splitting echeverias

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  1. windy miller

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    Hi all,
    I have an echeveria which is two big rosettes with about 30 little ones growing underneath. How do I go about splitting this up?? When would be the best time to do it??
    It's a bit ugly at mo and I have a nice shallow bowl that I couldn't resist at the GC the other day to put them in! :D
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'd wait a month or so Windy,
    Then cut the small rosettes off with a sharp knife, you really need a small section of stem to have formed before you can remove them.

    Leave the cut end to dry for a day or two and then put them to root in a seed tray or similar of very sharp sandy compost.
    You can almost just lay them on the surface, but I like to push them on slightly.
    Dont let them get too wet and keep them warm.
    They root fast at this time of the year. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for that Pete [​IMG] Great stuff!!
     
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    I'd add to what Pete says, that if you have some fine gravel, or probably vermiculite would do, on top of some sand, it'll take well like that. Mine did!

    Didn't like the flowers, though - obscene!!! I daren't post a photo of them :eek:
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Obscene?
    Lets have a look then. :D
     
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    I couldn't possibly, Pete :eek:

    It was rather amusing - everyone I went to in the same week or two had these hideous things growing, and everyone wanted me to remove them instantly! :D

    Obviously I had a very genteel set of customers!
     
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    Why Dendy!!! What's wrong with luminous orange and pink????? Don't you know it's the new black :D :D :D
     
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    Nah - can't see me wearing it! You've seen pics of me - always in black - that just wouldn't suit me [​IMG]

    The thread about Date Palms might be heading in an intersting direction, re evcheverias, BTW!
     
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    When we were travelling the Grnad Canyon last yr it was so hot and I wanted new shorts and I fell in love yes you brough it back WM luminous orange and lime of course material is thin and cool not as hot as our material.

    I will ware them here but round the back or when I go out on my bike in the summer .
     
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