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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 6, 2013 10:50 AM CST
I have 2 Haworthia attenuata plants. Or at least that was the label info given. One I purchased a number of years ago (more than 10), the other was a gift a couple years ago. There is quite a bit of size difference between them. My older one is very low-growing 3 to 4 inches high, the other is rather much taller 6 to 8 inches. The markings are the same as are the blooms. Are they both H attenuata, or is one a cultivar or different species? Thanks for any help with this.
This is my original plant
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This is the younger plant
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Also, the older plant has sprouted a plantlet on the bloom spike. Is this typical?
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Swayback
Jul 6, 2013 11:14 AM CST
I'm going to say yes to both bein attenuata, it's likely the most diverse haworthia out there, likely cuz it's so common... I certainly could be wrong!
As foe the plantlet, many succulent lilies will do that if the blooms talk is removed early and kept healthy and alive for a few weeks, it's rather uncommon to see on an attracted bloom stem tho
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Name: T-rev
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MagerRooRHammer
Jul 6, 2013 11:25 AM CST
Ummm I couldn't help you with ID's either. That baby on the stem is awesome though!
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jul 6, 2013 11:36 AM CST
In orchid terms that is known as a 'keiki'. Never seen it on an Aloe before either!
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 6, 2013 11:39 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks to you both. I was wondering if perhaps one was a cultivar. I have had kekis form on orchid stems and tons of them on daylilies, but had never seen one on the Haworthia.This one formed while the plant stalk was covered with blooms and has remained the same size even after the blooms were gone.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 6, 2013 11:44 AM CST
Thanks Hetty. I thought keiki was correct but spell check said no.... Grumbling I have also had them form on Kalanchoes, the bryophylums in particular. i am tickled by it as it is so tiny...about 1/4 of an inch....as we say here in Cajun country "Cher te bebe". Smiling
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jul 6, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Spell check is (often) wrong

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiki
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 6, 2013 11:58 AM CST
Yup...and when it is a different language...even more fallible nodding
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Swayback
Jul 23, 2013 10:34 AM CST
Did ya pop it off and try to root it?
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jul 23, 2013 10:41 AM CST
Enquiring minds want to know!
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 23, 2013 1:07 PM CST
The stem was still flexible, so I just bent it over until the plant gets firmly rooted. It has been very windy and raining here lately and I didn't want the plant to get lost. I would never find it as small as it is Big Grin
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Swayback
Jul 23, 2013 1:52 PM CST
Good idea!
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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Jul 25, 2013 12:01 PM CST
Excellent idea in any event - it gets to keep getting the support from the mother plant and gets to work on roots at the same time.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Jul 25, 2013 1:44 PM CST
I learned the hard way with tiny Kalanchoe fedtschinchoi keikis...had a bunch in a pot to root and they got caught out in a downpour. After the rain, I thought I had lost most of them, then they began to sprout up all over the place.

Now, when I have a lot of little plants like that, I use a "collar" of window screening. I cut a strip about 6 inches wide and a couple inches longer than the inside distance around the container. As I fill the container with soil, I slip the ring of screening into the container and leave about 3 inches sticking out above the top of the container. The rain may cause the plants to float out of the soil, but they do stay in their container.

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