Succulent Plants
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Not sure what is going on

Zone 97304 | Kariannebanks added on December 27, 2018 | Answered

I was given this plant. Not sure what is happening to it or what I need to do to phase it to it’s next step. Please help

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on December 29, 2018

When a succulent stretches, it is searching for more light. If your plant is indoors and on a windowsill, it’s possible it needs a grow light to prevent further stretching. There’s much less light in the fall, and the shorter days can have an affect on your light-loving plants.

It’s impossible for your succulent to “shrink” back to normal, however, you can still save it!

The easiest way to “fix” a stretched succulent is to behead it, planting the healthy top portion.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/scgen/propagating-cacti-and-succulents.htm

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