Houseplants forum: Working in Houston for a month.. started an office garden. Would like advice.

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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 20, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Andy, as with most of succulents, once a day watering is too much. It can go for about a week or more for next watering, as long as you water thoroughly, till water drains out, and leave it alone to dry. Considering it is growing indoors, it will be taking a bit longer to dry at the root zone, compared to those we grow outdoors in part sun/part shade with all sorts of wind, and heat affecting it. It has very succulent leaves, that holds water very well.

Just give it some more interval in watering, so far it still looks okay to me, but be very careful in watering, they are not tropical plants that likes to be too moist.
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drdawg
May 20, 2015 9:19 AM CST
The typical succulent needs infrequent watering. I water mine once every couple of weeks in the spring and summer and once a month in the fall and winter. I don't grow the Haworthia though. I wonder if the plant dies after blooming. If you were overwatering, I would think that all those plants would show the same symptoms.
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purpleinopp
May 20, 2015 9:28 AM CST
Looks like 2 other little plants are also in the pot with the Haworthia. A Kalanchoe diagremontiana or x. houghtonii baby & the other looks like Sedum morganianum.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
May 20, 2015 9:29 AM CST
No, haws are not monocarpic. So they continue on, making new pups increasing the colony gradually.
Name: Andy W
Ogden, UT (Zone 6a)
engineer1984
May 20, 2015 9:35 AM CST
I'm not sure what a 'pup' is yet. I was going to look into that once I needed to. Looks like it is time : )

So then this pot needs to be replanted in a bigger pot to allow for all this action? Will the offshoot fall off and then grow another plant?

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tarev
May 20, 2015 9:47 AM CST
I think you are still okay in your container. Succulents grow in a rather glacial pace at times, so it takes awhile to really multiply.

Tiffany mentioned two other succulents in the present container, and I agree with her. You may consider, though to move the other succulents in that container, and put those in a separate similar sized container. That succulent that has spotted leaves, looks like a Kalanchoe, so you can center it in the container. The other one you place below the kalanchoe. Kalanchoes grows more upright.

Succulents have shallow roots, so too big or too deep containers, may keep the media too moist. Too moist media, will rot the roots.
Name: Andy W
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engineer1984
May 20, 2015 12:06 PM CST
There is a Sedum Morganianum growing in two other pots. : )

Another happy note: the Florida Sunrise had a leaf that was drooping (and twisted upside down) when I bought it and now the leaf is fully upright!

Wahoo!


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Name: Andy W
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engineer1984
May 20, 2015 12:15 PM CST
This is interesting...

What are these drops about on the leaves of the California Sunrise? I'm not getting water on the leaves when I water them.. I watered them around 6 PM last night.


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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 20, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Guttation.
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plantladylin
May 20, 2015 4:18 PM CST
I agree with Tiffany, the wet looking drops on the Caladium leaves is Guttation; it's the manner in which plants transport nutrients to all the cells: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G....
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 21, 2015 8:57 AM CST
The link got a "." stuck at the end of it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

It's a way to release excess moisture when stoma are closed.

It can be used as a sign that your plant definitely doesn't need a drink that day.
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tarev
May 21, 2015 9:53 AM CST
I try to avoid watering any of my plants at night, especially when indoors. If possible early in the day is better.
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drdawg
May 21, 2015 9:58 AM CST
I agree Thumbs up
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Name: Andy W
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engineer1984
May 21, 2015 10:36 AM CST
Will do!

Thanks again. : )

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