Succulent ID and repotting

gonzyroJune 20, 2006

Hello, everybody! I bought recently this beautiful succulent, but I don´t know its name. It´s also a little too big for the small pot, and I wanted to know if and how can I repot it. It has a little plantlet growing at its side...is it safe to repot that little one too?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Rocio

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best_botanist

keep it in its pot, these guys like to be root bound. it will send up lots of babies

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 8:13PM
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karen715(z5 IL)

I can't help with the cultural questions, but your plant looks like Haworthia limifolia to me.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2006 at 9:56PM
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rjm710

Go ahead and repot. The offsets from limifolia often come from the roots, so separate it or cut it off when you unpot, and leave to air dry for a day or two. As with most succulents, don't water immediately after potting, but wait a few days, and then give just a little bit until you see new growth. And Happy Birthday to you in advance!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 10:48AM
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hablu(z8 Netherlands)

Haworthia limifolia. I would not repot yet. these plants can stay for ages in the same pot and as far as I can see: room enough. I have mine in a light place with only some late afternoon direct sun. Little water and hardly ever some fertilizer. greets hablu

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 12:29PM
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gonzyro

hello and thanks for your answers. I´m kind of confused though, since opinions differ.
I really appreciate your input!!
Rocio

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 7:47PM
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tjsangel(z5 OH)

Hi,

Nice plant you have! I'd repot, but in the same size, in a clay pot for better drainage. It doesnt need more room from the looks of it.

Jen

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 8:28PM
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