Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Echeveria golden towers

Looking around the pots, I noticed how well this echeveria is doing.  It was tiny when I got it and I wasn't sure it would survive, then it got mealy bug, so it is nice to finally see it healthy.


It has a little flower stalk forming, you can just make it out, but sadly I think this will most likely get frosted off.  A clump of these in a nice bowl style pot would probably look stunning.

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  1. It's a beauty, especially nice paired with the one on the left.

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    1. Thank you. The one to the left is one of my cristate echeverias. Maybe that should be my next post. could start a whole series where readers select the next plant from the ones in the photos.

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  2. You never know...the flower might still make it...fingers crossed :-)

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    1. I am hoping it will slow down and then start again next spring.

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    1. If you can not find it, as Jess said below xgraptoveria 'Fred Ives' will give you a very similar plant and is more readily available.

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  4. This is a beauty! It looks alot like Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' in colour and in form but I think your echeveria is more glossy? (here's a link: http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2841).

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    1. You are right it does look very similar to that one, (which I bought once and turned out to be wrongly labelled). The big difference is the flowers, the e. golden towers has flower spikes similar to e. rosea which I believe is why it was called "golden towers"

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  5. Yes, that's a beauty! I hope you get some flowers. The rosea flowers are so fabulous.

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    1. It would be good. As you say rosea flowers are some of the best.

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  6. And what's your secret to showing mealy bugs the door? Love to hear it!
    thanks,
    Amy

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    1. I have tried a few things: Meths, chemicals, manually removing them. Main thing is that if you do find any, isolate the plant and check it frequently. I usually continue to treat it and the plants near by for a while afterwards just to be certain.

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    2. Makes sense - I guess there really is no 'magic bullet' for mb's. I've been giving them nice cold showers of various chemincals, which only seems to slow them down. I'm likely not consistent enough to see them finished. Thanks for commenting!
      Amy

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    3. Yes you must keep at it, not let them get recover.

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  7. A beautiful species! Mine also form a flower stalk now.

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    1. Good to know other plants are flowering at the same time.

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  8. The more I see of Echeveria the more I like them, unfortunately not for our northern gardens.

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    1. They are not the most hardy of succulents.

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