hollie hock

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Advice on Snake Plant propagation

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:07

I think gritter compost would have been a better option fidget bones. When it comes to repotting and splitting I've always let larger succulents dry out a bit before re planting and go easy on the water until you can see new growth.I read this years ago in one of Dr Hessayen's Expert books and it has always worked for me.

These plants like and thrive on being pot bound so I've just planted up into slightly larger pots. I won't split again now until the Spring. They've really appreciated being outside as well

Advice on Snake Plant propagation

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:27

I've been trying the same thing as you Bernie, never done it before. My leaf cuttings have been sitting in the soil for nearly 2 months now and look like yours, so far nothing. I've read it can take about 2 months for the first new leaves to pop through, so I'm still waiting. Some have rotted off,I found it hard to keep the soil just moist.

I split and divided my large plant earlier this year and all my pots now have seperate off shoots growing, ready to be divided next Spring. I have a feeling this might be the easier but longer way of propagation.

I have a little tug on a few of the leaves and they seem to holding onto the soil, maybe the roots are forming? I'm going to give it a while longer just in case

Startlingly beautiful

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:55

Thanks for that HC, makes sense what you saying and I could think of worse places to be


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 17:33

My first thought was the same as Fairy's, although 200 sounds like a lot, once you start planting them they soon disappear. I've started to appreciate the smaller daffs as they are not so much of a problem when they are over compared to the larger ones.

I'm doing a lot more bulbs in pots these days as I'm always digging up bulbs by mistake when I'm trying to plant something else. If you are planting in the ground. plant deeply, I think the general advice is twice the size of the bulb, I'd go deeper than that if you can.

I love planting Spring bulbs, always worth the effort when Spring comes around

Forum layout is terrible

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:34

I never see any ads using Firefox, oh apart from the pansies, not sure how they slipped through. I don't think this design is in anyway as good as the last and but then I don't use mobile devices and things change. So I can see how it's a bit of shock if you've not logged on for a while and then come back to this.


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:31

All of mine survived nut A couple have got swamped by other plants and then got badly eaten since but they should be alright


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:40

I'd agree, it should take well by just dividing it. I love these plants

Startlingly beautiful

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 17:39

Beautiful, how can you tell it's just emerged or am I missing somthing obvious?


Posted: 12/09/2016 at 20:08

I'm going to try and fit in some September sowing this year  too Aym, don't want to wait until Spring

Verbena bonariensis & Powdery mildew

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 19:24

I've never really noticed mine having this. I think they are a bit like a grass... and shouldn't mind dry conditions. Do you think it might just the plants being a bit tired?

I've thought that about the cat, mine are so tall I can't reach the top of them

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