E.gigantea 'blue'?

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E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#1  Postby Stan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:33 am

Its not very blue. But at 15$ (20% off of $19) or so I knew I would get no gruff from the wife with this next to the stairs. The T.tershekii is another matter..but for another post..
What is it really?
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Re: E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#2  Postby Azuleja » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:53 am

Not sure of its background but it's a lot tougher than it looks. Mine stayed on the porch, protected from rain but not cold all winter. It doesn't need a lot of water in hot weather either. Unfortunately, this is the one that blew off the porch over the weekend. Its a broken mess at the moment. I'd like a few more of them though. When mine gets more of a stem, I plan to behead it.
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Re: E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#3  Postby Stan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:03 pm

Thanks for the info. This one deserves a ceramic pot. I have an overgrown Japanese painted fern that badly needs to be divided. Its ceramic pot will do. The fern can go back to my old nursery pots :lol:
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Re: E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#4  Postby Azuleja » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:47 pm

Mine looks quite different from yours, probably due to shade, but the tag is the same name. I got it at OSH. It was one of those "you're pretty, we'll see if you can make it" purchases, and then I subjected it to all kinds of abuse. I forgot to shelter it once and it got hailed on. All the little scars turned into red freckles. If you put yours through the wringer as I have, it'll end up looking something like this. Besides the cracked leaves, 4 others came off completely when it fell. :eek:
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Post Number:#5  Postby Stan » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:58 pm

Yep,mine is a OSG special too. I know these Echeveria's can go down hill fast. They HATE having the leaves touched..even pets brushing by. Snails are ultimate villains. I have two other types,E.rigida and the required 'Afterglow'
I once tended a garden in Oakland that had a large patch of Afterglow..wow,dozens of them. They loved the cool frost free climate. My one Afterglow has become 4 :lol: Its ok,I will take moderate pupping.
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Re: E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#6  Postby Stan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:20 pm

Any guesses as to its name?
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Re: E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#7  Postby Spination » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:29 pm

In my opinion, that's Echeveria gibbiflora. When I see giant, big-stem-forming, frilly-edged Echeveria... I think gibbiflora. Gigantea might be a cultivar name.
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Re: E.gigantea 'blue'?

Post Number:#8  Postby Azuleja » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:43 pm

Do you still have yours, Stan? Mine recovered fully from hail damage and getting knocked over.
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