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Posted 1M ago by @AshandSarah

Please help my Sedum
My #Sedum used to fill the pot, but now his leaves keep shrivelling up and falling off. Any advice? #help
3ft to light, indirect
2” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 days ago
Hey Ash and Sarah, I'm gonna call in the Burro's tail expert @FitSedum. Can you post an updated picture of the plant to this thread to help out?
Hi @AshandSarah Welcome to Greg! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ πŸ™‚ There are a few things I see here...

First, from the Pic it looks like this plant possibly got a pest of some kind that lead to it's demise πŸ˜₯

The white stuff could be mealy bugs or maybe it's just fungal rot from overwatering ? I would need a close up pic to confirm.

Either way, many indoor best problems are perpetuated by over-watering.

Second, two things to address for succulent care that are super important to you to plant health.

1⃣ They need a TON of direct string light indoors.

So if you decide to try again with a new succulent make sure that it is right next to the window and preferably a self or west facing one.

2️⃣ Soil is a huge factor.

Regular potting soil won't be a do for a succulent, as it will keep in too much moisture.

I make my own gritty soil from various rocks like pumice and lava and add a touch of coco coir but if you want to purchase a store bought bagged soil ready to go, be sure to add extra pumice or perlite and the mix to increase drainage, as most commercial succulent mixes are still too moisture retaining for indoor succulents.

Hope that helps! πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ™πŸ½ 🌿
@RJG I tired my best to do @fitsedum justice in my response with this one! 🀞🏽

Maybe she took a week off like I did recently? Lol πŸ˜‰
@AshandSarah if you use #succulentsquad and #succulentlove in your succulent question posts you'll get a lot more views/responses! πŸ‘πŸΌ
I literally just recieved the notification to this tag as in this very moment so I did not know anyone tagged me.

What I see is that it has been overwatered and oiossibly from above. It also needs bright light and a much much smaller pot at this point. I’d pull it from its current pot, remove all medium, start over with a fresh pot with fresh medium but before you pot the plant, remove all dead tissue that is rotting around the base. Lightly spritz the remaining plant with a little diluted baby shampoo (tearless kind) to give it a warm bath and suffocate any pests that may be hiding. When you spray and rinse it off, you can tip it on its side to make sure you aren’t watering the roots. Then give it a gentle shake and pot it. When I say the smallest pot available, I mean it. Place it near a bright light source and leave it there. The light should be on for 24 hours and not turnoff to help your plant process the change. It’s either going to get it together and stop the damage or it’s going to succumb. You should refrain from watering to force it stop movement of rot or disease. After three days of 24 hour light exposure, it should now get 8-12 hours a day. It’ll take a while to gris buds if its going to survive but know that you only want to water fro me the bottom and not from the top. This forces roots to search for moisture and it makes the plant stronger because its root system is denser and longer.

You’ll know if it is going to survive in a few days. It’ll probably wilt if it’s not going to.
@roxyvivien is correct in saying that you do need good draining soil and lots of light. You also need ti fertilize it but not until it’s outgrown this entire state and has incoming growth in excess.

I hope that helps.

Thanks for the tag @RJG and thanks for responding when I didn’t get the notification @roxyvivien !
@fitsedum Happy I help! πŸ™‚

I took a small hiatus and am catching up on posts.
@roxyvivien ahh… I’ve been here however I definitely miss a lot of posts and tags.
Thanks for all your helpful advice! I will go away and try this all now. Fingers crossed my lil guy will come back to life ☺️