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Jan 16, 2017 10:48 AM CST
Hi everyone! Tarev recently helped me identify and rescue some succulents that got frost damage. I repotted this Echeveria 'Mauna Loa' and found slugs! Here's a picture of it now that it's repotted. How can I tell if it's been too damaged by the slugs?
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Name: Daisy I
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Jan 16, 2017 11:19 AM CST
Because its still green. It will re-grow.
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Jan 16, 2017 12:53 PM CST
It looks like the growth center is gone, but the plant may sprout new rosettes from the base of the existing leaves or just below them. That would be the normal response of most Echeverias. The thing to avoid at this point is rot where the stem has been damaged (eg. don't leave the plant out in the rain). Barring that, you should be fine.
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Name: tarev
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Jan 16, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Hello NorCalBloom, just give it time to recover. It may try to do something like this later,
this is from my Graptoveria.

As shown on the photos, it may eventually drop the older remaining leaves too, middle tip section will just callus off, but it will try to grow new rosettes below.
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