Succulent ID'd by Oron as Haworthia cymbiformis

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Hilary

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Succulent ID'd by Oron as Haworthia cymbiformis
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:43:44 PM »
We bought this small succulent from a German supermarket here in Greece.
No name of course.
Has anyone any ideas?
I like the colour of the leaves but will it produce a flower some time?
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« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 09:38:35 AM by Alisdair »
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 02:56:36 PM »
I believe this is an Echeveria Green Gem, I have a couple too and flowers nicely,

Have a look here

http://www.etsy.com/listing/58032050/echeveria-green-gem-succulent-plant
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 05:58:32 PM »
It is a bit confusing but this is one of the several forms of Haworthia cymbiformis.

Haworthia belong to the XANTHORRHOEACEA family (relative of the Asphodeline, Asphodelus, etc.)while Eceveria belongs to CRASSULACEAE,
 they look similar.
The floweres are small, creamy colored on a tall spike.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 11:32:52 PM »
I think Oron is right. The windows in the leaf tips are the give away.

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Hilary

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 08:42:59 AM »
Many thanks to Yvesans, Oron and Trevor.
I am going with Oron's identification.
It is lovely to hold up to the light and see the leaf tips.
If it flowers I will send a photo
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Succulent ID'd by Oron as Haworthia cymbiformis
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 09:40:46 AM »
On the MGS trip to Adelaide and Melbourne a few weeks ago I saw Trevor's collection of Haworthias - he had over 200 different species and forms in his glasshouse!
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 04:56:55 AM »
My Alisdair you did get into my garden didn't you? Haworthias are probably my favourite succulent plant for growing in a cool (ho, ho, ho - not during a heatwave) greenhouse. The big advantage is that a very varied collection can be housed in a small space. In the main I focus on the glassy leaved members of the family inc. those with very 'hairy' leaves. When I've discovered how to add photos I will send some pics. tn
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 07:17:17 AM »
I've always liked Haworthias and have grown them since I was a teenager but probably not as enthusiatically as Trevor ;D
My first one came form the house of a family friend after he died. We were helping to clean up the place and I asked if I could have a potted plant which looked like an echeveria - it was so de-hydrated as it probably hadn't been watered since its owner had taken ill as it was sitting on a shelf in his garden shed! When I got it back to our garden and gave it some water it not only revived but the leaves plumped up and revealed its true identity!
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Re: Succulent ID'd by Oron as Haworthia cymbiformis
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2014, 06:27:57 PM »
Photos taken today of this plant which was identified on this Forum
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Re: Succulent ID'd by Oron as Haworthia cymbiformis
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 06:57:57 AM »
Yes, that's it. The flowers are pretty dull tho' some more enthusiastic than I find pink tones in the flowers of some species. I pull the flowers out before they open. I've just had delivered a new book about Haworthias by one Tony Sato in which he shows 1100 coloured photo's of (mostly) his new hybrids! too many for me by about 1099.

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Re: Succulent ID'd by Oron as Haworthia cymbiformis
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2016, 07:27:25 AM »
Flowering today on our south facing balcony.
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care