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Help save my aeonium - Bangalore!!!
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June 30, 2012 - 9:36 am

Hi...I bought a black Aeonium in first week of June-2012. I have kept it indoors and water it ones in a week. Potting mix is mostly coco peat with vermicompost (60%+40%). All leaf has almost fallen off Frown. Please help me save it Cry. I really do not want it to die.

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July 1, 2012 - 1:31 pm
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Aeoniums are succulents and don't like soils that are too wet. Cocopeat and vermicompost can hold too much water. Check if the root is rot is still healthy. Add some draining material to the soil, like sand/perlite etc. Give it bright light and not direct sunlight.

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July 1, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Hi, Thanks for the suggestions. I was fore-warned about the watering part, so I just water very sparingly ones in a week.  Was wondering if they are hibernating?? I am bit skeptical of pulling them out to check the rootConfused. What if I end up killing them :(. Should I give them more time to adapt to Bangalore climate or just go ahead and modify the potting mix with sand/perlite?? I have uploaded few snaps of it. 

 

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July 2, 2012 - 7:15 am

Hi GG,

I checked the  root today as per your suggestion and the root is solid and woody Smile . Looks like I still have some hope. I have change the location of the plant now and kept it outside in a shade. Now it will get sunlight(3:30-4:00pm) for half an hr or so. Also the potting mix was fluffy and was not moist.

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July 2, 2012 - 11:49 am

Good luck with that.

I just lost one of mine, it just dried up after about a month of being in state like the one yours is currently in.

 

I have quite a few succulents myself (Adromischus, Kalanchoe, Aeonium, Crassula). They should be arid/semi arid plants but somehow they are not able to tolerate that much of Bangalore heat. 

For now, only my Bryophyllums have been the active ones, others being more or less dormant.

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July 2, 2012 - 12:30 pm
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I bought a Japanese Maple (pic in my album in another thread). By the time I transplanted it, it had given up. There was tremendous transplant shock for the plant I guess. Now its just a thick stalk stuck in the pot. Am hoping it revives itself some day. May be when the weather becomes a little easier. 

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July 2, 2012 - 2:12 pm

I too hope it revives soon. Just googled to see what Japanese Maple looks like and they are soooo pretty!!! By the way where did you buy it from??

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July 2, 2012 - 2:17 pm

@crankdoofus: I am trying my best to save it. Really don't know what else to do other than wait and watch. The seller told me to be careful with the black one. Green one still looks fine. Not sure what make the black one so delicate!.

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crankdoofus said:

Good luck with that.

I just lost one of mine, it just dried up after about a month of being in state like the one yours is currently in.

 

I have quite a few succulents myself (Adromischus, Kalanchoe, Aeonium, Crassula). They should be arid/semi arid plants but somehow they are not able to tolerate that much of Bangalore heat. 

For now, only my Bryophyllums have been the active ones, others being more or less dormant.

 

I am addicted to succulents! I love collecting various varieties but haven't been able to find nurseries in Bangalore which have a wide variety. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

 

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February 26, 2013 - 10:19 am

Are you in Bangalore ?

I'm not sure if you have tried Lal Bagh, they had a decent collection till about an year ago.

I could share a few, Bryophyllum (daigremontianum, crenatodaigremontianum, fedtschenkoi) and what I think is a Crassula tetragona. My jade is still too young to split.

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Thanks for your prompt response! I checked out Lal Bagh a few months ago and the succulent selection was poor. Any other nursery in town that sells a wide variety?

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