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I was at a local store today, checking out and noticed another customer had a distinctive plant. I asked her what it was, she said she didn't know, that it was a succulent 0of some kind. I then asked the clerk, who said she didn't know, but she knew who would know. She took it to the expert who told us that it was a succulent.
I guess if I want one I can just search for succulent on google and there it will be.
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ok, can you describe it to me? I have all kinds (man am I surprised Cereiod hasn't jumped into this with both hob-nail boots on to stomp on yer remarks! <gbseg>) If it was at the store, it would depend on the store you were atand where you are located. I am still amazed at the selection of cacti and succulents available at Wally world.......20 years ago it was much more difficult to find unusual specimens of them.
Give me a description and I'll do my best in identifying it for you. madgardener whose many assorted pots of cacti and succulents are happy out in the summer climate on the deck and various spots where they wound up this year.
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wrote:

I doubt that I could give a useful description. I'll look through some books to see if I can find some analogs, something that it sort of looked like. I didn't look at it very closely, being that someone else had already claimed it.
This was at a Lowes, an alternative Home Depot, and the plant may or may not be appropriate for our conditions in So. Cal.
This thing was growing in a hanging basket and was somewhat trailing over the edges, it looked like it would trail more as it grew. some succulence in the stems, maybe slight;y thickened leaves. I got a vague impression of Wandering Jew, but don't read too much into that. Leaf color was light green, sore of "Supermarket lettuce Green," if that means anything. What was notable was the flowers, there were many. Consider a clematis flower, the central part made of ray petals about 3/4 inch in diameter, bright red, the surrounding sepals bring yellow, and extending about 3/8 inch beyond the red parts..
This is a very lame description, but I didn't take a good look at the plant, I wouldn't expect anyone to recognize it unless they were growing one themselves.
I'm not sure I would want one for myself, I tend to kill things in hanging baskets.
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<< I guess if I want one I can just search for succulent on google and there it will be. >>
I hope you were joking. There are a gazillion plants in this world that could be called succulents. If you just search on succulent you will get the Johnstown flood. Iris, Central NY, Zone 5a, Sunset Zone 40 "If we see light at the end of the tunnel, It's the light of the oncoming train." Robert Lowell (1917-1977)
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I think it was intended as humor, Iris. Even if it wasn't, I thought it was pretty funny. And, it sounds like many of my experiences at Home Depot. The store near me has had some really nice plants lately. The employees don't have a clue, though. Last time I was there, *I* ended up helping another customer choose 6 houseplants after overhearing a clerk tell her that "all these plants need pretty much the same light". :-)
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On 27 Jul 2004 12:42:19 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Iris Cohen) wrote:

Yes, that part was intended to be humorous, I tend to sarcasm and it isn't always evident. The "expert" at the store did reduce the possibilities to less than half the plant kingdom, I much give her credit for that.
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(Iris Cohen) wrote:

The price sticker probably had a UPC code and the word "succulents". What more does anyone need to know? :-)
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On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 17:26:18 GMT, "Doug Kanter"

you're probably right. someone asked me once if I knew what a plant was. The label said "green plant."
I think they should come with detailed planting instructions, something on the order of "green end up."
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(Iris Cohen) wrote:

Hey, she just works there. That doesn't mean they pay her to THINK. Or know anything. Which is why I decided against getting a job there, even though I could easily do it. I'd be so depressed by the stupidity of my fellow employees and the customers, I'd probably hang myself after the first day. Or quit........ Murri
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those stores don't bother with labels. they should try to have a catalog poster or something from the growers to help cutomers make semi-confident choices.
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