Lifesaver Plant | Episode 2// Life Saver Plant! Huernia Zebrina! Propagation And Planting Tutorial.

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Episode 2// Life Saver Plant! Huernia Zebrina! Propagation And Planting Tutorial.


Hello, everybody! Welcome back to my channel. Today I will be repotting and propagating this beautiful plant over here. This is like one of my favorites because it’s so easy to propagate and it’s beautiful. My husband actually calls this plant the alien plant and this is what it looks like. When it flowers, it’s so pretty it gets, um, blooms at this time of year, which is like late summer. At least I find mine. Mine bloom at that time. So what I’m gonna be doing is first of all showing you guys how to propagate these really cool plants. So when I go to propagate these particular plants, I will look for offshoots. Which are they look like little elbows and the plant, so they look like like this, which you can just twist off. And that’s your new new plant right there, so I’ll just go around collecting more of these. They’re really, really easy. You just just twist. See where it has a new plant growing off the mother plants. Let’s see if we can find some more. There’s one right here you can see that like that. And then once you get a handful of them, you can repot them and I’ll show you how to do that. So what I’m going to do is I’m just going to keep on getting these now. Once you’ve had enough, you can go ahead and replant them. What I do to replant them. Is I use a little bit of this rooting powder? And you can get this rooting powder at home Depot lows. Places like that. I take off the lid and then I put some of the lid here. And then when I what I do is I take the little the little piece that I twist it off. Dip it in the rooting hormone, then plant it in another pot. I chose this pot because I like to start these little ones in, like a three inch pot just because it’s not too big of a pot to where it’s gonna stay moist, really long for a long time or dry out really quickly. So I’ll get these potted up that I took out. Here’s an example of one that has let’s see if I focus. That has a, um, a bloom on it, but it hasn’t opened yet, so this is what it looks like before it blooms. And I find that these like to be crowded, the more you could stuff in a pot. The better this one actually bloomed last night. They’re so neat and just they just look fake. A lot of people always ask me. Oh, my gosh, are those fake? Where did you get those they? They don’t look real? I did a lot of my propagation’s already. Um, just because this is just one of my favorite ones. So I don’t really hold off on it too long. I I’m just really excited to like to get in there and twist them off and replant them, okay. That looks good, so this is what my pot looks like, and because these don’t have any roots. I’m gonna wait about two weeks. Um, they hold a lot of water, so they’re. They’re gonna be okay if you don’t don’t water them if you water them now. Um, even with the rooting hormone closing up the wound, they’ll root rot and they’ll just get gooey and turn into water. So you want to wait about two weeks and then after that, pull out a little piece, and if there’s if there’s a roots, then you can start watering them. Lifesaver plants are in the Staphylia family and I have these in a different stage of growth. These ones, I, I twisted off and propagated, Probably about two months ago. Now they’re getting a little too big for the pot. You can kind of tell because they won’t. The the soil is. There’s not enough soil in here to keep water, so what I’ll do is after the little plants have like grown a little bit more, and they’re wrinkly. Now, because when I water them this, it just dries out too quickly. It doesn’t get enough water, so ill. Just take this and I have two three, four five like six of these little pots, and I can tell they’re they’re a bit dehydrated ill. Pull them out and you can see in about a month because they’re in this active active stage of growth, all of that is roots in about a month a month and a half. So I’ll just take this clump and I will take a bigger pot. This is a three inch pot and I will stick it in here, so I’ll just finish potting this one up. Make sure like I said the roots are covered and because these already have roots, I’ll be able to water this immediately and I’m going to want to do that because, like, I said they do look a bit dehydrated, but that’s fine as soon as you give them a drink of water and like a day or so they’ll plump right back up, so I’m going to finish potting These two. This one might have to put in a different lets. See how many fit in here and these like? I said these love being bunched together. . I want to say that. I got this plant around three years ago. I got it at a local nursery That was here and I looked at the plants and I saw the beautiful flowers that that bloomed on these, and I was so intrigued by them. I just had to have it. So now I have a huge collection of these just because who doesn’t want more cramps right . I think sometimes people, um, over complicate these things. I’ve lost a lot of these Also. It’s not like I had 100 You know, propagation success with these killed a few plants on the way. But because I I like learning everything I can about these. helps me! Keep really pretty plants. So that’s it, this one’s potted now this one’s going to thrive and grow, be happy. Actually, I’m just going to put it in this plot . Just be careful with watering. I might add a few more bigger pieces, make sure. So comment below If you’ve ever seen this plant before or if you love this plant and if you have a lot of these like I do. Let me know so that one’s done too. Okay, guys, that’s it. I hope you enjoyed watching me. Repot and propagate these beautiful plants until next time bye.