Help with this plant, ID and repotting

hollymaria25May 14, 2014

So, I am new to succulents, but figured since I live in the desert they would be good beginner plants to start with. Does anyone know what type of plant this is? Also I just potted it last week and seems to be dying at the bottom, I just watered it, are there any tips to keep it alive and grow larger? Thanks!

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susanzone5(z5NY)

That's an escheveria and it looks like it has some baby offshoots. It will spread into a nice mat if you plant it in a bigger pot or in the ground. It has nowhere to grow in that pot, so it's reaching out. It's very healthy, just needs more space. All the rosettes should be sitting flat on the soil.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 3:00PM
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lazy_gardens

Keep in mind that very few succulents actually like full sun in the desert. They sunburn and die back.

They grow well in the shade of trees and patio overhangs and north sides of houses.

When you water them, SOAK them thoroughly and then let them dry out almost completely. You can kill them with frequent, light waterings.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2014 at 10:33AM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

That's Aeonium arboretum... Probably 'zwartkop' or atropurpureum. Will grow quite large in ideal conditions. You need a soil that drains more freely, then you can give it some deep waterings.. Morning sun, bright afternoon indirect light.

-Ming

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 8:50PM
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