I have 2 Pleiospilos nelii, one is regular green, the other is purplish, a variety called "royal flush".
They seem to be doing ok, but i'm puzzled about watering. I heard that while the new leaves are growing
, you are not supposed to water, as the new leaves will suck the liquid out of the old leaves, and watering at this time could kill the plant from rot.
I got my plants in November, it's been almost 5 months of no watering, and plenty of sun and artificial light. The new leaves have doubled in size, the old leaves have "deflated" a little and had gotten a bit squishy rather than very firm when I first bought them. But you would think the old leaves should be almost dried up by now?
Look at the bottom pic, when do I water when the new leaves are still so small and old leaves still alive?