I'm relatively new to gardening and recently purchased a cactus. It is labeled as a "Pachyveria Glauca" (aka. "Little Jewel"). Pretty small plant, I've attached a picture of what it looked like on day 1 (note: this is not the actual cactus that I bought, but a representation of what it looked like, that is to say, completely healthy and normal) ...
The next day, no more than 18 hours after I brought it home, I noticed that all the "petals" had begun to fall off. The following is a picture of the actual cactus I bought - as you can see the vast majority of the petals have become detached and fallen off (I did not pull them off, they completely detached and fell) ...
To give some background (perhaps this will help provide some clues that I am unaware of):
* I live in Dallas, TX so the weather is dry and hot.
* I re-potted the cactus on Day 1 without disturbing its root system. I simply tapped it out of the cheap plastic container the store kept it in.
* I then added a mixture of [url=https://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=78595-446-72986655&lpage=none]Miracle Grow potting mix[/url] with a small scoop of [url=https://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=233821-446-100962]Miracle Grow Blood Meal[/url] (this has nitrogen in it, so perhaps that could be an issue?) into the bottom of a new ceramic pot.
* I placed the cactus + dirt/root bundle into the new pot and filled in the edges with the same Miracle Grow mixture as above. I then watered the plant.
* The cactus had been outside in the sun for about 4 hours in the evening, then 8 hours of night (it was not cold, dropped to about 70ish degrees), and then a few more hours in the morning sun.
* There were no large wind gusts and I did not shake the plant. It just sat there.
* The weather has been between 70F and 85F with little humidity, so mild by Texas standards. Any help in diagnosing what went wrong would be greatly appreciated! If any other information is needed please let me know!