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mick64
May 13, 2014 12:50 PM CST
one of mine has got three heads ,does that mean it has been cross pollinated...?

or is just a mutant...?
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valleylynn
May 13, 2014 8:07 PM CST

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Can you show us a photo Mick? Not sure I understand.
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mick64
May 14, 2014 11:35 PM CST
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it has probably got six heads..

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valleylynn
May 15, 2014 8:14 AM CST

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Ahhh, now I see what you mean. That does happen on occasion. Have fun watching it develop. Hurray!

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twitcher
May 21, 2014 1:57 PM CST
If the primary growing tip for the rosette gets destroyed, the rosette will usually do this. Its a good way of rapidly increasing the numbers of plants that you have as an artificial way of propagation. You can separate the individual extra rosettes and plant them. Among some semp growers, they will remove the central growing tip to force an increase in numbers. The practice is often called "coring".
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webesemps
May 21, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Interesting, Twitch!
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gg5
May 21, 2014 3:17 PM CST
hmmm which ones get cored is my question! nodding Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing
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twitcher
May 22, 2014 12:46 AM CST
Well, it would be the ones you want more of. Of course, you get better results with larger rosettes.
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webesemps
May 22, 2014 12:46 AM CST
Ok, Greg, you better go into the kitchen and get your "corer" out of the drawer... Whistling
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valleylynn
May 22, 2014 8:38 AM CST

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Twit, where do I start on this one?


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webesemps
May 22, 2014 10:12 AM CST
Hilarious!

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twitcher
May 22, 2014 10:51 AM CST
Obviously.....a name?

If it's a serious question, I would pick a larger rosette (assuming these are full grown), separate it from the clump, then use a small set of scissors to snip the growing tip, then replant. Blinking

(It's a beauty!)
Name: Bev
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webesemps
May 22, 2014 2:42 PM CST
Maybe this should be the one to consider "coring"? Drooling

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/620207/
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Patty
May 22, 2014 4:49 PM CST
It sounds like the same technique as when you pinch off the tip of other plants to make them bushier. Maybe I'll try this on some NOID I don't want. Is spring the best time to do this, or does it matter?
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springcolor
May 22, 2014 6:21 PM CST
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I did this with 'Exorna' when a developing bloom had started.
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valleylynn
May 22, 2014 8:45 PM CST

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They developed at the base of a bloom stalk from Max Frei. I really need to do something with it before I lose the entire thing.
I will take your advice twit and give it a try this weekend. Thank you my friend. Smiling

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twitcher
May 23, 2014 3:19 AM CST
I lost my Max Frei this past winter. It was a nice one, but temperamental. *Blush*
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valleylynn
May 23, 2014 6:51 AM CST

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Need one after you get caught up. Max Frei is such a beautiful semp. Lovey dubby

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twitcher
May 23, 2014 8:45 AM CST
I'm a two time loser with that one but agree that it is very nice.
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gg5
May 23, 2014 4:42 PM CST
Twit that's how I feel about Tederheid and Olivette, I have tried twice to grow each of them, and lost both times Thumbs down Thumbs down Maybe sometime in the future I'll take a try at them again! I tip my hat to you.
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