Update on Succulent Names

June 13, 2007

I made my first succulent garden a couple of weeks ago and I had been wondering about the names of each plant.  There are a few really good forums for gardeners and the two threads I posted in were You Grow Girl’s Carnivores, Succulents and Exotics forum and Garden Web’s Cacti and Succulents forum.

Here’s the picture of my succulent garden:

Reviewing all the responses, here are the possiblities:

Top Right

  • Senecio crassissimus ‘Humbert’

Bottom Right

  • Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ (2 votes)
  • Echeveria ‘Moonglow’

Top Left

  • Haworthia fasciata (5 votes)
  • Haworthia attenuate
  • Haworthia zebra (3 votes)

Bottom Left

  • Pachyphitum
  • Adromischus
  • a jade species

 It’s nice to know the general consensus for the names of my succulents.  When I bought the plants at Rona and Pioneer Nursery, the tags only said “Succulent” and nothing else.  I also learned that the Spider Hens and Chicks (Sempervivium arachnoideum) in the front centre of the pot probably won’t like having the rocks underneath and would prefer bare soil in order to spread.

Gardeners are so helpful!


2 Responses to “Update on Succulent Names”

  1. crystal Says:

    I believe the name of the cactus in the lower left position is pachyphytum bracteosum…..I have two at home.

  2. Luther Says:

    nice job of the succulent garden. Only problem I see is that Sempervivums generally don’t do well as indoor houseplants, preferring outdoors in the cold and wet. Regarding the names, the Echeveria may be ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ but definitely not ‘Moonglow’. And with regard to the Haworthia, it’s impossible to tell from the photo whether its H. fasciata or H. attenuata. They’re very similar and a closer examination would be required. Keep on looking for a good source.

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