Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Pachyveria glauca.....some plants are so easy to propagate we just throw leaves on a plate???
I went into Polyhouse 7 this afternoon looking for mums and noticed this...this plateful of succulent propagules.
The genus "Pachyveria" contains the crosses between Pachyphytum and Echeveria. Glauca is a pretty little plant with glaucous, go figure, stems and leaves whose ends are sort of faceted. I have no idea why we chose plate propagation, but it seems to have worked.
It's one of the first plants I ever grew. It was one of a collection of succulents that occupied a large shelf I build to extend the ledge of the south-facing window of my bedroom. I was 13. When I learned that it was possible to root every single leaf, I spread leaves throughout the collection.
Posted by ChrisU at 3:02 PM