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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 1, 2013 12:33 AM CST
I recently purchased Ruby Hearts and two large plants were in the pot. I later tried to divide them but they seemed to be grown together at their sides like Siamese twins. Will they ever produce little baby offshoots like a normal semp? Shall i try harder to pry them apart? Confused Are they going to have to go under the knife? Sad Is the surgery the same as with jovi's? How long will they be in recovery?

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Mar 1, 2013 1:18 AM CST

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Ahh, the Siamese twin plants.... Yes, they should have babies just like they normally would. Since they're both large, I imagine they both have a good root system, so if you pry them apart it shouldn't hurt them. But it won't hurt if you leave them together either. If you feel like practicing your surgeon skills, go for it. Just make a clean slice between them, making sure they both still have roots attached. Leave to dry for a few days, then replant. Chances are they'll never miss a beat. Good luck and let us know the results.
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 1, 2013 2:16 AM CST
I wanted to separate and replant them so they would spread faster. It is definitely going to take a knife... I already broke some leaves trying, in vain, to pry them apart. Is this normal for Ruby Hearts or is this one a freak of nature?
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 1, 2013 2:21 AM CST

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I don't have Ruby Hearts, so I'm not sure if it does this often. My guess is that it's just a freak. Hilarious!
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Eviesmummy
Mar 1, 2013 2:34 AM CST
Good luck for the surgery patty! I'd love to see pics when you're done.
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clintbrown
Mar 1, 2013 7:16 AM CST
I bet the people who sold them to you put them so colse together that they grew into each other. They were trying to fill up that pot better. I have this variety and it grows normally with the babies like the others. They do get large, but they are some tough plants!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 1, 2013 10:41 PM CST

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Hurray! Patty can we have a photo before you divide them? Then a photo after surgery? Hurray!
Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 1, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Oops, too late Lynn, although I previously put a pic in the database. I did the surgery right after my first cup of coffee and now Ruby is drying out. I'm glad to hear it grows normally, I don't like the knife dividing technique. Sad
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valleylynn
Mar 1, 2013 10:56 PM CST

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I fixed it. Did I get the correct photo?

You can take a photo of the pieces, before you plant them.
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 1, 2013 11:03 PM CST
Ok... I'll take a pic in the a.m.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 1, 2013 11:50 PM CST

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Hurray! Thumbs up
You are so good to us Patty. Smiling
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 2, 2013 12:45 AM CST
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gg5
Mar 2, 2013 1:36 AM CST
Good job Doc!
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Name: Patty
Washington State (Zone 8b)
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Patty
Mar 2, 2013 12:18 PM CST
We have good teachers here! I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Kate
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Eviesmummy
Mar 2, 2013 12:33 PM CST
Very neatly done Patty, I tip my hat to you. I'm sure they'll be growing happily again before long.
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Name: Chris
Ripon, Wisconsin
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goldfinch4
Mar 2, 2013 1:23 PM CST

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Good job Patty! Hurray! Hurray!
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gg5
Mar 2, 2013 1:39 PM CST
They really look great!!! Inspiration for me! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Mar 2, 2013 4:05 PM CST
i'm sending all my plant to Dr Patty for division...Drop that shovel, Patty, they're surgeon's hands now... nodding
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Mar 2, 2013 4:22 PM CST
Hurray! Meanwhile I went to check on my Torrid zone and got to weeding and totally forgot to look at it today, and now its raining! Rolling my eyes.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Kate
S Wales UK (Zone 9a)
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Eviesmummy
Mar 2, 2013 4:23 PM CST
webesemps said:i'm sending all my plant to Dr Patty for division...Drop that shovel, Patty, they're surgeon's hands now... nodding

I agree

Kate UK

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