Posted 3w ago by @WhizLionstail

How can I better care for my Ghost plant? The top part lo...

0ft to light, indirect
4” pot without drainage
Last watered 3 weeks ago
@WhizLionstail Welcome to Greg! Let's see if we can figure out what's going on and get Daria happy and healthy!
First thing I noticed is he's in a pot with no drainage. It's really crucial these guys are in a pot and soil with really good drainage. They don't like sitting in wet soil all the time. It causes the roots to rot, which is probably what's causing the leaves to fall off.
Fixing that is simple! First, take him out of the pot he's in and check the roots. If there's any that are black and mushy they're rotten and need to be removed.
Rinse off as much of the old soil as you can. Get a pot with a drainage hole and fresh soil that's for succulents and repot him in it. Don't water him for a few days to give him time to adjust to his new home.
Second, he's close to a window, which is great! But a north window doesn't get as much sunlight as he needs. If you have a west or south facing window that's where you want to put him. He's growing tall because he's looking for the sun. You could chop off the top and start over with him if you want πŸ™‚
I hope this helps and Good Luck πŸ€
@Lifeis2short Thank you so much for the feedback. I will be sure to repot her with proper soil and a drainage area ASAP. Unfortunately, we don’t have any west or south facing windows, but hopefully rejoining Daria will do her some good for now. :)
@WhizLionstail you might want to give it some hours under a full spectrum LED grow light. That’s my two cents, I have a home where I use a lot of lights because my windows are north facing, and my south facing windows in the summer is filtered by a huge maple.🍁
Fun fact: Ghost plants grow tall when they have little sunlight, and wide when they have a lot of sunlight! Most succulents do this.
Mine is doing THE EXACT SAME THING lol