Echeveria Question

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  1. Bambi

    Bambi Active Member

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    I have an Echeveria glauca that used to have it's leaves curled upwards, like they're supposed to, in rosette fashion. But now they are drooping down like it's a little dome or something, and it has little offsets which are underneath the leaves.

    Is there a reason for this? Can it be reversed back to 'normal'?

    I'm finding more and more that I don't notice my plants have changed until I look at older pictures of them! So now I take lots of pictures.

    If this doesn't make sense I'll take a picture of it tomorrow as an example.

    Thanks,
    Bambi
     
  2. edleigh7

    edleigh7 Well-Known Member

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    A pic would be good, not overwatered is it??

    Bambi...in your avatar, what sort of bird is on the right next to the plant?

    Ed
     
  3. joclyn

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    echeveria grow offsets/pups/chicks to propagate themselves. the angle of the leaves may change when a flower stalk is getting ready to forum. if the plant is getting ready to flower, it will die after it is done flowering. which is not problem as you've got some babies there to re-pot.

    ed, that's a cat in her avi pic. :)
     
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    I didn't know that Echeveria's died after they flower. I knew that Sempervivums and Aeoniums did, but I wasn't aware of Echeveria dying after flowering.
     
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    Fair Dinkum, a cat...there you go, I feel like a bit of a fool :)

    Bromeliads are the same, they produce "pups", flower, then die...

    Ed
     
  6. Bambi

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    Haha, yes that's my cat, Phoebe. :)

    Here are before and after pictures. This might be a silly question but it was just a lot more attractive before the leaves changed...
     

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    I have some Echeveria that have that same kind of leaf formation. They remind me of umbrellas, protecting the little ones underneath.
     

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    Echeverias don't die after flowering, sempervivum and aeonium do.
     
  9. joclyn

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    i guess what i had that flowered was a semp and not an echeveria like i thought it was, then. i thought only the echeveria could be fuzzy-leafed?? (what i had was fuzzy).
     
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    I think it needs more light....is it kept indoors?
     

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