Growing Pains: Now what or when?

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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: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Sep 16, 2010 12:41 PM CST
Here's my little goodies that I got as a freebie at Lowe's. What do I do with them? When should they be planted?
I've never had any this small. Rolling my eyes. Confused
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twitcher
Sep 16, 2010 5:41 PM CST
They are not hardy hen and chicks, by which I mean they are not Sempervivum or Jovibarba. that means that they will probably will not survive outside.

Looks like you have already done what needs to be done, however. Keep the end of the leaf with the baby plant in contact with the soil, keep from freezing, water once a week and you should see adult plants.

Do you know what they are?
Name: Linda
M'boro, (Middle)TN (Zone 6b)
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LuvNature
Sep 16, 2010 6:09 PM CST
Thanks! No, I don't know exactly what they are except they are Echeveria. I had found some semp mixed in with the Echeveria at Lowe's and when I checked out I put these on top of the semp and told the guy they were laying in the tray. He said you can have them and that's how they ended up with me.... Rolling on the floor laughing
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Grand Forks, B.C. Cdn. Zone 5A (Zone 4a)
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BlueFox
Sep 16, 2010 8:34 PM CST
Perfect - I love free plants! Post again when they get bigger Linda - maybe we can tell what they are.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 16, 2010 11:05 PM CST
They are so tiny and cute Linda. Congratulations on becoming a new plant mommy. Lovey dubby

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twitcher
Sep 17, 2010 12:22 AM CST
I wouldn't rule out the possibility of a tender sedum or close relative to eschevaria as well. I do love it when the leaves can start whole new plants.

Sempervivum and Jovibarba can start new plants from leaves with a bit of stem or root attached. However it's hard to keep the leaf alive during the process as they are delicate and tend to dry out or die before they get going. I've had the best success with putting the plant piece in a sealed plastic bag in bright light. The humidity in the bag has got to be just right. Not recommended as something to try, but if circumstances are such that you will lose the plant otherwise, why not go for it?

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