Some Haworthia

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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#26  Postby Spination » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:25 am

Out of others I'm seeing getting into the blooming act, I'm hoping to do something with this one too, and get some seeds to sow.
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And it would make me very happy if this one decided soon it is time to bloom also ::wink::
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#27  Postby Spination » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:30 pm

A couple of H. fasciata. Not a big fan of fasciata in general, but I like these ones.
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#28  Postby Spination » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:04 am

Gave this thing a good soak today, and now come to realize the offset only looked like a plain green when it was smaller. It's variegation is starting to become more noticeable.
H. pumilla Variegated
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Now that I'm looking at the photo and thinking about it, it looks like now would be a good time to go ahead and pot that pup up so it's not in the shadow of the mother plant. More light will bring out better whatever it's going to be variegation-wise.
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#29  Postby Spination » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:58 am

After the thinking, comes the doing.
I was surprised that given the size of this offset, it did not have any roots of it's own. I carefully grabbed it at the very base, and with a side to side motion, broke it away from the mother plant. It does have a stump of it's own stem where it came out of the mother plant, so that's good.
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I dip the bottom in water, so the rooting hormone powder sticks well, and brush on the powder.
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Suitably sized small pot, filled with more dry than not cactus mix. Depression in center sprinkled with more powder.
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Insert cutting, add top dressing. Done. In two days, I'll start to give water sparingly right under at the rosette. Without roots, I'm not looking to have it sit in a wet pot.
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Pot placed on a cooler lower shelf, and in a few weeks it will be placed higher up getting stronger light. Will be fun to watch the variegation get stronger in time.
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#30  Postby Azuleja » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:07 pm

That's a nice sized pup but I'm looking at you over on the left, Wiley Coyotee!
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#31  Postby Spination » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:30 pm

lol I got two last year from HBG (a royal pain for me to order and have shipped - have to have anything from them sent to my daughter), and for whatever reason, one has flourished, and the other still in runt-mode. That one there is the runt.
Here's a shot of my two today side by side. Believe it or not, when they arrived late August last year, they were the exact same size.
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Go figure - one of life's mysteries I guess.
The larger even has a pup poking out there. If rates of growth stay consistent, the pup will be larger than the runt later this year!
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#32  Postby Agavemonger » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:55 am

Probably some typical Tissue-Culture hold-back going on here. I usually strip all of the soil off of these, a rather radical procedure, before potting up. I often get problems when leaving the coir/cell-soil root ball on when potting up my new plants. It is a royal pain to carefully strip it out without losing most of the roots, but the plants seem to give a big sigh of relief, getting down to the business of growing fast in the new soil. ;)

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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#33  Postby Spination » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:17 am

That's good advice, and I think your thinking is pretty much the issue, in regard to residual effects of TC chems/hormone/whatever used to grow them from the outset. The plants did come bare root though, which is the only way HBG would ship them. They have the most strict/regimented protocol that I have come across. Bare roots, spraying for pesticides, and shipping restrictions to several Ca counties, including mine. The only way I can get them is to have them shipped to my daughter in a neighboring county just south of here. My own typical procedure when I receive bare root plants is to soak them in a bucket of water for a couple of hours, and let the roots hydrate. It makes a big difference - they go from dry and brittle to wet and supple that fast. Then I plant them in fresh mix. I do agree with you entirely that the issue is Tissue-Culture related, even though they came soil-less, and apparently one plant can be more affected than another.
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Re: Some Haworthia

Post Number:#34  Postby Spination » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:05 pm

These were the subject of the last 3 photos of post #12 - progress.
I did a pollination round robin between that H. truncata, H. 'Harry Johnson', and H. 'Hakuja'. Only seeds from the first two germinated - nothing from 'Hakuja'.
The truncata seedlings on the left, and the influence of truncata quite clear, with distichous leaf arrangement so far... and the single 'Harry Johnson' seedling forming a rosette. Just moved them off of the seedling heat mat into a greenhouse kit. Whose pollen was responsible for each to be determined later. For truncata, only 'Harry Johnson' and 'Hakuja' are possible, and I make a point to try especially hard with the 'Hakuja' pollen. Likewise, with the 'Harry Johnson', only the truncata and 'Hakuja' pollen are the possible pollen parents.
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