Recently, someone gave me a plant that I am unfamiliar with. I have not seen this kind before and have no experience of it. I would like to know what it is called and the basics of how to keep it alive.
Here is a photo of it.
I just had this happen to mine. I barely water it, yet it still went rotten on me. On mine, two out of the three sets of leaves had rot, so I removed them. This left only the center leaves, which seemed to be ok. I'm letting it dry and callous for a couple days, and then I'll plant it in some dry soil. I'm not sure if it will make it, but it's worth a try. I would say that if all the leaves on yours are mushy, it's probably a gonner. These plant's really don't like water lol. Good luck with it.Sweyn wrote:Recently I gave it just a little bit of water. Not very much. When I did, it immediately ran out the bottom of the pot. Everything was fine for a few days and then it started to develop a white mould in the split. This has grown slowly and is covering most of the split. In the last few days, the plant has started to become darker and shrivel.
What can I do to save it?
There is no point. It is dead.baileysup wrote:Sweyn: I don't know about yours, because mine didn't have any mold on it. All of the leaves, except the two in the middle, were turning mushy on mine. When things turn mushy, they are rotten and could possibly spread to healthy parts of the plant. Therefore, I removed all the leaves that had mushy parts on them, in order to try and save the plant. I got lucky in the fact that the two leaves in the center had no rot, because if they did, the plant would have probably been a gonner. Is there any way you can post a pic of the plant? I think more people could help you if they could see exactly what kind of shape it's in.
You could. I was going to try applying water by dripping it. With a sprinkler head on a watering can, water can be made to drip slowly by tipping the can only very slightly. The amount of water applied can be strictly controlled with this method.baileysup wrote:I will try a spray bottle next time, and just mist the soil once a year with it.........LOL. Just kidding, but I will use a spray bottle, so as not to soak the soil as much.
Thanks for this. I'll remember that if I get another.Kats Eye wrote:to late to help, but next time you try this plant, mix the soil half with sand. and the idea about the spray bottle is right on. let the water feed through it, and not sit in it. indirect sunlight also.
Since starting this, I've seen Lithops and Pleiospilos next to each other, for sale in a garden centre. Both had labels and based on that, I think that my plant was a Pleiospilos.Shade wrote:That is definitely a Lithops or also called living stones plant.