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Old 04-28-2017, 12:57 PM
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SO I am taking a break from buying more orchids. I want to wait to see if I can bloom my Bulbophyllum bicolor and masdevallia before I buy more because I do want more of those types. My Onc types are just getting too big and I don't have room for them. So I have started looking at other plants that are not orchids plants that are cheaper and grow faster. succulents are my next favorite plant. We have so many really cool kinds at stores around here and they are so cheap.

Here are 2 I just got I might get another today. I have some leaves I am trying to propagate too.

IMGP2872 by Sarah Ireland, on Flickr

tigerjaw1 by Sarah Ireland, on Flickr

I got this one a few weeks ago.
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They are cool and very trendy now. If course we liked them.before they were "in."
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That dragon-toothed one is great!
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What very nice little plants! I love those bright flowers and that second one is pretty striking!
I could never just collect orchids because, as you say, they grow too slowly. They also need more care than most of my other plants (except the ones in the terrariums). I like having a variety.
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Those three should do well for you. The first two are Titanopsis and Faucaria, in the ice plant family Aizoaceae. Both grow as small clumps/cushion plants.

The Titanopsis might be hardy for you in a rock garden. It will look best if you accustom it to full outdoor sun all day long. The plant will become much more tight, with almost no space between the warty leaf tips. It will clump with age. Many Titanopsis are hardy in Denver. In cold-winter climates with an insulating snow blanket, they tend to grow and bloom in early spring with the snow melt. Cool summer nights allow them to continue growing in warmer climates, but if you get hot summer nights, stop watering. In warmer winter climates these are winter growers, dormant for the summer.

Faucaria are summer growers. This one is not likely to be hardy for you. Gradually give it more and more light; when grown in adequate light they are dark green with a reddish tinge to them, and growth also becomes much tighter. They form tight clusters and have yellow daisy-like summer flowers from the jaws. In the winter bring it inside, give it as much light as possible, and not much water.

The third is a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana hybrid, in the jade plant and Sedum family, Crassulaceae. It needs fairly bright light, but not as much as most other Kalanchoes. It is also not as much a succulent as other Kalanchoes, so don't let it stay dry for more than a day or two. It will grow much larger than this.

All three are susceptible to mealy bugs, so watch for those.
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Those three should do well for you. The first two are Titanopsis and Faucaria, in the ice plant family Aizoaceae. Both grow as small clumps/cushion plants.

The Titanopsis might be hardy for you in a rock garden. It will look best if you accustom it to full outdoor sun all day long. The plant will become much more tight, with almost no space between the warty leaf tips. It will clump with age. Many Titanopsis are hardy in Denver. In cold-winter climates with an insulating snow blanket, they tend to grow and bloom in early spring with the snow melt. Cool summer nights allow them to continue growing in warmer climates, but if you get hot summer nights, stop watering. In warmer winter climates these are winter growers, dormant for the summer.

Faucaria are summer growers. This one is not likely to be hardy for you. Gradually give it more and more light; when grown in adequate light they are dark green with a reddish tinge to them, and growth also becomes much tighter. They form tight clusters and have yellow daisy-like summer flowers from the jaws. In the winter bring it inside, give it as much light as possible, and not much water.

The third is a Kalanchoe blossfeldiana hybrid, in the jade plant and Sedum family, Crassulaceae. It needs fairly bright light, but not as much as most other Kalanchoes. It is also not as much a succulent as other Kalanchoes, so don't let it stay dry for more than a day or two. It will grow much larger than this.

All three are susceptible to mealy bugs, so watch for those.
Thanks I have been looking up how to care for them. I would love to have a little rock garden outside. I feel like living in the high sierras I can not keep anything outside year round. We got 25 feet of snow this winter at lake level. I want to keep plant these in a pot so I can bring them inside when I need to.

Being in AZ you must have a lot of these type of plants.
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Being in AZ you must have a lot of these type of plants.
I don't have a screen house. The curve-billed thrashers will kill any of them they can reach. Otherwise I would, indeed have a lot of them.
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