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SpamAllan
Feb 6, 2017 5:00 PM CST
Hi guys,

I was wondering if anyone could help me find out what is wrong with my succulent. I made a terrarium for my girlfriend recently but the tall succulent is dropping the fleshy bits (if that makes sense)

I have attached a photo. It seems to have new growth at the top but the bottom parts are falling off?

I am worried it has been over watered.

Cheers,
Sam

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tarev
Feb 6, 2017 5:09 PM CST
It looks like a Sedum rubrotinctum planted with a Gasteria succulent as seen on the photo.
If it were mine, I would immediately repot to a smaller and shallower container with drainage holes, add more pumice or perlite to the soil to make it more fast draining. It is a matter of preference if you want succulents together in a container, but you have to be ready to repot again in case one grows faster than the other and quickly outgrows everyone else.

As pretty looking it is to put succulents in terrarium-like settings in glass, it is not ideal for it, since it will prolong the drying out of media, causing too much moisture retention and rotting the roots, leaf failure.

Depending on your location, Sedums like lots of sun and cool air. If it is still not safe in your area to have it outside, put the container near a nice window that has lots of light, or augment your lighting indoors.
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SpamAllan
Feb 6, 2017 5:17 PM CST
Wow thanks for the super speedy reply!

So if it were yours you would move it to a faster draining pot but what would you do with the Gasteria? Move that too?

Thanks again,
Sam
Name: tarev
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tarev
Feb 6, 2017 5:32 PM CST
I would also move the Gasteria to its own separate container. Or you can put it in a wide but shallow container, so there is still enough wiggle space for it.

Here is how my Sedum rubrotinctum looks like, it gets lovely cold stressed colors outoors here during the cold months, each of the sedum leaves can easily be twisted off and removed, callus it a bit and stick it into your well draining soil. It will readily increase your sedums. If by any chance it starts growing leggy, older leaves dropping off which often happens as the plant ages, you can also cut the stem, and stick back to soil, so it does not go lanky and etiolated. But I would do that in Spring.

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There are many types of Gasterias, we were actually discussing about it in another thread, you may want to read it to see how it is growing in other areas, and how it is planted by other growers:
The thread "Gasteria succulents" in Cactus and Tender Succulents forum

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