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Name: Victoria
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
MythrilDelight
Jun 18, 2017 11:36 AM CST
Hi!! My Silver King has a lot of babies and I was wondering how I go about starting new plants? Do I just snip the little buds off and plant them?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 18, 2017 2:47 PM CST

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Hi Delight, Welcome! to the Sempervivum Forum.
Can you take a photo of your plants? So we can see if the offsets are mature enough to separate from the mother rosette.
Can't wait to see them. Hurray!
Name: Victoria
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
MythrilDelight
Jun 19, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome!

Here is a picture of the mother plant and some of the babies. Also, does the mother plant need a larger pot? I'm not sure how rootbound these plants need to be :)

Thank you for all the help! It's so greatly appreciated
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2017 11:15 AM CST

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Delight, very healthy looking semps. Some of the offsets look like they might be mature enough. The best way to tell is on those larger offsets, look to see if you see small white roots starting to form. If so you can transplant them.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2017 11:23 AM CST

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Delight, I see you don't have any Profile information. Like the area you live in, and the growing zone. First name is great also if you don't mind doing that?
Here are two links to getting some free acorns for the June Raffle that is not a raffle. You can win some amazing prizes. Hope you can participate.
This link if you fill in some information on your Profile will earn you acorns. Baja will give them to you.
The thread "Shakin' the old tree" in The June 2017 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!
And this link is to the Raffle. List all the prizes and instructions. Hurray!
https://garden.org/ideas/view/...
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2017 11:24 AM CST

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I just sent you a few acorns to get you started. Hurray!
Hope you win something.
Name: Victoria
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
MythrilDelight
Jun 19, 2017 11:57 AM CST
valleylynn said:I just sent you a few acorns to get you started. Hurray!
Hope you win something.


Hiya!! Thanks for the acorns. I updated as much as possible. I don't live in the states so I'm not sure how eligible I would be for raffles :)

If there are white roots do I just clip the baby off the little stalk or plant the whole stalk? Does the mother plant need transplanting into a larger pot?

I'm so thankful and grateful to have found this forum :)
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2017 1:53 PM CST

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Yeah!!! Look at you Victory. You can put your country?
You can still win the acorn raffle prize. You can buy badges with acorns.
https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

And sometimes things like books can be mailed. I know plants can't be mailed out of the U.S.
Name: Victoria
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
MythrilDelight
Jun 19, 2017 9:50 PM CST
valleylynn said:Yeah!!! Look at you Victory. You can put your country?
You can still win the acorn raffle prize. You can buy badges with acorns.
https://garden.org/ideas/view/...

And sometimes things like books can be mailed. I know plants can't be mailed out of the U.S.


Oh awesome!! I will edit profile again
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level
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valleylynn
Jun 19, 2017 9:56 PM CST

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And I typed Victory, instead of Victoria. *Blush*
Name: Victoria
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
MythrilDelight
Jun 20, 2017 11:39 AM CST
Hahahaha it's no big deal Smiling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Jun 20, 2017 6:58 PM CST
Hi Victoria and welcome... To answer your question about the stem (stolon) that attaches chicks to mother plant, I keep it attached to the chick because it helps anchor the new planting until it develops more roots, but I bet people have different ways of doing this.
I tip my hat to you.

Name: Jo Ann
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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ricos
Jun 22, 2017 4:35 PM CST
Hi Victoria
Welcome to the forum.
I will be very interested to see how your semps do over the winter. I think if they are under some snow they should be fine even @ -30 C. My sister grows beautiful lilies in Gunn (north of Edmonton).
You don't have to cut the babies off. You can just give it a little tug and the stem should detach from the mother. Some semps grow a few roots on the stem but most of the roots grow from the bottom of the rosette. If you just press the rosette,gently onto a free draining soil mix, it will root all by itself. Greg's advice about keeping at least some of the stem and sticking it into the soil is what I do as well. It helps stablize the chick till it roots in. I see there is a tag in your pot.
Does your Semp have a name?
Welcome!

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