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Posted 6M ago by @Kip

I can't figure out what this plant actually is, and it's ...

#CreepingJenny
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 months ago
@Kip is the plant kinda like a succulent ? If not creeping Jenny maybe elephant bush it looks more like creeping Jenny. It's challenging to confirm if the plant is Creeping Jenny due to its poor condition. Assuming it is, this plant can be challenging to maintain, especially with regards to hydration and avoiding fungal infections due to dense leaf packing against the substrate.
To troubleshoot effectively, let's first assume Greg's watering reminders were diligently followed. As it's in a nursery container, insights from the nursery's substrate might provide clues.

Regarding Greg's watering approach – for successful routine, inspect the soil before watering. Whenever Gregg tells you to water first use your finger to inspect a substrate. If you feel moisture within the top, 2 inches hit snooze and wait for the next reminder to water. If the moisture is spelt, water, the plant for Greg and Mark so as completed. This will enable the algorithm to have this Datapoint.

Considering various factors that could impact the plant's health:
* Substrate Issues: The nursery substrate might not be suitable for long-term growth, retaining excess moisture or compacting over time.
* Specific Plant Needs: Creeping Jenny's watering preferences might differ from the assumed algorithm, especially during various growth stages.
* Root Health: Even with proper watering, root issues like rot or fungal infections might hinder water and nutrient uptake.
* Nutrient Imbalance: The substrate's composition might cause a lack or excess of nutrients affecting the plant's health.
* Pest or Disease Incidence: Inspect for pestsβ€”look for signs on leaves and stems. If pests are detected, report back for further guidance.
* Environmental Factors: Changes in seasons, drafts, or temperature fluctuations could stress the plant.


Here's a suggested treatment plan: first, inspect for pests by checking the top and bottom of each leaves in the stems. If there are no pets, you can dispose of this as a possible cause, and move on the causes.

Inspect the substrate for hydrophobia. To do so, check the water retention capability of the substrate. Run water through it and assess whether the substrate is retaining water. I suspect that it is not. If hydrophobic, submerging the pot in a larger water vessel with water up to the line of the top of the nursery container for 30 minutes will help restore water-retaining properties. You have to check and make sure that it was effective. Don’t seem to 30 minutes will be enough.

Whether or not the substrate is hydrophobic, you can use a chopstick when you water the plant to break up any compaction, and any nutrient deficiencies can be addressed by using a complete fertilizer such a superthrive.

Sometimes it’s hard to say what’s wrong with the planet when it seems like we’re giving them everything they need and you have to take a comprehensive approach to figure out what exactly it is. It’s a problem I hope this helps.

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Perhaps Pilea depressa or trailing jade (peperomia rotundiflora)
She beautiful