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Help to ID a "succulent" purchased from Wal-Mart..

PostPosted: Oct 23, 2005 5:04 pm
by BrownBullhead
Does anyone know the scientific name for this "succulent / cactus" ? I bought this thing as a dying runt of a plant at Wal-Mart about 18 months ago... and it grew up... then almost died again... now is back with a vengeance! You can see where a "petal" fell off to the soil, but took root and started a new plant. Any idea what species this is?

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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2005 6:14 pm
by LucyGoose
First, Welcome to Hallson's!

I think it is a Jade plant.... :D

PostPosted: Oct 23, 2005 6:22 pm
by BrownBullhead
I just did a Google Images search on "Jade Plant"...

Do you think my specific plant is a Crassula arborescens? There seems to be some variants in petal shapes but is this a likely candidate?

PostPosted: Oct 23, 2005 6:28 pm
by BrownBullhead
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PostPosted: Oct 23, 2005 10:23 pm
by Old earth dog
I don't know squat about the succulents or cacti, but what I can find in my books shows that looking like a Adromischus maculata. The green leaves with the purple marks tell me it's another possability.

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PostPosted: Nov 04, 2005 6:29 pm
by oldcoot
looks just like a piece of a Jade plant OC just replanted. For the Colors, Have no earthly idea John

PostPosted: Nov 16, 2005 11:41 am
by BrownBullhead
Identifying these plants variants is more difficult than identifying African Cichlids in my aquarium hobby! Anyway, I like the plant and I guess that is all that matters. :)

To those who said it looks like a jade "cutting", realize that those leaves/petals are quite large... about 3-4 times the size of one on a typical Jade houseplant.

No matter... thanks for the input!

PostPosted: Sep 23, 2007 3:35 am
by BrownBullhead
I did some more homework, and I do indeed believe (still) it is Crassula arborescens!

Check out some of these other images I found online...

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PostPosted: Sep 23, 2007 3:36 am
by BrownBullhead
I was grocery shopping at Superstore this past July and happened upon another one, so now I have two specimens, one growing a LARGE pot with many "Jade Plant" and newer acquisition solo.

Re: Help to ID a "succulent" purchased from Wal-Mart..

PostPosted: Jan 07, 2009 8:19 am
by caliloo
I think you may be correct. I was just looking at the same plants at my Lowe's and that name was on one of them. I didn't get one of those, but did grab a couple of others icluding a tri-colored jade. Good luck with it!

Alexa