Photo of Job's Beard (Sempervivum heuffelii 'From Hajla, Serbia'): Sempervivum heuffelii 'From Hajla, Serbia

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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
Dec 7, 2015 9:25 PM CST
Wolfgang, this is the first time I have seen this S. heuffelii. What a lovely shade of green, and it's form is beautiful.
Name: Wolfgang Bleicher
Germany / Bavaria (Zone 7a)
Sempervivums Region: Europe Container Gardener Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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turini
Jan 5, 2016 10:19 PM CST
Got two plants from Erwin Geiger in fall 2014. When they had arrived, they were about 2 inches diameter each. Had been single plants that time. After Winter one divided into two heads, the other one has three heads now and they went smaller. Now they're about 1 inch diameter each head. One of them started to rot in spring, because it was very wet. I repotted both into pure crushed pumice. Maybe the reason for staying smaller. But now they are very healthy again. I always use pumice gravel for plants which look like having rotted roots. In my opinion the best way to heal them.

By the way here you can see a result: Semp. (tectorum) 'Triste' after having been repotted in pumice gravel, because they had rotted roots. The left one some weeks earlier repotted. Originally both plants appeared with the same size.
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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
Jan 6, 2016 12:14 AM CST
That is a good thing to remember about the crushed pumice. Thank you Wolfgang. And such a great photo showing the results.

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