She has now stretched right up in a matter of days once she threw this flower stem. It’s not coming from the very centre.. but is she coming to an end? Sun position hasn’t changed. She was so beautiful I will be sad to see her go if so.
@chloelouise and @lovestogarden I'm not convinced she's coming to and end. Have you tried rotating her pot or giving her a little more sun? Let her flower and if you're still not happy you could behead her and propagate any spare leaves.
So we are looking at a Graptoveria of sorts - could be Marpin or Margete Rippen. Though likely marpin due to the size. The plant is beautiful and healthy in my view, look at those thick, chunky leaves. I would love to see your flowers close up side on and top down when the are in full bloom. This plant is top heavy. It can do with a head chop and propagation. I would cut it where it’s starting to curve. Stick the stem in some of the Yates purple rooting hormone from Bunnings. Tbc.
Continued. It will likely start to root in a week or so. Pull off all the leaves from the stem and dip them in the gel also and leave them on some soil to make you more babies. Leave the stem in soil and that too will grow brand new cute, perfect little babies. The flower where it is can be chopped off dipped in hormone and stuck in soil. It too will root and make more babies! On the flower stem, it’s only terminal if it grows right from the centre of the rosette from the stem. Tbc.
To deal with a terminal flower there have been cases where people chop it off and their plant doesn’t die and it does recover. It is a gamble and not guaranteed though, but I have seen a few cases now where it has worked. I guess the plant will die if you don’t so it’s worth a try. I hope all this has helped. @lovestogarden 👆🏻
Thank you very much @Yollymac lots of great advice there :) this is probably my fav succulent that I have so I’m really hoping to recover her without having to make her too small from the beheading but atleast she will look nice and flat again and slowly grow back. I was just shocked at how fast she grew! She was flat only a week or so ago. every day I checked her, I could notice a huge change every day.I have just moved her into a more sunny position. I’ll work up the courage to behead her :)
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