Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stomatium surgery (4 pics)

I've mentioned in the previous post that I've performed a surgery on my older Stomatium plant, mother of the seedlings I'm growing. As a result of wrong care over the winter (occasional watering) the plant had grown more than it should and went "overboard" while drying up old leaves and leaving ugly dry branches. It looked like this: Nice rich heads (with new branches and all) on brown sticks. Not a good look and these things don't get corrected by themselves. You have to act radically.

So why not get rid of the dried up branches? I've cut all the green parts and cleaned the stems. Eight cuttings all in all, which is way too many for me. So I kept three and gave away five to a good home. 

They took root very quickly and look healthy as far as I can tell. I'll try to be more careful with water from now on. Maybe this way I'll be able to keep the plants in a compact shape.


  1. Ahh! Great Stomatium! I have this plant in collection, but my is small :) I will make a picture to show :)

    1. Thanks! :) It grows very fast. Small is good ;)
      Looking forward to your next posts.