U. pectinifera

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Eric Williams
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U. pectinifera

Post by Eric Williams » Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 pm

Hi all, just wondered if I could remove this wrongly placed offset lol,
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and re root it.its about 2inches in diameter.
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Re: U. pectinifera

Post by ragamala » Mon May 06, 2019 1:26 pm

I feel ill-qualified to comment, as I have never grown this species to that size.

But my two-pennorth is leave it as is. It will never be a show winner maybe, but who cares about that? The risk is you end up with a disfigured stock, and lose the upper growth.

Let it be. This is what it wanted to do, for whatever reason.

I wonder whether there are any pics of the species in habitat showin this anomaly? I suspect not, as most pics might be of more "normal" growth.
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Re: U. pectinifera

Post by Stuart » Mon May 06, 2019 2:06 pm

There's grafting stock to the left just waiting for the top section.

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Re: U. pectinifera

Post by Tina » Mon May 06, 2019 2:10 pm

Yes , cut it off and use the base as a stock plant for new offsets unless you like the shape of it :wink: .
Once you top it chuck loads of fertiliser on the base and keep it moist- give it a tray, these like a lot of water in warm weather, mine are with my melo's and paddle for a few days after being watered.
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Re: U. pectinifera

Post by Phil_SK » Mon May 06, 2019 3:27 pm

It must've lost its original growing point so removing the large branch from the top won't really result in a 'normal' plant, since it will have to produce more branches to keep growing. But that could be a good thing. :shrugs:
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Re: U. pectinifera

Post by Tina » Mon May 06, 2019 4:15 pm

but you will get a nice offset to grow on and more to come later .
A peanut shaped uebellmania will be UGLY even by my standards.
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