Posted 9M ago by @UnequalledOxlip

struggling succulent 😢
hey! wondering how to help my little succy, some of his leaves have shriveled closer to the base of him; i’ve repotted him today in hopes of that maybe helping and i got a grow light as well a couple of days ago. i’m just now sure what else to do for him, any suggestions??
2” pot
Last watered 7 months ago
What kind of soil did you use? They are desert plants, so while they CAN tolerate some neglect, I wouldn’t go too far in the direction. Maybe cut your watering in half.
@bbdd83 i use this soil! i haven’t watered since the 15th of this month though. do you think using a spray bottle to water would better?
@UnequalledOxlip does the soil feel dry? I would let it completely dry out and then water again.
@bbdd83 slightly dry but no completely. but i’ll try that thank you!
I’ve also found that sometimes the plants don’t like the quantity the app suggests. So I always water til it drains out. Then do it again. Wait an hour to let it fully drain and then pour out the water in the drain pan
@UnequalledOxlip it’s pretty common for the leaves at the base of an #Echerevia to die back as the plant grows, because the leaves at the top get most of the sunshine. It might mean that it’s a little bit under-watered or isn’t getting enough light.

A grow light is a good idea. The other leaves around the base look a tad shriveled too, so you might want to try watering a little bit more often (but don’t let soil stay wet).
@alex i’ll make note of that, thanks so much!!
just ran across this post, but I have had issues with miracle gro's succulent soil as it just retains too much water on its own and thus my succs end up over watered and sad. I started mixing 1:1 succ soil and straight perlite and have had much more success and way happier succs!
@tugnoot thank youuuuu! that is so helpful

See more content like this

Growing healthy plants can be intimidating, but you’re not in it alone. Get inspired from other Greg users!
Discover the Community