Sempervivum Question.

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Brian
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Sempervivum Question.

Post by Brian » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:07 pm

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These semps are a must if you have a small greenhouse which is full up!

When the rosette goes into full scale flowering mode it can seem to sap the energy from a lot of the rest of the clump. Is it helpful to chop off the flower stem once flowering is over & so excess energy can be diverted to other parts of the plant?
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Re: Sempervivum Question.

Post by juster » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 pm

I’ve never tried this Brian, but it makes sense.
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Re: Sempervivum Question, to chop or not to chop?

Post by Brian » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:21 pm

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These two photographs show my point a bit better. Before the flower shot up, the whole plant was a lovely white webby clump. The effort of flowering seems to have drained the rest of the plant. Then all the new offsets almost seemed to appear overnight. To chop or not to chop?
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Re: Sempervivum Question.

Post by Phil_SK » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:50 am

That last one looks like a response to the recent weather. Could we have an update on Sunday or Monday? :idea:
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Re: Sempervivum Question.

Post by Brian » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:24 pm

(tu) good thinking Phil
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