Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: My 'Cobweb' cebenese is growing strangely/different

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 21, 2013 11:12 AM CST
I don't know how to explain it.I hope you can see the outside growing high i guess than the middle.
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You can see how the center is lower than the outside.The sun comes up and hits the highest side first but the ones in front aren't doing it and there are babies in the middle of all 4 & 1 sticking out of the side since these pic's were taken i will try to download my pictures from this morning into my computer but i have to get back outside!!
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click on it and pay attention to which side the smallest one to the side is on and it will help you know when i'm on a different side but i will get the pictures i took today on here as soon as i can!!This may be normal,i just don't know.All the ones i've seen blooming the center comes up not the outside coming up higher than the center??
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 21, 2013 12:26 PM CST
Looking good Jojoe!!
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 21, 2013 6:58 PM CST
Yes, Jackie, I have that with mine too and I wonder whether it is caused by uneven exposure where one side of plant gets more sun than other. I also wonder whether the sunny side taller growth is maybe a response of protection of the growing center from the extreme exposure/heat. I have had uneven sides of sempervivum three times as tall as the shorter side and wonder why that is so.
Anybody got answers/ theories? Blinking Confused Confused
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 21, 2013 7:50 PM CST
It could totally be due to sunlight, yes! Also the webbing is more intense in hot sun - so maybe a protection measure! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 21, 2013 8:18 PM CST

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The webbing is a protection from harsh sun and wind.
You can see the same growth pattern on this clump of S. arach ssp. tomentosum.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 21, 2013 10:50 PM CST
Lynn, aside from the webbing, you think the uneven growth is also in response to harsh sun and wind? Reason why I am still wondering is because I see this uneven growth pattern on my semps that don't have webbing.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 22, 2013 12:51 AM CST

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I believe so Bev, whether with, or without webbing. Thumbs up
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 22, 2013 1:23 PM CST
Glad to hear mine aren't the only one's or that i'm not the only person wondering about it.I also wonder why with mine the 2 that are facing the side the sun is on aren't doing it,the ones behind them are!! Kinda like Lynn's not all are doing it & i find it strange that the younger ones are doing it.With mine the highest side is the side the sun is on.
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 22, 2013 8:08 PM CST
Unexplainable.
Here's two jovibara grouping in the same garden area; one bunch is in a flat that sits in morning sun and the other jovibara group sits in the semp bed in the late morning-afternoon sun with covering on real sunny hot days. Notice how wide open first grp is while the second grp that's been in noon sun is closed up and lighter in green color.
I purchased them at same time.

Thumb of 2013-04-23/webesemps/774230 morning sun Thumb of 2013-04-23/webesemps/345962 afternoon sun
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 22, 2013 10:20 PM CST
Bev, are they the same type? Its a perfect example of "protecting the heart!" Thumbs up
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 22, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Yep, same Noid plant bought at same nursery.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 22, 2013 11:40 PM CST
That's interesting Bev!! Do you like how they both look or are you thinking of moving the one closer to the other? I think they both look interesting! Thumbs up
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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 23, 2013 1:55 AM CST
Greg, My DH has dibs on the more open group for another bed. I'm stuck with the sucked in group. When I planted the sucked in group, it originally looked like the more open group. So it's not a question of whether I like or not, I am just shocked at how it closed up...Like it's checking out and waiting for mission control and gonna take off any minute. I will wake up tomorrow and it will be gone; just an empty hole where it was planted... Crying
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 23, 2013 8:13 AM CST

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It is normal for them to do that Bev, when they are getting to much sun, or time of day when the sun is too intense for them. When conditions change they open up.
I have them in my beds in different places and some will do that way.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 23, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Sounds like its time to move it!! (do you need help!! You know I love moving all these babies around!) Hurray! Thumbs up Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 23, 2013 11:31 AM CST

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Big Grin nodding
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
Thomson,Ga. (Zone 8a)
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jojoe
Apr 24, 2013 6:34 AM CST
Answer is, it's the suns fault not mine, good!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumb of 2013-04-24/jojoe/7f4535
Thumb of 2013-04-24/jojoe/815f6cThats a close up huh!! wow
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Apr 24, 2013 7:42 PM CST
Very nice Jojoe! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 24, 2013 9:16 PM CST

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I agree

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