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Haworthia,can I pot up this offshoot?

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,428
I have this Haworthia mirabilis v.paradoxa which sent out what I thought was a flower spike.
Instead it seems to be a small plant!
Can this be potted up and is this it's way of propagating itself?

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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,730
    That's so weird. I've got a couple of haworthia flowering at the moment but just normal flowers. I wonder if this is some kind of deformity or if it works like a strawberry runner? I'd be tempted to leave it attached until the pup gets bigger and then bend it down into another pot while still attached. Smaller pups seem to take forever to root.
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,428
    This is a very slow growing Haworthia and I had assumed when the spike shot up it was flowering as my other haworthias were.
    Will try the 'strawberry runner' method and see what happens!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,730
    Has anything happened with this little runner? I found some similar shoots on a saxifrage flower spike. It's another plant that normally offsets at the base too.
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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,428
    As yet I have done nothing,it seems to have come to a standstill growth wise.
    May do something soon!
    (Thanks for reminding me!!!)
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,428
    Just potted up with a couple of hair grips to hold down the shoot.
    Now just have to wait and see............!

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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