Cotyledon Orbiculata cv Variegated is my new purchase. At this point 6/7/19, it’s a rare find in the USA and expensive! My initial goal was to propagate and then sell for some extra money in the future.
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When this plant first arrived it was gorgeous, healthy and just happy looking (pic above), even after its long wait in a dark box to clear customs! I received it around late May 2019, and sadly, I’ve struggled with it as you can see below. All of its fat leaves dropped. Eek!
I’m documenting the progress here on my cotyledon orbiculata cv variegated in the hopes of helping someone else and just to show you more about this rare, little beauty. Plus, I’ll discuss what I’m doing for extreme leaf dropping. Will it work?
Do you think she’ll survive? Follow along and let’s find out, your guess is as good as mine. Take the poll below and give me your opinion!
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Will this Succulent Survive? Take the Poll.
Why Do Succulent Leaves Drop?
There are tons of articles online that cover leaves dropping off a succulent so I won’t go into all that, but the main takeaways I learned were over-watering!
Yes, in my case, I believe I’ve over-watered this formerly fat plant. Every time I moved the pot around, it seemed as if another chubby leaf dropped!
Leaf Drop Rescue Plan!
As you can see from the picture above, this cotyledon orbiculata lost all of its plump leaves. All. Of. Them.
I’m pretty heartbroken at this. 🙁
Now, I’m currently trying to propagate the leaves that dropped off, but even those are posing tricky for me.
The main goal right now is to save this plant from dying. I stopped watering it, as of now it’s been about 2.5 weeks since watering. I’m hoping this will give it a nice dry period and give the roots a big break from my previous over-watering efforts.
Before this, I was watering once a week, when I should have waited a while and let the plant guide me. I believe that this was my mistake.
I’m debating whether to take the risk and move her outside. I’ve kept her indoors and a part of me wonders if she doesn’t like it in here.
I have a plant grow light just for her, she’s in succulent soil, I’ve stopped watering, so right now it’s just a waiting game to see how she responds!
Have You Ever Had a Succulent Survive Over-Watering?
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