Plantidote of the Day 2012-10-29 Updated
[NOTE: No longer a mystery plant, thanks to quixote!]
Plantidote pal JoeinSF has a mystery we need to solve. He has a gorgeous succulent in bloom and is wondering what it could be. Here are the clues, and below them, a second image of the flower close up, which you can click on to enlarge. Here is Joe's description:
This succulent suddenly decided to bloom after two years. The color is amazing. As with succulents generally, it provides a great return for the investment in time and resources.
I started it from a cutting off a plant in Los Angeles, so it likes warmer weather. The plant stands about 2 feet tall from the bottom of the pot to the top of the flowers.
However, I have no idea what it is. Class?
Whatever it is, it's awesome! Any ideas?
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