succulents

My First Succulents

For years I have seen succulents online or at the store and wished I could take some home. Since I do not have enough natural light at home to keep them happy I never felt like I could. Because I decided on a larger lighting and shelving setup I have some space for some succulents in my indoor herb garden. While waiting for my herb seeds to arrive in the mail I picked up a few friends to keep me company.

 

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Left: Haworthia Fasciata  Right: Cactus

Here are my first two succulents. I brought them home from Home Depot the other day. The plant on the left was labeled Haworthia. There are many varieties of Haworthia but mine looks like a Haworthia Fasciata also known as a Zebra Plant.  The plants on the right were just labeled cactus. I re-potted both from the plastic containers they came in to these 4 inch terracotta pots. While re-potting I realized the flower on the cactus was glued on and all the rocks were glued together as well. I broke up the rock glue a bit but I might remove the rocks completely and add some glueless rocks or moss later.

 

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Sedum Morganianum

I purchased this plant on a whim at my local nursery while shopping for gardening gloves and a trowel. It was just too beautiful to pass up! It is a Sedum Morganianum also known as Burrow’s Tail or Donkey Tail. The stems grow up to 4 inches which will take around six years. Burrow’s Tail is often sold in hanging planters.

 

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My little succulent family in their new home!

Since my herb seeds finally came in the mail I plan to do some planting this weekend. I will post an update after.

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