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petitelake

NE Illinois Zone 5b exploring perennial plant combinations while transitioning to low maintenance gardens.

Echeveria

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2018
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petitelake

Boy, whoever said succulents are low maintenance... I think I was so worried about over watering that I actually under watered and stunted their growth. But I think I may be getting the swing of it. #succulentsunday #shell

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lesliecole49

I know! I'm so succulent-challenged! This is really cute

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petitelake

@lesliecole49 I started with succulents in the winter; low light and dormant. But I didn't know better so I was feeding them and they weren't growing. Summer came and still no growth. But POW, first rain and they grew like crazy. Hang in there.

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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petitelake

#succulentsunday #shell

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kimguy

That is lovely!!!💚💚💚 @petitelake

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terrimclaughlin

Ahhhhh😊💕

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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petitelake

Beheading day :)

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junglejennavive

Hehehhe back in the day that would have had a scary meaning! Love your echeverias!

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petitelake

Thanks @junglejennavive I'm new to succulents so it's still a bit scary. But I do love the rosettes.

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junglejennavive

You're not alone in being a newbie!

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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petitelake

Left is the original stem, right is the new beheaded top. #echeveria thanks for the advise @tinaaune

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tinaaune

Be careful not to overwater at this point. @petitelake 👍👌

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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petitelake

Do I plant deeper or behead and replant? And why? TIA #echeveria #echeveria-advice #help

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tinaaune

You can do either, your benefit from beheading would be that u leave the base planted and it will resprout with patience. @petitelake

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petitelake

Thanks @tinaaune I love the idea of making two plants from one.

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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petitelake

Planted this up today for Succulent Sunday. Not sure what it is. But I hope he likes his new home. #echeveria #shell

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