Houseplant identification - sorry nothing to do with the kitchen garden

A place to chat about anything you like, including non-gardening related subjects. Just keep it clean, please!

Moderators: KG Steve, Chantal, Tigger, peter, Chief Spud

Stephen
KG Regular
Posts: 1869
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:03 pm
Location: Butts Meadow, Berkhamsted
Been thanked: 2 times

Two simple questions:- what is this? It has succulent type, swollen leaves, if that is the correct description and thick woody stems, tree like.
And - any tips on care? We move it from inside to outside for the summer and back indoors when the weather gets cooler (i.e. a month ago)
My guess is very little watering through the winter but the soil is very dry at the moment.
Attachments
PXL_20211104_130948441.jpg
PXL_20211104_130948441.jpg (1.6 MiB) Viewed 4896 times
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
User avatar
Geoff
KG Regular
Posts: 5603
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:33 pm
Location: Forest of Bowland
Been thanked: 148 times

Stephen
KG Regular
Posts: 1869
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:03 pm
Location: Butts Meadow, Berkhamsted
Been thanked: 2 times

Hi Geoff
Thank you. When I searched "money plant" the results didn't look at all similar.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
User avatar
retropants
KG Regular
Posts: 2088
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:38 pm
Location: Middlesex
Has thanked: 138 times
Been thanked: 132 times

yes, crassula, money plant. There's also a chinese money plant, which is different.

that's a fine specimen you have there!
Stephen
KG Regular
Posts: 1869
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:03 pm
Location: Butts Meadow, Berkhamsted
Been thanked: 2 times

It is a fine specimen. But the volunteer who used to care for it no longer comes to the shelter.
It has certainly survived in situations where light is low but does get taken outside in summer, where it gets plenty.
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
User avatar
Primrose
KG Regular
Posts: 8082
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:50 pm
Location: Bucks.
Has thanked: 46 times
Been thanked: 305 times

My instinct would be to water lightly now and leave u til the soil looks very dry again. If it,s indoors, spraying the leaves to remove any dust which builds up on them will help keep it looking healthy. Guess the amount and regularity f watering needed could depend whether "indoors" is a centrally heated environment or a greenhouse/poly tunnel/conservatory type of environment.
User avatar
retropants
KG Regular
Posts: 2088
Joined: Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:38 pm
Location: Middlesex
Has thanked: 138 times
Been thanked: 132 times

Yes, Crassula is a succulent, so water sparingly. :)
Stephen
KG Regular
Posts: 1869
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:03 pm
Location: Butts Meadow, Berkhamsted
Been thanked: 2 times

:wink:
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic