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Crassula Ovata { Gollum }

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Lem, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. Lem

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    Hi all, i recently purchased a Crassula Ovata Gollum at a local DIY store, which were selling them off for a £1 :yes: £1.
    When i got it home, looking over the plant, i noticed it was actually 3 separate plants, which i didn't mind at all.
    What i'd like to know, would i be better separating them, and grow each plant in it's own pot, or leave them as they are :dunno:
    My intentions are to make a sort of Bonsai out of them :ideaIPB:image_67509505.JPGimage_67212033.JPG
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I always tend to like one plant per pot.
    I think they always do this to make a more impressive looking plant faster.
     
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      @pete
      Thanks Pete, you've made my mind up, i'll separate them, hopefully i'll get thicker stem's in their own pots :)
       
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        You could leave them alone for now if you like but they will have to be separated in time. As @pete said they are sold like that to make a bigger looking plant.
         
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          @Michael Hewett
          Thanks for the advice ,yes I’ve decided to separate them and leave them grow in their own pots :)
           
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          They look extremely close together and you might struggle to get equal amounts of roots with each plant when separating considering their size. Personally I would wait until Spring at the beginning of the growing season rather than at the end.:smile:
           
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          • Lem

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            @strongylodon thanks for the advice, it makes sense now thinking about it :)
             
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            Yes, spring is the best time to separate them. Gollum roots easily from cuttings so it doesn't matter if the roots get a bit of a harsh treatment when pulling apart.

            It would be nice to see it flowering, mine never have even though they grow well. A fun plant definitely. :)
             
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              Thanks I’ll keep you all updated in the spring, fingers crossed it’ll flower :)
               
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