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ecoami

Succulent gardener by hobby. My garden and my indoor grow room are my happy places. Zone 7a Virginia. Follow me on Instagram @ecoamiplantlady

x Pachyveria Clavifolia

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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ecoami

@Yollymac here’s a few shots of the strange pachy that’s def not a compactum. I hope this helps identify it!

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Soph1e

Whatever it is, I love that blue green colouring!

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Yollymac

I will get searching for you. x

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Yollymac

I’d like to compare flowers on this with Clavifolia.

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ecoami

I’ve been really thinking it’s clavifolia. I think it may have overstretched from too much fertilizer. I’m thinking of beheading it but it has character now! I should find a giraffe pot for it 🦒

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Yollymac

Did you want to update the ID to Clavifolia pending flowers?

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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ecoami

Ok I officially have no idea what’s going on with my compactum! I figured it was stretching for light since it’s in a smaller pot but it’s pretty much in the center of my 4ft lights and I pulled the light closer to the plants. None of my other plants are stretching. Is this really a Pachyphytum compactum or could it be something else? @veepaisal @Yollymac or anyone else!

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ohhyouknow

Have you fertilized it or maybe repotted it recently? I read somewhere that over fertilization can cause them to stretch. Something about energy and putting out fast growth. You know how when they don’t get enough light they put an excessive amount of energy into growing taller? Possible that it has an excess of nutrients and that’s why it’s growing tall fast.

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ecoami

Good point! I have started adding a dilute amount to waterings lately, that must be it! Thanks! @ohhyouknow

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ohhyouknow

Y/w I read that it is pretty easy to sort of flush the extra fertilizer out of the soil. Maybe flood it extra well next time you water. 😊

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ecoami

I may have just watered it with a bit of diluted fertilizer today 😅. Maybe I can still flush it. #whoops! @ohhyouknow

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ecoami

@ohhyouknow luckily all my other plants have been okay! I’m always learning!! Lol

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lovestogarden

#succulent #advice #succulent-advice

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Yollymac

Hey Amy. This one isn’t a Compactum. I will show you why I say that as I tag you next. Then, I will try to help you find an ID.

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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ecoami

After looking at this pachy today I realized the exact distance my plants should be from the light. The taller pots are fine but not the shorter ones. I need to find something to put under the smaller pots to raise them up.

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jennlamaye

Good idea!

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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ecoami

I think this is the right ID!

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Muzz67

Not sure? @Yollymac @ham31 @succulentsplants @succulentwiki @succulentparadise any ideas ?

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Yollymac

@muzz67 could by Pachyphytum Compactum. Actually the pointy, shirt leaves makes me thing more that than Clavifolia. Can we see it side on?

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Muzz67

The angular markings on some of the leaves could be Compactum @Yollymac ?

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Yollymac

@muzz67 - I was thinking that but then I thought they could also be water markings. So I erred on the side of caution. I am fairly certain it’s a Compactum though!

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ecoami

I’m thinking now it’s compactum, too. Thank you @Muzz67 and @Yollymac !

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ecoami

@Yollymac I guess it isn’t compactum then! I wonder what it is!

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Yollymac

@ecoami - I will search a little more for you and see what I can come up with. Will add it to my wishlist for now so it doesn’t go by the wayside.

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Yollymac

@ecoami - would it please be possible to get an updated top down image of this plant in natural day light?

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ecoami

Sure, not lights? I’ll try tomorrow!

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