well, not in summer in my flat anyway. That Echeveria runyoni is vaguely similar to Aeonium, apart from the flower.

That list Eirlys has given means I must have some of the cleanest air available in my sitting room, the only one I haven't got is Boston Fern, but I'm curious as to what 'bamboo palm' is...

Well how funny, I just checked on bamboo palm, its apparently Areca palm, and I've got a small one of those too!

24 Nov, 2017

 

WOW! Bamboo, you must live in the most healthy of environments then!!! 👍😃

24 Nov, 2017

 

Thanks Bamboo, they do need some sun but not too much direct sunshine on a hot afternoon.

I have several house plants too. I have Ficus benjamina and I think it's one that clears toxins, or gas or something ...

24 Nov, 2017

 

There's a Ficus on the list!!

25 Nov, 2017

 

Yes, I know :)

25 Nov, 2017

 

Beautiful, Hywel! I really like that E. setosa minor: it looks like me after a long, razor-free weekend! :)
Bamboo, what I know as Bamboo Palm is either Chamaedorea erumpens or C. seifrizii.

26 Nov, 2017

 

Nice to see Tug back again !

26 Nov, 2017

 

Thank you all :)

I look like that sometimes too Tugbrethil :)

26 Nov, 2017

 

Thanks for this information Hywel, as you know we grow a lot of succulents, the Echeveria are a lovely family, often mistaken for Aeoniums, in fact I find them quite confusing at times! great photos btw...

26 Nov, 2017

 

Thank you :)

27 Nov, 2017

 

Tugbrethil: when I googled Bamboo Palm, it offered me Areca... no idea which plant NASA means then...

27 Nov, 2017

 

Yeah, with common names it's hard to tell. With Eirlys' list, though , it seemed like the NASA reference only applied to the Chrysanthemum.
Huh! I googled it too, and that big sidebar at the top also showed Areca Palm, but didn't list "Bamboo Palm" as one of the common names. A glitch in the system, I guess!

27 Nov, 2017

 

Lovely collection you have there Hywel such pretty coloured flowers to.

28 Nov, 2017

 

Thank you all :)

29 Nov, 2017

 

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5 Dec, 2017

 

You have wonderful plants with beautiful flowers. I feel like I have been to their home countries to see them there because of your descriptions. Smashing blog again. Thank you for sharing.

10 Dec, 2017

 

Thank you :)

10 Dec, 2017

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