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by amccormick on June 01, 2006 03:52 AM
I have what I'm pretty sure is a string of buttons I got as a clipping. For a while I thought it had died completely because it had withered away down to nothing and then, all of a sudden, I noticed a bit of green down there in the dirt. Aack! it came back! It's grown up about 1/4 of an inch (an itty bitty fella) and stayed exactly that height for about 9 months now. It has... practically no roots. I only know this because every time I get near it to squish/check soil or something, he falls over. [dunno] How can I get him to GROW?!?
by Amany on June 01, 2006 01:40 PM
Hello Ammcormick and welcome! [wavey]

Let me tell you first off that I don't know the answer to your question. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than I will be around before long.

Some of the things that may need to be known are:
What size is your pot? Is it clay? Plastic?
Does your pot have a drainage hole (holes)?
What type of soil are you using?
What are your watering practices?
What window does your plant face? North? South? East? West?
by dodge on June 02, 2006 12:59 PM
Maybe if you send a close up photo , we can guess..

dodge

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by amccormick on June 05, 2006 09:40 AM
Um, wow. That's a lot of questions Amany.
But it's good 'cause I get the feeling that people are thorough here.
Here goes with some answers:
It is in a plastic pot with drainage holes, and I have no idea what the media mixture is, but I got it from the science greenhouse at my college and they use it for succulents, so I'm pretty sure the soil is okay. As for watering... I water it about once a week, or even if I stick a finger in and the soil is dry, I'll wet it down just 'cause I know the roots are so shallow (i.e. - nonexistant).
As for the window-facing... again, not sure. but it doesn't get any direct sunlight; I've always been told succulents don't like that. (and I've scorched a couple that way)

Dodge - I can't do the photo thing... I just don't have enough computer savvy.

thanks for the interest guys!
McCormick
by dodge on June 05, 2006 09:50 AM
ok
no problem

dodge

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