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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

Aeonium

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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emve

It is clearly not dead!!!

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juliesgarden

Looks like its little arms are fighting 🥊😂

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emve

🤣🤣🤣 @juliesgarden, I guess the surgery was more traumatic than I thought 😱

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juliesgarden

😂😂😂

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emve

This is scary stuff! Hope I haven’t killed it. When the time comes, I wonder if I can stick the longer stems about halfway into the compost?

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saguaro

@lovestogarden do you know what this is. You were able to identify my aeonium. #plantID

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emve

Thanks @cyndi. I wasn’t sure if I should bury the stem a lot or just a little bit. Perhaps I should do some deep and some more shallow.

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lovestogarden

YES! This #aeonium should be just fine with chop and then the planned replant!! Let the broken tops garden off good, so they do not rot, and enjoy all the new plants. I had two mother plant rot in the middle (not tops or roots) and I did just this. All are growing fine. You an break off the stem lengths and have more plants too! @cyndi @saguaro #aeonium-advice

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emve

Thanks Janice @lovestogarden

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lovestogarden

My pleasure 💕

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emve

I’m not saying that everything needs to be straight and “normal” — but what’s up with this one? Is it supposed to be this curly?

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lovestogarden

#aeonium #crazy 😂

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gjones

I have no idea but maybe @angiecrazycatlady or @Soph1e can advise you on its growing habit. It's an interesting plant - doing its own thing😊

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Soph1e

I think your best bet will be to behead each stem, let them callous over and repot them. You could leave the floppy stems in their current pot and see if you get any new heads from the stems. How much water and light has this aeonium been getting? Those are generally the main causes of problems with succulents. It's also worth checking for pests.

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emve

It has been a wet summer - could that be it @Soph1e ? I have moved it indoors now. With light levels rapidly decreasing, would it be better to postpone the “surgery” until spring?

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emve

I don’t mind a free spirit if he is curly-happy, but if he is curly-sad... I feel bad for him! @gjones

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Soph1e

I've never seen an aeonium do this before @emve. Is it in free draining compost? As long as it isn't wet for prolonged periods, I would have thought it would be OK. You could operate now. Give it a week to scar over the cut ends and then pop it in dry, gritty compost. Wait to water it for a couple of weeks to encourage new roots to form. Aeoniums are generally summer dormant so it should be happy to keep growing over winter.

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emve

Thank you @Soph1e, I will give it a try.

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angiecrazycatlady

I agree with @Soph1e 😊

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emve

It scares me, though. @angiecrazycatlady @soph1e @gjones l haven’t found the courage to start the surgery yet - perhaps tomorrow. And I need to find more perlite. The shops here are all sold out due to all the seed sowing during these past covid months.

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gjones

@emve The first time I had to behead my succulents I thought they’d die for sure by they survived and are still thriving. Winter is a tough time in our northern climates as there’s not enough sunshine so mine stay under grow lights until spring.

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emve

@gjones, I just realized my grow light will be free this winter, since my lemon trees now live in the greenhouse. Perhaps a beheaded aeonium is the worthy cause I’ve been searching for when it comes to who will be needing that grow light the most.

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emve

What is going on here? Is it supposed to be this curly? It started the outdoor season with all five arms standing straight up.

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