Growing Pains: My heuffelii is sick

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Growing Pains

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
Jul 8, 2011 8:27 PM CST
Twit my h. Cumuli is not well. It didn't look bad when I planted it but now it is shrinking up and not looking well. It also has none of the fine roots, just a piece of the crown root. What should I do? Sad
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twitcher
Jul 8, 2011 10:31 PM CST
Lynn,

I do not see any rot there, just some damaged leaves so far, so you are probably OK. I would avoid more trauma to the plant.

Plant it in a 1 gallon pot with quality soil and place it where it gets good light, but no direct sunlight and not out in the rain. Wait a couple of days, then start a regimen of daily misting (so that the water from the mist starts to run off the plant, then stop misting that day). If it makes through the month, then it should be ok to plant back out in the raised beds, but carefully. Apparently Cumuli is a delicate one.

BTW, the plant pics suggest to me that the plant is just stressed by being too dry after division. That's a good thing as it tends to discourage rot. Be gentle and be vigilant with it.
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
Jul 8, 2011 11:19 PM CST
Thank you twit. I did pot it up after taking the photos. I found no rot and was pretty sure it was just struggling with the direct sun and not enough moisture. I will follow your instructions.

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twitcher
Jul 9, 2011 12:30 AM CST
Wishing it does well for you. Rolling my eyes.
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
Jul 9, 2011 8:15 AM CST
Thanks twit. I checked it this morning. I have it on the covered deck, bright light, it even gets the night time dew. I'll let you know how it does.

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