creepy watch chain..


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I decided to plant new watch chain(crassula muscosa) cuttings with firestick cactus.. Behold, I have never seen this happens where it is creeping closely to the branch and I am still observing this if it will keep itself attached. I thought this was just a coincidence at first but the more it is growing the more it is keeping itself attached like a snake. Why is this do you think? Trying to research this but unable to find any references..
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That's where your light source is .. Plants tend to lean towards the light/sun .. perhaps, just perhaps ..or it is a climber!
 

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I dont think that is the case because this is smack in the middle of the shelf.. And this one is going to opposite direction.. ^_^
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It just creeps me out, look like centipede.:alien::ROFLMAO:
Can you get a top view angle of the plant, I think other bigger plant branch might be in its way.
 

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I think they are just stretching towards the most favourable positions for growth, could be moisture, heat, or sunshine. Mostly sunshine or light though.
 
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That's interesting. I have a firestick plant that I got from a neighbor that use to keep it in an old broken pot in the shade; she asked me if I wanted it, so I took it. I liked the color and decided it would look good under my yuccas (given to me by another neighbor).

Since planting it in the ground in a sunny spot I've noticed a lot of growth from the tips of the branches, but I will have to look closer to see if I see something similar as in the OP's photos.


EDIT::oops: I just noticed that this was a result of cuttings, so I guess I won't see what's in the OP's photo...I really need to read more and look less at the photos:censored::D
 
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That's interesting. I have a firestick plant that I got from a neighbor that use to keep it in an old broken pot in the shade; she asked me if I wanted it, so I took it. I liked the color and decided it would look good under my yuccas (given to me by another neighbor).

Since planting it in the ground in a sunny spot I've noticed a lot of growth from the tips of the branches, but I will have to look closer to see if I see something similar as in the OP's photos.


EDIT::oops: I just noticed that this was a result of cuttings, so I guess I won't see what's in the OP's photo...I really need to read more and look less at the photos:censored::D

It needs a colder temperature like 40F to low 50's and full sun in order to turn red on their tips.. Mine was a cutting on all green pot..and the three branches in the middle are new but I keep this indoor with temperature 65F to 72F. :)
 

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I was able to bring the "Firestorm" out of a sedum firestorm indoor. When I bought this, it has brown tips and highlights. When I brought it indoors, the brown tips slightly disappearing. Then I upgraded my grow light over a month ago and this turns flaming red.
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They are lovely.. More colours, more interesting. I especially like the horse shoe next to the fairy ..
 

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Rey, you're spoiling Raj .. Nice view though, so different from the side show! I have just started mine with 3 little pieces of houseleeks.
 
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It seems it might have given root into it/ fused:eek:, I would not be surprised now if crassula muscosa start to grow independently on firestick:ROFLMAO:
 

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will see in a week if it follows the trail haha
 
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It needs a colder temperature like 40F to low 50's and full sun in order to turn red on their tips.. Mine was a cutting on all green pot..and the three branches in the middle are new but I keep this indoor with temperature 65F to 72F. :)
Mine seems to do well in the heat, but it has no choice, since I live in Florida:) Actually, when I first put it in the ground I noticed not long after that it started growing and the tips became fire-red; I guess because of the increased sunlight it now gets. My neighbor had it on her porch, just out of reach of significant sun, not to mention that the pot had really old dirt. I think it likes where it's located now.
 
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definitely more sun.. my buddies in the philippines bought them reddish but now all green due to heat even in full sun.. I think as long as the temperature dip below 70 at night they might turn red.Also if you water them they will turn more green but as soon aa it is starved with moisture it will go back to reddish ..
 

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