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3 days ago at 23:46
Ahh that makes sense! I was so freaked out by it, it's been windy and raining a lot here lately and my neighbours have a lot of plants too, so some cross-contamination happening would make sense x
07 Dec 2017 22:02
I'm completely baffled as to how this could happen, considering my succulent is potted, so nothing could have come in from the ground, but this weird new plant is starting to grow in the succulent's container, does anyone know what this could be? This succulent grows quite plump and fat, so those definitely aren't it's baby leaves, as these new ones are completely flat, and a little fuzzy. If it helps, I'm also growing a peppermint plant in a pot next to it too. All help appreciated, thank you!
11 Sep 2017 02:09
They can change colour according to the season and the amount of sunlight they get. The white coating on the leaves is protection against the sun, so in the circumstances I would expect them to be relatively green. They look healthy so I wouldn't worry, but more sunlight would help to make the colour paler.See original post
Thank you so much Alan!
10 Sep 2017 22:41
I got this little baby Opalina Graptoveria a little under a month ago from a local garden centre, the day I got it I repotted it into some really well draining gritty succulent potting mix & a well draining pot, and have been watering it as instructed, waiting til it's fully dry then soaking it fully (usually between 7-10 days depending on when it feels bone dry). I keep it outdoors where it gets partial sun/shade throughout the day. The weather here is fairly overcast most of the time, but zone 9 I believe.
So lately I've been noticing it's been getting "greener" and it's colour is more saturated, despite this particular succulent traditionally being a pale bluish green, and the tips of the leaves, which are supposed to be pale pink, are more of a deeper red, also it's not incredibly obvious from the photos, but the leaves, which are typically matte, are more shiny on my plant.
I don't really mind any of this if it's normal and the plant is healthy, I don't mind it looking different if nothing is wrong, but I'm wondering if this is a sign of something being wrong? Do I need to worry or change anything in how I take care of it?
I'm a bit of a newbie gardener, so any advice would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!
P.S: The pebbles you can see surrounding the plant are just topsoil covering it, the plant itself is in normal succulent potting mix.
Last edited: 10 September 2017 22:42:54
17 Aug 2017 23:51
Your pots look lovely. Just putt some grit/gravel/small stones into the bottom to cover all the hole so it doesn't get blocked and carry on.See original post
Thank you so much hogweed! I did that and they seemed to drain perfectly after I watered them :)
17 Aug 2017 20:04
(Note: The angle/lighting makes it look like the hole is raised from the bottom, but it's actually right at the bottom, flush with the base of the pot, hole is about the size of a penny)
I bought these plant pots today with attached saucers, and I thought they were a bit strange for having the drainage hole at the bottom side like this, rather than smack dab in the very bottom center, and I'm a bit nervous to put my succulent & mint plant in these (in separate containers each of course) as I'm wondering if this hole provides enough drainage or if the little babies' roots might rot? :(
I tried pouring water in it and it drained out instantly, with nothing left in the pot except for a few drops scattered over the surface, but idk how useful of a test that is, I'm a bit of a newbie here, so any advice regarding this would be more than helpful, thank you!!
Last edited: 17 August 2017 20:08:08