|12-16-2013 03:23 AM|
Thanks for the plant sites. Going to check them out. Keep posting
|12-16-2013 03:16 AM|
|twentypoundtabby||Winter makes them red. They are reddest in the spring and early summer and get greener throughout summer.|
|12-16-2013 02:38 AM|
|samee||wow amazing stuff. Saw your gallary. So jealous of people and their back/front yard succulent gardens :P Ive had semps for almost a year now and majority of them were green the entire summer. They are in my balcony facing west which gets the most sun from any direction. I guess its still not enough for them to go red.|
|12-16-2013 02:25 AM|
|twentypoundtabby||I was lucky in that a local nursery carries many varieties, but there are some amazing online nurseries out there such as Squaw Mountain Gardens. Plus I've done trades with people in the sempervivum forum at All Things Plants.|
|12-16-2013 02:19 AM|
I just checked out your photo library......where did you get these plants? The variety is amazing. So beautiful.
|12-16-2013 02:14 AM|
Wow! Impressive! Beautiful! I've never seen hens and chicks in that rich red color.
|12-16-2013 01:58 AM|
Here's one of my gardens:
Some hypertufa pots:
Lots more pictures:
|12-16-2013 01:19 AM|
Sorry to hear about your plants infestation issue. Hope you have an upswing in recovery.
|12-16-2013 12:36 AM|
|12-15-2013 11:39 PM|
|twentypoundtabby||Wow, I never would have thought to find a sempervivum thread here. I love them and they do so well in my climate. I've been collecting and growing semps and various other succulents for a while now and have something over 150 varieties. There's a really active sempervivum and sedum forum over on All Things Plants.|
|12-15-2013 10:39 PM|
I should update soon. I had a major loss. Darn mealy bugs! I hate them so much. Being new to succs I didnt need even more problems. I will get the gruesome pics and the rest in a few days.
|12-14-2013 02:10 AM|
|Sajacobs||Still loving your thread. It's wonderful to see these plants with explanations about them. Can't wait to see the new additions planted.|
|10-02-2013 03:00 PM|
I received these plants from a very generous person, now my collection is bigger and better looking I cant wait for spring, really want to see them grow.
I will get better pics when I get them in their right containers and everything.
|09-23-2013 05:27 PM|
Thank you Patrick, thats very helpful. I guess I will let the pups do their thing and just for curiosity, throw them in a separate container as well. I love how you can clip leaves of them, put them on the soil and they grow a new plant. Ive done that with 2 different species and it worked.
I dont think I asked, but where are you located? You seem to be in succulent heaven interms of weather.
I will also be attempting to grow semps from seeds. I tried last year but didnt work out. They grew from seeds but mold ended up killing them. I think Im going to put them in a pot and mist them a few times everyday. Maybe put a cling rap over the pot and poke holes in them. Ive read everywhere that soil should be moist and not wet. What no one bothers to mention is how do you keep it like that. I read another site where they set the pot in a bucket of water, so the soil becomes wet from underneath. Would that work?
I will also be attempting to grow:
Avacado (already soaked in water with toothpicks)
Zamia furfuracea "Cardboard plant/palm"
Veitchia merrillii "Christmas palm"
Pineapple (sometime in the future)
I also ordered seeds from Africa last year but had no luck growing them. What was I thinking? Typical noob step.
Kalanchoe Longiflora Var. Coccinea
I have the seeds in a cool, dark location atm.
Perhaps Im chewing on too much. I find winter to be the most stressful time with these plants. Moving them indoors, watering them rarely, some are dormant and need cool temps...My semps really gave me a scape this past winter, a few died because whatever you do, they dont do well indoors.
I will be moving my agaved indoor then, I bought the two agaves because I was told both will survive in zone 5, as long as they are kept dry. Thats no prob since they are in my balcony, but due to their leaf damage, I think they are too weak. So this winter, they are indoor.
|09-23-2013 04:17 PM|
It doesn't take long to see results.
You can put succulents through hell and they still will produce plantlets. here is a stem I tossed between my tables in the spring and it still hasn't died yet. It actually is producing new roots and plantlets.
I toss any leafs into this clay dish to callas and grow roots, you can see roots growing from one of the leafs.
When the grow roots I plant them in a pot and keep them moist. if they haven't grown a plantlet they will soon.
As far as the Mother of Thousands go don't worry about catching them. They get everywhere and will fill up your pots in no time.
I have had the best success growing them after they produce there first set of serrated leafs. Although they will grow with there first set of round leafs.
Here is a old picture I dug up to show you a mature plantlet.
I would keep the soil moist while they root.
As long as your agaves don't get frost on them they will be fine. A vast majority of agaves can take frost and some can take snow when they are mature. If it gets to cold you can cover them with a tarp.
I don't mind the questions. I am more then happy to answer them to the best of my knowledge.
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