This tiny plant is a trickster. It looks like silver little rosettes from spring to fall.
Eventually it elongates into cones that are tall and will have tiny flowers on them in October.
There are several forms of Orostachys/ Chinese Dunce Cap. This one is O. boehmeri.
It likes full sun and dry conditions.
Flow nearing Fall
I have had this lovely plant for years.
It decided to bloom this spring.
I was delighted to see these sunny yellow flowers appear.
The yellow blooms and pink fruit are bonuses.
I bought it for its lovely green segments.
These tiny plants transform themselves every fall.
They change from little rosettes to tall towers.
Most plants just throw up a stalk of flowers,
but this little succulent turns into a mama stalk.
I watched a bumble bee climb the flower towers over and over yesterday.
I do not know its name. I just call it “Ghost Rose.”
I hope a reader can help me identify this “All-In Mama.”
I found a group of tiny mushrooms in a pot of Haworthia.
Succulents like it dry and mushrooms like it wet.
But these two seem perfectly happy in the same pot.
I guess we must grow where we are planted.
I am fascinated by unusual plants.
Sometimes I buy them because I have doubts that they are real…
like Sea Monkeys.
Well here is one that has proved itself to be real.
This Life Saver plant has finally made a bloom.
For two years it has done nothing but sling little pieces of itself out of the pot like a self-purging cloner.
Finally it has a bloom.
The bloom looks just like the pictures.
Yes. It does look like there is a life saver candy in the middle.
Huernia zebrina, I believe!