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Posted 1M ago by @MotherPincherry

Floppy Plant Alert

My zebra plant has become soggy and the leaves are breaking off. I water the plant every 3 to 4 weeks. Iโ€™m not sure what to do to revitalize it. About a month ago, I changed the soil to a better draining soil for succulents.
3ft to light, indirect
4โ€ pot without drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
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@MotherPincherry first thing I noticed is it's in a pot with no drainage and it's several feet from a window and the window it's closest to is north facing. Zebra plants need lots of light and they don't like sitting in wet soil. You've likely got some root rot and stem rot going on. You'll need to take it out of the pot and check the roots for signs of rot and remove any that are black and mushy. Feel the stem. If it's soft then it's rotten. You can cut it off and propagate the top if there's anything left.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! Hope this helps and Good Luck ๐Ÿ€
Yeah root rot was the cause for sure. I was able to save some of the plant and I hope I can propagate two of the offshoots. Iโ€™ve never tried to do so with a succulent.
@MotherPincherry Let the end callous over so it's not a fresh wound (less chance of any kind of fungal infection that way) and then stick it into some fresh well-draining pre-moistened soil and put it in a spot with bright indirect light. Let the soil dry out until you notice it kinda shrivels up slightly and then just dampen the soil. In a few weeks it should have roots