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richard.spicer.7906

Based in St Albans. Making a career change to studying Horticulture. Likes most plants/shrubs, Bulb addict and converted succulent lover 😄

Echeveria Dionysos

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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richard.spicer.7906

Not sure why I’ve never added this one, as it was one of the first succulents I bought last year 🤔 but anyway it’s looking quite well a year later, and it’s got a flower on the way too 👍🏼 #echeveria #succulent #echeveriadionysos #echeveria-dionysos

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hayleyaj

Looks really healthy Rich 😁

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richard.spicer.7906

It was labelled as Echeveria purpurosum when I bought it but actually I’ve just read the species is quite rare to find - given I bought it in a regular garden centre is this more likely to be Echeveria ‘Dionysos’? The pic on ICN of purpurosum has very pointy leaves, more so than mine I think. Appreciate any thoughts from those more experienced than me on this 😁

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Hayley! It’s doubled in size in a year 😄 @hayleyaj

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Soph1e

http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel?akID=48&aaID=3&aiID=D&aID=492 looking at the leaf shape, I'd say it's a Dionysos.

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Yollymac

@Soph1e is correct. Dionysos is a Purpusorum hybrid and is confused to be Purpusorum more often than not. Purpusorum is a little harder to find, especially the white form, so you could usually tell by the price.

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @Soph1e @Yollymac

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Yollymac

Very welcome Rich. Also, watch this one after flowering. My large plant just caved in and fell apart. My suggestion would be to avoid it flowering if you can.

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natii

I really like these. The flowers will be beautiful! 😊 Similar situation here, mine was only labelled as succulent or something 😁 I consider it to be 'Dionysos', because I read the same you did. But I would like to know how to distinguish between them. Never really figured that out.

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rosiebug

Looking good 😍👍🏻😊💚

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kathy

What is the flower colour?

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johninbrighton

@richard.spicer.7906 This is a beautiful specimen Richard. I used to buy Echiveras from a stall in St Albans market. I think the family who ran it were called Cunningham. Many years ago .

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