I have an echeveria plant (not sure specifically what kind) with a insanely tall flower or growth -not sure which. The growth is 14″ tall!
The flower buds on it are starting to dry up. It gets full sun and the only water it gets is the rain.
I’ve recently lost several leaves on the bottom of the plant.
I thought I read somewhere that that I could cut the top half of the plant off since the bottom is dying/looking not happy. What about this growth? Should I cut this off and replant it? Thanks so much!
Comments for Echeveria plant gone wild
|Aug 25, 2014
||Be cruel to be kind…
Yes, definitely cut it off if the bottom part is getting leggy; I call it beheading, and that’s exactly what you do.
Cut off the nice rosette, and just set it on top of some dry soil. Pretty soon, within a week or so, it will start to grow nice healthy pink roots, no need to actually replant it.
This looks like one of my favorite kinds of Echeveria – Perle von Nurnberg.
See more about how to propagate them, or buy the book;
Learn how to grow your own succulents from cuttings: