So I often just show pictures of the inner leaves, but here's the whole plant! It is slowly pulling the energy from the old leaves and using it to create new, more beautiful leaves! #succulent #succulents #echeveria-shavianapinkfrills #rescue
The other leaves are turning limp now from not being constantly watered, but the middle leaves are strong and firm. I'll take that as a good sign? #succulent #succulents #echeveria-shavianapinkfrills #rescue
In my experience, they’re going limp and will start to die off because they are “adult” leaves who grew up adapted to low light conditions. Now that it’s in the correct light, leaves that are still developing will adapt to proper lighting and be healthy, while the old leaves won’t be able to take it. This summer when I moved my store bought succulents into the sun (gradually, of course, no burns) which was the first true, unfiltered sun they’d had in who knows how long. (cont.)
For some I’d say it was even their FIRST ever sun, their adult leaves started dying off while the new leaves exploded in growth with amazing color, nice and firm. My echeverias, kalanchoes, and my crassula ovatas (jade plants) all did this. To me, it’s a great sign, and if it were me, I’d probably pluck the limp leaves so that the plant can put all it’s energy into growing healthy leaves. 🐶 It’s looking great, you’re making it so happy! 🍀
@heelerpup thank you for your input! I was worried the limpness wouldn't be as good as I was expecting, but it sounds like it's headed in the right direction. I don't think I'll pluck the leaves yet though because the plant seems to be pulling the energy from the leaves and drying them out slowly. Bottom leaves that dry out are good for the plant to recycle energy. I can see where you're coming from; it's the same school of thought as cutting off flower stalks for the energy to be redirected.
I never thought of that. My Eve’s Needle Crest cactus grows leaves in the spring/summer to store extra water in, which I let it use up during the winter rather than water it, so I should have thought of it honestly 😂 I guess I just assumed since they are unhealthy leaves, the plant would be trying to push them off, and the drying up was just a result of them dehydrating after metabolic processes stopped. But I bet it is probably sucking them up since they aren’t diseased and it’s not sick. 🐶
I just bought this sad looking succulent from a big box store that was kept indoors with very low lighting. I'm making it my mission to bring this little guy back to health! I believe based on the very little ruffles on the edges it could be an extremely etoliated #echeveria-shavianapinkfrills #succulent #succulents #etoliation #rescue
Looks like mine did when I got it. Garden section. Like. Literally just two things that they should be able to handle: Light, and water. But they never give them any light, and they put 30 gallons of water in each little pot. 🤨 I get that chain stores don’t make money off the plant sales, they just rent out the store space to companies like Altman Plants or whomever, but like. Why does Altman and such keep renting the spaces when stores don’t take care of their property? 🙃
@heelerpup I think the majority of people buying succulents aren't doing any research before purchase, and they don't know what conditions are right or wrong for the plants. I guess the company makes enough money anyway to make a profit off of renting the space
True, there’s a lot of impulse buyers, and a lot of people buy them like a bouquet of flowers, with the intention of them being short lived. And even us well informed buyers add to the profits with our “rescue buys”. I don’t do rescue buys, but I do ask for discounts, which my Walmart nearly always gives me. My Home Depot just keeps the icky ones off the shelves, so no discounts there. Plus what are companies gonna do, hire spies to go to every store they rent from to do plant care checks?