Growing Pains: One-sided Semp

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Growing Pains

By valleylynn
January 1, 2010

A plant clinic for Sempervivum, Jovibarba and J. heuffelii. This is a companion article for the Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum.

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Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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LuvNature
Mar 25, 2011 12:14 PM CST
Dear Doc:
I need to know what to do when one side of the hen starts to die. Is this a sign of the semp starting to rot? Or, could other things be happening? Your advice and help is always so beneficial and helpful. Thumbs up Thank you in advance, as I know you have a very busy schedule, the same as other docs.
I have attached pics of S.'Precious' that I have already taken out of the soil to check. Should you take the one-sided semp out of the soil or not?
Thanks,
Linda

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Mar 25, 2011 12:56 PM CST
The doc will be here soon.

Those a some healthy looking new roots it is sending out. Thumbs up

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twitcher
Mar 25, 2011 5:30 PM CST
Linda,

The new growth on the rosette appears healthy and symmetric, in other words, normal. Perhaps something ate a portion of the older part of the rosette or something else happened to damage it. I'd just replant it and allow the plant to continue to grow. In many cases, the outer leaves of a rosette will often die during the course of the growing season and fall off.

If the plant still has an abnormal appearance by mid summer, you could dig it up and pull off the leaves you don't want. Just remember to let it dry out a bit when doing this and before replanting. Nothing to worry about on this one as long as the replanting does not trigger rot.

I tip my hat to you.
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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LuvNature
Mar 25, 2011 8:46 PM CST
Thanks so much Twit! You da best doc! Thumbs up

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twitcher
Mar 25, 2011 10:09 PM CST
*Blush*

You are welcome.

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