Shapeshifter Succulent

This tiny plant is a trickster. It looks like silver little rosettes from spring to fall.

Chinese Dunce Cap beginning to elongate.

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

Rhipsalis Blooms Yellow

I have had this lovely plant for years.

Rhipsalis

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.

Hooray Rhipsalis!

The All-In Mama

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.”

FLOWER

A Life Saver

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.

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Huernia zebrina Life Saver Plant

Yes.   It does look like there is a life saver candy in the middle.

Huernia zebrina, I believe!

FLOWER