What’s happening to the leaves of my Ghost Plant Succulent? Help me!
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rina_Ontario,Canada 5a2 years agoAmber Perrin thanked rina_Ontario,Canada 5a
pls help! what happened for my succulents?Comments (10)It is best to take off as much of old soil as possible - leaving it defeats the purpose of using different mix - at least to some extent. It is recommended to add 'generous amount of perlite, 50% or more' - I think you did well :) You could grow succulents in pure perlite, or pure pumice, or pure grit (or some other inorganics) - they all provide good drainage and aeration. Some bags of perlite have lots of dusty fines, so it may be good idea to sift it. I use a kitchen sieve to do that, putting all sifted perlite into a container with warm water (most likely it doesn't have to be warm, just the way I do it) and rinse it. Then I strain water using same sieve and use it. If I was to use the mix you mentioned, I would sift it too; most often there is still lots of fines in the mix. You should check if there is list of ingredients on the bag to see what it contain. Too much of organic ingredients may attract bugs like fungus gnats since they like wet organics. Not saying you shouldn't use it thou :) Many ppl. use this mix, just have to be careful about watering (that's why addition of perlite-to make drainage better). Personally, I don't buy it since I don't really see any benefit using it for succulents....See More
What's happening to my succulent? PLEASE HELP!Comments (5)Leaves that start yellowing and are soft are most often water logged. The most important would be to give it good drainage - pot with drainage holes and very well draining mix. Mounding up the soil is not problem - it actually helps to direct excess water away, but in water retaining mix it helps just a little. Big pot + water-retaining mix = very big chance of rotting. After these are corrected, the plant will need lots of light....See More
Please help! My succulent leaves are opening up, thinner and longer.Comments (8)I lived in TO for many years, and live close to Barrie for past few years - colder than TO. There are many cold hardy succulents: easy to find are Sempervivums & Jovibarbas, and many hardy Sedums (check growing zones when buying). There are many var. of Sedums/stonecrops - you could fill up garden with different looking plants, all just Sedums. Some grow upright and taller, some are good ground covers. Well known and easy to get is 'garden sedum' - Sedum 'Autumn Joy', or 'Purple Emperor', 'Frosty Morn', 'Vera Jameson' - just an example of different colors. These could grow to about 10-12". Some of the short/spreading ones are S. kamtschaticum, S. sieboldii, S. rupestre, S. spurrium, and many more. Most come in few different colors. Others could be delosperma, Lewisia, Orostachys...All wil also bloom. There ae more, above is just example. I take plants outside when nighttime temps. stay constantly approx. 10*C and above - some can take less, but I do not want to worry about unexpected drop in temps....See More
What’s happening to my phaeleonopsis leaves?Comments (4)You are in South Florida. I would suggest repotting now as Spring is starting. Find some small/medium bark. Soak it for a few hours to take up water. Add a little sphag moss to the mix and repot the plant. If you can put your plant outside, all the better. As the above poster asked, make sure the pot has drain holes. Orchids do not like wet conditions. They like air movement. Your plant might have some fungal issues going on now so repotting is important. You can remove the yellowing leaf. Your plant will start its growing cycle and grow new leaves. I'm in Sarasota and all my Phals are outside facing East. They love that exposure and are all blooming or spiking now. Please read about your plant it will help you along the way. How to grow Phals Jane...See More
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