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Jun 16, 2015 3:31 PM CST
|I wonder if you could tell me a little about this plant|
Jun 16, 2015 4:02 PM CST
|Hello Karen53harrisgmai |
To me your plant looks like a sempervivum that is getting ready to bloom. Can you take a photo of whole plant, a bit further away?
If it is a sempervivum, the plant is on a fade away phase, it will bloom but after that the plant will die. Just the natural cycle of the plant. Sometimes it may still make pups at the base of the plant or if none, you can still try and harvest the seeds after it blooms.
Jun 17, 2015 9:48 AM CST
|Thank you for your reply is this photo better|
Jun 17, 2015 9:50 AM CST
|Yes, it's going to bloom. After it does, the mother will die and the babies will take over.|
Jun 17, 2015 10:38 AM CST
|i live on a tropical island. i believe this plant might have been brought here from italy. the flowers all close up by 10am. grows like a med height ground cover.|
Jun 17, 2015 10:43 AM CST
|Roatangardener, if you start your own thread, more people will see it and can help you. It's pretty, whatever it is.|
Jun 17, 2015 10:53 AM CST
Yes, each plant should have it's own thread. Keeps things from getting confused. Even if you have two or three plants you need an Id on, each one should have it's own thread.
Just go to the Plant ID forum, then go all the way to the bottom and you will see Start a new thread.
Jun 17, 2015 11:03 AM CST
|Hi Karen, to All Things Plants! I agree your lovely plant looks like Sempervivum|
@roatangardener, to All Things Plants to you too! Your plant looks like a variety of Turnera
White Buttercup Flower (Turnera subulata 'White Lights')
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Jun 17, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Thanks for the photo Karen. Yup, it definitely is some type of sempervivum, so mommy plant will bloom and slowly fade away later. I see you have new ones already at the base, so it will continue on. Typically it takes around 3 or 4 years for the plant to start blooming or sometimes if location is too hot and dry, it also triggers bolting. They are alpine succulents that love cooler but not soggy conditions. A few can tolerate the heat. I will just enjoy the bloom show as it goes. And as I have mentioned earlier, you can try and harvest the seeds when bloom dies.
Jun 17, 2015 1:26 PM CST
|I'm getting old and forgot my manners...|
to both of you!