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But it was growing well in the same pot just a couple of months ago and had been since I got the plant couple months before that :headscratch:
I'm not an expert on non-succulent type plants as I used to over/under water all the time... but is the soil all the way dry? Was it wet for a while last time you watered it? When you water it does the plant perk up?

Some of my outside vegetable plants looked sad and deflated like that this week. I was worried the soil had stayed wet for too long, even though I have a fancy soil that says it helps with under/over watering. I let the soil dry out almost to dry or was pretty dry, and the plants looked a little more withered at this point and more sad, so I decided to water again. The 3 plant pots that I did this with, perked up within a day and look much more healthy! Not sure if this is similar to your scenario, but wanted to share.

Do you fertilize it?
 
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I water it when the top few inches is dry. The plant doesn't perk up afterwards, at least not recently. Maybe I should go longer between watering. I fertilize every few months with a diluted all purpose solution. I'm following the care instructions at Pilea Peperomioides | The Pass It On Plant
 
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Back from the garden center W WillowMarie :biggrin: For this time of year, the indoor plant section was a little disappointing :disappointed: I blame the pandemic:redtongue: I did manage to score a few plants and lots of pictures. The pictures should be clickable to see a full sized image.

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What I brought home:

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The cat planter has hair now :lol:

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Couldn't resist this little pot:

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The long thin air plant in its octopus holder:

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LTS3 LTS3 Thanks for posting all these pictures!!!! I miss going into stores, and yours have many different plants. Those air plants worth the purple tips are so pretty!

Love the plants that you brought home <3 Do you know what kind of succulent that is? So neat looking!

Your cat peeking at the air plant is too cute! Does your cat get into your plants at all? (Ugh, almost missed an auto correct... it said pants before I realized and changed it to plants, haha....)

What kind of plant is that in the cat planter?

Is that octopus container specifically for air pants. It's so unique! How does it holds that plant in it? Will the plant keep growing down?
 
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It looks like a Crassula Green Pagoda: Crassula Green Pagoda Or maybe a Crassula Springtime :think: It's defintely a Crassula type. The pot has no info on the label.

Neither cat bother the air plants, which is a little surprising because Leroy will eat anything that fits in his mouth. I keep the air plants out of reach anyways.

The cat planter has a Tillandsia Seleriana. I erred on the side of caution and got a smaller sized one to be sure it would fit in the cat planter. The air plant kind of wobbles and lists to the side. I need to add some gravel and stuff to hold it upright.

Yes, the octopus planter was made just for air plants. It came from an Etsy shop. Attached to the hanging cord, hidden inside the hollow head, is a piece of copper wire that wraps around the base of the air plant. Air plants aren't fussy about which direction they're in. They'll grow upside down or right side up or sideways.

The little pot I bought today has Chive.com printed in the bottom. I checked the web site and it has all sorts of cut pots and planters:)

I didn't look through the outdoor part of the garden center other than the few things on my way to the indoor section. Lots of fountains, sculptures, annuals, shrubs, etc. It was busy despite the blah gray cool weather.

(Ugh, almost missed an auto correct... it said pants before I realized and changed it to plants, haha....)
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Forgot about these from the independent market this morning:

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These indoor succulents are a lot healthier looking than the few that are kept outside and are looking sad and wilted. One of the outdoor ones is a Crassula Shark Tooth.
 
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More succulent pictures, yes!! <3 Those do look nice.

That pot website has some nice looking pots! Have you see this one before? They are very artistic. A little pricey, but I'd love to own some someday. Planters - Allen Designs Studio

Here are some update pics on my collection. All my cuttings have sprouted at least little roots. Half watered and will water the other half soon.
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And a before picture of all my plants that may have survived the box. The two on the left, closer to the front have grown the most and have pictures below.The cactus is in the back row and almost completely hidden. I'll have to see if I can find other pictures, but it looks like he grew a lot taller, too! Cannot believe how much the coral cactus in the lower left grew. I thought it only started growing more branches, but it looks like the segments also grew larger! It looks so tiny here!
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Close-ups on three kinds. These were all in the box for 3 months and are alive and growing :)
First, right out of the box, about a month ago:
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A week or so ago:
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Now x2:
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About a week ago (?)
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Now!!! In the lower middle, that growth between the two branches was new today or yesterday. It has been so exciting walking in and seeing how much it has grown and how it is growing! This type will get long and fall over eventually, sprawling down.

