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Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
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sabigrows
May 10, 2018 11:21 AM CST
Hey everybody! Hope your day is going smoothly Smiling

So I got this Echeveria Minima in the mail about 1 week ago. Isn't she beautiful? I know they grow pups but I wasn't sure if this offshoot was a flower or a new baby. A second one is emerging from the center as well. If it's a pup should I cut it off and plant it? Strangely enough, I haven't been able to find much on the web from research on this Echeveria. Basic care and environment yes, but nothing on the offshoots.

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Also, I've succeeded in propagation and was wondering if I should begin slightly misting my cuttings or not. I don't want to because I don't want to kill them, but I also don't want to dry them out beyond repair. Yesterday I took these two and BARELY dipped the roots in water, and then lightly shook off the excess. I just wanted them to get a hint of water. My mister broke so I'm like mannnnnn (Excuse my nasty a$$ nails lol)

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Name: Baja
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Baja_Costero
May 10, 2018 11:33 AM CST
Yes, she is beautiful. Smiling That is a flower on the way. Thumbs up The inflorescence is long and starts out growing upward. The offsets are usually much leafier and more compact at the beginning, and they grow more sideways. Experience will help you tell the difference. Your plant should make offsets given time.

Here's what I do to root leaves. Put them on top of fast draining soil, not buried, and water the soil well (so that water comes out the hole in the bottom) when it is dry, but not much sooner. Use a container that is wider than deep and separate the leaves so that they have a bit of room to grow. Having moist soil next to the sprouting rosettes at the base of your leaves will encourage them to root. Provide strong light. Indoors that would be as much light as possible, like right by your sunniest window. Outdoors that would mean bright shade or filtered light, but no direct overhead sun until the leaves are well rooted.

I like to put a few leaves together in one pot in case some don't turn out. To some extent it is a throw of the dice. Once the new rosette is about the size of the current leaf (which will be weeks or months) you can think about separating it. Sometimes you'll get a double or triple header from the same leaf, which do not necessarily need separation. Don't be in a hurry to separate the baby plantlets, because it's better to wait for them to become independent before you put them through the stress of uprooting them.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 10, 2018 1:57 PM CST
Congratulations on the flower of your Echeveria (Echeveria minima) Once it opens I hope you will consider uploading a photo to the database since there are currently no bloom photos there!
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Name: Sabi
Nothern California (Zone 9a)
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sabigrows
May 10, 2018 2:45 PM CST
plantladylin said:Congratulations on the flower of your Echeveria (Echeveria minima) Once it opens I hope you will consider uploading a photo to the database since there are currently no bloom photos there!


I absolutely will! You mean by posting it in a specific thread? :)

I was so lucky to receive a flowering Echeveria! <333
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 10, 2018 4:19 PM CST
Hi Sabi,

To upload a photo to our database go to this page for Echeveria (Echeveria minima) and on the left, select Upload a Photo, choose the photo you want to upload and follow the directions. Don't forget to select the green area that says Finished. The picture will go into a queue for database moderators to approve and once it's been approved you will get a message that it's done.


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