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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 16, 2015 2:14 PM CST
Just monitoring through photos how my Big Aeonium has grown through the years. It got too goose necked. Have delayed chopping off that head, but finally got the guts last year:
Oct 2007 - as a new cutting given to me by a friend
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Repotted as it got bigger and bigger through the years:
May 2012
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Sept 2012
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Apr 2013
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Mar 2014
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Chopped off last Nov 2014
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That long goose neck chopped further, don't know if this will leaf out or not
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Jan 2015 - finally seeing some improvement on existing rosette
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Feb 2015 - some rains two weekends ago and now the heat of the sun and dry weather, the rosette is moving more towards the sun. Interesting how it shows how it wants as much sun as it can get; watching the center rosette closely..I do not know if this is preparing to bolt..never seen it do it before.

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Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Feb 16, 2015 2:16 PM CST
It is preparing to flower, and that sure is a nice aeonium
plants everywhere!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 16, 2015 2:28 PM CST
Uh-oh! Que sera sera...I hope it does not die afterwards Rolling my eyes.
Name: snarfie
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snarfie
Feb 16, 2015 2:45 PM CST
if it's rooted you have a chance that it forms new rosettes after flowering
plants everywhere!
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 16, 2015 3:08 PM CST
The main stem is rooted, this big head is not, or hopefully it is making now. Have never ever seen this one in all the years I have had it form any new rosettes. Fingers crossed! I hope it will..otherwise, , will document in photos the swan song as it goes...boo hoooo
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Stush2019
Feb 17, 2015 1:22 PM CST
It's possible that by cutting it from it's main root system, you have disturbed it from flowering and it doesn't know what to do. Hope it stays a rosette and and makes many more.
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 17, 2015 1:40 PM CST
I was hoping it will try to grow little rosettes up and down the stem or even at the base, since it has never done any rosettes and no blooming before either. Anyhow, will just try to enjoy the show it will give..and trying to watch if there are those munching monsters around. Thankfully this big guy is being spared.
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Sunlover
Feb 17, 2015 3:13 PM CST
SPECTACULAR!!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 17, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Thanks Patti Smiling
Name: Kate
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karmatree
Feb 17, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Look at that big, beautiful fellow!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Feb 23, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Center part is coning a lot more now, bolting show continues:

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Name: Alex Junge
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Plantsmylove
Feb 27, 2015 8:56 AM CST
from the lower photo you'e posted it looks like its going to bloom, congrats!
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 27, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Thanks Plantsmylove..it is a bittersweet thing to watch..love that I will see it bloom for the first time, but I will lose the plant..hopefully it will try to make pups before it exits totally.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 27, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Just an update:
center growth more defined now
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small buds starting to form in between the leaves
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Mar 13, 2015 12:02 PM CST
March photo update:
The main bloom cluster is branching into little clusters: I guess it wants more sun!
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 2, 2015 11:15 AM CST
April photo update of my Big Aeonium. This week we are back to cool temps, our highs in the mid 70's and overnight at lows 50's

Bloom stalk looks like a christmas tree, a bit slanted as it tries to get more sun:
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Buds starting to bloom:
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Editing to add this photo, as the sun hits it directly:
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Deebie
Apr 2, 2015 1:16 PM CST
I love it. That is so cool looking. nodding
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 6, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Big Aeonium continues to bloom..and this hoverfly seems to say this is all mine, mine, mine. Big Grin
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Apr 13, 2015 4:28 PM CST
Warmer temps means more blooms showing now:
Whole plant:
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Closer look of the blooms:
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More buds waiting for its turn:
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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
Always count your blessings in life
Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
May 29, 2015 10:10 AM CST
So I thought my Big Aeonium is approaching its last hurrah ... but it seems our temps slowly warming up to mid 80's is doing good for it. So will just continue to observe what it will do. So far it is doing what my other aeoniums are doing, slowly dropping all the lower, older leaves. The younger ones are getting greener.
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