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About 2-3 weeks ago? At an angle, but it looks like the round cactus is taller now.
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Now 2x:
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Rest of the cuttings:
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My Haworthia is super soft, so not sure if he is going to make it. I also dropped my lithops while watering in the sink the other day... half the gravel fell out and the lithops, so he was repot. I also found out lithops use CAM, so it would help him to be in colder conditions overnight to absorb water. He is a little less wrinkly, but still wrinkly and I've watered him 3 times. I'm going to try to water him and stick him out on the enclosed porch overnight as long as the temps don't get too low. See if he plumps up a bit.
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All my little ones!

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The florist shop had the hanging baskets of burro tail succulents outside today:

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W WillowMarie you have such a collection of succulents :) Are these the only indoor plants you have?
 

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LTS3 LTS3 love those burro tails, and string of pearls (?) besides them. The string of pearls is a very sought after plant in my succulent group I frequent. :)

Thank you! All succulents and lithops, except for the indoor veggie kits I had free coupons for, and my latest purchase of clearance herb kits at Jo-Ann that I picked up today curbside that were $1.80 each, plus 20% off. I also got a mini rose for about a dollar more than the herb kits.

When younger, I used to keep spider plants and some others, although it was hard for me to keep them alive. Over watered, forgot to water... ;)

Succulents have been much easier for me to keep. It would be fun when the leaf propagates are big enough selling some arrangements, plants, and cuttings. Of course I'd keep at least one or two of each plant to keep for my collection and to grow for more cuttings, etc. I just saw some posts from someone on a local Facebook virtual garage sale page in my area doing similar. I thought, they are doing what I would like to do. :)

You have the air plants and succulents. Do you keep any other plants now or in the past?
 
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I have the previously mentioned sad looking Pilea and a mini African Violet. I should grow some more cat grass for Leroy. I've had various other plants in the past, mostly standard African Violets. In college I had a jade plant and a kalanchoe plant in my room. At one point I had a Venus Fly trap but it didn't live very long.
 
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W WillowMarie the outdoor succulents at the market today 🌵 The pictures should be clickable for a larger image.

They're definitely not the best cared for plants. Soggy soil, brown leaves, overgrown and gangly looking.

I wanted to look at the indoor succulents again but the register closest to the plants was open today and busy. Next time....

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LTS3 LTS3 Aw, you're right. Those look drenched. Poor babies. There are some neat varieties though!

Totally understandable about not seeing the indoors ones. Gotta stay safe. <3 I would've done the same.

I've started acclimating my succulents to the outdoors. It is supposed to be better for them as they get more sunlight and sometimes brighter light helps them be more colorful. It will only be while the weather is still nice, and they will stay inside once it gets colder overnight. Today they were out for 45 min. (all) and the last two days I took out one tray (about half of all pots) for about 30 min. Both times were in the shade. I'll work my way up in time and monitor how they are. Plants can get sunburn, but gradual exposure can help. I'm excited to see how they change and grow with outdoor exposure. :) Many plants, including varieties I have, turn red on the edges with bright enough light. Some of the new growth indoors is a beautiful green so far, but it will be exciting to see what they do in the outdoors sun once acclimated!

The clearance plant kits my mom bought me have been picked up, too. Most are herbs, except for 1 mini rose kit. I will be setting up one a week to spread out the fun! With 10 kits, it will be a little over 2 months before all have been set up with seeds. All have different germination rates, mostly between 7-21 days. Although, the mini rose takes between 30-60 day! I thought that was very interesting and quite a lengthy amount of time!
 
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I think my two succulents need a little water. The soil is looking parched and crumbly but the plants themselves look ok. Maybe a little water would be ok? I have no idea when they were last watered before I bought them.

I soaked all my air plants in water yesterday. The large Tillandsia in the cat planter soaked up so much water in just 10 minutes that the base got a little squishy 😮 I rigged up some string and a binder clip to hold the plant upside down so it could dry out and not get root rot. The other plants are ok.

Have you tried a plant subscription? There are a couple including one just for succulents:


It looks like most are monthly subscriptions. What is one supposed to do with all the plants after a couple of months especially if living in a small place?
 
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I kill houseplants, that is what I do, but you all got me interested in trying again. I think I overwater. Of course the succulents came with different directions for watering. The little lone guy said one ounce of water at the base once a month. The other two said let dry completely then water thoroughly, telling me to water thoroughly is dangerous. The air plant said to mist once a week. I picked up a little bottle of succulent food. It said one pump once a month for small pots and two pumps once a month for larger pots. Don't know if it is necessary or not but I grabbed it.
 

