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Re: Crassula time

Post by Cactuscat2 » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:03 pm

Love your old Gollum, Tina! Here's pic of mine but just plain green. It lives indoors except when outside for mealie search and destroy sessions. The leaves sometimes look wrinkled; maybe underwatered?
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Tina » Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:56 pm

That's a good size & nice n vigorous, mine goes outside for the summer, maybe it has a sun tan I hadn't noticed that it was soo coloured, probably needs a repot
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Re: Crassula time

Post by ralphrmartin » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:36 pm

Tina wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:49 pm
I have a really old/large crassula gollum
That must be seriously old (how long has Gollum been around, anyway?). I find it grows much more slowly than the ordinary form. Nicely coloured up too.
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Re: Crassula time

Post by ralphrmartin » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:00 pm

Crassula babrbata doing its thing. Unfortunately, this will almost certainly be the end of the plant - they usually flower and die, which is a shame, as they are very attractive even before flowering.
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And here is the same before it took off...
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Herts Mike » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:22 pm

No offsets?
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Re: Crassula time

Post by juster » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:26 pm

Lovely plant Ralph and a beautiful flower (tu)
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Pattock » Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:17 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:36 pm
That must be seriously old (how long has Gollum been around, anyway?).
About 1981, it seems. With the Hobbit being first mentioned 1979.

Summary: https://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel? ... T&aID=2932

Roy Mottram's paper on the Tolkein Group:
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Re: Crassula time

Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:46 pm

Herts Mike wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:22 pm
No offsets?
I've grown this perhaps 4 or 5 times, and only once did it produce offsets.
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Tina » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:52 pm

That's a shame as it such a pretty little plant.
Not self fertile ?
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Re: Crassula time

Post by MatDz » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:17 pm

Pretty, but also such an ungrateful one!
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