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Jun 29, 2015 9:40 AM CST
Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
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Why is this Semp like this? Shouldn't it be flattish or concave?
What is this from? It feels nice and firm but I'm just wondering. Any input would be very appreciated.
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Jun 30, 2015 10:26 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
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Hi Jennifer.
How long have you had this semp? It is etoliated, maybe from lack of enough sun?
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Jun 30, 2015 1:13 PM CST

They usually do that when they are in competition with something for the sun,you can take off the bottom leaves and bury it deeper...

Just googled etoliated ,it's that.. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jul 1, 2015 8:05 AM CST
Name: Jennifer Rockwood
Houston, Texas (Zone 8b)
Thank you! I wondered why it was standing instead of laying flat. I see a lot like that at some of the nurseries because they are trying to shelter them from the blazing hot sun (and lots of rain)
This totally makes sense. I've had this one for a month now. It's always kinds been like that and I wasn't sure why. I'm going to take the bottom leaves off and try that. Should I let it dry out for a couple of days?
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Jul 1, 2015 8:33 AM CST
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You can lift it from the soil and see if you can gently move the bottom leaves upward, and replant, making sure you give it plenty of light, but not full sun in your area. And Mick is correct about planting it deeper, keeping gravel under the leaves so they don't lay on the soil.
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