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Los Angeles, CA
May 18, 2020 10:59 AM CST
I inherited this from an office mate a while back. I had to bring it home from work since I'm working from home. It's doing OK in its new spot (north-facing window on the second floor) but not as well as it was doing at work. It's also getting quite leggy. The leaves are falling off from the base of the stem.
Any ideas on:
1) What it is? I thought it was some kind of stonecrop but it's so long and trailing I'm not so sure.
2) How I might prune to give it a fuller look? The current soil doesn't have any drainage. I'm afraid of repotting because the leaves fall of sooo easily when it's moved.
You can see where the leaves are a paler white, those are far more fragile than the newer, greener ones on the tips.
Thanks in advance!
May 18, 2020 11:00 AM CST
|A really etiolated sedum, autumn joy/adolphii group...|
May 18, 2020 11:09 AM CST
|Don't know what it is, but having no drain holes is like a slow death.
I would use that glass container as a cache pot, but must put that plant in a container with drain holes. If leaves fall off, just set aside and it may still grow new roots and thus start a new plant as well. It is vining and etiolating as it seeks more light. It is better grown outdoors. You are in Los Angeles so you got good outdoors weather unless you are more inland, then got to position it in part sun/shade so it does not get dry roasted.
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