Please help my sick plant
I'm gonna try and do this one more time, for some reason my posts don't wanna be here, they just dissapear...weird....
So on the 1st of October I bought a really nice sized Senecio macroglossus, "Rubber Ivy" (I made a post earlier this month about the white stuff on the leaves, and how to wash it off)...anyways...About a week or so after buying the plant, I noticed that it was very quickly getting bad looking. The leaves where wilting very quickly. I noticed that the soil was VERY soaked, and I never watered it since buying it, so it got overwatered at the nursery before I bought it...
So I took it out of the pot and noticed that the roots looked fine but it hardly any roots for the huge pot it was in, and the soil was just very wrong for this plant (or any plant I can think of) and I repotted it it into much, much smaller pots, but I didn't have any perlite, so I just used plain cactus soil for the time being.
Well yesterday, I noticed that it was still wilting, so I went and got some perlite finally, and made a mixture with mostly perlite and a little cactus soil and vermiculite. So I unpotted the plant and saw that the roots where very dead and mushy this time
So I cut off alot of the roots, actually most of it, and repotted it with the better soil, but I also put some rooting hormone on the stem I had to bury to get them to grow some roots. I know this is the wrong time of year, but I'm desperate to save it and figured it was okay for that reason..
Anyways, my question is this: do you think it will be okay?? is there anything else I can do to help save it?? I havent watered it yet,but the mixture was barely moist from rinsing the perlite,so when should I water it next? Any advise would be wonderful...I've already lost ALOT of the plant and I dont wanna lose anymore if possible...
Thank you for reading.