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Sep 8, 2014 3:37 AM CST
|Finally an id for this enchanting succulent. It is beautifully simple in structure.|
I planted it last summer.It spent the winter in the house and we are rewarded.
Graptoveria Fred Ives
Sep 8, 2014 11:19 AM CST
|Good growing Jo Ann! |
I grow this one outdoors year round since our winters are mild. One of those cold hardy types that gets lovely stressed colors and during late winter to early Spring, you just might be rewarded with its cluster of blooms.
The bloom cluster as it forms:
I have since divided the plant into a hanging basket and in smaller container with stem cuttings and both has flourished well too. I now understand how much sun it really wants. It can certainly take our triple digit heat here.
Sep 8, 2014 11:23 AM CST
|Beautiful Jo Anne. I love that plant. Someone sent me a cutting and I have had leaves drop off and make new plants sitting on the patio floor. I now have 3 of them just from the leaves.|
Sep 8, 2014 12:02 PM CST
|tarev : DD will bring the plant in for winter but we want to divide it.|
Whan is the best time for that
Sep 8, 2014 12:12 PM CST
|I made the division during early Spring. I was then experimenting if it will make new growth along those chopped stems, and it did nicely by early summer. Maybe you can start indoors ahead..our Spring is cool and dry here.|
Sep 8, 2014 12:37 PM CST
|I was cureous when I saw the stem pieces. We will wait until spring to make divisions.|
Sep 8, 2014 1:56 PM CST
|Yes, those stem pieces was quite fun to see as it started to regrow..such tenacity to survive!|
Had to review the photos again..so my date stamp showed the cuttings in May 2012, my plant stand was in a part sun/part shade area:
Then these are the cuttings by Sept 2012