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Apr 14, 2017 8:45 AM CST
My indoor succulent isn't looking so good, half of the leaves are gone and it looks like I may have overwatered it is there any chance of saving it, of should I just give this one up?
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Name: Shilah Morris
Virginia, USA (Zone 7a)
Apr 14, 2017 9:01 AM CST
I'd move it to a south or west facing window to get a bit more sun to try and dry up some of the excess water in the soil. Once the soil is dry lightly water. Do this every time the soil feel dry. Be sure not to leave him in the new window though. The plant may become sunburned.
Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Apr 14, 2017 9:28 AM CST
Hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the center of the plant has turned a dark color and maybe rotted. Are there new leaves coming out of there? If not the prognosis may not be good.

What kind of light is the plant receiving? How often and how much are you watering it?

Ideally you want hours of sun each day to hit the plant if it's indoors. Like right by a sunny unobstructed window. Indoor sun has much less UV in it and is much kinder to plants than outdoor (direct) sun.

Ideally you should water well (so that water comes out the bottom) and then wait until the soil goes dry at depth to water again. Watering lightly and irregularly will ensure the plant never has enough water. But watering too often (before the soil has time to dry out) puts your plant at risk of rot. Strong light will simplify the watering and reduce this danger.

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