Sedum forum: HELP!! My goat ate my Succulents :( w h a t c a n i d o ?

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Jan 30, 2018 9:31 PM CST
Please help me ! I put my lil Succulents outside for a bit of sun and was unaware that my goat was nearby! When I came back to get them most of the leaves were missing and suspicious bite marks were dotted around the stems. Damn goat! We used to be friends Sad haha Crying
Is there any hope for them growing back? I would be so grateful if someone could give me some information on how to save or care for these after their... um... haircut...? Crying

If it helps, I live in the North Island of beautiful Sunny NZ, it's the middle of Summer and these lil guys are indoor plants. Shrug!

Below are some pictures of the wreckage Sad
An Echeveria, some kind of Sedum and I forgot what the other was :/ Shrug! D'Oh!

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Name: Karen
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Jan 30, 2018 9:56 PM CST
They'll be fine. Just make sure the goat can't get at them anymore!
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Name: Bev
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Jan 30, 2018 9:59 PM CST
Hope the goat was satisfied with the snacks...
The echeveria looks to be ok and will continue to grow normally as long as the center of the rosette, where the new leaves come in, is undamaged. Let the half bitten leaves dry out and fall off or when dried up, pulled off as the rosette continues to grow new leaves.

The other plants look like the stems were eaten away and so there will be growth elsewhere on the stem given time. Usually when one cuts a stem branching will occur or at least some new growth. The half eaten/debris of leaves should be cleared away and any disturbance of stem or soil should be righted. Any leaves that appear undamaged and whole could be left out to develop a callus and then place atop damp soil to encourage rooting of the leaf to start new plant.

The 2nd plant looks to me that it needs more light as the leaves are not as compactly arranged on the stem.

Good luck.

Jan 31, 2018 4:27 PM CST
Wow! Thank you for your quick replies! Very happy now there is hope for my little ones Big Grin
Thank You!
Name: Lynn
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Feb 1, 2018 7:45 PM CST


Please do show us updated photos as they recover. It will be fun to see their progress.

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