Posted 1M ago by @MusicalRedmint

Succulent and hoya ID

Hi everyone. I was in the garden center yesterday to pick up perlite and when I emerged, somehow I found those in my bag. πŸ€”
If you happen to know the idea of any one of those three, I would be thankful for your help. Also, as someone who never had any succulents any advice about care would be appreciated as well. #plantaddict #succulentsquad #hoya #plantID
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I do not know what the first one is but the others are echeveria (sp) I believe. Whatever you do, don’t overwater. I killed a few succulents by doing that and I still feel horrible. Also, I add perlite to the succulent mix and others will chime in with what they use. They like bright indirect light so I use grow lights or they become etoliated. Stick your finger in the soil to check if they need water, don’t go by a schedule like I did in the beginning. You have this and you will be fine! πŸ€—
Thank you. As an orchid person, I never have a schedule anyway. As for the other advice: sounds great, I will implement that - if they survive the relocation, repotting, and subsequent pest treatment, that is. I know it was a bit much to put them through, but that shop is pest heaven and I really do not need any more critters in my home).
I second what @Ninabeena said about the echeverias. Avoid overwatering. I use bamboo skewers to test for moisture instead of my finger. If you’re not sure if they’re ready for watering, wait! Also, if you keep them indoors, you need good grow lights. I have a couple of etiolated echeverias from not knowing that at first. There is a little bit of a learning curve with succulents, but overall most of them are pretty hardy and can survive some neglect. overwatering is the biggest risk for those of us who enjoy watering and tending our plants!
@RefinedSandwort oh that’s a great idea to use bamboo skewers. I will have to pick up a pack because sometimes there isn’t enough space for a finger. That sounds so perverted but you know what I mean πŸ˜‚
πŸ˜… I am actively holding back some very dirty retorts.
But on topic: thanks @Ninabeena, @RefinedSandwort. I have a moisture meter, so no bamboo or finger for me anyway. Best 12€ I ever spent.
As for the growlights, I just hope my sansis are enough. But they should do the trick since I just recently got them for my light hungry cattleyas. Thank you for all your help. Now, if someone could just tell me which hoya, specifically, I managed to stumble over...
I think your Hoya is a krohniana (true form), unless the leaves are bigger than what I can perceive from this photo. If it gets white/grey β€œsplashes”, it’s a Krohniana Splash.
@EZLennyLance Nope, the leaves are tiny. And the picture I found match the leaves very well. Thank you very, very much. I love knowing what to expect. And what lovely blooms they are if you are right 😍
@MusicalRedmint I have a Krohniana Black (its was a beat up cutting when I got it, but it’s doing great), all varieties of this type of Hoya are so pretty, and I love the shape of the leaves; yours is beautiful. Mine is darker than yours, so, just watch to see if yours starts to darken as it matures. Either way, good luck and enjoy! πŸ’š
As @EZLennyLance said I think it’s a krohniana, maybe the silver version! There’s a few different names like super silver, silver, silver splash. I just call it the silver because mine’s shot out all sorts of types of leaves.
@Peachyhoyas I can see what you’re saying, with the backlight, I can’t quite tell for sure.
@MusicalRedmint if it looks kind of β€œcloudy” or grayish green, it may be a silver splash or another silver one.
The first photo is a super silver, the second is a silver splash. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ You can see yours in person and can decide. If it’s a super silver, I’m so excited for you, it’s a wishlist plant for me! 😍
@EZLennyLance, @Peachyhoyas Thank you. It will be some time until I see the flowers, but I am already looking forward to it. I found it for 5 euros in a tiny box with 3 others, one looking more raggedy than the next. You cannot see it in the picture, but the bottom leaves are very damaged. I chose this one because it had a relatively long vine (way longer than the others) already, with missing and damaged leaves left and right - very unsightly but strong. Just thought, I might as well get 2 (or more) for one, took it home, and cut it down to the part that looked alright. Apart from the damaged leaves, it seemed strong enough to go along with it and for this price, these many plants were almost a steal πŸ˜‰
Thank you for all you r help, I am off, looking at different pictures of Krohnianas.
@MusicalRedmint same!! This is when I first got mine. It looked rough and broken (I think three leaves are broken, they’ve scarred over), but it was free. It’s starting to look better now.
@EZLennyLance It looks great, growing upwards as though it has a plan πŸ˜‰ your leaves are a bit different from mine though and not only color wise. A bit rounder. It's cute.
I just looked again. my leaves really have a silvery sheen to it, not only on the dots. I don't know if your camera is better than mine at depicting the real life colors, but I would say it's the first picture rather than the second. Which is mainly the reason i had to bring her home: I am usually not a leaf kind of girl (am going more for the flowers), but I just loved the colors on those leaves. I tried to take better pictures of the plant and the cutting. This time it should be close to the original color. So krohniana super silver it is for now, as a working species.
@MusicalRedmint I think you’re right, it looks like a silver. My leaves probably look different because almost all were broken when I brought it home 🀣. I don’t think my pictures have a straight on shot like yours, I’ll have to see if I can snap one later. Congrats, I think it’ll be beautiful!
@EZLennyLance Thank you. Watching every day for new roots. Good luck with yours.