Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: broken aeonium arboreum stem

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 8, 2014 9:57 AM CST
Sad this morning Sad Sad ..I saw the stem of my aeonium that is trying to bloom properly, laying down close to the ground, luckily the sedum rubrotinctum container sort of caught it.
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This stem has been moving around, like a dizzy person....and now the stem is broken..but the good thing is, I can see the stem is fresh, so the stem is not rotting..just maybe the lowest break point.
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I have dabbed some cinnamon on that cut point.

And here is the broken stem..I will be chopping them off into segments..will see how it goes..
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Stem is firm..not sick..haaay..something awful and new..luckily it is Spring, and weather is warming up, so it I am hoping it will be a quicker recovery later when I chop down the broken stem.

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 8, 2014 10:23 AM CST
Ok, you win, Tarev for growing, domestically, the longest aeonium stem and for having the biggest aeonium head on a pretty long stem too...at least that I have seen! Smiling
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 8, 2014 10:43 AM CST
You are so funny Bev Big Grin
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 8, 2014 5:21 PM CST
broken stem chopped down to several pieces...cinnamon treated cut ends and giving it time to callus


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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Region: California Houseplants Plays in the sandbox Orchids Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Composter
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tarev
Apr 8, 2014 10:49 PM CST
Saw a video in youtube where the aeonium cuttings were propped on inverted clay containers, so the rosettes will not be too deformed if kept laying down..so am doing the same for now, till the cut ends heal a bit.


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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Apr 8, 2014 11:15 PM CST
Way to go and then they won't roll off table...
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 9, 2014 8:41 AM CST
Thanks Bev...and thanks to that youtube video hehe.

I also tied the other Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' to a stake, which has been moving..I do not want another broken stem.

Just really thankful it is Spring. Smiling

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