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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Feb 2, 2013 9:57 AM CST

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A plant that has been raised in insufficient light, even total darkness. Becomes elongated while reaching for light. May also become pale in color due to lack of chlorophyll.

If you have photos of etoliated sempervivum, please post them here.
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Mar 8, 2013 2:54 PM CST
These have been apparently growing in low light conditions. I've since put them in a window sill until it gets warm enough to transplant them outside.

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Hope these are what your looking for valleylynn
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Mar 8, 2013 8:10 PM CST

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Those will be fine once they get outdoors. Thumbs up
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twitcher
Mar 9, 2013 12:15 AM CST
Semps will usually display etiolation when given too much water for the available light. I often see them in the big-box stores when well-meaning staff water too much.
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Mar 9, 2013 11:41 AM CST
I sure hope they will do better outdoors. I'm excited for warmer weather mostly so I can get my babies out there healthy again. I will definitely try only misting them here while they are indoors.
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Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Mar 9, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Does it reverse itself completely once conditions are better?
Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul. ~Linda Solegato
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Mar 9, 2013 12:27 PM CST
I was told on here that I could just take off the bottom leaves and plant it down a little deeper. I would love it the leaves started to turn back upward though? Hopefully someone will know the answer Confused
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Mar 9, 2013 12:46 PM CST
I have one that did this and I just removed all of the lower leaves to make it look like a trunk. I like having one unusual Semp with a trunk. It almost looks like a little tree.
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 9, 2013 2:07 PM CST

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Like this Clint? Thumb of 2013-03-09/goldfinch4/baf02b
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Name: Stephanie
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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serse
Mar 9, 2013 2:12 PM CST
Haha! That's actually kinda cute! A little semp tree! Lovey dubby
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Eviesmummy
Mar 9, 2013 2:17 PM CST
I agree How cute Chris! Do you have a pic of yours Clint?
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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Mar 9, 2013 2:23 PM CST
I'll take a photo of mine later today. I moved it to a more sunny location today. If you were into miniature gardens, you could use these as little trees for them.
Name: Jackie
Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Jookieblue
Mar 9, 2013 2:58 PM CST
Oh my that is cute. Wow. Lol I was thinking of making a little hobbit looking garden at one point myself. Big Grin
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 9, 2013 3:06 PM CST
Wow, Chris, I've never seen that...form... Blinking
Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 9, 2013 4:04 PM CST

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Pretty odd, isn't it? That semp is 'Baby Star', and it had a bunch of chicks stuck together very tightly in a clump. They were actually still on a stolon from the hen. As they grew they developed the trunk. It got top heavy and tipped over. I propped it up again, but then the tree just started to deteriorate. That was too bad. It looked pretty cool while it lasted though!
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Mar 9, 2013 4:38 PM CST
I thought it looked more like a little bonsai semp. Gives me ideas... LOL!
Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 9, 2013 5:34 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! You have such great ideas Connie - I can't wait to see!
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 9, 2013 9:50 PM CST

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I came across a few semps today that weren't getting enough light, and had the turned down leaves. I just replanted them in better light, The bottom leaves usually follow the sun and go back to a normal position.

I think I smell smoke. Oh, it Connie coming up with more ideas. Connie how Blinking does your head hold all those ideas? Blinking
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Mar 9, 2013 10:02 PM CST
Actually, I was just kidding about the bonsai, though I'm not above trying something like that if just the right plant came along. I just don't think it would hold the form for very long. All of my other ideas are vegetating for the time being while I think about doing my taxes. Then there is the actual doing them to do. Oh did you know I am a procrastinator? Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 9, 2013 10:03 PM CST

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Another thing we have in common Connie. Rolling on the floor laughing

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