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Jan 13, 2014 1:34 PM CST
|I bought my paddle plant this past spring. Planted outside as I live only about 40 Miles from Charleston,SC and the temp hardly ever drops below 35 deg. The plant was doing great. Big leaves with lovely pink on them. Then that cold snap came through last week. I covered everything up. All the succulent did great except for the paddle plant. Now the leaves are all Limp and a dark color. The offshoots are fine. I am not sure what I can do to help the poor mother plant. The leaves in the middle are fine and so are the ones on the very bottom. Please help.|
Jan 13, 2014 2:20 PM CST
So sorry about your plant. That cold snap was something!!
I think the best thing would be to remove the damaged leaves; face it - they are never going to look better... I would personally be thankful that the offshoots are ok, and they will grow quickly come spring.
Jan 13, 2014 2:22 PM CST
|I was thinking about just repotting in a pot I can bring in. Would this be a bad idea?|
Jan 13, 2014 2:28 PM CST
|Yeah, really, I would eventually remove all that bad material but it might be protecting the pups at this stage so maybe leave it for now. Potting it up would not be a bad idea at all.|
Jan 13, 2014 2:59 PM CST
|I want to thank you for your help. I went ahead and cut off the mother plant.. I trimmed of all the bad leaves I hope when it calluses over I can replant it if not I have these cute offshoots.|
By the way the dirt was room temp and the water luke warm. I figured that would be better then cold dirt and cold water.
Jan 13, 2014 4:24 PM CST
|That looks nice. Make sure to let the soil dry out well between watering. That saucer is not necessarily a good thing.... they are succulents, they like to be on the dry side...|
Jan 13, 2014 11:22 PM CST
|Don't water it at all!|
Not until it's rooted and growing!
It WILL be a death sentence if for it if u do!
For that matter, I'd pull it back outta the soil, wash the dirt of and lay it on the table for a week or so until the wound scabs over, then just gently place it ON the soil not in it, and wait for those white fuzzy roots, then flick done dirt on it and slowly begin watering it, allowing it to dry thoruoghly between waterings, good luck
Please tree mail me for trades, I'm ALWAYS actively looking for more new plants, and love to trade!
Jan 13, 2014 11:52 PM CST
|Oh no what is in the pot was what was still attached to the football. No the part I clipped off is sitting out of the water and dirt. I figured from what I read it was kinda like my...think it is called a ghost plant. If the leaves fall that you leave them alone ( out of dirt and in the sun/air) and that will start a whole new plant.|
On I hope bringing the clipping part inside is alright as it is suppose to rain the next few days and I didn't think either the repotted plant or the parts I am waiting to heal over would do good with cold rain.
Jan 14, 2014 4:27 AM CST
|Cold rain is indeed not good for succulents.|