|Portulaca molonkiniensis 'Maraca'|
This is a Portulaca molonkiniensis 'Maraca'. It grows 12" - 18", enjoys full sun to part shade and produces the most beautiful yellow blooms. I found out that last part after a quick Google search. It's going to be the first one that goes in the giant pot...I think!
The plants I've been "succulent sitting" for my mother have had a rough time of it. We had almost 2 weeks of rain, rain and more rain so they weren't too thrilled. One of them that we liked the most didn't make it. Wouldn't you know they had that one too! In the picture below, it's the first of the three. Not sure what it's called, but it really reminded me of the old "rabbit ear" anteneas. The second is some type of Gasteria, that I thought was really nice and fat. The ones we have are much skinnier. The third is yet another Cotyledon Tomentosa ' Bear Paw'. I know I didn't need that one, but none of ours have the brown tips that look like nails so I thought we needed it too. These are my mothers, mine are scattered about the colllection so as not to draw undue attention from my husband's noticing eye!
The sales clerk was working with them while I was there and is a fellow "succulent addict". I think I might have helped create two more monsters in the check out line as well. The guy in front of me thought they were very cool and then the cashier had questions as well. Would you believe both men's question was, "How do they do with not so much water?". They were happy to hear they thrive on neglect! So I did my part in spreading the word today...and I didn't buy any shoes. That alone counts for something!
I don't think I've posted the 'Propeller Plant' yet, here he is...
|Crassula 'Propeller Plant'|