Return to the House Plants Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Propeller Plant (Over or Under watering)

Posted by thatwhitekidmac Missouri (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 20:06

Hey there,

I'm new to this forum so please bare with me :)

I've had this propeller plant for about a month. He got new growth but simultaneously has started to get rather soft and wrinkly and develop a couple of grey spots. One propeller is starting to turn brown and others have crispy edges. I'm having a hard time deciphering if it's getting over or under watered. Would love some input. I just repotted him today in some sandier soil.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Propeller Plant (Over or Under watering)

Hi & welcome,

While I don't mean to bum you out further, the mix you're using isn't helping (sand doesn't help & can make things worse). Also the pot is too big, causing the mix to stay wet longer than is good for the plant.

I'd switch to cactus & succulent soil w/ added Perlite (50%) at least for much better drainage & I'd move it to a smaller pot, not much bigger than the plant. Perhaps try & give it more light too?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the House Plants Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here