Answer: Echeveria 'Arlie Wright' is an hybrid of Echeveria gibbiflora. It is named by Dick Wright, who created a lot of the Echeveria hybrids, after his mother Arloine. It is, indeed, a beautiful plant. Echeveria typically has a small root system compared to its top, but the roots are able to support the plant without problem. What you describe in unpotting the plant is a common occurance. Sometimes you can avoid this by thoroughly watering the plant the day before you plan to unpot it. Moist soil tends to hold together better than bone-dry soil. With that said, let's deal with the problem at hand. It isn't unusual for plants to go through some stress after being transplanted, especially if they are receiving more or less sunshine and more or less water than they did prior to being transplanted. Watering every few days is probably too much, even for a newly planted succulent. Instead of watering frequently, try watering deeply only once each week. This will allow the soil to dry between waterings, which will keep the roots healthier. The fertilizer you used is time released so the crispy edges on the leaves are not an indication of overfertilizing, but more a response to being uprooted and overwatered. Reduce the frequency of watering and exercise a little patience. Your Echeveria should perk up in a few weeks. Best wishes with your new plant!
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