My daughter has over watered her String of Pearls and needs to know what to do to save it. Thank you!
Ahhh, String of Pearls. So beautiful but oh so tricky!
The damage done to this succulent looks severe, and it may be difficult to save it. It appears that the roots could be rotting; you may need to do some surgery to save her plant.
Cut away the healthy strands, making sure there aren’t black spots. Then let the cuttings dry out for three to five days before propagating them in new, well-draining soil.
Giving your succulents too much “love” (water) can lead to big health problems for your succulent, but water isn’t the only issue.
Soil and the type of container your succulent is planted in play two big factors in the healthy of your succulents.
When a succulent is planted in poorly-draining soil, water tends to pool around the stem and the roots. Add a non-draining container on top of that, and it’s a recipe for succulent disaster.
Be sure that the soil your succulent is planted in is completely dry before watering again. It can be hard to not water it often, but succulents are used to drought conditions and will be fine for a few days (even a week or more!).