The “Stone Faces” (top center) was totally weird looking, even having had “Split Rock” before. It looks like it grows out from the center like the split rock does, and I picked it out partly for its odd shape, and partly for the multiple colors in one pot. The “Zebra Plant” (bottom right) is pretty cool as well – the white stripes on all of the leaves are actually ridged. The “Baby Toes” (bottom left) is quite intriguing, and may pose a problem since it looks like it may like a different amount of water than some of the other plants. I’ve seen some pretty awesome images online of succulent arrangements – it’s amazing how much they can look like sea life, especially in the right arrangements!
I’ve had a lone succulent for a while since my “split rock” died (deflated?), and Home Depot finally had a good selection back in today! I would have gotten even more varieties, but I couldn’t find a basket and my arms ended up full! I intentionally picked out some of the weirdest looking ones I could find, with a variety of color (as much as you can get with big-box-store succulents anyway). I saw a couple split rock succulents at the store that had bloomed and were wilting, but I managed to find one with a ready-to-open bud. I had no idea the things bloomed! I’ve seen some neat ideas for potting these on Pinterest, but I haven’t quite figured out how I want to do it yet… a bowl? teacups? a small galvanized trough? Something I can put a drain hole in may be best, as I’ve got a tendency to neglect and then over water. The succulents don’t need frequent watering, but over watering could be a huge problem if there’s nowhere for the water to drain out. Also the dilemma – do I buy more varieties and then figure out a container, or get a container and see what else will fit? Any suggestions on potting, care or must-have varieties are welcome!
Left to right: “Walmsley’s Blue” Aloe Hybrid, Stone Faces (Lithops species), Echeveria “Sunburst”, Anacampseros rufescens, Sedum clavatum, Graptosedum “California Sunset”, Zebra Plant (Haworthia fasciate),Split Rock (Pleiospilos nelii), and Baby Toes (Fenestraria aurantiaca).
I didn’t take a picture tonight, but I also got my Easter Cactus re-potted into a slightly larger flower pot. It wasn’t quite as root-bound as I had been expecting, having been in the same flower pot for the last 14+ years. It’s very much like a Christmas Cactus, but the leaves round in, rather than having spiky looking edges. Mine blooms a bright pink, and tends to do so closer to Easter than Christmas, though it can be tricked into blooming by drought (…or forgetting to water) and then watering heavily and regularly. I now have a couple buds forming on it!