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Crassula argentea

Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:25 pm



I last posted this argentea about three years ago....since then just some minor refinement.   Tom

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Post  Precarious on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:40 pm

Nicely done! Here is the post from 3 years ago if anyone wants to search for it like I did: http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t4311-crassula-argentea?highlight=crassula

Tom, are the leaves only up high by design, or is it difficult to back bud? I'm curious b/c I recently started a forest composition with old wood(not argentea).

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:50 pm

Thank you, David...yes, the foliage placement on this tree is by design....I have always found Crassula cultivars in general to be very willing regarding backbudding, as long as you leave a couple of leaf pairs behind.

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:21 pm

Yummy.

Very very nice, ......nice flat canopy going......... turning into a real savanna tree,...  

I love your Crassula ovata Tom, which is the new name for your plant.

Love and light
ps how many branches did you snap with the wiring?  hi hiii

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Post  GreenLarry on Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:38 pm

Tis a beautiful specimen! Ive always known it as C. ovata. I had a few as a school kid, started from a single leaf

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Post  fredman1 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:39 am

Beautiful. I'm working on one to. Also a flat top. Great to see the reduced leaves. Did they go smaller on their own or did you achieve that by defoliating it? Has it flowered for you yet? How much water do give it in winter?
Thanks.
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Post  Tom Simonyi on Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:18 pm

Thank you all for the kind words...regarding wiring, I have snapped a branch on occasion....have to proceed very carefully. I have never done a major defoliation, but I do pinch out overly large leaves on a regular basis as they appear.....during winter I water only about twice a week. The tree is sited with my other tropicals in an unheated garage under fluorescent lighting during the winter months.

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Post  Precarious on Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:42 pm

Wow, UNheated!? In Morgantown? It looks like zone 6 on the map. What temperature range do you get in the garage?

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:36 pm

David....the garage is attached and the lowest temperature I have ever recorded was 55 F. I think the outside temperature that night got to -10 F or so. Normally through the winter the temperature stays between 64 to 68 F or so where my trees reside. Hope this helps

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Post  Precarious on Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:13 am

ThumbsUp Great for you! I need a garage like that!

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