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10-10-2014 03:09 AM
samee
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Originally Posted by jerrytheplater View Post
The cylinders/leaves are what I mean for you to break off. You should then be left with a stem.

I know what you mean about hormones, but I keep a container of it at all times. You never know when you'll need it. The fungicide can help.
Ok cool, thanks for that. I should wait till spring to do this, but they are already too long. Plus I will have T8 and a t5ho as lighting for the winter, so Im not worried about low lighting. Ill have to thing about it.
10-10-2014 01:54 AM
jerrytheplater The cylinders/leaves are what I mean for you to break off. You should then be left with a stem.

I know what you mean about hormones, but I keep a container of it at all times. You never know when you'll need it. The fungicide can help.
10-09-2014 08:56 PM
samee
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I was fooled. I thought the plant on the lower left corner was a Faucaria. Now by looking closer, I'm thinking its your Huernia Life Saver Plant.

Senecio question: They are best propagated in spring or early summer. Take a cutting at least 2" long. Remove enough leaves from bottom to form a stem. Dip in Rooting Hormone powder with a fungicide if possible. Cuttings should be allowed to dry for a few days to form a callous. Plant in a pot and don't water for at least a month or until you see new growth. Or you can lay the cutting on the surface of the potting soil until you see roots forming and then plant. Wait a few days to water.
Thanks Jerry, when you say remove as many leaves, what do you mean? The senecio does not have any leaves. Its just...cylinders. I just wanted to know if you could chop them off and actually have them root (as in, lets say chopping off an aloe leaf will not make it root). Besides that I got the rest covered, I have propagated before So far Ive never had the need for root hormones, Im assuming that stuff would be for tougher to root/propagate plants. Sure it speeds things up but I just dont propagate enough to actually go out, research and buy a hormone.
10-09-2014 04:53 AM
jerrytheplater
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I dont have a tiger jaw
I was fooled. I thought the plant on the lower left corner was a Faucaria. Now by looking closer, I'm thinking its your Huernia Life Saver Plant.

Senecio question: They are best propagated in spring or early summer. Take a cutting at least 2" long. Remove enough leaves from bottom to form a stem. Dip in Rooting Hormone powder with a fungicide if possible. Cuttings should be allowed to dry for a few days to form a callous. Plant in a pot and don't water for at least a month or until you see new growth. Or you can lay the cutting on the surface of the potting soil until you see roots forming and then plant. Wait a few days to water.
10-09-2014 04:34 AM
jerrytheplater Here's the dish garden as it was about 10 minutes ago. Brought it indoors and used a flash to take the photo. Same plant list as above and same orientation. Six months growth.

10-09-2014 04:27 AM
samee That looks like an old pic, but I love your semps. Cant wait for them to fill it in. I want to do something like that as well.

Yes the Echinopsis is leaning a bit. They will be going under high light for the winter soon, I will make sure to rotate them next summer. Although I might not be in an apartment by then. I dont have a tiger jaw, is it the aloe right beside Echinopsis? That guy is straight, I recently repotted him. The life saver plant looks like its towards the light, but it was covering the whole pot. They had red bugs on them, by the time I found out there was alot of damage. A good portion of the plant turned to mush and smell bad. I decided to throw away half of it because it was in bad shape and only way to really get rid of the bugs. I sprayed herb oil and its been doing fine since. Perhaps it should be rotated as well.

Question, the Senecio S. Kilimanjaro has grown so tall that its leaning over and eventually, snap or just fall over. So I wanted to cut the plant. I wanted to ask if you can actually propagate like that. When I got the plant some of them were already chopped off, so it seemed. So Im assuming you can do that, just wanted to make sure. Not sure if you know anything about it. I will google and ask on cacti and succulent forum if I dont.
10-09-2014 04:17 AM
jerrytheplater Samee

The flowering Echinopsis seems to be leaning a little. The growth point seems to be leaning toward the sun. The Faucaria Tiger Jaws seem to be leaning. Could be an optical illusion, but it is something to watch for.

On another note, I just uploaded a photo taken April 22, 2014 of my newly planted Sempervivum and Sedum dish garden. I don't know if I've taken an update, but the growth has been amazing. The dish is plastic and 14" in diameter.

Plant list: Newly planted with Sempervivum's I bought at the 2014 CT Cactus and Succulent Show. Clockwise from above the rock: 2 Sempervivum ciliosum Ali Botusch, 2 S. Apple Blossom, 2 Sedum cuttings, 9 S. arachnoidium from Waterford Gardens 2013", 1 Sedum cutting, Creeping Thyme?, 4 S. arachnoidium "cebenese", 3 long Sedum cuttings, lastly 7 S. villiosum alongside the left side of the rock.

10-09-2014 03:53 AM
samee Ive not been rotating them. Which ones are leaning? There are some that seem to be leaning, but very little.
10-08-2014 04:00 AM
jerrytheplater Samee

Do you rotate your pots so the plant gets even exposure from the sun. Don't want to see your plants lean. It looks like a few in your Sept 27 photo are leaning.

I do have a photo of my dish garden. I'll get it up soon. Plants did nicely, some stayed dwarf.
10-04-2014 11:33 PM
samee Thought to bump this, I want to see people's pics of their plants.

July 23rd vs Oct 4th




Sep 27th
08-02-2014 07:11 PM
samee
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Samee, there are so many hybrids of Echinopsis that it is almost impossible to give a correct ID of which one you have. You may have a species, but I can't tell. No information from the person/place you got the plant?
Hey, no the person I bought it from didnt know. He had like 30 pots of the same cactus, some where huge. He was telling me his grew a few inches every year, which is crazy. Im assuming he waters them every other day or something, because thats crazy fast growth. Mine which flowered has not grown much at all, and its in direct sunlight, gets slow release ferts and water once a week. The smaller pup I got from him has not grown much either, but its giving out 3 small pups.
08-01-2014 03:59 AM
jerrytheplater Samee, there are so many hybrids of Echinopsis that it is almost impossible to give a correct ID of which one you have. You may have a species, but I can't tell. No information from the person/place you got the plant?
07-30-2014 09:15 PM
samee Time for an update
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Hi guys, Ive had many seedums, tropical plants, bonsai, vegetables and aquatic plants flower, but Ive never had anything that had big flowers....until now!!! Im so happy, Ive been waiting for my echinopsis to flower. Now someone can finally ID it. I just love how big the flowers are. I also love the zebra flower as its the most interesting looking flower yet. The aloe is on its way as well. This aloe lost a few of its bottom leaves during this past winter. They just dried out, I dont know if I didnt water it enough or I shouldve misted it.







07-19-2014 12:47 AM
samee Very nice Kehy. I prefer if people share their cacti and succulents here. Those look like semp, they love sun, heat and cold. Water might be a problem but they are hardy. Winter + water is a problem but you seem to be growing them well.
07-17-2014 02:28 AM
Kehy Guess I can share there. Dunno what kind they are, but they've been thriving in shady near-bog conditions in zone 5 for 3-4 years now. Came from a rather invasive clump my mother gave me. The biggest ones are 4-5" across

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