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Nov 11, 2013 1:26 PM CST
and are they hardy?
Nov 11, 2013 1:57 PM CST
|Your plant looks like Baby Sunrose (Mesembryanthemum 'Red Apple')|
also known as Heartleaf Ice Plant
Unless you live in zone 10a or 11, it will not be hardy for you. You need to give it winter protection.
Nov 11, 2013 3:28 PM CST
|Beautiful plant Mick. My daughter has it growing in her Las Cruces, NM garden, but this is her first year with it. She may loose it this winter.|
I don't remember what your growing zone is?
@chelle grows it. Wonder how she overwinters it?
Do you grow it Deborah? It is such a beautiful plant.
Nov 11, 2013 3:53 PM CST
It's one of the easiest ever; just pick a piece of stem with leaves on it and stick it in some light potting mix. Water it in until the mix is wet, and set it in a south-facing window (or under an alternate light source). Leave it be until the pot is very light and the soil is dry, then water very sparingly until spring. Or, if you have plenty of room, just bring the whole plant indoors. It will rest for most of the winter, so it's water needs are very minimal. Last year my plant never even stopped blooming when I brought it in...it's a very adaptable plant.
Nov 11, 2013 4:01 PM CST
|with chelle. I took cuttings off mine a few days ago and plan to take a few more. If we get a forecast for really cold weather I will bring the main plant in under lights.|
Nov 11, 2013 4:12 PM CST
| So any of us can grow this beautiful plant. |
Thank you Chelle and Connie.
Nov 11, 2013 4:20 PM CST
valleylynn said: So any of us can grow this beautiful plant.
Yes. You can!
As an aside; my main plant has been outdoors in frosty weather for a couple of weeks now...and it's still blooming. It doesn't look real happy, but it looks like it's going to keep trying 'til the end.
Nov 11, 2013 5:46 PM CST
|I wonder how cold they can go to, if kept on the dry side? I may go find one and put it on the covered deck with some of my other tender succulents, to see if it will make it through a winter her.|
Nov 11, 2013 5:49 PM CST
|Tuesday overnight temps are supposed to reach 22 degrees here, so we'll likely have more info on that soon.|
Nov 11, 2013 5:51 PM CST
|Is yours kepton the dry side Chelle?|
Nov 11, 2013 5:53 PM CST
|It's sitting right out in the rain and (now) snow. It's in a really well-draining mix though.|
Nov 11, 2013 5:59 PM CST
|Wow, if it makes it through that we will have to change the zone information in the database.|
Nov 11, 2013 6:37 PM CST
|I don't expect it to, but I do want to watch and see how much it can actually take.|
Nov 11, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Nov 12, 2013 12:05 AM CST
|Thank you, I took some cuttings and put then in the warm for winter ,they are still flowering...|
Nov 12, 2013 12:09 AM CST
|Let us know how it goes with them Mick.|
Nov 12, 2013 1:01 PM CST
|Hey, @mick64, I just figured out what svp means...|
Nov 12, 2013 1:35 PM CST
|My main plant this morning @ 21 degrees F. Brrrr....34 right now. |
The piece I'm keeping over. It's small, but at least it's something.
Nov 12, 2013 1:38 PM CST
|Chelle can we what it looks like at the warmest part of today? I wonder if it will just be mush after those temps?|
Nov 12, 2013 1:43 PM CST
|We're at the warmest part now, I think. |
Looking at it from the kitchen window it looks the same as it did before the snow, but I'll get another picture shortly. I'm still trying to thaw out from my last trip outdoors! I'm so not used to it yet...