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Echeveria repotting

coccinellacoccinella LuxembourgPosts: 191

I think this is an echeveria agavoides which I have had for a bit more than 2 years (it was really tiny, repotted immediately where it is now). Does anyone know if it will continue to grow vertically if I don't repot it? The lower leafs are splitting in the middle. 
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  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 274
    I have exactly the same one (bought from Tesco last year). It was already decent size when I bought it, so didn't notice too much growth tbh. Not sure if it will grow vertically... but I think it can definitely do with some repotting, if you want it to grow bigger.  :)
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
    The lower leaves might be splitting from too much water.
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  • coccinellacoccinella LuxembourgPosts: 191
    Wow. I hardly water it at all Hogweed. I know the container isn't ideal so perhaps I will re-pot it in a larger and porous pot. Hopefully it will grow in width rather than height.  :)
    When down go out and buy a packet of seeds
  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 274
    If the container doesn't have drainage holes, I usually put some gravel / pebbles at the bottom to help drainage. I do find my succulents living in pots with no drainage holes to not be able to grow much, guess because I dare not water them too much.
  • Echeveria will stretch (etiolate) if they don't have enough light, which is very difficult to provide indoors.
    I also think Hogweed is right: split leaves are usually a sign of too much watering or poorly draining medium!
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