Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Kid in a Candy Store

Blooming succulent
On Sunday, I went on a field trip with the cactus and succulent society to a greenhouse that grows mainly succulents. When I first walked in, it was so nice and warm and spring like. After a couple of hours, it was SUMMER! I forgot what is what like to be that hot.....except during hot flashes! 
I'm going to share some pictures of the plants. If there isn't a caption under the picture, I'm sorry, I don't know the correct identification. This is the second time I've been to this greenhouse and am amazed by the vast variety of succulents. Quite a few were in bloom. Maybe the reason I like them so much,is that a lot of them have orange flowers. The owner loves these plants and is so knowledgeable! I enjoy talking to him and I try to pick up as many tips and tricks as I can. A person who grows these for a living day in and day out knows his plants and there is always something new to learn. Enjoy!

 Euphorbia tirucalli 'Sticks on Fire'
Euphorbia stenoclada
A plethora of succulents!
Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'
The plant above was HUGE! Below is a close up.

Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'
Love these HOT pink flowers on Trichodiadema densum !
Crassula perforata 'Variegata'

Echeveria hybrid

Echeveria parva


Echeveria in bloom

Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Variegata'

Aloe hybrid

Aloe hybrid

Crassula tecta

Graptopetalum superbum

Haworthia truncata Lime Green

Extra large hybrid watch chain or Crassula

Bulbine frutescens

Pagoda plant-Crassula

Variegated fairy washboard or Haworthia limifolia variegata

Beautiful container with Kalanchoes, graptopetalum, portulacaria, jade and more.


  1. I LOVE your shares today ... I'm becoming a houseplant addict from your inspiring shares!

  2. I love succulents, and my love of houseplants is returning. I found a purple passion(Gynura aurantiaca) at Wal-mart of all places and had to buy it. And I had just been thinking I hadn't seen one of those in years. Mary E. Merrell www.livingcreatins.org