Maybe I can keep this plant alive

@JudyEv (294472)
Rockingham, Australia
July 28, 2022 7:14am CST
We had four friends come to the house last night and we bought in pizzas. It’s my birthday tomorrow but we’ll be away so it was sort of early celebration. One friend brought me a potted plant from her garden. It’s an aeonium ‘Du Rozzen’. You can see it in the photo. It likes full sun, is easy to grow, tolerant to dry conditions and very low maintenance. The dimensions are 40cm (15 inches) high and 60cm (23 inches) spread. It sounds like my type of plant. I’ve already repotted it into a bowl-shaped container and it’s on the wall with some similar pots. However, now I’ve worked out how high 40cm is, it might get too big for the container I have it in. I guess it will be okay for a while.
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@BarBaraPrz (39365)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jul
Interesting looking plant, and nice finish on the pot.
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@BarBaraPrz (39365)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
28 Jul
And I meant to wish you happiness on your birthday.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jul
@BarBaraPrz Thanks for the good wishes. Yes, the pot is quite attractive.
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@LadyDuck (417653)
• Switzerland
28 Jul
Those grow pretty big. I put a small one in a large container and now the container is full.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jul
I thought it might stay small but it seems not. But that's okay. Later I might plant it into the garden.
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@LadyDuck (417653)
• Switzerland
28 Jul
@JudyEv I thought that those succulents would have not grown so much.
@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul
That is one good looking plant. And it looks quite hardy too.
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@flapiz (19218)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul
@JudyEv Hahaha are you a plant killer then?
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
@flapiz Yes, I have a degree in it!!
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jul
I need hardy plants. My plants have to be tough to survive!
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@sjvg1976 (38201)
• Delhi, India
28 Jul
It seems to be a good plant. Happy birthday in advance.
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@sjvg1976 (38201)
• Delhi, India
31 Jul
@JudyEv how did you celebrate it?
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Thanks and now my birthday is a thing of the past till next year!!
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
@sjvg1976 We were taking photos at a horse ride all day but we did go out for a nice meal at night.
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@valmnz (17270)
• New Zealand
28 Jul
First of all happy birthday! it would have been my brother's birthday today too. I'm a bit like you, trying to keep plants in pots that are too small for them! Good luck. I'm sure you're better thn I am at keeping plants alive.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Thanks for the good wishes. It's my sister's and brother's birthday too but my brother passed away a few years ago. They are twins, exactly eight years older than me so every time I had a birthday I had to buy two presents!!
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@valmnz (17270)
• New Zealand
31 Jul
@JudyEv That must have seemed unfair when you were younger. But I guess they were in the same boat too
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
@valmnz Yes, of course. And imagine Mum having to go off on the morning of their 8th birthday. I think she stayed in hospital a week. That's what they did in those days.
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@Ronrybs (17114)
• London, England
30 Jul
If it was me, even a dry tolerant plant wouldn't last long! Green thumbs, I don't have
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
My heart really sinks when people gives me plants. I'd like to be a better gardener but I don't think it's going to happen.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Aug
@Ronrybs I have gardening gloves but they can be pretty restrictive. I seem to have got more fastidious as I've got older.
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@Ronrybs (17114)
• London, England
31 Jul
@JudyEv Same here, playing in the dirt no longer holds my fascination!
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@allknowing (108015)
• India
29 Jul
Looks like a colourful foliage plant. May be you can propagate once there are more branches?
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@allknowing (108015)
• India
31 Jul
@JudyEv You sure will. Good Luck
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
It seems to have a small one at its base at the moment and my friend grew it so hopefully I'll get more plants from it.
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• China
29 Jul
Happy birthday to you ! The plants of aeonium are able to thrive in dry conditions.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
It's wet here at the moment but it will soon get dry again.
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@RebeccasFarm (78335)
• United States
29 Jul
I hope you will have a very stupendous birthday Judy!! That is a nice plant too. Glad you had friends over to celebrate.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Thanks. I did have an enjoyable day thanks. We were able to go out for dinner which was nice.
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@DaddyEvil (103955)
• United States
28 Jul
It sounds really interesting and I like the way it looks. But it appears to be available only in Australia and the UK, for now. I hope you enjoy it and it lives well for you.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Jul
Thanks. Isn't that funny that it doesn't seem to be available in the US? Just about everything else seems to be.
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@DaddyEvil (103955)
• United States
28 Jul
@JudyEv That's what I thought, too. There are several varieties of it that I liked as well as the one you have. (There is one that looks like a Hen and Chicks that is bright yellow. I'd love to have that in a pot on the porch!)
@Hannihar (124781)
• Israel
29 Jul
@JudyEv Happy Birthday Judy and have a good one. Nice looking plant. Good luck with it and the pizzas are nice to celebrate anything.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
There were six of us and it was lovely to catch up with two that we hadn't seen for a while.
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@Hannihar (124781)
• Israel
31 Jul
@JudyEv I am glad you had a good time and especially with two you have not seen in a while. Nice way to celebrate one's birthday.
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@nitirrbb7 (4413)
• India
29 Jul
Happy Birthday Judy, I am sure that plant will grow long till your next birthday.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Thanks. You have more confidence in me than I have but I'll be trying hard! lol
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@Ganma7 (3854)
6 Aug
Very pretty! I like it
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
Thanks. I like it too and hope it lives for me.
• United States
29 Jul
It's very lovely. Your friends were so sweet to bring you such lovely presents. Is that a standard thing to do in Australia when visiting?
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Many f the older people take a small gift if they are visiting someone. Some would perhaps take a small jar of home-made jam or pickles but not many make their own any more.
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• United States
31 Jul
@JudyEv I think this is a great idea, since it doesn't have to be very expensive. I believe people at one time brought a gift to parties, but this is rich people I think in the US.
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@GardenGerty (148248)
• United States
29 Jul
They do get quite tall. But they are very pretty.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
It might be better off in the ground if it's going to reach its full height.
@jstory07 (125186)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Jul
Hopefully it will be ok in that pot otherwise you will have yo transplant it.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
I might put it in the ground later when it gets bigger.
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@LeaPea2417 (35115)
• Toccoa, Georgia
29 Jul
It's nice looking. I always kill plants. I'm not a good gardener whereas my husband has a very good green thumb and can grow anything.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
I'm not a good gardener but my Mum and sister were/are both very good and could/can grow almost anything.
@xFiacre (11075)
• Ireland
28 Jul
@judyev It's looking good. My wife is now addicted to growing cuttings of Kalanchoe. We've got dozens of them! They're so easy to grow and they look good.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
People sell off such things here on local FB sites or whatever. We bought some geraniums etc from a backyard where the lady was propagating all sorts of things.
@LindaOHio (109824)
• United States
29 Jul
Happy Birthday, Judy! That's a pretty plant.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
I'm hoping I'll be able to keep it alive for a while. And thanks for the good wishes.
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@Ladanger (14656)
• United States
29 Jul
Happy Birthday and that’s such a nice plant. These are my feelings plants.
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@JudyEv (294472)
• Rockingham, Australia
31 Jul
Thanks for the good wishes. Your plants look really nice. Very healthy-looking.