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I got a happy succulent

t0nkys
t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
i was feeling really depressed and my aunt took me to the shop and I saw this lil baby. It better not die while on holiday LIKE MY HOPES AND DREAMS lol
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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,872 Connected
    How pretty! What is it?
  • t0nkys
    t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    How pretty! What is it?
    I don’t know it just said it was a happy succulent ?
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    It looks like a Crasulla ovata 'hobbit' or could be Crasulla ovata 'gollum' depends if the leaf is folded over to look tubular or are tubular. The 'hobbit' has a nice star like flower. They are more commonly known as jade plant or money plant.

    In plant terms succulent usually means they have thick fleshy leaves and or stems that store water.

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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    ... folded over to look tubular or are tubular

    Should that read, 'folded over to look tubular or are flat'?

    There used to be a Chinese takeaway near me that had a massive money plant in the window - its leaves wear flat and oval.

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  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @GettinOlde no. The main difference between 'Hobbit' and 'Goblin' is on 'Hobbit' the leaves are folded over to look tubular where as the 'Goblin' has tubular leaves.

    Like many common names they can refer to a range of plants with different leaf structures. Chinese money plants as you say are oval, but belong to a different family of plants. The Chinese money plant originated from the Yunnan region of China, where as the Crasulla ovata originates within a few regions of Africa.

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  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    @Geoark Sorry, didn't mean to deceive.
    Although it was a Chinese takeaway, it wasn't a Chinese money plant.
    Chinese Money Plant

    This was type in the window of the takeaway (Shrek's ear maybe?)

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  • t0nkys
    t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    This is all very interesting, I don’t know a lot about plants myself!
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    It's odd really, because 'Gollum' leaves look more like 'Shrek's ears' should, or those posting images online are getting confused.

    Is this Gollom or Shrek's ears?

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  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    I have 2 very strange cacti. Put them in sand and they have shot up with flowers emerging from the 6 inch long shoots. Look quite alien. afraid I cant put photos on yet.
  • Geoark
    Geoark Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,388 Disability Gamechanger
    I think people are getting confused, and to add to the confusion, not deliberately, there is a Crasulla ovata 'ogre ears', that one looks more like Gollum. They do look very similar to each other.

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    As a member of a group I did things.
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  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi @t0nkys

    Your “happy” succulent is drought resistant!

    So when you go on holiday and when you return “she” will be even happier!

    Hope this makes you err happy!

    Memo to self - make appointment for GP, tablets may not be working.

  • t0nkys
    t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    atlas46 said:
    Hi @t0nkys

    Your “happy” succulent is drought resistant!

    So when you go on holiday and when you return “she” will be even happier!

    Hope this makes you err happy!

    Memo to self - make appointment for GP, tablets may not be working.

    Hooray! Maybe get a happy succulent for yourself if your tablets aren’t working, it’ll give you a smile for a lil bit.
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi @t0nkys

    Off to garden centre tomorrow to get seven happy succulents (one for each day of week).

    I know I shouldn’t, by why is “happy” in your photo standing in a trainer?
  • t0nkys
    t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    atlas46 said:
    Hi @t0nkys

    Off to garden centre tomorrow to get seven happy succulents (one for each day of week).

    I know I shouldn’t, by why is “happy” in your photo standing in a trainer?
    The trainer used to have another plant in it, it’s a ceramic trainer so I just put my new plant in lol
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    t0nkys said:
    atlas46 said:
    Hi @t0nkys

    Off to garden centre tomorrow to get seven happy succulents (one for each day of week).

    I know I shouldn’t, by why is “happy” in your photo standing in a trainer?
    The trainer used to have another plant in it, it’s a ceramic trainer so I just put my new plant in lol
    Perhaps it was originally planted with runner beans? It's ok, I'll close the door quietly on my way out. ?

    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • t0nkys
    t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    t0nkys said:
    atlas46 said:
    Hi @t0nkys

    Off to garden centre tomorrow to get seven happy succulents (one for each day of week).

    I know I shouldn’t, by why is “happy” in your photo standing in a trainer?
    The trainer used to have another plant in it, it’s a ceramic trainer so I just put my new plant in lol
    Perhaps it was originally planted with runner beans? It's ok, I'll close the door quietly on my way out. ?

    ?
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi

    This thread does go to show that some “happy” tablets, don’t work all the time.

    I will let you know what GP thinks!!
  • t0nkys
    t0nkys Member Posts: 31 Courageous
    atlas46 said:
    Hi

    This thread does go to show that some “happy” tablets, don’t work all the time.

    I will let you know what GP thinks!!
    Yes my happy tablets need adjusting too!! ?
  • GettinOlde
    GettinOlde Member Posts: 495 Pioneering
    edited August 2019
    atlas46 said:
    I will let you know what GP thinks!!
    I hope you don't share the same GP as me, he's nice but clueless. ?

    Resident joker - not to be taken too seriously ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,545 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tOnkys, that looks like a very happy plant to me! Thanks for sharing :)
    Scope

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