Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: My Huernia Schneideriana Plant

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Name: Emily
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Aug 17, 2017 8:20 AM CST
Hello everyone,
I have just recently made this account to see if I can find someone to help me out and someone directed me to this forum. I have just a stem growing that is from a bigger Huernia Schneideriana Plant. I am not a plant expert but I have been trying my best to take care of the stem I do have. I have had it for almost a year now and it has grown a lot. I have quite enjoyed watching the progress of the growth in this plant but I am very concerned as a few days ago I left and came back to find that it had drooped over to the side as you can hopefully see in this image. I freaked out a bit because I do not know if this is normal or something I should be concerned about. I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to whether I should do something about this or if it is normal and as well I was wondering if you had any advice or information on how to grow other stems. Thanks.
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Name: Baja
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Aug 17, 2017 10:51 AM CST


What kind of light does the plant receive? Ideally if it's indoors it should be right by your sunniest window and get hours of sun through the window.

The pot also looks kind of huge compared to the size of the plant (ideally try to match these more closely for best results). I'm guessing it would be happier in a 4-5 inch pot, wider than deep. And the soil should be fast draining, with a good amount of rock (perlite, pumice, whatever) mixed in.

Your plant might enjoy some outdoor time before it gets cold, just be really careful with the sun this time of year... Start out in bright shade and gradually ratchet up the exposure over several weeks so the plant has time to adjust, just to be safe.
Name: Lindsey
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Aug 17, 2017 3:16 PM CST
I do have an H. schneideriana also, and it has drooped simply because the longer it gets the heavier it becomes! I will add a picture later! Smiling

Here is the picture! Mine is a couple years old, grown under a grow light!

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Name: Kristi
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Aug 17, 2017 8:56 PM CST
I would agree that I would move it to a smaller container. I would also agree with moving it to a shaded but bright light area.

Your Huernia won't branch out a lot but it will drape over the side of the container. When it becomes too long, pieces can be broken off, allowed to callous and then rooted easily by laying on or tucking into the soil.

These are a carefree plant so don't obsess over it too much. Just enjoy it...
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

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Name: Emily
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Aug 18, 2017 11:38 AM CST
Wow, Thanks for all of your responses. I don't know if you will get notified with my post and I honestly don't know how to reply individually but thank you! I did manage to move it to a smaller clay pot with a drainage hole. I do keep it by my window to receive sun and I am hoping it sprouts other stems. I am not sure if what a girl told me back a while ago is accurate but she said if I repotted the succulent it could possibly grow more stems. Anyways, for now I am just focused on my plant being healthy and I hope it stays with me because I would feel heart broken if it died. Thanks again for everyone's suggestions!

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