Are my succulents healthy???

by Nicole
(Fairfax, Virginia, USA)

Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg

Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg

My echeveria perle von nurnberg and kalanchoe thyrsiflora are stretching out (which I know is due to a lacking of sunlight) but I was wondering if they are still healthy and can still live happily?

The kalanchoe is growing its 4th baby right now!!! So cute! I have them in a bright, south facing window but they are still tilting towards the sun, so I turn them every few days to straighten them out but I'm still a little worried in the back of my mind!

I got them around 15 months ago so I am familiar with watering but am just worried about the stretching!

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Sep 20, 2017
There's no avoiding it
by: Jacki

They will stretch, as long as they're not getting quite enough.

You can put them outdoors for the summer, in a bright area without too much afternoon sun.

Other times of the year, get a grow light - they need to be really close, like a couple of inches from the tubes to get enough light.

See more about grow lights here.

Other than that, yes, they look healthy!

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