Project Type: Succulents

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Agave ‘Blue Glow’ (Blue Glow Agave)

Common Name: Because the scientific name for this plant is so simple, it is just referred to as “Blue Glow”. The name on the tag when I bought it was “Aloe Blue Glow”, but it is not an Aloe! Scientific Classification: Order: Asparagales Family: Asparagaceae (yep, same as Asparagus!) Sub-Family: Agavoideae Genus: Agave Cultivar: ‘Blue Glow’ is a cultivated hybrid between Agave attenuata and Agave ocahui.¹ Note: … Read More Agave ‘Blue Glow’ (Blue Glow Agave)

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Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’ (Hobbit Jade)

Common Name: “Pygmy Jade”; “Hobbit Jade”; “Finger Jade” Scientific Classification: Order: Saxifragales Family: Crassulaceae Genus: Crassula Species: C. ovata Cultivar: ‘Hobbit’ Note: It is commonly confused with Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’, which has leaves that are entirely tubular. Gollum and Hobbit?… quite a Tolkien duo¹, here! Native To: The Shire. Haha, just kidding! Nursery-produced cultivar (origin species from South Africa). Growing Specs: Appearance: Small-branched, compact, shrubby … Read More Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’ (Hobbit Jade)

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Crassula perforata (String of Buttons)

Common Name: “String of Buttons”; “Necklace Vine” Scientific Classification: Order: Saxifragales Family: Crassulaceae Genus: Crassula Species: C. perforata Native To: South Africa Growing Specs: Appearance: Small and shrubby succulent with a short stature of up to 1.5 feet. It stands erect with a woody stem and fleshy, triangle-shaped leaves. With sufficient sunlight, it will exhibit reddish-pink leaf margins. Flowering: Miniature white flowers appear in spring. Hardiness: It … Read More Crassula perforata (String of Buttons)