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By Waddy

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me what the name of this plant is? I've had it quite a while but suddenly the rosettes have started to detach and I can't see why.

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Echeveria, Firecracker, moulded wax, hen and chickens or painted lady. Take your pick. The chickens are your new plants. They root easily in a sandy compost, especially in spring after they have dried out for a week. Go easy on the watering. It likes a rest period in the winter.

12 Nov, 2012


If the whole plant is coming away from the compost then check for Vine weevil grubs in the pot.

12 Nov, 2012


Thanks for that Daphne, I have a friend who has already expressed an interest in having one. Now I know what to do.
I hope your wrong Owdboggy...better check my other plants too I guess. :(

13 Nov, 2012


The answer to what's this plant, Daphne63 got it good, I've got mine in a large Alpine bed.

13 Nov, 2012


Thanks Sunne, does that mean it is winter hardy??

13 Nov, 2012

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