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Name: piegirl
6a Midwest
piegirl25
Jun 22, 2020 6:56 PM CST
Recently my sedum burrito had root rot so I cut of all the dead roots and washed the remaining ones with soap. Then let them dry for several days. I potted them up in a grittier fast draining mixture and in terra-cotta but no matter how much I water it's always wrinkly. I water them about once a week and they get direct sunlight from a south facing window. It's also putting out new growth as well so In still confused why is wrinkly.
All answers welcome 🙂
South-central Iowa (Zone 5b)
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Artemis
Jun 23, 2020 7:43 PM CST
Can you post a picture of the plant and the whole pot?
Name: piegirl
6a Midwest
piegirl25
Jun 25, 2020 7:34 PM CST
@Artemis, here's the picture
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South-central Iowa (Zone 5b)
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Artemis
Jun 26, 2020 7:49 AM CST
It looks like you have a nice well draining mix. Make sure he gets as many hours of sun as you can give him.
There isn't ever a need to wash plant roots with soap. In the future, if you have root rot, you can always take a cutting from the end and re- root it. Which is what I suggest you do with the ones that are bare towards the end. Snip the end off, with a little stem, let it callus over for a couple days, and then pop it in with the rest.
He currently has very few roots to supply water. Your job right now is to water thoroughly when he needs it. By that I mean, take him to the sink, and water until it comes out the bottom. Not just a couple drops trickling out. In the future, using one or both methods of checking (weight or your finger), determine if he needs to be watered.
Name: piegirl
6a Midwest
piegirl25
Jun 26, 2020 9:16 AM CST
Thank you so much! My sedum gets full sun in the south facing window and I've switched the bottom watering to make sure he's getting enough water.
Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
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Turbosaurus
Jun 27, 2020 9:57 PM CST
That doesn't look wrinkled to me. Those leaves are nice and round and plump. Some of the older leaves appear to have some scratches or damage, Which won't heal and You'll always have those divots on the stem, but that's just it's shape, Those are leaf nodes that callous when the leaf was lost, that's permanent, but otherwise it looks live you've got your watering/soil worked out just right.
If you don't like the way the stem looks, cut and root them as Artimis suggests.

You do want to try to give it more sun if you can, the new growth is small, usually indicative of low light.
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