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Pachyphytum blue haze

by Linda davidson
(Oceanside Calif)

I had to cut off the blossoms on my Blue Haze due to aphids. I kept some that were not infested. Are these tiny new plants and if so will they grow after be cut away from mother plant?

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Mar 28, 2022
Flowers
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

The flowers won't grow, they are not plants. The seeds that form after the flowers fade will grow, although it's a very slow process.

Some succulents in the same family do produce plantlets on the flower stems. Those will grow, after they are cut off and set onto dry potting soil, but realistically, they're so small that they'll take several years to actually attain some size.

The best way to propagate your type of plant is to behead the growing rosettes, which give you almost instant gratification. The plants from this method of propagation will be ready to plant in containers for display as soon as they form roots, which might be a matter of a few weeks.

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