Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: signs a succulent is getting to much water

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
May 17, 2012 11:13 PM CST

If a jade plant or epie's are getting to much water will the leaves get kind of a wrinkled look?We have been having summer thunder storms.It has gotten ridiculous,I haven't had to water at all.Now i'm worrying how much my succulents and tender perennials can take.I've started loading them up every night hauling them inside and then back out every morning for the sun to dry them out as fast as possible.

I would appreciate a few tips on signs of over & under watering of succulents & succulent type plants.I'm not sure what makes a plant a succulent.A lot of plants hold water in the leaves and,or trunk.

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tarev
May 18, 2012 12:19 AM CST
Usually for my succulents, rotting at the base of the plant serves as a warning that it may already be rotting due to too much water.

Wrinkly leaves can also be due to damage by insects. And sometimes the signs of overwatering is similar to underwatering. I always try to feel the soil, if it looks damp, don't water. Or sometimes when I have put stones on top of the soil, if I look under it and see the soil is still damp, I do not water. Jade plants are toughies.
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Dutchlady1
May 18, 2012 5:04 AM CST
if your plants are in well draining pots and well draining soil, they can take the rain.
Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
May 19, 2012 9:23 AM CST
Thank you very much for yalls advice,

I did end up bringing my succulent inside.I am waiting for the rain to pass.Lord knows i prayed for rain we needed it so badly.But we are working on 2 weeks of daily overcast skies and surprise thunder storms a few times a day,i have had enough rain now! Whistling

My kitchen is kind of full,now that my Hoya's,holiday cactus,epies,succulents, elephant bush's and my rhipsalis's are taking cover from the rain in there!!! Confused

I'm glad to hear i can put my suculents back out.I do have them all in well draining mix (bark, horticultural charcoal,arcilite and a little good soil.

It looks like the sun is coming out here, only 2 days later than forecasted.
Have a lovely weekend
Jo
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drewtoby
May 22, 2012 10:51 AM CST
You can always temporarily repot them in a very quick draining gravel pot with extra drainage holes if this happens again =)
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tarev
May 22, 2012 11:37 AM CST
It is the reverse here on my side Jojoe..have finally decluttered my kitchen window sill and my other table of indoor plants, having moved the orchids in their Growcamp outdoors and the succulents outdoors..my hubby is much happier now! Too happy that he actually helped me repotting and doing garden chores last Saturday! Hurray! Hurray! It has been dry, sunny and windy here..no rain in sight ...

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