Plant id please
July 7, 2019 10:29 AM   Subscribe

Please help me identify these plants

I bought them from a shop that specializes in tiny plants, so both plants might be smaller than usual. Unfortunately, the owner didn't know the name of the plants.

All I know is that the first one is a tropical plant that needs to be watered a lot and the second plant is some type of succulent.
posted by snownoid to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
Fairly sure the first one is a type of croton, and I'm guessing that the second is some sort of haworthia. I'll see if I can confirm those and be more specific on the varieties.
posted by vers at 10:52 AM on July 7, 2019

I believe the top one is mammey croton; bottom is likely haworthia astrolobo.
posted by XtineHutch at 10:56 AM on July 7, 2019

Yep, I agree the first is most likely mammy croton. I do need to correct myself on the second one; pretty sure now it's a stacking crassula, perhaps pyramidalis cv. Buddhas Temple.
posted by vers at 11:26 AM on July 7, 2019

Do you have an Android phone?
posted by dobbs at 11:48 AM on July 7, 2019

Definitely Buddha's Temple for the last one. Good luck keeping it alive. I've killed about 5 of them (usually in late winter - Stacked Crassula are my nemeses ). If you do manage to keep it alive it will eventually fall over from height even while healthy so you might want to get a stick into the pot now in anticipation (do it while the plant is dry and don't water for a few days after in case the stick punctures a root - you want it to heal before any watering so it isn't an entry point for an infectious rot).
posted by srboisvert at 4:53 PM on July 7, 2019

Thanks, everyone! I’ll do my best to keep them alive.

dobbs, I tried the app before posting this question but the results weren’t correct, especially for the second plant - definitely not an ostrich fern
posted by snownoid at 7:06 AM on July 8, 2019

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