Growing Pains: How to save S. 'Raspberry Ice'

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By valleylynn
January 1, 2010

A plant clinic for Sempervivum, Jovibarba and J. heuffelii. This is a companion article for the Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum.

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Oct 13, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Twit, what would be the best way to make sure this surviving Sempervivum 'Raspberry Ice' makes it to adult status?
The plant bloomed and died, this very tiny offset is up on the dead bloom stalk with now way to root into the ground.

HELP!!!



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twitcher
Oct 13, 2013 8:20 PM CST
Gently separate the offset from the rest of the plant and replant it so that the base of the offset is in contact with the ground. I would make sure it is in a location that I see every day. In my case, plants in a "critical" state are planted in a small pot and placed on a table on the back porch where I pass every day. I like to use small pots for these, then water gently (or mist) a few times a week. The small pot allows the plant to dry a bit between watering's, so chance of rot is minimized. Check daily. The plant in the pic looks really healthy, so should make a full recovery.
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
Oct 13, 2013 8:29 PM CST
I did as you directed. Here it the baby one week later. Already looking like it's thinking of growing. I placed it on the soil close by where the parent rosette was.
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This is what it grew into.


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twitcher
Oct 14, 2013 7:04 AM CST
Looks nice, Lynn. Sorry I missed the original post.
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
Oct 14, 2013 8:54 AM CST
I'm glad you found it now. I could share how well your suggestion worked. Green Grin!

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