Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Semp surgery result

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Name: Terri Stanley
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TerriStanley
Jul 5, 2016 8:06 AM CST
My first attempt at removing a bloom stalk. It's been almost 2 weeks, and there is certainly new growth. I can't tell weather they're offsets or additional flower stalks. Anyone recognize this new growth?


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This is 'Nanette'. Her surgery was right around the same time. She's not taking it as well as the noid above.
I was hoping to force a rosette or 2. I've only had this heuff. for a couple months.
The removed flower stalks of both were simply placed in the surrounding soil. Both are pushing out closed blooms.
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Name: Tim Stoehr
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tcstoehr
Jul 5, 2016 11:32 AM CST
Terri, your first picture looks really good to me. I don't think two weeks is enough to conclude anything, but the fact that there's no elongation going on in there is encouraging. Yet they may turn out to be flower buds... like mine. Here's mine from maybe three weeks ago and there are definitely some bloom stalks happening. Shrug!

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It seems like the pointy tips are a dead giveaway that flower buds are coming. In Terri's first picture, the buds seem more like tiny new rosettes.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jul 5, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Hard to say but nice pictures!! Terri I've found that the huefs somehow seem to live through most of the bloomings that mine have had, never have done the surgery on a heuf - since none have needed it. Interested to see what transpires from yours.
Tim - you can keep picking the flower stems off, I've done that and have had success.
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Terri Stanley
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TerriStanley
Jul 5, 2016 5:29 PM CST
LOL, I suppose I could have researched this before chopping 'Nanette' up. *Blush*
I'm happy to know about the pointy leaves thing. That's a valuable little pearl! Thumbs up
I'll have no problem doing this to any other semp, if need be.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jul 5, 2016 8:33 PM CST
I agree Terri, me too, when needed I do it! Thumbs up
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lauriebasler
Jul 19, 2016 9:07 PM CST
Wow, I mean, honestly......What the heck. I have never heard of this technique. Oh this will change everything for me and semps. I cannot wait to learn all about it. Now I need to get a few more semps. Hilarious!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 19, 2016 11:06 PM CST

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Aren't they fascinating Lauri? The learning never stops here at NGA. Hurray!
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gg5
Jul 20, 2016 12:34 AM CST
So the hen of this one died but coming up from the side of the dried up leaves...a baby! I'd call that success Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2016 9:31 AM CST

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That is definite success Greg. Especially if the resulting offset is the only one left for the cultivar.
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jul 20, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Thanks Lynn, it isn't the only one left but it adds to the collection nodding
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Name: Terri Stanley
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TerriStanley
Jul 20, 2016 12:18 PM CST
Nice going, Greg! I've had success with that noid I posted earlier. Now I'm ready, and totally confident when I need to do it on a named semp. Hurray!
h 'Nanette' was a different story. D'Oh! She was not the least bit amused. She's taken to dropping all the leaves from that particular stalk. I apologized.

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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Jul 21, 2016 12:41 AM CST
Terri yes some don't like it at all - sorry! Thumbs down
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