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Posted 1M ago by @Snapdragon

Iโ€™m horrified! My Pearl dropped all her leaves!

What happened?!! Iโ€™ve had my #SucculentSquad about a month. I guess I separated this one and didnโ€™t keep it watered? They have all been mad at me and havenโ€™t looked as good as when I brought them home #GhostPlant and #Echeveria ) I was thinking of putting them in a dish garden together with my #jade plant but Iโ€™m not experienced enough. Iโ€™m an #accidental #plantmom I just fell in love with my plants! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ฑ
4โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
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@Snapdragon Echeveria usually drop their leaves like that when they've been overwatered. Were you letting the soil dry out completely before watering? If the leaves are squishy then that's the best indicator of over-watering
The leaves are rotting. You probably overwatered it, or damaged the plant and now it is probably rotting.
Ohhh No ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
@Lifeis2short @vvvelo @Macstracks I now have a water meter. Yes, I overwatered my Pearl ๐Ÿ˜ข Its autopsy showed the roots were rotten. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
@Snapdragon I find this diagram helps me, I don't always trust my water meters, even the good ones LOL
@Snapdragon I have found moisture meters have a hard time reading chunkier soil mixes. I let my succulents tell me when they're thirsty: if the lower leaves can bend and fold into a taco shell shape, then it's time to water.
@Snapdragon well, unfortunately she was ovwattered. When you see those leaves on the bottom turn that translucent yellowโ€ฆ. Iโ€™m so sorry!