Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: baby toes in disarray

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Mar 8, 2013 6:51 PM CST
When I got this baby toes last March 2012 they were growing really compact, very neat. I did a repot sometime later and here is how it looks like now after a year..luckily still alive..but growing in disarray..as if growing in mischief Rolling my eyes.

Photos last March 2012:
Thumb of 2013-03-09/tarev/073370

After repot in April 2012:
Thumb of 2013-03-09/tarev/a3ad3b

Photo taken 28Feb2013
Thumb of 2013-03-09/tarev/c97521

I wonder if it can still grow compact? During most of winter I had it by our south facing windows indoors, growing very unruly. I have moved it outdoors in mid Feb this year, we were having an early spring like weather. Succulents sometimes drives me nuts!
Name: Banana
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Banana
Mar 9, 2013 12:41 PM CST
These have a waxy coating that if "messed with too much" tends to rub off, in end causing the plant to die! These are finicky! They will spread! It's natural growing. MAKE SURE you're providing enough light! Too much/too hot will cause scaring! (The little Clear Spot on Every "toe" that is used like a little window where the plant collects it's sunshine! Smiling
You see the NEW GROWTH in the center...more compact...older growth "leaves" will eventually die off. DO NOT pull off!
But when you get more New growth, at beginning of new growth season you will see once again that compact look. (Also you know how root bound that plant was when you replanted it!? How could it really "grow" in that little pot? It should even itself out if given proper lighting/water/temps!)
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 10, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Thanks! That really sounds very reassuring. Yeah the little window on its tips reminds of the slits found on the Senecio rowleyanus.

I have the plant now outdoors, letting it take it in, we still get rather cold at night but quickly warms up during the day. I think it likes it better than staying indoors by our window. So keeping fingers crossed it will grow back to its former self Smiling

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