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Identify alien alpine

KJGKJG Posts: 3

Hi, I was given this in a small pot, and I threw it on the pot you see here and it did well, throwing out new shoots. Then it went mental and threw out this long stem with pink flowers. Any idea of the name of the plant and opinion as to what I should do with the stem, it sort of looks dead.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,861

    Its a sempervivum. They flower like this and then die but they often leave behind lots of little offsets which can be grown on.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • KJGKJG Posts: 3

    Thank you Ladybird4. So I guess I can remove the 'alien' now that it appears dead. I have to say I marvelled at the way this arm extended from this otherwise flat plant.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,294

    They're quite strange plants aren't they KJG - but fascinating. image

    The surrounding rosettes will carry on growing and some, or all of them, will produce more flower stalks - and so on and on image

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


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,861

    Yes KJG you can remove the dead flower stalk. I love sempervivums image Superstition has it that if you grow these on your roof then your home will never be struck by lightning.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • KJGKJG Posts: 3

    Thanks guys... I do like the plant, glad its constrained to the pot, but I can't wait for the next flowering cycle.

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