Views: 1764, Replies: 2 » Jump to the end
Aug 16, 2012 6:15 AM CST
|I was given this new plant and it has a very long stem that had to be cut.The rosette's are beautiful on the plant.
Do i root the stem with rosette at end or just the rosette?It was cut last night to callous over & be put in soil to root today or however long it needs to callous properly!!!
I will post a picture of the plant and then why it had to be cut before it broke off itself..
It was cut above and below the stem where my fingers are.How do i go about rooting at least the rosettes?The top has 3 small stems with a rosettes on the end of each.
I do not know why the succulents are doing that at the soil line but that isn't the only one could it be to much or to little water?
Thank you very much and have a wonderful day!!!
A green thumb comes only as a result of the mistakes you make while learning to see things from the plants point of view!!
Aug 16, 2012 10:58 AM CST
|Jo I noticed the plants you have received have all been pretty much neglected. Lucky for you the ones you have posted are succulents which are easy to root.
When these plants are old and/or neglected the bottom leaves drop off and the stems get long even with good care you will get long stems.
I just cut them off with a couple of inches of stem to place in the soil and still have some stem above the soil let the cut end dry for a couple of days. Then plant in the soil and they root themselves in about 3-4 weeks.
You can even grow a plant from the leaves of the plant you have. When a leaf drops off I let it lay on top of the soil and it starts to grow roots at the bottom of the leaf.
Mar 9, 2013 12:55 PM CST
|Looks like Graptosedum 'Vera Higgins' (I have a few varieties myself!) or also goes by "Applenglow". I agree with Cinta-growth/starting! Good luck!|
|« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Tender Succulents forum