iris9252
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Chicks & Biddies new growth

So i got this new plant from my grandmother after she passed away. My mother said it is a chicks and biddies plant...(im not even srue if I'm spellingn it right) one of my friends told me to plant a "Leaf" of it and it will grow a brand new plant....is this true? and if i can any tips toit?

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I have not heard of that method being used to propagate Sempervivums, which is probably what your plant is. They belong to the Crassulaceae family, and are also known by the name of Houseleeks.

These plants usually produce offsets ... 'baby' plants, sometimes called 'pups' ... which can be separated from the parent plant and rooted to create new plants.

I suppose you could always try the leaf technique. If you do, let me know how it works. :)
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echeverias may be leaf propagated.

take the leave and just stick it in moist cactus mix.

for example, this is Echeveria nodulosa, the leave has a new tiny rosette growing at its base:

[img]https://lh4.ggpht.com/_-3cNfcqOwpk/S-mjlWIh0AI/AAAAAAAAAVI/wBCY00gaMRs/IMG_8622_09-12-16_Echeveria%20Nodulosa.JPG[/img]
Last edited by Gone_Tropical on Tue May 11, 2010 6:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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hmpf, why won't the picture show? :?

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Iris, it would help if you were to post a picture of your plant, so we can identify whether we're dealing with Sempervivum or Echeveria. Both are known by the common name Hen and Chicks. :lol:

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Hi Kisal, any idea why my picture is just shown as code? I do have the [img] around the http address :?:

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I'm not sure, Tropical. I think it might be that the URL has to end in jpg, jpeg, or gif, in order for it to post as an image. I think png works, too. There may be other formats that work, as well, but those are the ones that come readily to mind right now. (I'm still working on my morning coffee. :lol: )

When I have a specific pic that I want to use, and I can't get it to display on the forum, I download it to my computer, then upload it to an image host, like Photobucket. Then use the IMG code they give for it. I only do that when I'm having a hard time finding a pic that I feel clearly illustrates what I'm trying to describe. If there are a lot of images available that would serve my purpose, I just keep looking until I find one that's in the right format.

I'm not the most computer savvy person around. Maybe someone else will pop in with a good answer for you. :D
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thanks Kisal, I have uploaded to Picasa and edited my above post accordingly. works now.
So I take it I won't be able to show pictures in my website's photo album... :cry:

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I don't know whether your photo album will show here or not. I tried to get your original link to the pic to work, and I couldn't. I even went to the main URL and tried to find the pic, to see if I could get a different URL I could work with. I failed, but like I say, I'm not the most computer savvy person you'll meet here. :lol:
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thanks Kisal for checking, but I pry messed up somewhere. either way, the picture above shows how I planted the single leaf... just barely in the dirt, not burried deep. I secure the leaves with pebbles.

iris, the difference between echeverias and sempervivums is, echeverias will not die after the flowers fade, while the sempervivium, the 'hen', will decline and eventually die.
echeverias are also not frost proof, while sempervivums grow up north and weather the snowy winters just fine


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It worked!

Suprisingly enough the planting leaf did not work! But I found what did :) just chopped off the top of the flower with a little stem and planted watered and that did it :) I'll try to post pics if I figure it out ! :D

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Pic

https://pbckt.com/ps.Q0A2un

Can anyone see this?

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Re: Pic

iris9252 wrote:https://pbckt.com/ps.Q0A2un

Can anyone see this?
If I click on the url, yes, I can see the photo; looks like a healthy, happy plant! Were you hoping that it would show directly, here in the thread?

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To get it to post the image here in the forum, copy the link that is to the right of the picture, in snapbucket, and titled IMG code
Beautiful plant by the way

[img]https://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n503/iris9252/Snapbucket/26E9DFC3.jpg[/img]

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