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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 21, 2015 7:13 AM CST
This is DDs plant but it has needed a transplant for months.
Nights are getting colder and I am bringing in the fragile ones.
Graptoveria Fred Ives before

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Fred Ives after


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A stem

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 21, 2015 9:29 AM CST

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Great work Jo Ann. Bet that stem will give you a bunch of new rosettes.
I look forward to seeing all the new growth next spring.
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tarev
Sep 21, 2015 9:38 AM CST
Looks good Jo Ann, since it is heading to cold conditions and being indoors, it will be slow growing, so do not water. I have done that before but I did it in mid-Spring and it took our intense summer heat and putting it in part shade to wake up those cuttings, but after that it is easy growing. Keep it as warm as you can.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 21, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Lynn : I have no idea what new growth will look like but your rosettes sound interesting. I have a vision of some sort of nubby topper on the stem.

tarev. Thanks for the advise. They are in a south facing window and on topof the heat run.
Crossing fingers.
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Cinta
Sep 21, 2015 12:37 PM CST
Thumbs up @Jo Ann

Mine needs to be beheaded and was going to do it this summer but things got away from me. I am just going to wait until next summer because I am a bad mommy to my plants in the winter so I know I will kill the plant. I love the colors of this plant.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 21, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Cinta. It sure is a beautiful plant. Sometimes it's greyblue with lavender sometimes peach color.
Leaf shapes are graphic and simple. The whole effect is dramatic.
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tarev
Sep 21, 2015 2:32 PM CST
I love Graptoveria Fred Ives, one of my toughies here once those new leaves are out, it can take all the direct sun it can get. Such a sun worshipper. I get those lovely color hues in Spring.

Here is how mine grew from the cuttings I took in 2012:
July 2012
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Sept 2012
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Fast forward April 2015

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 21, 2015 2:59 PM CST

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And just look at all that wonderful color in April. That is beautiful tarev.
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tarev
Sep 21, 2015 3:04 PM CST
It is really colorful when temps are cooler..right now it is just grey green:
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Jo Ann, you will notice later that fresh cut end of your plant, it will dry out and scab over, as it heals that end. I think it seems to wait for that to seal, then it focuses on having new growth.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 21, 2015 3:21 PM CST

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It is still beautiful, and I love that it gets color changes seasonally.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 21, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Tarev, thanks so much for the preview and cut stem info. I did see the teenies at the top of the stem cutting. What a hoot. They will make a neat photo.
Fred Ives color cant be beat no matter what time of year it is.
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Cinta
Sep 24, 2015 5:14 PM CST
I agree anytime of year I love the colors.

Tarev I wonder if it is your climate because mine never loses its color. I have never seen it show a grey green color. I love how it will not hesitate to start a new plant from a leaf. That is why I have it in all my pots. Hilarious! Whenever I bump it and a leaf falls off I throw it in another pot and I have another plant.
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tarev
Sep 24, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Oh I thought the grey green is its normal color during summer and warmer days. Hilarious!
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Cinta
Sep 24, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Tarev, I love this forum. It is a eye opener how plants perform in different climates. I am amazed looking at your plant and the color I have never seen on this plant and I keep it in full blazing sun all summer. We even had a month of 90s and drought last month.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 24, 2015 8:12 PM CST
This year we got about no rain since mid March I think, then summer temps hitting 95F to 106F daytime and night time at 55F to 60F, but it does get part shade in the afternoon.

Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 24, 2015 8:24 PM CST
I tried to put some of it in a hanging basket, it decided to grow taller Smiling
Started like this in May 2012
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Really pretty growing tall and getting the reddish orangey hues during Spring this year:
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And photo during summer this year:
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Cinta
Sep 24, 2015 10:51 PM CST
Oh my goodness that is funny. Was it reaching for sun?
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Sep 25, 2015 3:22 AM CST
I love the reaching grapto. It looks like a model for a cartoon, simple kid drawing.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 25, 2015 5:41 AM CST
Here is the parent Graptoveria.Inside for the winter.
North facing window.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 25, 2015 10:23 AM CST
Cinta, yes it is reaching for the sun Big Grin That side of my garden, gets the early part of the sun at 10am and then it is shaded by the city trees by 1pm. So I guess it wants more!

JoAnn, cute grapto indoors! Aww..seems like mommy plant wants to go out and play some more Big Grin I would really consider moving Graptoveria on its own container. It grows very aggressively.

Just some more background of my graptoveria.
I got this graptoveria from my aunt in 2010, started like this: the tall ones was the Graptoveria Fred Ives and the shorter one I found out later was Calandrinia spectabilis. They looked well behaved then. I was not familiar with their growth habits.
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Then later on I realized, I should not have mixed these succulents with anyone, both are such aggressive growers, easily overrunning one another, took me awhile to separate the two Hilarious!
Photo in Oct 2011:
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Last photo together in 2012 before repot: It was nice though, so tempted to leave them alone, Graptoveria was blooming in late winter, blooms reminds me of typical echeveria style:
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But I am glad I repotted and removed them to its own containers, now I got more Big Grin

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