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What To Do When Your Hardy Succulent Plant Plugs Arrive

By valleylynn
June 11, 2011

Now that you have ordered your hardy succulents grown as plugs, you need to prepare for when they arrive. This is a great way to increase your collection of hardy succulents at a much reduced price. Here are the easy steps to healthy plants from plugs.

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Name: Laura Polk
Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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traumamama
Nov 4, 2013 6:27 PM CST
I ordered some sempervivums from ebay....I let them sit in the box for too long (sixweeks) now most of them are very pale and have some dead leaves on them. How can I revive my babies???? I need an answer STAT .thanks
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 4, 2013 6:36 PM CST
You are in luck, because they are such tough plants. Hurray!
Gently clean all the dead parts off. You should see some roots, plant them in potting soil and place in a protected place where they will get good light. Gently mist them, do not water. You should place them where they won't get rained on.
I don't know where you live, or your weather conditions?
Name: Laura Polk
Houston, Texas (Zone 9a)
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traumamama
Nov 4, 2013 7:19 PM CST
I live in Houston, Tx. How long should I keep misting them? Thanks for your quick response. Whistling
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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
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Nov 4, 2013 10:25 PM CST
Hi Laura, nice to meet you. And a big Welcome! to ATP.

You don't want to keep them damp. Maybe lightly mist them once a week. If they start to look like they are shriveling you can give them a bit more water.
You don't want to soil wet when they are stressed, they will rot.
Not sure what your weather is like now? If you have been growing sempervivum, once they recover just treat them like your other semps.
I would think in Texas you wouldn't want them in full sun. Maybe filtered sun, or morning sun only.
Once they get some natural light they will start looking better. Thumbs up

I hope you can keep us updated on how they are doing. Hurray!

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