Beautiful! I cultivated in peat and perlite
'Nice, Cindy. The world needs more D. paradoxa.
A cold one that is not cold is scarcely a one at all. - SB
Honestly, I was staring at the plant just a week ago and wondered how to get offshoots...e.g. giving it a nick on the "stem". I guess the plant heard my thoughts. LOL
Mine is now struggling. I just transplanted to a pot of LFS. Hopefully, it will respond.
We need Cindy to come and stare at a few more plants. I have a few that have never even attempted to do anything except sit there.....
True Bugs really Suck
I have my fair share of paradoxa misses too, though it is one of the easiest to grow. It doesn't get hot enough here for the plants to go dormant but as with other Australian CPs, a slow down is almost certainly mealy bugs infestation.
Not many local growers still have petiolaris complex species in their collection...I am also re-starting mine. Interesting because my conditions are similar to their natural habitat. Hopefully with consistent effort to propagate them, we'll see more of these beautiful species.
The * is the gap left behind after removing the offshoot and the # is the flower stalk that was removed. Not sure if it is just pure coincidence that the lateral shoot appeared below the flower stalk shortly after it's been removed.
The lateral offshoot already has its own roots!
Offshoot planted in LSM.