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Nov 15, 2011 2:28 PM CST
|When I was repotting my new Christmas Fantasy I broke of two stems (divided from the roots) and potted them in their own 4" pot to give to my niece. They were doing well and even began to bloom. For the past two-three days these stems have began to wilt and droop. None of my others (there are 5) are acting like this.|
Is this due to separating from the main rootball and allowing it to bloom? Did I accidentally over water or underwater? Nothing is yellowing, just drooping.
I can upload a picture upon request.
Nov 15, 2011 2:34 PM CST
|Underwatering and overwatering can both be causes of limp plants. I have also seen plants that were blooming be a little wilted. It might help if you post a picture.|
Nov 15, 2011 5:15 PM CST
|I recall watering prior to Friday after I separated. I had to move it into a different pot that would fit in a terracotta pot to prevent tipping. Both the larger plant and these sections seem to be quite top heavy with blooms on them. I watered today thinking maybe it just needs some water. Looks a tad bit better I think.|
Nov 15, 2011 5:16 PM CST
|The right segment is the limpy and some what wrinkly one. The one up front is ok.|
Nov 15, 2011 5:26 PM CST
|Repotting always causes a certain amount of stress. I wouldn't worry too much.|
Nov 16, 2011 10:49 AM CST
|It looks like it just might be struggling to bloom and make roots at the same time. Would it make you squeamish to twist off some of the developing buds so that the plant can direct it's energy to make roots? I know some people cant' do it, but that's what I would do.|
It's actually not as bad as I thought. It's just a little wrinkled.
Nov 16, 2011 11:39 AM CST
|I had a large white one which I didn't water over an extended period of time and the plant was limp. I started watering it but it never recovered but did set a few bloom which it opened. I discarded it because it looked so unattractive.|
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Nov 16, 2011 11:52 AM CST
|Hi Sherry, your plants looks wonderful! So nice to see blooms!!! Mine is just starting to very slowly form its blooms.|
It does not seem that bad on your photo for the limpy one, maybe it is just adjusting to repot stress as Hetty says. See my plant in this photo, it is much worse with its limp..really limping badly, only on that strand, the others are upright and happy, but I am ignoring it for now, still observing if I may have to chop it off from that limpy segment and re-plant. And even with the limp, it is attempting to make its flowers. I notice sometimes these succulents will do its own adjusting as long as you keep the drainage well. As to removing the blooms, hmmm..I do not have the guts to do it
Here is my still alive but limpy plant:
Nov 17, 2011 9:26 AM CST
|LOL! Yeah, some people have a hard time removing buds when they're going to bloom! I don't blame you.|
tarev, it looks as thought that little limp piece there may be suffering from root rot? It's hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like it might be terminal.
Nov 17, 2011 11:30 AM CST
|Hi Sherry..yeah, it seems to show that awful root rot, but actually it seems to have revived now, the color is greener compared to a few months back...I am experimenting how long that segment will last So far the other segments looks good and even attempting blooms..keeping fingers crossed|