April 2021 - Resurrection

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April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:17 pm

Following on from neglected/forlorn and given the time of year (Easter) the theme for this month is any plant brought back to life. Not asking for before and after pictures just a photograph of a plant that you decided not to consign to the compost heap but gave another chance to grow.

During my lockdown re-potting last year I found this Aloe haworthioides showing little signs of life but as the leaves were not crisp I decided it could stay on the staging to see what happened if I watered it. Plant has now turned a more healthy colour and is producing a flower spike
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Re: April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by Ernie » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:21 pm

This Crassula 'Buddha's Temple' I have called Lazarus for this comp.. Early in January the main plant had fallen over. About 3 inches of the main stem was rotten and the roots had gone so out came the scalpel and I cut off the main head which is what you see. I had no great expectations of it rooting but it has and its flowered for me.Resurrection.
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photo taken 8th April 2021.
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Post by MatDz » Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:09 pm

My Aloinopsis schooneesii can definitely take part in this competition. I don't remember when exactly, but easily more than half a year ago, (I think) I completely overwatered this little fella, it went all mushy and then crispy, and lost close to all of his leaves. I decided to give him another chance, kept him totally dry until recently, and somewhere within the last 2 months noticed the few (3 maybe) remaining leaves started to grow and some new growth showed up. He's ugly, but alive!

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Aloinopsis schooneesii, 3/04
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Re: April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by Aiko » Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:40 pm

Ernie wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:21 pm
I had no great expectations of it rooting but it has and its flowered for me.Resurrection.P1010584.JPG
It will die within the year after flowering, though...
This is one of those species you will need to keep rerooting to keep it alive.
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Post by MatDz » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:13 pm

Aiko wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:40 pm
Ernie wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:21 pm
I had no great expectations of it rooting but it has and its flowered for me.Resurrection.P1010584.JPG
It will die within the year after flowering, though...
This is one of those species you will need to keep rerooting to keep it alive.
I am quite surprised that all heads flowered at the same time, even the ones near the base. There isn't much to reroot!
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Re: April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by Ernie » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:23 pm

I bought this mesem, Scopelongena verruculata, early 2018. I potted into a round clay pot with a 50%mix of compost and grit. For almost three year it just sat doing nothing, limp and no new growth and I was tempted to get rid of it :sad: . In Early January this year I potted it into what you see. Its now started to pick up and new growth is appearing. Maybe like us it likes its new house :lol:
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Post by edds » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:42 pm

Echeveria subsessilis 'Variegata'
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Nearly lost this this winter but the top rosette seems to be pulling through and a host of small new shoots coming from near the base.
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Re: April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by MatDz » Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:44 pm

Ernie wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:23 pm
[...] Maybe like us it likes its new house :lol:
It's the blue pot miracle!
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Re: April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by Ernie » Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:38 pm

Maybe the blue reminds it of the nice blue skies where it comes from :lol:
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Re: April 2021 - Resurrection

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sat May 01, 2021 10:40 am

This month's winner is Ernie for his Scopelongena verruculata
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