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i am SCARED for my succulents okay. they say you have to keep them out of the direct sunlight for a week after repotting and not water them after that one watering you did while repotting and I'm terrified. you know what happened to the succulent leaves that were supposed to give roots after being left to dry for a week? they DRIED, @star-rice. they're DEAD. they won't produce life anymore. also every tutorial just says "put them at a south facing window" AS IF I HAVE FOUR WINDOWS IN MY HOUSE EACH ONE FACING EACH DIRECTION. both of my windows are facing...whatever they're facing, north-west? too poor too mentally ill for plants, I guess. but they're so pretty it hurts


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star-rice commented on this post:

Ooh, interesting. They almost look like they got froze. The two at the top look like they might make it? Getting these guys to root is pretty much a coin flip in normal circumstances, but my house mates pulled some back from a not great state just recently. I usually get mine to sprout by putting them on a plate with some dirt and spritz them with water twice a day (or whenever I notice it's dry again, milage may vary). Set it in a warm window. It takes a good week or two for them to start really putting out roots if they're gonna. I read somewhere that them shrivelling a little isn't a death sentence for them? I can get you a picture of our setup if you're interested (since we have two small trays going atm)


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those directions are uh very oddly specific and i don't think they're that good tbh


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star-rice commented on this post:

Wow that's wild. Every succulent ive ever gotten leaves from takes so long for their leaves to start even changing colors (ie the chlorophyll is dying). Try not to lose hope with them, bud, plants can be very experimental and everyone's gonna have a different experience based on a billion different variables. Also, just because I'm curious, mind posting a picture of the dead leaves? I'm absolutely stunned that they'd die so quick.


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