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I think my two succulents need a little water. The soil is looking parched and crumbly but the plants themselves look ok. Maybe a little water would be ok? I have no idea when they were last watered before I bought them.

I soaked all my air plants in water yesterday. The large Tillandsia in the cat planter soaked up so much water in just 10 minutes that the base got a little squishy 😮 I rigged up some string and a binder clip to hold the plant upside down so it could dry out and not get root rot. The other plants are ok.

Have you tried a plant subscription? There are a couple including one just for succulents:

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It looks like most are monthly subscriptions. What is one supposed to do with all the plants after a couple of months especially if living in a small place?

My first succulents were watered once a week and survived, although I've heard a lot of people to wait for signs of thirst before watering. Now I've been watching for a lower leaf that looks wrinkly. The leaves wrinkly because the plant is absorbing the nutrients and water to sustain the plant. Although, it is also natural for a plant to lose leaves as the plant grows, too. (If a leaf turns mushy/transluscent that is a sign of overwatering.) It was pretty neat seeing the leaf plump back up the day or two after watering! But on the other hand, some people stick to a watering schedule and are fine!

Some people recommend small waterings if your plant may not have a lot of roots yet (such as a cutting) or if it has not been watered for a while to promote root growth as the roots will seek out the water and grow (like in my case of 3 months in a box without watering... that is why some of mine died. The roots weren't functioning as they should and they root rotted due to watering). You could try watering a little.

Normal waterings for succulents are pouring enough water on the soil until it runs out of the bottom, and letting excess water drain, or by bottom up watering, which is placing the pot in standing water and letting the water soak up until the top layer is starting to look wet and then letting the pot drain out excess soil. Between these waterings, letting the soil completely dry. There are so many different techniques people use, it is hard to know which is the best! Although different plants may also prefer different watering techniques. So after my long thought process, a little water may be nice for the first watering, and then a deeper soak/water for next time!

Poor Tillandsia. That's crazy. Aren't they supposed to be soaked for a long time when you water? That plant was not cooperating apparently :/ How is the plant doing today?

I have not tried any plant subscriptions, although it sounds very fun! Plus, many are only $10-15/month and seems affordable as a treat. Although, a pack of cuttings is around the same price and I'd get more plants, so it is hard to get potted plants when I can get a variety of cuttings. :D Have you tried any plant subscriptions?

That's a great question about where to put all the plants! For me, I'm hoping to propagate and sell some arrangements down the line. One of my dear friends has plants everywhere in her apartment! She has multiple shelving units, has them on the floor, and even has some hanging baskets! It is such a beautiful collection! <3 Some people also have a whole backyard full of planters and shelving units. But yea, once that space is gone, I don't know. 🤣
 

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I kill houseplants, that is what I do, but you all got me interested in trying again. I think I overwater. Of course the succulents came with different directions for watering. The little lone guy said one ounce of water at the base once a month. The other two said let dry completely then water thoroughly, telling me to water thoroughly is dangerous. The air plant said to mist once a week. I picked up a little bottle of succulent food. It said one pump once a month for small pots and two pumps once a month for larger pots. Don't know if it is necessary or not but I grabbed it.

Welcome to the club! <3 Yup, that is what happens to my plants, too! Atleast before succulents. ;) How cute they all are! Nice variety, too! The little lone one is a type of Haworthia. They tend to grow slower, like less direct light (if outside, not sure if in front of a closed window filters enough light to be happy in direct window light), and watered less frequent than some other succulents.

What type of soil mix are they in and are there drainage holes? Yea, it can sound scary to water thoroughly, although that is typical watering habits for succulents, and it makes them very happy! As long as you have proper, well-draining soil, let the soil dry in between watering, and have drainage holes, your plants should be happy. :) I've also heard people saying they wait until their succulents look thirsty before watering, and I've been trying that. The lower leaves will start to wrinkle as the plant is absorbing nutrients and moisture because there is no more water in the soil. The plant should plump back up a day or two after watering :) My first plants were only watered once a week (not deep watering because I didn't know), didn't have a drainage hole but did have a layer of gravel. The plants lived and grew, but after repotting and keeping other succulents, they grew better and looked healthier with drainage holes and the deep watering and letting soil dry completely.

