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Oct 10, 2021 8:35 PM CST
Central New Mexico Foothills
I'm not sure if this was the right idea, but I took a few babies from the ground around my agave outside as I live in the mountains where we have a decent amount of snow in the winter, and I was afraid of the little ones not being able to make it (the parents were about 6 inches when planted and have survived 2 winters so far).

So, now they're inside and replanted, which I did in September. I know that's not the best time, but again just wasn't sure if they'd make it.

My question: Other than asking if the plant in the photo is okay with whatever is happening to the tip of the plant, should I treat the babies as I do other plants - reduce watering to nothing over the winter? Any other special care given when I pulled them out of the ground?


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Oct 10, 2021 9:11 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I would have left them in the garden. I planted one in September, a pup off a friends plant, about 2 x 3 inches. I expect it to do fine. Baby plants are as hardy the parents and will do better where they can immediately start rooting in their permanent location.
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Oct 11, 2021 12:33 AM CST
Central New Mexico Foothills
DaisyI said:I would have left them in the garden. I planted one in September, a pup off a friends plant, about 2 x 3 inches. I expect it to do fine. Baby plants are as hardy the parents and will do better where they can immediately start rooting in their permanent location.


Thanks Daisyl - now I know what to do for next time. I actually don't plan on that being their permanent location, though, but good to know they're just as hardy and would have done fine.
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Oct 12, 2021 12:52 AM CST
Central New Mexico Foothills
Any thoughts on the tips of the plant - what may be going on?
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Oct 13, 2021 9:16 PM CST
Name: Bob
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
normal die back from the transplanting.
Once they become established there should be no more brown tips.
By next year the plants will be bigger and those brown tip leaves will be gone.
Patience Rolling my eyes.
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Oct 14, 2021 3:15 PM CST
Central New Mexico Foothills
OrchidBob said:normal die back from the transplanting.
Once they become established there should be no more brown tips.
By next year the plants will be bigger and those brown tip leaves will be gone.
Patience Rolling my eyes.


Thanks for calming my fears!
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