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Mableton, GA
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2009
4:43 PM

Post #6723241

I read all of your articles with great enthusiasm thinking that I will absorb much knowledge and surely, eventually, become a successful succulent plant owner. They should be so easy, right. But there seems to be some sort of little knack I keep skipping along and skip over every once in a while. I'm in Atlanta, GA, where we are either in a SEVER drought or like recently, a 3 month long rain.

I bought from a little old lady in the country two big potted succulents that were flourishing. So much so that she had an abundance and just had to get rid of them. She called them Ghost Plant and Beans & Franks. See Photo. :-( There is actually on stick of the Beans & Franks still sticking up in there.

Over the last 3 years, this is what I've managed to hold on too. They either get so hot on my deck that it in the afternoon/setting sun that reaches 105 they turn crispy or I over water them and they rot. So I tried bringing them in to my sunroom have better control, but it didn't seem like it was bright or hot enough and they just stalled. Plus, if I look sideways at the Ghost Plant, the "leaves" break off, so I feel any kind of repotting would be out of the question.

Am I just doomed to watch them die a slow death?

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Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6725953

those are far too leggy... need to be cut back to just a few inches below the rosettes and replanted... they might be happier then

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