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Re: Crassula time

Post by MikeT » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:24 am

ChrisR wrote:
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Amazing Mike
and it only needed a few minutes :wink:
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Re: Crassula time

Post by ralphrmartin » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:36 pm

MikeT wrote:
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ChrisR wrote:
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Crassula fragarioides just needs better light to colour up.
I've given my cuttings a try with different light, Chris.
Do you think this is better?Cr_fragarioides_cuttings_2.JPG
I dont know how you can stand that horrid purple wallpaper.... :lol:
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Re: Crassula time

Post by MikeT » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:56 am

ralphrmartin wrote:
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I dont know how you can stand that horrid purple wallpaper.... :lol:
You should have gone to Specsavers, Ralph. It's obviously a piece of cloth, not wallpaper. As to the attractive 'off-black with purple shades' colour, all a question of taste. (Oops, I suspect that leaves me open to more comments. :sad: )
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Re: Crassula time

Post by MatDz » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:04 pm

MikeT wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:56 am
ralphrmartin wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:36 pm
I dont know how you can stand that horrid purple wallpaper.... :lol:
You should have gone to Specsavers, Ralph. It's obviously a piece of cloth, not wallpaper. As to the attractive 'off-black with purple shades' colour, all a question of taste. (Oops, I suspect that leaves me open to more comments. :sad: )
I think Ralph referred to your later photograph :mrgreen:

Edit: I have tried to send you PM but it's still in the outbox, how's your inbox space looking?
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Ross M » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:06 pm

Lots of interesting plants! The only Crassula that I currently have is this one. It grows steadily but has never flowered in the 15 years it's been planted (probably needs more heat than being outside can provide here). Not sure which species it is but I'm guessing a form of C. ovata?
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Tina » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:52 pm

Wow, surprised it can manage snow
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Ross M » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:04 pm

Me too Tina! It doesn't seem to mind the cold and wet at all and even shrugged off the big freeze ten or so years ago as well as the Beastie from the East, so seems pretty tough! I got it from a friend in Spain who grew it in his garden between Valencia and Alicante so a vastly different climate. There's a self-seeded Rebutia under the snow next to it, one of many that have appeared over the years in outdoor pots where I've used recycled compost from the greenhouse.
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Tina » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:35 pm

You breed em tough in Scotland :eek:
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Post by Paul in Essex » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:49 pm

That is quite remarkable. :shock:

If you ever feel the need to trim it up a bit - y'know, just by way of being tidy - I'd gladly sent you an SAE for the bits. Save you going all the way to the compost - I'm all heart. Plenty to trade, too. :lol:
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Re: Crassula time

Post by Ross M » Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:14 pm

Drop me a PM with your address Paul and I'll get a couple of cuttings off to you in the spring. They'll feel like they're going on a semi-Mediterranean holiday 🙂
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