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San Leon, TX on Galveston Bay
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dyuhr
Jun 10, 2020 9:09 AM CST
I bought an Angel Wings a few weeks back and today noticed 2 leaves underneath, near the bottom that were a little crispy dry. Upon reading the forum Q&A I discovered this plant is a succulent. Not once have I seen that mentioned on other websites while searching info on this plant. I've seen posts that say water several times weekly so now I'm confused.

That being said, since I potted it in regular Miracle Gro I assume it should be repotted in succulent soil? The soil is still damp (not on top) from watering on Sunday. Also it gets AM sun and a short peek of PM sun. My house faces north straight onto the bay and sometimes can be a tad windy.

Hoping you can confirm THE right info I need for growing this lovely plant!! Thank you for your time and help!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jun 10, 2020 10:17 AM CST
You can leave it in the current soil if you reduce the watering frequency or change it to a faster draining soil (like regular potting soil mixed with an equal volume of pumice/perlite/gritty equivalent). Wait for the soil to go dry at depth before repotting, and do not water right away after doing so. Wait a week to water for the first time. Consider a slightly larger pot if you do repot.

Watering should be based on soil moisture. Water well, to saturation, until water comes out the holes at the bottom. Then wait for the soil to go dry or almost dry at depth (not just at the surface) before watering again. Any source that recommended watering several times weekly should be systematically ignored in the future, because that's pretty much a sure-fire way to kill your plant.

The exposure you have described should be pretty good in your location this time of year.
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San Leon, TX on Galveston Bay
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dyuhr
Jun 10, 2020 11:34 AM CST
Thank you for your prompt reply. The pot pictured is what I repotted it in - original dirt ball is perhaps 1" distance from each side - so sounds like I just need to watch watering and all should be well. WHEW! Perhaps those crinkled leaves were already on their way out when I bought it and I'm just now noticing them.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Jun 10, 2020 11:37 AM CST
Then the pot size should be good. Sometimes plants experience stress upon moving to a new location (especially if they have been getting insufficient light or some other abuse in the store) but the turnaround should be relatively fast (weeks) given a bright, protected location and good care.
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