Little Alien
<img><u><a><img><img></a></u><a title="Link: null">I just got this little succulent.  Is the tall part on the side part of the little plant or is this two plants?  The tall part has arms and the bottom arms look very wrinkled and pruney, sort of like my under eyes.  :)  I don't want to water too much but the bottom arms aren't firm, they are like floppy and droopy.  It also has the cutest orange flower on it!!  Any ideas ??  </a>
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    PlntNrd Definitely two succulents. One looks like it might be a blooming echeveria and the other is a Cheiridopsis. You might think about repotting in a more porous/fast draining soil than they are currently in. When Cheiridopsis grow, the new growth grows from the top of old growth and the old leaves will shrivel away with time. It’s very normal for the bottom to be somewhat floppy, droopy, and wrinkled looking. This is their normal aging process
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    jenna forgot to say, don’t worry if the soil is scary dry in between waterings. As long as the leaves are plump the plant is happy. Overwatering is the death of succulents, so it’s always better to let them show signs of thirst if you’re uncertain whether to water. Less is always more.
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      Pei [291426,jenna] is the best!
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    jenna Hi Janine,

    You have two succulents in that pot. They can totally live together happily since they have the same watering habits. That goes with other plants too. So: Succulents! They are slow drinkers and your’s look thirsty. You’ll know when they need water when their leaves look wrinkled. When you water them, the leaves will fill with water again and plump up. Since your’s are very thirsty, I’d fill a bowl with water, and set your pot in the water, allowing it to slowly drink from the bottom. Leave it in there for a few hours so that it can really soak up the water. If it absorbs all the water quickly, fill the dish again for round two. It will eventually stop absorbing the water when the soil is properly saturated. Tomorrow, it should be plump and happy.

    Succulents need full sun to be happiest. Water when wrinkly, the regular way, or this bowl technique. Also, the little pink one will shed the bottom leaves naturally, so just pick them off when that happens.

    I love your living stone. They are my favorite! :)
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      Pei [291426,jenna] is the best!
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    Pei They need more sun and more water. Succulents need at least 5-6 hours direct sun light.
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    Toby I'm definitely no succulent professional, they can be very hard to please. I'm pretty positive you have two different ones in that pot, and shriveling is a sign it needs water.