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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Kalanchoe Marmorata Red Alert

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The Kalanchoe Marmorata seems to have taken off with a bang this Spring.  This is its first Spring in my yard, and I never expected it to grow this much.  I still don't know where I'm going to place this plant, and in the meantime it just keeps on growing.

From the last post where I had to add more support to it, the plant has completely overpowered the bamboo stick and I have now had to place two sticks.  I didn't want to tie the plant to them so I put two sticks on either end and let the plant rest between them.  Then I tied the two sticks together instead so they don't move as much.

Kalanchoe Marmorata
Kalanchoe Marmorata resting on a stick

Kalanchoe Marmorata
Kalanchoe more support!

It's not exactly a comfortable living situation for the plant.  It has continued to sprout roots from the stems and I almost feel sorry for it stuck in that pot.  I am still surprised at the way this plant is growing.  I have done some research online, and all the plants I've seen all seem to grow in little clumps close to the ground. 

Maybe that's what it's trying to do.  It's possible that the stems should be in the soil and rooted down.  If that's the case it must be completely out of its element in that position.  I need to find a better place for it fast.

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  1. I think you could gently break off that piece which is growing roots and plant it. In time the original woody bit can be composted.