Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: propagation of "leggy" Echeveria

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Name: Kassy O'Neal
Mobile Alabama (Zone 9a)
KassyO
Aug 4, 2014 3:31 PM CST
After reading this blog post
http://needlesandleaves.net/blog/2013/5/31/propagating-leggy...
I thought it was time to fix my "leggy" Echeveria. I followed her instructions and hopefully I can get this guy to stay closer to the ground. If you have any tips including any info on helping this to not happen again I would really appreciate it.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Aug 4, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Looks like you're doing the right things. It will probably do that again. A lot of the Echeverias tend to get leggy like that.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Aug 4, 2014 4:02 PM CST
More light will help it stay compact. Also, was this indeed labeled an echeveria? It looks more like a pachyveria (glauca?)
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SongofJoy
Aug 4, 2014 4:06 PM CST
Yes, it may be a Pachyveria. There are so many crosses between these plants. My Echeverias have also tended to get leggy even outside.
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Name: Kassy O'Neal
Mobile Alabama (Zone 9a)
KassyO
Aug 5, 2014 12:20 PM CST
It may be a pachyveria. I am fairly new to succulents and when I got them they were all labeled "succulent" Glare but slowly I've been doing research to find out what they all are. If you want to see my whole collection I have a blog boost with photos. http://www.kassyo.com/design-blog/2014/7/3/problem-plants I am totally open to suggestions on all fo them.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 6, 2014 10:03 AM CST
My Echeverias do that a lot too..going too leggy. It seems to like lots of bright light. It tends to etiolate like that when it wants more. My plants gets shaded a lot by our house then later by the city trees, so it only gets at the most 2 to 3 hours direct light. But I am letting it do what it wants now. It is making its new offshoots and I like to see the blooms that it makes too.

The instructions given in the link is okay, and you have followed it right. Just keep the new cuttings in shade for now, till it makes the new growth, in shallow and smaller containers with drainage.
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Tatyana
Aug 7, 2014 11:04 AM CST
I'm going to do that with one of my echeverias that I recently bought on clearance. It was on clearance for this particular reason. I'm thinking of maybe waiting till spring though.
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GigiPlumeria
Aug 7, 2014 11:26 PM CST
Welcome! Kassy Welcome! Tatyana.

I saw a big difference between my indoor grown succulents (thin and leggy) than the ones growing outside (large and plump). So for me outside light makes a big difference.
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Stush2019
Aug 11, 2014 11:22 AM CST
Welcome! Kassy Welcome! Tatyana.

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