by Anna
(United States)



My sister gave me this plant a few days ago. She got it at Lowes. It was not in the sun for the few weeks she had it. During that time most of the leave dried up and fell off. It also started to send up little light-colored plants off the side

She thinks she watered it last week. The top couple of inches of soil are dry, but there was standing water in the ceramic container that the plastic pot was in. I poured the water out and let the plastic pot sit out in a shady place yesterday while I cleaned the ceramic with distilled water and air dry. I noticed during this that the plant is a little root-bound. The roots seem fine besides that surprisingly.

I took the dead leaves off from the base. The leaves are deep green thick fleshy and end a v-shaped point in the center with no dots or dashes at the top. I have been gradually introducing it to the high sun in my east-facing window.

I am waiting for some pumice I ordered online before I repot it in a larger unglazed pot with a big drainage hole. it is still in the glazed pot it came in without a drainage hole.

I am wondering what type of plant it is, and how can I better take care of it?

Thank you for your time and advice.

Comments for Unknown Succulent , What is it?

Jul 09, 2020

by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

I don’t usually help with ID on the Ask The Horticulturist page, but you’ve asked so nicely that I’ll break my rule.

This looks like it’s most likely Echeveria ‘Black Prince’. Be super careful with the pot in pot arrangement you’ve got here. It’s easy to overwater and get root rot going with this type of situation.

More here; Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ and how to grow Echeveria.

Jul 25, 2020

Hi Jacki
by: OP

Hi Jacki,

Thank you again for your help.

I wanted to let you know that the black prince plant is doing well and has been repotted in a plain pot with a drainage hole as well as a well-draining soil. It has been in this new set up for almost two weeks. It almost looks good as new. 🙂