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Cuttings / propagation of Sempervivums...

25 September - am I too late to propagate Sempervivums?

We have a lot of side shoots on our plants and need to tidy the pot up a bit - maybe move to a drier spot for winter?



Any advice please, thank you.

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126
    If you can keep the baby plants undercover, there is no reason why you can't pot up some of the small rosettes now. They all come with tiny roots, ready to start growing. I've just potted up some new sempervivums in my greenhouse and will leave them out there over winter. They prefer a gritty compost.....I mix JI no1 with some grit (50/50) and that seems to work well.
    That's a beautiful collection of plants you have there.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,121
    I've just done some - a few days ago. I just shove them in gritty compost, or perlite & compost, and bung them against the house wall. 

    What's the little ornament you have @johnrimm, if you don't mind me asking?  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,121
    That's what I thought @philippa smith2 - I could see a smiley face and couldn't work out the rest of it  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you all for your replies.  Sorry, we are just back from our dog walk...

    Yes, it is a chicken, with the hens and chicks - as we know them from our Yorkshire past.

    We cannot believe how much these have grown this year - here is a photograph from back in April...

     

    Thanks again, I have plenty of John Innes and potting grit - so I will have a go at some cutting later this week.

    Thank you for your time and best wishes, John
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,497
    I thought the nostrils were eyes in the first pic. Makes much more sense now  :D I like the 2 tier pot too. Once the top one is hidden it looks really effective. 
    A great library has something in it to offend everybody.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,121
    I thought the nostrils were eyes in the first pic. Makes much more sense now  :D I like the 2 tier pot too. Once the top one is hidden it looks really effective. 
    I thought that too - it looked like a smiley wee face  :)
    I had a nice pot like that - it eventually fell apart a few years ago.  :(


    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • BerkleyBerkley Posts: 428
    Wow! I really like what you have done!
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