Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Is my echeveria agavoides doomed? (likely cold damage)

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(Zone 8a)
Jan 24, 2018 3:40 PM CST
I've had this little echeveria (my profile pic) for almost 2 years now and its always been in great shape. I left town for a few days over the holidays and while I was gone a cold front swept through and temperatures got down to the single digits. When I got back most of the leaves were tipped with black speckles and those closest to the window (it was inside on a window sill) were turning yellow. I figured they had gotten cold damage, so I removed the damaged leaves, leaving the rest of the healthy looking plant alone. Over the last 2 weeks, more and more leaves have had to be removed, and those left are starting to turn black starting from closest to the stem. I know it is not rot as the soil has been dry for weeks and I even removed the plant from the pot briefly to double check the stem and roots for signs of rot. The stem also now appears almost like its drying up.
I can post pictures if that would help.
Is there anything I can do to save it? This plant in particular has a good deal of sentimental value to me and I don't want to give up on it unless its already a lost cause...
[Last edited by Kris717 - Jan 24, 2018 3:45 PM (+)]
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jan 24, 2018 4:29 PM CST

Yes, please post a photo.

If the stem is withering and the leaves are turning black from the stem to the tip, you have rot. With a photo, we can try to access how much plant you have lost and what might still be salvageable.
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


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