Graptopetalum 'Marquise de Sevigne' Leaves Falling Over

By Kiersten Rankel

Feb 27, 20242 min read

Prevent a leafy landslide 🍂 by mastering the art of Graptopetalum care with our essential tips!

  1. Overwatering? Look for swollen leaves and dark, mushy spots.
  2. 🌞 Bright, indirect sunlight prevents leggy growth and leaning.
  3. 🌱 Repot with care: Use terracotta pots one size up with drainage.

When Water is Too Much of a Good Thing

🚱 Spotting Overwatering Havoc

Swollen leaves and a soggy soil grip are your Graptopetalum's way of waving a white flag. If the leaves feel like overripe fruit, you've crossed the line into overwatering territory. Dark, mushy spots on your succulent's leaves are not just blemishes—they're distress signals.

🌵 Drying Out the Drama

Skip the watering can if the soil feels like a wet sponge. Instead, let the earth dry out to the touch before giving your plant another drink. Ensure your pot has drainage holes to prevent your Graptopetalum from sitting in a puddle. Remember, these plants crave neglect over nurture when it comes to their watering schedule.

Let There Be (The Right Amount of) Light

🌱 The Leggy Growth Dilemma

Low light turns your Graptopetalum 'Marquise de Sevigne' into a stretchy mess. It's not reaching for the stars; it's begging for more light. When leaves start to resemble outstretched arms, it's time to rethink your lighting strategy.

⭐ Basking in Balance

Bright, indirect sunlight is the sweet spot. It's like the plant version of a perfect tan—glowing but not burnt. Rotate your succulent to prevent it from becoming the Leaning Tower of Pisa. If you're stuck in a dimly lit abode, consider a grow light with adjustable settings to simulate that golden hour glow all day long.

The Perils of a Poor Fit: Pot Edition

🌱 Cramped Quarters and Wobbly Stands

Root-bound plants are like tenants in a too-small apartment, yearning for more space. A pot that's too snug can restrict root growth, leading to a nutrient and space crisis. Instability is another no-no. A wobbly pot can send your Graptopetalum 'Marquise de Sevigne' toppling over with the slightest bump, making stable housing a must for upright leaves.

🌿 Repotting to the Rescue

When it's time for a change, repotting is your plant's best friend. Choose a new pot that's one size up—think of it as a roomier studio flat, not a mansion. Ensure it has drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots. Terracotta pots are the MVPs here, wicking away excess moisture and giving your plant's roots the breathable space they crave.

Prevent your Graptopetalum from toppling by using Greg to ensure just-right watering 💧 and the perfect potting setup, keeping your succulent's leaves perky and healthy.


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