Posted 2M ago by @roxyvivien

πŸ“Š Taking a Poll! Should I behead this giant Graptopetalum Murasaki? πŸ€” Y or N?
Repotting this arrangement would most definitely result in many lost leaves especially from the smaller 🌱🌸 Ghost plants & other Graptopetalum in there - their leaves naturallly drop leaves with the slightest accidental poke or jostle - which would definitely happen with a repot like this! 😳

I have a nice round grey concrete planter pot I think she'd like (see pic).

Add your vote to the comments! #succulentsquad #succulentlove #repotting #graptopetalum #ghostplant #jade #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantaddict #newgrowth #propagationstation

P. S. Can you believe that this arrangement started out as a propagation station! From one stem cutting and a bunch of leaf props?! πŸ˜€ πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ€πŸ’š #happyplants
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I would. In fact, I’m currently doing it to several of my succulents. They look quite a bit like yours, healthy enough but deserving of a better domicile and with a hope that they will go on to be more compact. Good luck! I’m sure it will remain beautiful no matter what you decide.
Your succulents are so beautiful! Super job on propping dude πŸ‘πŸΌPersonally, I’ve haven’t had the chance to behead a succulent yet but I’ve seen some pretty awesome results. Also, I’ve seen some people spray a root booster on them too. πŸ’š I say go for it πŸ‘πŸΌ
@AguaViviente Thank you❣️ πŸ™πŸ½ is the root booster the same as "rooting hormone"? I have this one
Off with her head! So much your succs!! 😍😍 that a kalanchoe flapjacks??? I just got one...any tips? Yours is fantastic!!!🀩🀩🀩
@TruthfulApricot Thank you! πŸ’š

BTW, I love your Haworthia Star Cactus & Lipstick Echeveria β€” They are gorgeous! 😍

We have a few of the same succulents!
@roxyvivien Honestly, it was like an Asian brand, a type of spray.. I’ve been trying to research what type it is but I haven’t found what the exact brand is. I would behead this one without a hormone and then try it on a different succulent. Just in case. 😊
@plantesteem Thank you! πŸ’œ I agree she has stellar potential! 😁🌟 Do you mean this plant?
I can't give too much advice right now because she's currently rooting from a stem cutting (the leaf prop w/ her is a Gost plant).

I 'rescued' the flapjack from my boyfriend's mother's front yard, who doesn't take the best care of her succulents. 😳

But I know the flapjack does well in full sun when established or if it's hot and outdoors, in a shaded area. The mother plant was kind of tucked under a large dwarf palm tree but it gets very very hot in the San Fernando Valley where she was living before. Are you growing yours in a container indoors or outdoors?

Oh, and the cutting was very easy to root. I planted it in coco coir with plenty of pumice & a lava rock top dressing and I water it about once a week currently. Hope that helps!
Cut her OFF
Yes!!! That's the one! Mine will be indoors for sure....winter is coming 🀣🀣 I love the color you're getting 😍😍😍thanks for the tips!!πŸ₯°
Amazing! She'll do great right next to a sunny window β˜€ πŸ’šπŸ™‚ Enjoy your new plant! πŸ™ŒπŸ½
The verdict is in... "Off with her head! " πŸ˜‚ @plantesteem @jcPlantProper @TruthfulApricot @AguaViviente Thank you all for you votes! 🌟 πŸ’œπŸ’š
And... Bonus! @AguaViviente Look at all these leaf props I got from her lower stem! I'll dip them in rooting hormone after they callous over 😊
Thanks for the best answer compliment! You’ve made my day!
@TruthfulApricot It was a well thought out and written answer, thank you! β™₯
They are soo pretty 🌿🌱 #SucculentsLove
@WiseDidelta thank you! β™₯
@roxyvivien noice, with your success rate you’ll have beautiful props in no time πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
I've never had any luck ever with beheading πŸ˜” but if you know what to do I say go for it! At least will still have the base plant with or without its head and one that you can propagate β™‘
I would behead yes. πŸ˜‚ It'll give you a new plant using the head and you'll get new growth where you cut. Good luck
@KrunchyWrap the Graptopetalum varies are the easiest to propigate by beheading IMO but I've also had good success with Aeoniums, Sedums, and Crassula - they just require a bit more finesse and TLC... I'll send you updates when she's rooted but essentially I just brush the cut end with powdered sulfur to heal up, clean I & prevent nfection - then I plopped her in her new pot with 100% bone dry soil mix so she can dry out more & keep upright. 🌱

I'm keeping her in bright shade out of direct light & I'll check in a few days for roots, once I see the first sign of roots I'll dust the whole stem in a little rooting hormone and water her the next day. πŸ™‚

πŸ‘†πŸ½ That's the best method I've tried so far and it works with many different succulents.

The most challenging part is figuring out where to make the cut.

Some stems are too dry and brittle asn some are on the side of rotting soon... so how much stem you leave is the tricky part.

I usually aim for 1 to 2 inches of stem but it really depends on the plant, some varieties do very well with just a little nub of stem left!

Hope that helps... I ade SO many mistakes with stem props when I started experimenting. 😳 lol
@roxyvivien thank you! I do know the graptopetalums just shoot roots out every where and if I'm doing the water propagation method j can basically get any thing to root really well for the most part but it's the transition from water to soil that gets me. Or when the roots are formed and it's time to water it doesn't matter how little they rot. I think it has a lot to do with the humidity though bc when it's dry hot i swear my plants are sooo happy and then comes the humidity and rain and they all throw tantrums and very confusingly yet loudly express their displeasure in everything and nothing at the same time
@KrunchyWrap that totally makes sense about humidity! It's been getting more and more humid in lately in Los Angeles πŸ₯΅

I tend to have the best luck with rooting most stem props inside in gentle light light (when I have room on my shelves inside πŸ˜…) then moving them outside when they are more established β€”the more even temps and lower humidity inside helps a lot πŸ™‚
@roxyvivien I would love to have them inside with my grow light (which is why I got it in the first place *it was also early spring too so it got cold*) but I'm staying with my dad until our house is finished and it's SEVEN people in one house sooooo there is barely room to exist in here. Lol I've gotten to where most will just root on their on just by letting them sit somewhere and chill and do their thing but like usual it's the transition thats tricky and troublesome
@KrunchyWrap πŸ’― They are amazing creatures! I've forgotten some cuttings under a chair on my deck or in a box on a shelf and find them 2 week later accidentally and I think they gonna be dead and then.... OMG roots! πŸ˜„

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