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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
May 1, 2021 3:07 PM CST
It is that time of year when everybody is really GROWING. Some more than others.

Yesterday while doing a walk through, I noticed Black Lotus. She measures 8 inches across the center, from leaf tip to leaf tip.


Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
May 1, 2021 4:20 PM CST
Melissa,

Not surprised as the 'Persephone' X 'Black Lotus' and the 'Lion King' X 'Black Lotus' kids are 12" +. Those groups and those from 'Blue Whale' are my biggest. The 'Blue hale' ones can get over 14" and the offsets from those rosettes are already 8"+.

Kevin
Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
May 1, 2021 5:21 PM CST
Kevin

I just got my Blue Whale about a week ago and am really looking forward to how big it could possibly get. Right now it is just a tiny sprout but it looks like it is already growing.
Name: Alex
Virginia (Fairfax) (Zone 6/7) (Zone 7a)
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sedumzz
May 1, 2021 6:51 PM CST
Kevin needs to make a 24" sempervivum!!!!
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
May 1, 2021 9:59 PM CST
Working on it Alex!

Kevin
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 8, 2021 12:15 PM CST

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Wow, Melissa that 'Black Lotus' is huge. I don't think mine will ever get that big.
North Richland Hills, TX (Zone 8a)
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Rido
May 30, 2021 9:34 PM CST
Sorry. I am cheating. I took this picture at a local nursery other day. Semp. was in 6" nursery pot and outgrown its own pot a couple inches from each side. It was the largest sempervivum I have ever seen in flesh.

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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
May 31, 2021 11:19 AM CST
Not cheating Ridvan. Big is Big!

And Black Lotus just seems to be getting bigger and bigger. Just took this shot with my hand for perspective. I don't have huge hands, they measure 6 inches from the heel of my had to the end of the middle finger.


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Name: Melissa Hopper
St. Helens, Or (Zone 8a)
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MelissaHopper
May 31, 2021 12:09 PM CST
Another monster, Vlado. And I love the orange trim.

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Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
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pardalinum
May 31, 2021 1:40 PM CST
Jeez, it looks like Vlado is taking up a turkey roaster Whistling Hilarious! !
Name: Alex
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sedumzz
May 31, 2021 2:29 PM CST
Maybe one day you will walk into a grocery store and instead of roasted turkey you will find giant semps
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
May 31, 2021 3:45 PM CST

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Wow, those really are big Melissa. Hurray!
Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
May 31, 2021 4:00 PM CST
Melissa,

I have two Black Lotus kids that are in production and they're big too. One is gray with black tips.

Kevin
Central CT (Zone 6b)
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JesseInCT
Jun 1, 2021 2:15 PM CST
JungleShadows said: One is gray with black tips.
Kevin


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Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jun 2, 2021 12:40 AM CST
Melissa those are really huge And beautiful.
Kevin gray with black tips and huge sounds ominous. Thumbs up
Name: Bobbie Jo
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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PhoenixFire
Jun 18, 2021 10:58 AM CST
Hello, everyone! New member here who's obsessed with Semps. Smiling I have a Ruby Heart aka Watermelon Ripple that is 8 inches in diameter on the bottom leaves.
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 18, 2021 11:23 AM CST

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Hi PhoenixFire, and welcome. So glad you found your way to the Sempervivum forum. Hurray!
Impressive 'Ruby Heart'. What are your growing conditions for 'Ruby Heart'? Can you give us some background on where you live?
I see what looks like offsets starting between the leaves. Hurray!
Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Jun 18, 2021 4:06 PM CST
Welcome! PhoenixFire! Very nice looking 'Ruby Heart' Drooling
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 19, 2021 1:17 AM CST
Are these big guys hardy semps? WOW they are stunning!
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Name: Kevin Vaughn
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
JungleShadows
Jun 19, 2021 7:41 AM CST
Yes, these are all hardy succulents. We've got some even bigger ones coming soon.

Kevin

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