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Oh no, hope it survives!
by: Bela Nick

Hi Jacki!

Well, about being cold, I believe not. It wasn't close to any fans/air conditioners. Here at my house there are two gardens (both with stone floor). One is a terrace, right next to my room, quite a good space that get's full sun (very strong and hot light), but the plants don't get it all day long, because the walls makes a constantly moving shadow (and there are two small areas more protected also). The other area is on the first floor of the house, it's also "open-sky", but since the walls goes all the way up to the same level as the second floor, and theres is a huge ficus tree till the top, it keeps fresher with weaker light, but still gets some, just not directly (quite perfect for some plants!).
All my succulents and cactus stay on my garden, although I'm thinking on moving a few to the other one (like the babies, for example).
And on christmas, my parents moved the thyrsiflora to this first floor garden, where the infestation began (thanks to a croton, the favorite nursery of these aphid brats). So it wasn't really cold (it's never really cold here in Rio), but definately fresher and less lightened. I also don't know if anyone watered the plants here (I know they did, just don't know how often, certainly not too often for succulents).

To me it appears better, just the brown-dry edges that, as you said, will never disappear. But I'm really worried that it is lending. I hope it is just a bad planting from my part!
I'll take some time the end of this week to replant it, do you think it would cause a harmful stress?

And about getting a cutting, can you instruct me on how to do that on a thyrsiflora??? Should I remove a leaf (moving it from side to side)?
And also, do you have information on the best way to "raise" pups? I always have some here on little sand pots, but they either grow waaaay too slow on dye... =(
Only the really easy ones grow well (like I have so many echeveria black princes I don't know what to do with them anymore).

Jacki, thank you so much for your help, you are very solicitous!
And also thanks for the impressive speed to answer!

Here's the information you need, in detail!
by: Jacki





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