Planting Tips for Judith's Favorite Fame Flower - (Phemeranthus calycinum or Talinum)
Waking up from dormancy: These perennial succulents won’t begin to grow until warm summer weather has arrived, and will be shipped dormant through the early spring months. The succulent overwinters as a swollen stem, at or just below the soil surface, and will have dormant buds. The root ball is fragile when the plants are dormant. Moisten the root ball lightly before transplanting and handle carefully. Do not scratch out the root ball. If some of the soil falls away from the root ball that’s OK. Go ahead and transplant when dormant and it is still cold outside. (There is no advantage to holding the dormant plant in its pot either indoors or outdoors.) Water the plant thoroughly only once after putting it in the ground. To prevent rot, don’t start to water more regularly until the weather warms and the plants begin to grow actively.
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