Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Needing a little help!

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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.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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.
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Oct 15, 2017 4:54 AM CST
Yes, looks fine to me as well. Gene
Name: Paula
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
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Name: Bob
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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