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Werecow
Sep 23, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Hi. I was just wondering if my succulent was healthy or not. If it's not healthy, could you tell me what's wrong with it?
Thanks!

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 23, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Welcome! werecow. it looks very nice if maybe a little leggy... I think you might be overwatering it a tad? usually the pots that sit on saucers hold too much moisture for succulents to be totally happy.

Werecow
Sep 23, 2015 6:32 PM CST
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Werecow
Sep 23, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said: Welcome! werecow. it looks very nice if maybe a little leggy... I think you might be overwatering it a tad? usually the pots that sit on saucers hold too much moisture for succulents to be totally happy.



I water it every week and i give it about 5 bottlecaps worth of water. Is that maybe a little too much water?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 23, 2015 6:47 PM CST
It doesn't sound like too much; do you ever have water standing in the saucer? how does the soil feel? The rule with watering succulents is - if there is even a hint of moisture in the soil (stick your finger in it) don't water....
I wouldn't stress too much, the plant looks healthy enough. I was just wondering why it's so leggy. Maybe it would like more sun?

Werecow
Sep 23, 2015 6:52 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:It doesn't sound like too much; do you ever have water standing in the saucer? how does the soil feel? The rule with watering succulents is - if there is even a hint of moisture in the soil (stick your finger in it) don't water....
I wouldn't stress too much, the plant looks healthy enough. I was just wondering why it's so leggy. Maybe it would like more sun?

OK. I will try to give it more light. Thank you for helping me! The info was very helpful.
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Werecow
Sep 23, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:It doesn't sound like too much; do you ever have water standing in the saucer? how does the soil feel? The rule with watering succulents is - if there is even a hint of moisture in the soil (stick your finger in it) don't water....
I wouldn't stress too much, the plant looks healthy enough. I was just wondering why it's so leggy. Maybe it would like more sun?

Just one more question. Should i prune my plant? I can't decide if it needs to be pruned or not.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 23, 2015 7:12 PM CST
You could; but you don't need to. It would probably grow more dense if you did, but in a way it's unusual the way it is now.

Werecow
Sep 23, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:You could; but you don't need to. It would probably grow more dense if you did, but in a way it's unusual the way it is now.


Thank you SOO much again for the info! Have a nice day. Smiling

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