Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

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Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

Post by I'm the 1 on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:16 am


Beginning of June 2008 - diamether of the plant is 6 cm ...

This is the very first Orostachys spinosus I've had. I've bought the plant from an elderly man in Klagenfurt, Austria, where Austrian cacti growers had their traditional spring fair. I like the colour of the plant - it's always like this - blue-green ...

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Re: Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

Post by Chromaphyo on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:18 pm

I have lost my O. spinosus because the weather is very humid here in Belgium. This plant support very low temperature but not the rain ... :(

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Re: Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

Post by gasha on Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:19 pm

I agree, every winter I clean Orostachys the roof. Plants need good drainage below the roots. They are beautiful plants.
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Re: Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

Post by Marko.D on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:14 pm

Beautiful photo!
This is probably my favorite plant of all.
Mine are just waking from dormancy.

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Re: Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

Post by I'm the 1 on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:23 am

The problem is slugs and snails love Orostachys, too. They are quite capable of eating an adult plant within a day! I lost many plants for slugs and snails!


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Post by gasha on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:20 am

So I read it the first time. I am surprised.
Slugs ewery years grazes Hylotelephium sieboldii and Hostas.

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Post by I'm the 1 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:07 am

Hm, introduce them to Orostachys and wait a moment ... lol!

Me, I was surprised, too when I saw how fast and with appetite the snail was eating them! They prefer smaller rosettes! (Oh I wish I would never learn that!)

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Post by gasha on Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:35 am

" Hm, introduce them to Orostachys and wait a moment ... "
Thank you for recommendation lol!

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Re: Orostachys spinosus - blue green form

Post by Marko.D on Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:54 am

I never saw them on work, but I'm very sure that birds ate my outer leafs. I keep my plants on balcony and I've never seen snails
there.

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