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Posted 1M ago by @ghostsafe

Overwatered on Greg’s suggestion, how can I save these?
This pearl echeveria and Haworthia were doing fine with the exception of the ech reaching for light (so I moved them to a window) and I started watering to the amounts/times on the app’s schedule even thought it felt like a lot. Now the haworthia has lost leaves and collapsed - the leaves lost all rigidity from the center - and the echeveria is browning in very weird ways. I’m pretty sure this is overwatering. These were a gift from a friend to celebrate a special achievement so I feel particularly invested in saving them. They are from “Lula’s Garden” brand - and are essentially planted in perlite under a glued solid layer of pebbles, with no drainage that I can see. Transplanting would mean destroying the planter setup. Could they survive if I just let them dry out in bright sun, or do I have to crack open the planter? #RootRot #PlantGraveyard #HappyPlants #needadvice
2” pot without drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
@ghostsafe always check the soil before you water. Greg is only a reference. If they don't need water you can just snooze it. I wish I could help more but unfortunately I killed my echeveria from to much water. Me and succulent s have issues
Let dry completely before watering. If you read on the app it tells you what condition the soil should be in, if it’s not pause and wait for those conditions. They can probably be saved, but I would research propagating if you don’t want to loose
@ShannonMHR I always do check the soil- the issue was that these don’t have soil/the perlite is underneath a solid glued layer of pebbles so I have no way of knowing what’s going on under there! (Bad design on the company’s part haha.) Sounds like no matter what, I should break open the glued top so I have some visibility into the moisture inside. Thanks!
@SportyLilac I always do check the soil- the issue was that these don’t have soil/the perlite is underneath a solid glued layer of pebbles so I have no way of knowing what’s going on under there! (Bad design on the company’s part haha.) Sounds like no matter what, I should break open the glued top so I have some visibility into the moisture inside. Thanks!
I would definitely get those plants out from those glued on pebbles and re-pot your babies in succulent soil mix.
Ugh growers and their nasty little tricks...I hope everything turns out ok. Keep us posted.
@Sassylimey I have a similar issue with a lucky bamboo plant. It is in the original pot with glued pebbles on top but it has done pretty well so I have not changed that. Now it is really taking off and I would like to put it in a better pot and soil, but I am unsure what is best for this plant. It’s my first lucky bamboo. What do you think?
Thank you for asking Jane, I have mine in water and gravel. She's been there for years, I change out the water and clean the pot and gravel once in a while and just keep her in water. I've never grown a bamboo in soil.
Definitely get your bamboo out of those glued pebbles, yikes, growers and their quirks. You can keep your bamboo in gravel and water especially since she's already been growing in that medium. If I can help further please let me know. 🥰💖 @AC73LoveCats
Thank you! Yes, I don’t understand the use of the glued pebbles either.
Glued on rocks are the worst. But I think you have a good chance at saving the Echeveria and maybe the Fairy Washboard.

Take a clean pair of scissors and cut the Echeveria on the line. See if you can pluck off (in a whole piece) the middle of the Washboard. Make sure there is no brown on either piece.

Let both dry for a day and then place them on clean, new, cactus mix to root. Don't water for about two weeks and then only a little not of water (with a dropper) every other week until they sprout roots.

I think it'll be easier for the Echeveria to root, but that's just my opinion. You might want to use little sticks or tooth picks to help hold them upright while they are attempting to root.

Make sure you have good drainage!! Good drainage is a MUST!

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