It seems like some people (and you know who you are) just can't get enough succulent plants. You tend your plants, expand your collections, and take pictures of them to post online and show other people who also have this apparent succulent plant addiction. Well, I can only stand so much of that kind of thing....and I think the only thing I can do is....post some of my own special succulent plants, dammit!
Last summer, on my second trip to the Sonoma Coast, I found these succulent plants growing wild along the craggy slopes that led down to the water.
I liked their dusty blue/pink/purple coloring. And many of them had flowers.
I don't know how it happened, but a few tiny succulent rosettes somehow ended up in my pocket.
Here they are, now several months later. They have taken hold and started to grow.
They look very different from their former, wild selves. The leaves are darker and more elongated. Maybe because they have been doing their growing over the winter. And maybe the environmental conditions are much different for them here than they were on the cliffs.
There were also these kinds of succulents growing in the same area. Amazingly, these also mysteriously found their way into my pocket.
This is how they looked when I first potted them up.
This is from a few weeks ago. (same plant)
Again, their appearance is quite different from how they looked in their original location. I did have them on my covered patio over the winter, in order to keep them sheltered from the cold and wet while they were still establishing themselves. I have recently moved them to a sunny area.