Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Crassula-String Of Button "Beheaded"

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Name: Becky
Onia,AR (Zone 7a)
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Succulover
May 18, 2016 7:06 AM CST
My string of button got beheaded & I'm wondering if I can repot the head now or do I need to wait for it to callous over? Do I need to remove a couple of the leaves on the head? Also the remainder that is in the pot should I just leave it alone & will it grow a new head? Sorry just a newbie to growing String Of Buttons & any help/advice is greatly appreciated. TIA
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Becky
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
May 18, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Let the head dry out. Sit it on a shelf for 2 weeks (min.) before potting it up. Leave the main plant alone, it will sprout new growth. Gene
Name: Becky
Onia,AR (Zone 7a)
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Succulover
May 18, 2016 7:56 AM CST
gasrocks said:Let the head dry out. Sit it on a shelf for 2 weeks (min.) before potting it up. Leave the main plant alone, it will sprout new growth. Gene


Thank you Gene. I have it (head) outside at the movement but I'll bring it in to dry out. Also once the head dries, do I just repot the whole head or do I need to remove any leaves before hand?

Thanks, Becky

Becky
Name: tarev
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tarev
May 18, 2016 11:43 AM CST
HI Succulover, no need to remove leaves. Once it has callused, it will just regrow new roots at the cut off point. Put in part shade for now. The remaining main plant stem, may/will just grow new rosettes/leaves, depending on the temps. I find that I find better regrow in Spring.. I had to cut off some of my overgrown succulents early Spring and was happy to see the main stem regrow new leaves. We had a rather prolonged Spring cool down, and the succulents had time to recover nicely.
Name: Becky
Onia,AR (Zone 7a)
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Succulover
May 18, 2016 3:02 PM CST
Thank you for the info I greatly appreciate it
Becky
Name: Dee Moore
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DomehomeDee
May 18, 2016 3:23 PM CST
It will probably grow two heads in the place where it lost the one.
I have a lot of these and they will snap off occasionally then they almost always grow two new shoots.
They actually can get quite long so trimming is an option too. I usually just stick the broken/cut off part into the soil right then, they root easily.
Name: Becky
Onia,AR (Zone 7a)
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Succulover
May 18, 2016 3:54 PM CST
Thanks for the tip
Becky

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