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Mystery succulent

comments (2) December 11th, 2012 in gallery
erinld erinld, member
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Sorry about the poor photo quality.

This plant was given to my roommate.  It appears to be a succulent.  It's quite tall - perhaps 3-4 feet?  The only green bits are the flower-shaped things at the top - the rest is a sort of woody, thin stalk.  It has definitely moved toward the sun since she got it.

Any ideas?  We especially want to know so we can take proper care of it!  Thank you!



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Comments (2)

DaleHarvey writes: Good work Linneaz. Most likely Aeonium undulatum: very stressed for the full sunlight and dry, warm conditions that is needs to grow and flower with the most spectacular heads of star-like yellow blooms arranged in a large pyramid shaped panicle head atop the plant in spring-summer. Good in containers. Great for outdoors during frost-free weather. When indoors (like this plant) plant to move it to dappled shade in a dry, warm position outdoors once all danger of frost has passed; repot in spring. Once leaves have acclimatized to outdoors (after several weeks), move into brighter light and it will rocket away and maybe even bloom for you. Then bring indoors again before frosty weather arrives. Posted: 7:59 pm on February 18th
Linneaz writes: It is an aeonium. Not sure which one, but that will get you started. Posted: 8:33 pm on December 11th
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