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Alcurtis93

Cumbria, UK

Pachyphytum oviferum

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Alcurtis93

Note to self: Don't put moonstone babies in direct sun..The forina has rubbed off the parent leaf and they burnnnnnn. 1 day was all it took.

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angiecrazycatlady

So glad you posted this I had no idea why mine did the same, I'll move them down to the next shelf out of direct sun 😊

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Alcurtis93

Once the leaf drops off they can take all the direct sun you can throw at them but only if the forina on it is intact @angiecrazycatlady :)

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angiecrazycatlady

That's good as I don't have much shade in my garden 😊

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ezramoo89

Oooh I want some of these 😍

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Alcurtis93

I may be able to send you on @ezramoo89 I have too many ha

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ezramoo89

@Alcurtis93 omg that is so generous!!

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Alcurtis93

I'm going to be sending a load to @marlynroses so when I get chance to do that I could send you a moonstone. I'll get back to you, may not be for a little bit

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ezramoo89

That would be great if you could! You are so kind! Sorry I've only just seen this haha x

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Alcurtis93

#moonstone

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angiecrazycatlady

I've just managed to propagate my one it took ages 😊

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Alcurtis93

Yeah they can be slow can't they @angiecrazycatlady I've just one only just work after 8 months! Crazy

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angiecrazycatlady

8 months ...that is slow you are obviously very patient 😁

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gjones

Okay - I'm not going to try to propagate this one!😊

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Alcurtis93

Most the time they're much faster @gjones ! Few weeks :)

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Alcurtis93

My tray of moonstones

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hayleyaj

Wow! Well done you!! 👏👏💓

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Alcurtis93

Thanks @hayleyaj I've been lucky! I've heard they can be quite temperamental to propagate

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hayleyaj

Well you've obviously tamed them!! 😂😂👏👏

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marlynroses

My goodness these are my favorite! I've only been able to successfully propagate one! You have such a good hand🌑

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Alcurtis93

Thanks @hayleyaj and @marlynroses I have two others as well in other pots. I got super lucky. Had 10 leaves I think and they all were successful. Shame I only really wanted one haha. I'll have to give the rest away :) I remember I didn't water them much though. Mainly just spray bottle every 2 days and quite low light levels at first. Who knows! I'm in my room the majority of the time with having ME so they do get looked after an awful lot :)

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hayleyaj

Perfect plants for you then! I have some babies of various ones growing at the moment, maybe we can do baby swapping!! 😂😂

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Alcurtis93

Ah you're in the UK @hayleyaj I'd be more than happy to send you some :)

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hayleyaj

I'm in Northampton Alex. You're in Cumbria aren't you? Happy to send you some of mine once I'm happy they are fit to travel!! 😃😃😂😂

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Alcurtis93

I sure am @hayleyaj you've got a deal :)

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hayleyaj

Keep posting updates Alex and I'll do the same with mine 😃😃

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marlynroses

Did you buy just the leaves? I love watching them grow so I'd love to know where you got all of these beauties from?

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Alcurtis93

Last of the afternoon sun hitting the moonstone babies

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Alcurtis93

#succulent #pachyphytum

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Alcurtis93

@Muzz67

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Muzz67

Oh well done !looking great ! 😍

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Muzz67

I have one I think is the same or similar I will post a pic !

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Alcurtis93

@Muzz67

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angiecrazycatlady

Do you just lay the leaves on top of the compost or do you push them down a bit so they are more in contact with the soil 😊

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Alcurtis93

Hi @angiecrazycatlady I just lay them on top to avoid excess moisture getting into the leaf but if they callous up well enough then it isn't too much of a concern. I just find this way works best so the leaf doesn't expend loads of energy trying to push the baby up through the soil to reach light. You can certainly push it into the soil a little to stop the leaf wiggling round though :)

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Alcurtis93

@Muzz67 Here they are. Not the fastest growers in my climate!

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Muzz67

Troupers !

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Alcurtis93

Really wish I had a full size one of these but I bought a bunch of leaves on eBay to propagate. 3 years time I may have a good sized plant to look at :)

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Alcurtis93

#succulents #succulent-propagation

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Alcurtis93

This is a pachyphytum oviferum. Moonstones plant. If you look at my other photos I have jades :) None of mine have ever flowered but haven't had them very long. Less than 6 months

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Muzz67

Ooh how are these going now ? I think I have one of these ones

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Alcurtis93

@Muzz67 if you could remind me tomorrow I'll put up new photos of all my succulents. These guys are getting a fair bit bigger :)

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Alcurtis93

@Muzz67 I'll set a reminder for the morning. I didn't realise you were in Oz! I'll tag you in the photos

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Muzz67

Hehe yes must be pretty late there 😁😁😁

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Alcurtis93

@Muzz67 11pm! I'm off to bed, I'll post photos tomorrow

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