Aeonium's in bloom Question.

hijole(9 Sunny California)February 2, 2012

Hello garden community, Now I know that I could very easily google this same exact Q. but I prefer to ask my family here at the garden web: Cacti & succulent forum.

My question is my Aeonium Zwarkoff wrong spelling oops, (Black cherry in color.)

Is currently blooming and if my memory serves me correctly, I was once told that I could simply cut off the stem at the bloom or slightly below the area that is blooming and that it would by pass the blooming stage and allow the plant to grow more vigorously, is that the way it goes for these Aeoniums?

I thank you for the answers Because I know someone here has the answer and it gives me much pleasure when I can be of some assistance to anyone who has a question or two or three or four about anything they might be inquiring about.

After all thats why we are all here right, and one question even if it's repeated makes for garden chatting and even if something sounds simplistic to someone, someone else may not know the answer or maybe NEVER heard that before and are reading it for the first time.

Not that we dont already have enough to do already but for me I can honestly say reading and rereading these threads is rather relaxing to me and I can actually unwind in the process of doing that, and if not I would'nt visit.

But here I am unwinding and asking a silly question hoping that someone here with the proper knowledge shows up and gives me a second of there time.

And for that I am thankful.

Greg

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cactusmcharris

No, you cannot generally interfere with Nature - if the head's going to flower the head's going to die, and there's usually *not always* very little you can do about it.

If it's already blooming the blooming head is on its way out, but since there are other heads, Greg, do the Alfred E Neuman and dance the 'What Me Worry'. It's part of life, life, taxes and the rest of that rot (unless you're in Greece...did I say that?).

As to the link, I'm part of it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Alfred E. Neuman Has One

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 10:55PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

After it kind of finishes blooming just cut off the rosette and leave some of the stem, and it will develop a bunch of new rosettes on what is left of the stem.

At least I've done this several times, and that is what has happened each time. No need to let that stem go to waste! I've also cut pieces of stem and laid them on the ground and new plants form on each piece of stem. That plant likes it here.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2012 at 11:51PM
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Beachplants(Z11)

Yeah, thats what I would do (hoovb) and if you leave the flower to dry, you will have lots of seeds as well.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 12:03AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Thank you for the responses,

Cactusmcharris, LOL... I had no idea MAD had a real name, HUH!!! me worry --to funny! Ha-Ha...
Yeah and mother nature is not one to be foolin with either, thanks.

hoovb, I like that, after it's done trim it up a little and then again let nature take over and welcome the new growths. Good deal, Thanks.

Beachplants, Thanks for the confirmation, and I like the part about all the seeds too. something to look forward too also.

thanks for responding quick too.

Greg

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 1:15AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Hey, Greg!
Thanks for asking this question.
Now I know what to do with mine once it blooms.
Imagine that, another plant we have in common ;-)

Josh

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 11:12AM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Hey Josh good to see you here, nice looking plant at that too huh.
Let me throw an Orchid question at you josh if I can, I posted one on the orchid page, when you get a chance take a peek at it, It's concerning my poormans orchid and their blooms.
Thanks Josh
Greg

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 12:36PM
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