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Anon
Oct 14, 2016 6:09 PM CST
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Alright, guys, I've got another question for you. I was poking around my plants and I noticed that my Candy Cane plant wasn't rooted but rather it has a black/brownish tip. Should I cut it off and let it heal from this? If so, for how long and what kind of lighting should it be on? I know that i'm supposed to water it only if its got roots.
The other plant, Kiwi, I've noticed has been getting some black tips and one leaf has started to yellow. I'm guessing sunburn and the yellow leaf is due to age? I'm not sure, which is why I posted pictures for you all to guess at. Also, about the mix it is in, it will be changed rather soon when I can catch the bus to HomeDepot. Thanks, again

Name: Daisy
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DaisyI
Oct 14, 2016 7:11 PM CST
Here's my thoughts:

#3- Rip those puppies out of that bark NOW! They will be better off sitting on the counter for a couple days than staying in the bark

Photo#1 and #2 - Is the stem end dried and hard? Or soft? If its dried and hard (that's what it looks like), I would leave it be. The smaller it gets, the harder it will be to root. When you get that new potting soil and perlite (or grit or pumice), moisten the soil (not soggy but wet enough to keep a shape) and push the stem down to the bottoms of the remaining leaves. It may root on those bottom leaves so you want them to be in good contact with the soil but not buried. Water sparingly until you see signs of growth - it will start to grow when there are enough roots to support more leaves.

I would use terra cotta pots. Terra Cotta allows for evaporation making it a little harder to overwater. Plastic and glazed pottery holds moisture and for succulents and cactus, could mean their death.

I keep suggesting perlite because its light weight and readily available. As you are taking the bus, I would go with perlite.

One last thought: overwatering is deadlier faster then underwatering.
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Anon
Oct 14, 2016 8:44 PM CST
D'Oh! Alright, I'll get right on it. Oh and the end is hard
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Anon
Oct 15, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Anon said: D'Oh! Alright, I'll get right on it. Oh and the end is hard


So i went to unroot the 4oz container and the lot of it had hard stems like the first one...

When i replant the healthy plants, i take off the dirt and then replant it to what edge?
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2016 3:22 PM CST
To the bottom of the first set of leaves. Take photos and show us what was down there.

Anon
Oct 15, 2016 4:04 PM CST
DaisyI said:To the bottom of the first set of leaves. Take photos and show us what was down there.


Well when i shook off the dirt from the Candy Canes, it looked like there was more candy canes but they died. It went tumbling in my kitchen bin and i already tossed the bag after i finished the whole thing.

Anyways it looks like i planted too high D'Oh!

Anon
Oct 15, 2016 4:20 PM CST



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Homedepot and lowes didn't have what u recc me so I had to improvise by getting 2 plastic saucers and I decorated the first one by putting mulap on it and perlite in the inside. The second one has holes punctured by me and is sitting on a couple inches of perlite. I mixed up the soil and placed the plants in, but since you said I have to replant to the first set of leaves, does that rule apply to the 'Kiwi' succelent? It's the one with the long, grey stems
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
Oct 15, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Only the ones with no roots. They look good. Don't overwater!

Anon
Oct 15, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Yep, I'll forget to water them, don't you worry. I think I'll be keeping a schedule of watering with half a cup ever 2 weeks, hope that sounds good lol. I used a whole cup to make the soil moist like you said

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