LTS3 LTS3 keeps air plants, too! They have some really neat ones, too, a few posts up! I've only had one and killed it... over watered.
 

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Ugh, one of the big new Escherichia is dropping leaves, and they're squishy. I didn't water it at all; maybe they overwatered it at the store. I took it out of the pot and set it outside in the shade so the dirt can dry. If that doesn't do it, I looked at a few sites and they said to take it out of the dirt and cut the bad roots out (none look rotted right now) or, worst case scenario, cut the top off before it goes squishy and try to root it because the bottom part is a goner. I hope I can save it. Any more suggestions?
 
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Air plants can be either misted or soaked. A soak is done once week for about 15 minutes. The plant doesn't need to be completely submerged in water, which is better to avoid a soggy base and root rot. I only soaked the top half of the Tillandsia. Maybe I should just mist it. It's fine today.

I haven't tried a subscription. I barely have enough cat-proof places to put my current plants 😶

I think I'll wait another week before watering the succulents. Probably best to underwater than over water.

Great plants denice denice :)

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They look ok in the pictures but weren't all that healthy looking in person.

Etsy has paper succulents and other flowers. Some are ready made and others are a kit you put together yourself. Super easy to care for and no worries about the plant dying :lol: These are cute: Mini Paper Succulents in Tiny Terracotta Pots - Set of 3 - Paper Succulents - Paper Cactus - Succulent Decor - Cactus Decor - Faux Plants
 
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Ugh, one of the big new Escherichia is dropping leaves, and they're squishy. I didn't water it at all; maybe they overwatered it at the store. I took it out of the pot and set it outside in the shade so the dirt can dry. If that doesn't do it, I looked at a few sites and they said to take it out of the dirt and cut the bad roots out (none look rotted right now) or, worst case scenario, cut the top off before it goes squishy and try to root it because the bottom part is a goner. I hope I can save it. Any more suggestions?

Oh no! Sounds like you did some solid research on tips to deal with this. Pictures? How is the plant doing today?

Air plants can be either misted or soaked. A soak is done once week for about 15 minutes. The plant doesn't need to be completely submerged in water, which is better to avoid a soggy base and root rot. I only soaked the top half of the Tillandsia. Maybe I should just mist it. It's fine today.

I haven't tried a subscription. I barely have enough cat-proof places to put my current plants 😶

I think I'll wait another week before watering the succulents. Probably best to underwater than over water.

Great plants denice denice :)

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They look ok in the pictures but weren't all that healthy looking in person.

Etsy has paper succulents and other flowers. Some are ready made and others are a kit you put together yourself. Super easy to care for and no worries about the plant dying :lol: These are cute: Mini Paper Succulents in Tiny Terracotta Pots - Set of 3 - Paper Succulents - Paper Cactus - Succulent Decor - Cactus Decor - Faux Plants

Wow, that Etsy shop has such beautiful pieces! Very detailed, too! And yes, much easier to care for. :lol:

Did the store glue on fake flowers onto the cacti? Wow, lol! You're right the quality doesn't look too bad in the pic, but when I saw the last one with the cactus flopping over the edges... the plant looks too soft and may be rotting. And the place you bought your baby, where you got the cat pot, looks like their plants were a lot healthier and worth the price. These seem expensive for the quality of the plants. Still neat to see pictures of your store excursions though, thanks for sharing!
 

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Update growth pics of my planties!

First, close-ups of my two with much exciting growth.

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The arrangement I made for my brother who is moving into a new apartment Monday. This will be a housewarming gift!
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Propagations! Some of the babies were stretching and were placed more directly in sun. (Kind of seen in previous picture behind my plants.)
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A few plants that broke/were dying and hoping for roots to grow.
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This plate has many shriveled leaves that did not want to propagate. Some are doing well.
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These are my second best propagates :) See those little babies??
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These were my leaf props.... The four green leaves are, at least. One is very happily growing a baby!
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Close-up of the other proplifted leaves. Two more growing roots and the right has a tiny baby visible!
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And indoor tomato plant growing very well!
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My brother also bought a huge baking sheet for the oven, but it was huge! And won't fit in his oven or my moms. My mom mentioned it was only $3 and would be great for my plants instead of having many smaller trays and containers to set them on to keep my wood desk dry, so I asked my brother if I could buy it off of him if he wasn't able to use it. He said I could just have it! Very excited about that! I'll share a picture after I set it up.
 

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