Is it dying?

by Briana Salgado
(Denver, Colorado)




I found this succulent on the ground last summer and it has not grown much since, though it survived a tough winter here in Denver.

I know succulents don't like being watered much so I water once every 2 weeks depending on how the soil feels. I noticed that the new growth is kind of toppled over and feels really heavy but the leaves also seem to be thinning out a bit.

Is it dying?

What kind of succulent is this?

I don't keep it in a window because the leaves started burning but it gets plenty of indirect bright light.

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There's hope!
by: Jacki

I don't know what kind of plant this is, actually. I would have to know where you found it and if it's a native plant or just some kind of garden plant.

It looks like it's really trying to survive so keep doing what you're doing and see what happens.

The droopiness of the top growth is a bit worrying.

Often, this happens when the roots can't support the top growth. If you tug on it, is it loose? This would indicate root damage.

If it were my plant, I would cut the top of it off, at the point where it emerges out of the other leaves, let it dry out to callous it, then plant it.

If it happens that the lower part dies completely, maybe there's a chance for the top part to make a whole new plant.

Just continue to keep to the same watering schedule, and keep it in bright but not intense light, all should be well.

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