Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Help with sick Mauna Loa

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Jan 21, 2017 4:20 PM CST
This is my very sick Echeveria 'Mauna Loa'.

Tarev helped me a few weeks ago, and I repotted it after it was cold damaged. Sadly, I found slugs in the old soil during the re-potting! The roots looked OK, not black. However, now the leaves are falling off which previously looked ok. I've not over watered since repotting, it has been indoors for two weeks. Any suggestions for what I can do to save it?
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Jan 22, 2017 9:44 AM CST
Keep it rather dry and wait, there is nothing more you can do but hope it will regrow,

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Jan 22, 2017 12:51 PM CST
Just be very patient NorCalBloom. The plant is still in recovery stage from the cold damage, and our incessant rains and cold air are still out there, so got to keep it as warm and dry indoors for now to grow better roots and new leaf growth. It will eventually drop those leaves, but as temps warm up much better later, it will form new rosettes hopefully.

At times echeverias, depending on the variety, goes dormant when heat is too intense, then resumes growth when temps return to normal levels, then it suffers cold damage when exposed to too much rain and cold, but it will callus those cold damaged spots, may drop the damaged leaves eventually, a new growth may emerge at the base of the plant or anywhere up and down the stem.

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Jan 22, 2017 2:09 PM CST


This looks like a continuation of an earlier thread...

The thread "Echeveria 'Mauna Loa' help" in Ask a Question forum

I believe you can already see at least one emerging rosette in the pictures (in the first picture, look directly below the stem about halfway up and you can see a pair of tiny leaves). The best thing to do at this point is to be patient and wait for the plant to branch.
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