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« on: December 16, 2010, 03:00:27 »

Here is an interesting pup that I am watching (but not mine)...

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 06:36:25 »

Andy has the Deuterocohnia unrolled itself yet???   Alfina  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 07:20:11 »

Hi Andy,

It looks like it's still curled up in Mummy's womb.

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 08:34:01 »

No, I have been watching it for a couple of months now and it is growing, just continuing to growth with the very hard curl.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 20:04:45 »

So unfortunately one of my Hechtias is doing the same thing with much worse consequences.  It is one of my favorite plants but is extremely hard to get a pup to root.  I finally got one to root well and the growth tip starts curling into itself.  It has already pierced a couple of leaves.  Hopefully it will at least pup (hopefully a normal pup) before finishing its literal death spiral!

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011, 10:05:50 »

I has already pierced a couple of leaves.  Hopefully it will at least pup

I have herd of screw driving a brom but piercing leaves is a new one. does it really work and how exactly do you pierce the leaves
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 16:26:43 »

Ha ha, thanks for pointing that out that typo Phil (wow, I must have had some trouble typing that day...).  I meant to type that "it" has pierced its own leaves.  If you look at the center of the plant, the growth tip is growing to the left and is poking through the older leaves of the plant.  The arrow is about in the middle of the growing section and pointing the direction of the growth.  Maybe I should just cut the tip off and see what happens...

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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 11:55:48 »

Andy,

Cryptanthus leaves can curl when the humidity drops or the plant dries out too much, I know your Hectia is from a differant family but do you think a soak of water might help it along?

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 16:02:28 »

Hmm, not sure Rick.  Yesterday I trimmed off the 'tip' to see if that would help loosen things up.  I'm not too hopeful.  I think the core was probably damaged when I removed the pup.  Probably should just core the plant to force it to make some pups as it is rooted well enough.  This particular Hechtia is not very easy to get the pups off safely.  I think I outright killed two and I also have two more limping along...which kills me as it is such a beautiful plant...
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 03:05:17 »

Well, looks like it broke the pattern and has resumed normal growth.

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