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Jme
May 16, 2018 9:04 PM CST
My soon to be MIL made me a succulent garden for my birthday. She even went out and bought cactus soil for them. It's a very thoughtful gift on her part....

I think she might have bought the plants from Home Depot because their succulents have been looking sad (definitely overwatered) I'm pretty sure that every single succulent in the garden she made me has severe root rot. I pulled almost all of them out to examine the roots to discover no salvageable roots. They are all black/brownish and soggy with very little root systems... I don't have the heart to tell her all the plants she picked out have root rot... with that said, I know it will only be a matter of time before they all die, whereas all the other plants I own are thriving. Can any of these succulents be propagated? I'm not sure what they are beyond the chick and hens. I did cut one root system completely off minus two roots, but the rot is in the stem. Any advice is appreciated.
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DaisyI
May 17, 2018 12:06 PM CST
They all can be started from cuttings but you have to get rid of the rot first. Cut them (with a very sharp knife - not clippers) until the stem is clear of any rot. Let them sit on the counter for a few days until the cuts scab over then stick them in almost dry/barely damp cactus oil and wait for roots.

The one with a lot of pups in a Sempvivum. They grow pups, bloom and die so don't worry about the central rosette but root the pups.
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Jme
May 17, 2018 4:08 PM CST
Thanks Daisyl! Will do.

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