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nutcutlet

Can anyone ID a couple of oddities seen on our seed compost/coffee/sticky bun trip yesterday.

The first had very few basal leaves but what there were looked succulent. In an outdoor display but not necessarily hardy. About 5 inches tall at this stage but might not be as tall as it gets

The other was in an indoor display in a darkish site

The pointy leaf on the right in the second photo isn't part of it

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Hortum-cretae

Had to cheat and look in my dad's Exotica. I think, from that, it's a specie of Orostachys. I'll let you pin it down further!

H-C

Dovefromabove

Am I right in thinking those wonderful pink minarets are flowering spikes?  Hope the owner has done some propagating.

Dovefromabove

I recognise the second plant - there was a huge one at my children's primary school and lots of the children (mine included) brought home rooted cuttings from time to time - can't for the life of me remember what it was called though   (although the word 'candle' keeps coming to mind)

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fidgetbones

The leaves on the second one look like Dichondra. i grew some from seed this year, but they germinated very late and I still have them in pots. Mine have more silvery leaves but that may be because they are in the sun, those are indoors (less light?)

Dovefromabove

The plant I'm thinking of had swollen glaucous succulent/cacti type branching stems and from time to time it'd put out the little leaves.  Definitely not hardy.  

nutcutlet

That's good for the second Dove, thank you. The manner of growth in the images I looked at seems right, more so than the dichondra.

I've looked H-C's orostachys, lots of similarities and probably is one of them. I will investigate further

I think the minarets are not quite flowering Dove, though they could have flowered. No sign of anything I recognised as a flower. I looked around for a pot of this with a label on but  nothing.

Not sure re propagating. The place used to be called a nursery, now it's called a garden centre and the difference is right in your face. 

Hortum-cretae

Senecio genus is amazing, isn't it? From ragwort and groundsel to the weird succulents and then the shrubby brachyglottis (was senecio) 'Sunshine'.  So much to learn!

H-C

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