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What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by edds » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:06 am

I've just got some newly imported Haworthia (legally imported I might add!).

They have limited roots as is usual. When getting stuff like this before I have done what I have done last night - potted them in a slightly damp potting mix.

But I'm just wondering if members have a better way to stop them rotting while they produce new roots?

I was wondering about laying them onto a grid or clay media above a heated propagator. This is kept slightly damp and warm under the plants to encourage roots but with no water directly on the plants. I used this earlier this year to re-root some Echeveria that had lost all their roots thanks to vine weevils and was wondering if I might have a similar success rate with Haworthia?
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by MatDz » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:16 am

Mine root rather easily in a slightly damp, very inorganic potting mix, which sounds exactly like what you did already. I am not sure what the difference between your two methods would really be.
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by el48tel » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:17 am

For what its worth .....
Had a retusa lose its roots this time last year.
Dipped it in rooting compound.
Stood it on fresh compost of standard 50 50 grit JI .... HARDLY DAMP! Only really watered it late March.
Seemed to work quite quickly. In fact I will be repotting it and taking off the babies soon.
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by edds » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:53 am

Thanks both.

I was thinking the heat and slight moisture might encourage more rapid rooting but it's probably just me being impatient. It's a definite character flaw! :mrgreen:
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by MatDz » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:55 pm

I am not sure where you keep yours, but mine are rooting fine in room temps (18-22 C). I also moisten the substrate a little when I remember, which is maybe once a week, if not less. Hopefully your Haws are not the crazy ones to root or keep alive!
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by edds » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:52 pm

MatDz wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:55 pm
I am not sure where you keep yours, but mine are rooting fine in room temps (18-22 C). I also moisten the substrate a little when I remember, which is maybe once a week, if not less. Hopefully your Haws are not the crazy ones to root or keep alive!
Thanks Mat.
They're in the conservatory so colder than room temperatures. (I might move them to my office which is warmer for a week!)

Nothing that should be too tricky I think?

BTW all the IDs below are what we think they are (They didn't come labelled from the supplier!) and I'd welcome some confirmations or corrections!
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Emperor
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Limifolia variegated
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Truncata Variegated
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Heidelbergensis??? variegated
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Margaritifera variegated
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by ralphrmartin » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:24 pm

I'd just treat them like rooted plants. My Haworthias are always losing their roots, and growing new ones.
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by Herts Mike » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:43 pm

I'm with Ralph on this. Lovely plants btw.
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by edds » Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:48 pm

Thanks Ralph and Mike. And thanks for the comment - really pleased with them. Now just got to keep them looking that good!

Does anyone have ideas whether the IDs are correct? The one disadvantage of this seller was we got a number but no names!
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by edds » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:08 pm

This was the Chinese name with the retusa / heidelbergensis type plant. Anyone make it out who speaks Chinese?
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