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Old 11-11-2015, 09:09 AM
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Help me save this beauty!


I was at Lowes and saw this beauty. Brought her home and realized she was more damaged than I initially realized. Please help me save her! She molding, rotting, and stinky from the rot. I hope you guys can guide me to save her.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:36 AM
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break her apart gently and dry her up under the sun
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by peledror View Post:
break her apart gently and dry her up under the sun
I agree with peledror - giving your plant's roots a chance to dry off sounds like a very good start - but I'd be careful about just how intense the sun exposure might be, at least at first.

With a plant like that one, which is already damaged, and which may have been stuck inside a Lowes store for quite a while with little exposure to natural light, I think that I'd introduce direct sunlight gradually, so as not to add sunburn to the list of injuries.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:36 AM
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I would also pull off the rotted leaves, and as peledror said, gently get her apart and let her dry out (I agree with Zuzu about not placing her in the direct sun) Here it is very cold, so I would dry her inside, out of direct sunlight. Replant in dry soil that has good drainage, and water very sparingly.
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:40 PM
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Be gentle and they are right no direct sun
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:22 PM
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That is an aloe brevefolia..hope it all went well for you if you need more help feel free to ask.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:23 PM
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also just so you know if roots are bad on plants like this you can cut them all off and re root the succulent.
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:51 PM
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I have been gardening for over 70 years and work part time in the garden at Lowe's. This plants has been over watered. It is so easy to over water succulents. The advice above is good.
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good advice


The advice above is good. I would also use a very sharp clean knife to cut off any rotting parts. Letting it dry out before replanting is key.
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Old 09-10-2016, 10:58 PM
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:08 PM
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I hope you had good luck with it!!!
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