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Oct 14, 2017 9:19 PM CST
|My little succulent has started to wilt a little, but I'm not sure why. She also has a new friend growing, but I'm not sure if I should remove it. Thoughts??
Also, does any one have any thoughts on how to make her stand up straight.
Oct 14, 2017 9:54 PM CST
|Your plant, an Echeveria, looks fine to me. Don't remove the 'friend'. It will never stand up straight - its the wrong kind of plant for that.
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
Oct 15, 2017 4:54 AM CST
|Yes, looks fine to me as well. Gene|
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
Oct 18, 2017 11:46 PM CST
|It IS growing straight... straight toward the light!
Rotate the pot once a week a 1/4 turn. She'll lean right, then left, then back and forth and it will end up in the middle. You won't straighten the stem that has already grown, but you're doing a good job keeping it happy and the new branches will fill in the gaps vertically
the plant does tend to drape as grows, but your's is still a baby. You can definitely train new growth vertically with a little spin
The Kau Desert, Hawaii (Zone 12a)
Oct 22, 2017 2:33 PM CST
|Your plant is a Graptopetalum Pentandrum.
The baby is a new growth coming out of the stem.
This plant likes to grow many branches and all of them
will grow in different directions,
no mater which way the sun is shining.
The only time it is ever straight up is when you pot up a cutting.
Once the stem is a couple inches long it will grow sideways.
It loves bright light and can start turning green when in shade.
Like Echeverias, every leaf can start a new plant.
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