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By Mookins

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

cant think of its name, may not of found its name but its growing so thats good but it did have 2 babies, now it only has one. This one is starting to go black where the baby joins the mother. I presume through some things on here that its too much water. Its currently in fairly griity soil but not too much, what should it be in

thank you

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A very free draining soil with a lot of grit sempervivums can't cope with sitting in wet soil. Just looking at the pix the compost seems to be very wet

30 Jul, 2009


aah thats the name thank you.
Yes its been out in yet more rain. Will definatly add more grit. I didnt think I had added enough when I noticed the black section on it
x x

30 Jul, 2009


I'd also suggest you put it under cover outside so that it can't get soaked. If that is composted bark or similar you need to repot in a very lean mix of loam, grit and sand.

30 Jul, 2009


make sure the you cover around the top of the plant with grit too, the leaves dont like being on wet surfaces either.

30 Jul, 2009


Good point Steve

31 Jul, 2009


I was wondering if it was an Echeveria rather than a Semp because of its pale colour. But if the baby extended outward like a runner rather than growing underneath I'd say Sempervivum. You'd know when it flowers, either way.

31 Jul, 2009


I'm leaning towards Echeveria too. If it is, you will have to overwinter indoors.

1 Aug, 2009


dont look the right colour for Echeveria to me, it should be a grey/bluish colour if so.

1 Aug, 2009


I still say it is a Semp.... time will tell :-)

1 Aug, 2009


Well Mookins, did the suspected either Sempervivum or Echeveria die in the winter? :-)

12 Jun, 2010


well its grown and has 2 new babies, i have her indoors with my aloe vera plants

no flowers yet but just as pretty
will take a new pic and upload

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20 Jun, 2010

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