User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Separation

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Willow Grove, PA
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Unhappy

    I want to split my vfts apart, but I don't know when I should do this. Is there a certain time of year I should separate?
    7.3.04

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Warlock,

    I THINK this should be done right before they wake up from dormancy for best results. I also THINK you can do it any time, really, but if done durring active growth, the plants will experience shock, and might not look so hot until next season.
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Palm Springs, CA
    Posts
    840
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If they make it at all.


    The general consensus is to wait until after dormancy, but right before they wake up. Honestly if you have an extra plant, try it out. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Otherwise wait a little.

    Usually it depends on the rhizome as well. Size does help.

    If you do choose to divide during active growth, try not to break the growth point (if there's only one), and try to get at least some roots on each section. You'll get a better idea staring at the rhizome. Think along the lines of garlic.

    On the other hand, leaf cuttings also work well once you get the hang of it.
    Lithops care info: If you take care of it, it will die.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Devon, UK
    Posts
    39
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sounds like the sort of advice given on the propogation by division of most plants.

    These VFTs ain't as exotic as they like to think. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    \"Feed me, Stevie! Feed me all night long!\"

    I don't know
    I don't know
    I have so, so many strong reservations
    Should I go and perform mutilations?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •