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CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)February 9, 2012

This semester of school is a bear so please excuse me for not being around much! Anyway, I was running around yesterday and I stopped at a big box store to see if they got their shipment of succulents and cacti in. Well, they had! I only had a few dollars on me so I was having a panic attack trying to pick just a few! It was so hard! However, I settled on a Haworthia cuspidata and an Aloe 'pink blush'. This big box store is right up the road from my college so it will take everything I have in me not to go there in between classes today! They had some beautiful Aeonium too! Anyway, as far as I can tell the Haworthia has about 8 pups. Should I separate them or leave them alone for now?

~Erin~

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chaparralgirl(Sonoran Desert (CA))

Hi, Erin! I think we all understand, life is what happens when you're not on GW C&S. :) Glad you can pop in now and again, though!

*CG*

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 11:33AM
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bikerdoc5968 Z6 SE MI

Erin, I think it is really a question of the "look" you want. Many members of the Haworthia genus pup freely while others remain solitary. There are pros and cons for both. A solitary head may show off its character better than being lost among a bunch of siblings. On the other hand, a massive display is definitely impressive! So in the end it really is your artistic choice. Glad you are still here... but now it's time to go back and study.... this is your dad speaking... (-:

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 11:59AM
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Stush2049 Pitts. PA, zone 6

Erin, Good to hear from you. Great going. I don't know how you do all that you do.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 1:37PM
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ctreeteac(Zone 8b; rain-spewing Oregon)

I'm on the side of impressiveness of a massive clump. I personally want the pups attached to mum...but then I tend not to rock the boat, too, and I would rather not pull a pup and accidentally lose the root system. I also think about the particular plant's pupping tendencies when making the decision to divide...My large H. cuspidata has been pretty productive, and I can't imagine how many pots I would end up with if I separated all of them--and I don't risk Haws in the winter and would be bringing them inside the house (well, I have them inside year-round, but even so). That's more pots to deal with and pay for, and a lot more to haul around when need be, and takes up more space. I do remember what recently happened to you this winter, with your awful losses, so I mention winter and plant-hauling with the idea that next winter might be a different work scenario for ya. Now, if you were wanting to eventually sell or just get the most plants with pups going possible, possible great idea, though.

Maybe first take a look at photos of enormous clusters of Haws and just see if your heart melts. :)

Biker, I always swoon at your Haw pics. :)

    Bookmark   February 9, 2012 at 3:40PM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Erin, are you in Florida now?
Penny

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 1:13PM
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CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)

Penny - I've been in Florida since I joined GW lol

~Erin~

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 4:37PM
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pennyhal(11Sunset23)

Sorry, I must have mixed you up with someone else who might be moving.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2012 at 5:46PM
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CorpsmanCooper(FL8b)

We might be moving but it won't for a while.

~Erin~

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 9:54AM
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