Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: HELP!!! Lampranthus blandus 'ice plant' w/root rot help save or propagate

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 14, 2012 7:25 PM CST
My plant is Lampranthus 'pink vygie' blandus.
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You can see in this picture the plant had almost died from lack of water in the middle of the summer and we have hot ones!! Luckily it's a succulent and i was able to bring it back,despite the dried up stems you see at the bottom of this picture.You can see the new growth it has such pretty pink stems.
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I noticed some of my plants are taking longer to dry out than normal and we are trying to figure out why just these plants are doing this.I have some clay pots that i have noticed a very small amount of what i believe is mold.It's a white substance that i can wipe off with a wet or dry towel.Most plants get moved around,if a plant looks like it needs sun i will bring it back put it under the light,but there are some plants that have been in the back under the lights since i brought them in and yes the ice plant is one of them.I noticed it drooping and i hope i caught it soon enough.If you click the last 2 pictures you can see the drooping stems.In the 2nd. picture you may be able to see what i'm talking about on the outside of the pots.My thick leaf succulents are the only plants that stay under the lights & almost never get watered.
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I know i can re-pot the plant.What do they like to be potted in ? Can i take some cuttings from it now & if so how do i take the cutting & from where on the plant? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
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a2b1c3
Dec 14, 2012 9:32 PM CST
try to soak the clay pot in water for awhile. that sounds like salt buildup
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 15, 2012 5:49 AM CST
I purchased a bunch of clay pots this year,the wal-mart here marked down all the clay pots $1.00, for the pot & saucer.With this being the first time they have been used they will still put out & such,I thought what we see on clay pots comes from whats in soil & water,I did soak some and then they got mixed up.So not all were
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Dec 15, 2012 6:10 AM CST
Yes, the soil can contain salts as can fertilizers.
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Dec 15, 2012 3:01 PM CST
That's really odd,i have seen & have some clay pots that are all stained up with mineral deposits,which i haven't found a way to get clean!!! I have never seen a pot with a almost powdery like substance on them that my finger,a towel,paper or cloth,wet or dry will remove with no problem.We do live in i guess the best description is a hole!! The front goes up & the back goes down into a creek that you can hear running even in the summer until towards the end of a dry summer it will slow down or stop but only until the next rain.I always had problems with mold here,we have only lived here 2 years this coming up spring.My husband has owned the land since he was 19yrs .old & lived here until we got married & bought a bigger place 2 houses up the road.Before i was diagnosed with MS,i trained horses and one time tried to store some things here saddles & such,all being leather,they were covered in mold when i came back in 2 weeks.

When the girls were both out of high school and 1 married with a son,we decided to sell our home and do a total remodel on the old place and removed 20 tree's hoping by letting in some sunlight it would take care of the dampness therefore the mold problem.It has been better,this is the first thing that has popped up.The plants soil not drying out as usual & what i thought was mold on the out side of the clay pots (being they absorb water and are damp to a point)I will start a thread on mold on clay pots.

Anyway unless anyone has any different advice,i am re-potting this plant into a dry succulent mix.I am on the fence about putting it in a clay pot which i would normally do with plants that like to stay dry,the clay pots are good at keeping any extra water from staying in the soil..

Any thoughts or opinions on how to care for my plant that looks really bad.I think i need to take some cuttings in case i loose the plant.I have no idea how to propagate Lampranthus blandus 'pink vygie' any information or a link on the plant is greatly appreciated!!
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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
If a door closes look for a window!
Heucheras Plant and/or Seed Trader Hostas Hummingbirder Region: Georgia Cactus and Succulents
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jojoe
Dec 16, 2012 12:17 PM CST
I pulled the plant out of it's pot and it's stem is getting soft right before it turns into the roots.I think i may have lost this one,but is there any way to propagate this plant inside under lights?

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this is were it's beginning to get a little soft right on top of the roots
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Can i cut any of these stems and root them ?If i can how do i go about doing it with this plant? Confused

Thank you for any advice or links to any info on this plant!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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a2b1c3
Dec 16, 2012 6:33 PM CST
PROPAGATION: Cuttings can be taken from March to September. Shoots, 2-6 inches long, are taken and stripped of their lower leaves. Like all succulent plants, the cuttings should be laid on a bench for a few hours to allow a protective skin to form over the cuts. They can then be inserted into sand or sandy soil. The pots are set in a cold frame until they've formed roots. They are then potted in 3-inch pots and later, in larger pots. Seeds also may be used. They sprout quickly in well-drained pots of sandy soil placed in a light location kept above 55 degrees.


from http://www.botany.com/lampranthus.html

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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 21, 2012 9:24 AM CST
Hilarious! She needs help just now in Mid December and, oh, well Whistling
Jojoe, just replant it in cactus mix and pray for the best. Life and death is not decided by us.
Regards,
Arif.
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Dec 21, 2012 10:58 PM CST
Jelinda, if I understood you right, you said that there's a problem with dampness in the house? I was living in Spokane WA and there were some record snow fall one year and lots of rain. I had much of my house placed in storage units during an interim move that lasted 2 years and I was concerned about the furniture and boxes stored in damp storage unit conditions. I went out to Home Depot and purchased few tubs of Hi Capacity Moisture Absorber called Damp Rid. Every six months the tubs were replaced with new ones. Maybe this would help with the dampness in the home in those wet periods of the year? Something to think about.
Also, regarding starting cuttings during this time of year: I would think you could do the start of cuttings and rooting process that was advised above all inside the house now.
Good luck! Smiling
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Dec 22, 2012 5:40 AM CST

This takes care of this plant but as a preventive measure there are air fresheners available for damp and moldy houses which contain a fungicide, make use of that. DO NOT spray on or towards plants away is alright. You can reduce the fungus spores count in the room by quite a bit.
Regards,
Arif.

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