Thursday, July 15, 2010

Let's look at Pachyveria's!

First of all I want to say I am sorry for being missing in action. But to make a long story short about a month ago I hurt my back. One of my ceramic pots with succulents fell of my cement patio onto the grass. It is huge! Instead of going to ask my hubby for help I decided to lift it up myself and then balance it on my rolling stand that I put all my pots on. Success with major effort. Didn't feel the problem for about a day believe it or not. Then whamo my lower back was in major pain with muscle spasms and everything. But did I call the Dr.? Nooooooo! I have hurt my back before and thought I just pulled a muscle. Annnnnd I was suppose to go to southern california with my husbands family for 4th of July and into the following week. So I rode in our car for 6 1/2 hellish hours to southern CA. I spent the whole week on the couch propped up with pillows. So fun! Made a Dr. appt. for this last Monday and he ordered an MRI for an hour later. Tuesday I found out I have 2 herniated disc's. Not one two! At L4, L5, S1 which is about as low on your back as you can go. I start physical therapy next week. Should have known better!!!!


This is a Pachyveria 'Blue Pearl' flower and below is the plant itself!


I just love Pachyveria's because of there big round leaves. But that doesn't mean they are all like this. But they seem thicker than Echeveria's and they have a bluish or lavendar powdery finish. Pachyveria's are a hybrid between Pachyphytum and Echeveria's. They like a few hours of sun a day or partial shade and make sure the soil is well draining. Here are a couple of other specimen's:


This one is called Pachyveria 'Royal Flush'. I love the pink tips to the leaves.



One of my favorite's Pachyveria glauca 'Little Jewel'.

These are the only ones I have at this time. I am looking for the other ones. By the way they grow easily from a dropped leaf put in a little dirt. Have a great Friday everyone!

15 comments:

kclily said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. I lift things that are way to heavy also. I guess we do break from time to time...ugh! Love this post. You are turning me into a succulent freak. I want every one you put in a post.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Yeah! I love that you love them too! They really are fun and interesting to grow aren't they. You be careful lifting and take my example!!!!

Megan said...

Sorry to hear about your back. Love your Pachyverias! A lot of mine are a wee bit rotty.

Karen715 said...

Very nice, and I think you just ID'd a plant for me. I believe I have 'Little Jewel'

I'm sorry to hear about your injuries, and I hope you feel better soon.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Uh oh Megan! Sounds like too much water! They hold a lot of water in those thick pads!

And yeah Karen, they can be hard to identify and I'm glad to help.

Thanks for visiting!

Cindy said...

I have some that look like your Blue Pearl, only in pink. I'd be glad to send you a sprig.

Bad backs are the worst. Take it easy.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Awesome Cindy I would love that. Do you want a sprig of this? Let me know!

lostlandscape (James) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and helping me identify the mystery euphorbia! I like to learn more about interesting plants, but it's difficult when I don't know a name.

I've had echevarias and various other relatives over the years, but not this particular intergeneric. Your hybrids are gorgeous.

(And good luck with the treatment for L4/L5 L5/S1. They're the very discs a lot of us get to know about more than we'd ever care to...)

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much James! I was glad to help! And thank you on the back thing. What a pain!!! I hope that I can get it back to some semblance of normal. You are right they are the most common place to get herniated disc's.

Cindy said...

An exchange would be fun! Email me. (see my profile page for address)

Purnima@a creative project said...

Hope you are feeling better!! Take good care of yourselves!! Beautiful pictures as well!!

Mandy said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post, but then again I wasn't online much this weekend. I hope you are feeling better soon! That doesn't sound like fun, but I guess it's part of it...ouch though! I adore these gems! I have the bottom two, but I'm not sure about the top. One that looks similar, but maybe not fat enough. The bloom is gorgeous though! Feel better soon and stay away from heavy pots!!

Evelyn said...

Beautiful!

North said...

What a gorgeous flower! I hope have recovered/are recovering nicely! Your blog is but another reason why I would like to move to a sunnier climate--but I doubt I would have your spiky green thumb!

InspireBohemia@gmail.com said...

Wow, these are all incredible.... your succulents are so so beautiful!