Variegated Haworthia Obtusa Marin - Behead or not?

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Re: Variegated Haworthia Obtusa Marin - Behead or not?

Post by MatDz » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:09 pm

I've watched a video with the floss method explained and it's absolutely brilliant. One thing I remember, the author highlighted that the floss should be the most basic one, ideally without any menthol or similar additives.

Shame it won't work on anything with a harder stem, I had to remove quite a few leaves from an Echeveria 'Blue Bird' to get into the stem, and had real troubles cutting though it with a small secateurs anyway!
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Re: Variegated Haworthia Obtusa Marin - Behead or not?

Post by HaoBao » Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:42 pm

I saw a Korean video a while ago and they were using a very thin wire, seem to remember they were doing Crassula moonglows, their stem probably isn’t as hard as an old echeveria but it might cut better than a floss. I didn’t have any wire so I’ve only tried the floss method. Next time my dentist asks if I’ve been flossing I don’t have to lie haha

One tip if no one’s tried it before is to make a loop, like the start of a knot, around the stem, so that the floss/wire meets up as it cuts through. Helps make a cleaner cut.
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Re: Variegated Haworthia Obtusa Marin - Behead or not?

Post by HaoBao » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:35 am

Just noticed this after checking and watering the conophytums I got from Terry.

The new growth is on the green side which is good but I can’t tell if the new bit is green or not. After the big chop a couple of weeks ago the leaves of the main plant seemed to deflate pretty quickly. I should’ve taken a picture of the roots.
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Re: Variegated Haworthia Obtusa Marin - Behead or not?

Post by ralphrmartin » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:08 pm

Maybe the guys on AliExpress would have more luck if they marketed these as "Haworthia propagation kits":
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001230867393.html
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Re: Variegated Haworthia Obtusa Marin - Behead or not?

Post by HaoBao » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:46 pm

That looks a bit lethal
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