Ask a Question forum: Succulents dying - PLEASE HELP

Views: 172, Replies: 2 » Jump to the end

May 7, 2017 3:46 PM CST
My succulents are dying, not sure what I'm doing wrong. Is it location, light, water?
I live up north, apartment facing NE. I think they're getting enough sunlight... and I water them every other week.

Thumb of 2017-05-07/merykne/3cc361
Thumb of 2017-05-07/merykne/223014
Thumb of 2017-05-07/merykne/a43308
Thumb of 2017-05-07/merykne/e0d2ff

Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
May 7, 2017 3:52 PM CST

The problem is the pot - you can't grow a succulent in a pot without drainage. Its not overwatering. The problem is that the soil is not able to dry out quickly enough. Succulents (and cactus) need fast draining, quick drying soil.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
My dogs love me; some people don't.
Deer Bookworm Keeper of Poultry Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Georgia
Plant Identifier Rabbit Keeper Composter Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
May 7, 2017 4:26 PM CST
I agree Your pots are very attractive but maybe not the best type for succulents. Also, please, what type of planting medium are you using. Since it looks like you will need to re-pot your succulents, maybe check into a mix that will better for the health of the plants. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"

« Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "NOID Daylily"