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Posted 1Y ago by @SuckySucculent

Do I chop or leave it on?

Hey guys! My #SandRose didn’t bloom last year. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to cut the stalk, which has gone limp, or leave it on.
1ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 11 months ago
Best Answer
Now that the bloom has died, I would cut it so the plant can stop focusing energy on it. But @roxyvivien or @vvvelo may have different advice. I always ask them when I have succulent questions. (:
@WickedValkyrie I agree with you. This is what I did to my Pulidonis after it stopped blooming.
@WickedValkyrie @vvvelo Thank you guys so much! This will definitely help.
Anytime! πŸ™ƒ Welcome to Greg! ✌️
@WickedValkyrie Thanks again! Feels good to be here
Hello πŸ‘‹πŸΌ @SuckySucculent and welcome to Greg!

Looks like my #succulentsquad friends have helped you out already πŸ™‚ πŸ‘πŸ½

It's true, most people cut the bloomstalk right after the flowers bloom as it's important to help improve growth of the plant as @WickedValkyrie mentioned & it also helps prevent pests from being attracted to the dying foliage.

Some people cut it as soon as it sprouts because they don't want the plant to waste energy on flowers that won't be pollinated if they're not using the seeds (or feeding the bees).

Personally, I cut the bloomstalk a tad early early - right before it blooms & I enjoy the flowers blooming in a little vase of water.

This increases the plant's potential for growth by taking its energy away from blooming so it can focus on leaves, offsets and roots 😊

I have other garden flowers I let be to feed the bees too. 🐝 😁

Here's an Echeveria Minima bloomstalk that I removed from the plant over a week ago and it's still bringing me joy in a little vase πŸ₯°
@roxyvivien that’s a beautiful flower and thank you so much for the suggestions! I have found this community really fun and enjoyable!