plantladylin said:Hi Gabe and
I'm not real knowledgeable about Sempervivum but I think you might be right and that the problem could be from too much water. From your photo, the plant looks very healthy so I'd think as long as the base of the plant isn't soft and mushy (rotting) it should recover. If you feel the soil it's planted in is too water retentive you could un-pot it and add perlite or something to aid in drainage. Also, be sure the container it's planted in has drainage holes in the bottom.
Our member @valleylynn grows lovely Sempervivum's so maybe she will be able to offer some tips and advice.
Weedwhacker said:I'm definitely not an expert on Sempervivum either, but it definitely sounds like overwatering to me; succulents do pretty well for me because I'm, shall we say, less than diligent about watering my houseplants You might want to try repotting it with some "succulent potting mix," which pretty much won't let you overwater as long as your pot has drainage.
Weedwhacker said:Gabe, is this just a small plant (you mentioned that it had been in what sounded like a small yogurt container) that's now in quite a large pot all by itself? If that's the case, I think that might be contributing to the problem as well and I'd definitely put it into a pot more appropriate for the size of the plant.
Weedwhacker said:Cindi and Tarev -- I'm so happy that someone that actually knows what they're talking about with these plants has found this thread!! Thank you both for sharing your photos and knowledge
And Gabe, if you haven't already done so, you might want to check out the "sempervivum and jovibarba" forum http://garden.org/forums/view/...
tarev said:When temps go into the extreme heat range, most succulents will just shut down..
I would not have moved them to a deeper container. Shallow and just smaller width would have been better. Too deep a container will not improve drainage so any remaining roots will just be drowning taking a long time to dry up. Even in hot weather, looking at your media mix, it seems too wet to me, unless it has just been watered when you took the photo. But it is good you have moved them to shade, they need the shade if temps are intensely hot and dry.