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merykne
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.


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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 7, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Welcome!

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.
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greene
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
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