My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is Blooming


My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is blooming. I wrote about it in January see here. I’m happy to say it survived the rains, even though I was concerned because it sat in water, which isn’t good for succulents.  Above is a closeup of the flower. Below you can see how the blossom appears at the end of a long stem. Continue reading

Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’ Hens and Chicks

 

Sempervivum Commander Hay succulent Hens and chicks

A Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’ was the second Sempervivum I added to my collection. There are approximately 40 varieties, so I have a long way to go. I wrote about my first Sempervivum in Sempervivum ‘Green Wheel’ Hen and Chicks.

Commander Hay forms large 4 inch rosettes. When the plant is old enough to flower, the rosette will produce a long stem with star-like pink flowers. Once the rosette produces flowers it dies off, but not to worry, because baby offsets continually form on the plant’s base. You can see these offsets in the photo below. Continue reading

Is This a Thanksgiving or a Christmas Cactus?

Bright Pink Thanksgiving Cactus flower
Christmas Cactus, or Thanksgiving Cactus? I’m still not sure, but I’m leaning more towards Christmas, because of the more rounded shape and thickness of the leaves. When I originally bought it many years ago, I probably chose it for the beautiful flowers, and didn’t pay much attention to whether it was a Christmas or Thanksgiving variety.  Continue reading