Posted 3M ago by @ManyGuavatree

Need help with my Ghost Plant?

I really need help with my succulent plant when I pinch the leaves they're very full of fluid but the soil is bone dry I guess it's called a ghost plant not sure how to care for any of these succulents I don't seem to have much luck with them is there any suggestions thank you so much in advance
1ft to light, indirect
4โ€ pot without drainage
Last watered 3 months ago
Your pot doesnโ€™t have drainage , which means the roots arenโ€™t getting oxygen, and cause rot. They yellow leaves mean overwatering. Even if itโ€™s dry the lack of oxygen to roots can be an issue. I would recommend taking it out, giving the roots a check to make sure they arenโ€™t rotted & if everything is okay I would repot with fresh soil and a pot with drainage. Ghost plants are very resilient and you can save the plant if you change the pot before itโ€™s too far gone.
Also you should remove the leaves that are yellow from the plant , because they arenโ€™t going to get better , they are already gone.
Oh I hope I can save it thank you . One more question can I plant a succulent in just sphagnum moss.
Thank you very much
@ManyGuavatree no , you shouldnโ€™t use moss as it holds moisture, which is the opposite of what succulents like . You can use succulent soil, I get mine from Home Depot the miracle grow brand, and I then add perlite (to increase drainage) or I prefer bonsai jack gritty mix, which you can order online. My succulents love it, and itโ€™s acidic which succulents love, and it also doesnโ€™t hold moisture which is very important. Itโ€™s very pourous and well draining, which is key to keeping succulents happy and not overwatered. The bonsai jack gritty mix doesnโ€™t hold water at all because itโ€™s a mix of rock like material and pine bark. I add succulent soil, to help the mix retain moisture better, which is what works best. You can order the gritty mix online at bonsai jack website.
A cheaper alternative if you canโ€™t get ahold of the gritty mix is adding a hefty amount of perlite not vermiculite, to your soil. It gives the same affect and is sold at Home Depot.
This is awesome you have been a wonderful help. Thank you for taking the time to share. I very much appreciate it. Merry Christmas blessings to you . Thank you from Connecticut