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Post by valleylynn on Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:36 pm

Here is the Orostachys I have. This will be my first winter with them. I was told to keep the O. eburnifolia under a porch roof or house overhang so it wouldn't get much water in the cold season. It is suppose to be a combination of cold and wet that kills them. We have a very wet winter and spring here in the Pacific Northwest.
I want to do everything I can to keep these alive and growing well.


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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by Marko.D on Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:02 am

First you have to host an image(you have to put it on server). There is a button ''Host an image'' above text box when you reply.
Then you will get a location of your image. Copy a location in your post. Please start new topic in Orostachys part of forum.
Can't wait to see a picture Smile

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Orostachys eburnifolia

Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:55 am

Orostachys eburnifolia 9 11 2010

Orostachys eburnifolia 11 6 2010



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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:59 am

Orostachys fimbriata 9 11 2010

Orostachys fimbriata 10 25 2010

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Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:19 am

Orostachys furusei 9 11 2010

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Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:21 am

Orostachys spinosa 9 11 2010

Orostachys spinosa 10 25 2010


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Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:27 am

Hope I did this correctly Narcoleptic. Did I put this in the correct forum?

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by I'm the 1 on Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:07 am


valleylynn, this is great, thank you for your photos!

Don't worry, you put you post in the right forum. I guess I' m not just speaking for myself saying there are many that envy you your collection!


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Post by Marko.D on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:37 am

Renata wrote: I guess I' m not just speaking for myself saying there are many that envy you your collection!


You're apsolutley right Renata!

Valleylynn, what a plants.. They look amazing!


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Post by Marko.D on Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:46 am

I just can't stop looking at your plants...

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:12 pm

Good morning Renata and Narcoleptic.
I am so glad you enjoyed the photos, some are not very sharp and clear. I will have to work on that. : )
I was so worried I wasn't posting correctly. Starting to feel more comfortable with how this site works.
Now all I have to do is get them through winter. The cold here should not be a problem. The ones that are out in unprotected beds may need to be put into pots and placed where they won't get so much rain.

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by Marko.D on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:08 pm

Photos are great!
Now, when you know how, we expect more of them Smile

Better take a good care of those plants, i think they're priceless.

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:18 pm

I feel that way also. Just have to learn how to take proper care of them. Most I got from two local nurseries that specialize in hard to get plants.

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Post by cohan on Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:59 am

these are some really nice species! congratulations--i have no local nurseries with anything interesting...lol

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:17 pm

Well I know for sure now what is damaging my Orostachys spinosa.
You can see the slug slime on the right side of the rosette. I put slug bait out, sure hope that takes care of the problem.

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Post by I'm the 1 on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:55 am

Slugs and snails just love Orostachys. I have the same problem, too.

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Post by markb on Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:46 pm

I just started Orostachys chanetii and iwarenge and another unnamed species from seed I received from the north american rock garden seed exchange. They're starting to germinate. I can't wait to see how they'll do. I have O. furuseii and O. aggregata outside under the snow. They survived last winter fine. It's been colder this year though. I ordered a few Orostachys from Mesa gardens in New Mexico, USA. I've never ordered from them. looking forward to spring.

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:29 pm

Mark do you have a link for Mesa Gardens.
Can't wait to see photos of your seedlings and other plants.

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Post by markb on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:25 pm

here's their website. http://www.mesagarden.com/ to find the orostachys click on the link that says "Plants 2010/2011 lists". the orostachys are on that list. They don't have seed for them so I thought I'd get plants and propagate through cuttings and their seed if I'm lucky.


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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:56 pm

Thank you Mark. On my way to the site to see if they have some varieties that I don't have already. : )

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Post by Marko.D on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:57 pm

Hi Mark!
I'm glad you had success with Orostachys germinating.
Species O. chanetii is very rare in cultivation.

I saw you've started topic about sowing but unfortunately i don't have any experience. Actually i tried to sow O.spinosa last spring but pigeons turned over pots and destroyed potential crop.
Could you please write more about procedure for sowing.
I hope you will also put photos of your seedlings soon.

Lynn, I hope your collection will grow more this spring and that we will enjoy in your new photos soon.

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Re: My Orostachys collection

Post by valleylynn on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:48 am

I am so excited to say all varieties have made it through the winter here. Very wet this year. Some are even showing signs of reproducing. I will take more photos when we get some sunny weather, and share them with you.

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Post by markb on Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:41 am

Winter is far from over here. About a month till I'll know how things are. I'm jealous but love where I live.

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Post by valleylynn on Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:04 am

We will be getting snow tonight and tomorrow (only a small amount), then temperatures will warm again. Some of my hardy succulents are starting to produce offsets already.

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Post by markb on Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:55 pm

I sowed the seeds in small pots and covered them with thin plastic sandwich bags. I put them on a heat mat. Put them in our unheated cellart and they germinated in 2 weeks to one month. Chantei is slower to germinate than iwarenge but they're coming along. Here's a link to a few suggestions for germinating seeds. It's the ontario rock garden page. There's a link to a germination guide at the top of the page. http://www.onrockgarden.com/ I'm trying to collect as many species and cultivars as possible to see how they survive our winters. I'm starting a small hardy succulent nursery and would love to obtain more as there aren't many nurseries that offer them in northeast usa. Any more suggestions for sources of plant material would be helpful.

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