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    Tacitus bellus (Graptopetalum bellus)

    I saw this for sale today at a local nursery and couldn't resist. It's the only species in its genus (if in fact Tacitus is considered valid). Notably, it does best (or needs?) considerable shade. For me, that's a big one, as I can't grow most succulents (for long) due to lack of sun.

    The pot is 3 inches, I think.

    My first inclination is to propagate a new plant, and even though this is in bloom, I first tried to remove a side rosette. I got a lot of tiny leaves for leaf propagation. Then I removed a bunch of larger leaves:

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    Those overpowering flowers make for a very beautiful plant. I would never guess that such an unassuming succulent would produce such a huge bouquet of flowers. Nice find!

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