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Water retaining plants adapted to arid climates and/or soil.

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(When) can potted cactus and aloe vera be put outside?

Hello Gardening stackexchange! We bought a few cacti and aloe vera last year, which live in pots. We took them inside the house at the start of the past autumn, when the temperatures were starting ...
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Why does my aloe have so much space between its leaves?

I received this aloe About a year ago. I recently moved it from the nursery pot to a slightly larger pot. While looking up the best way to do that I noticed mine seems to have more space between ...
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How can I save this string of pearl?

I bought a string of pearls plant online. when the plant arrived, the soil was quite moist. But still, I didn't want to repot the plant, because I thought I should give some time to the plant to be ...
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What is this plant in my succulent?

I recently bought this plant and was wondering whether this was a weed or whether I need to cut this back over time? Thanks
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What is this kalanchoe-like plant?

My grandmother has this plant on her sunny windowsill. She barely waters it. It's grown quite leggy as the winters here (in Ireland) are quite dark, but overall it's gotten much bigger during its time ...
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Anyone here using wood mulch for their succulents?

I've been wanting to create a succulent garden and I've been doing alot of info gathering on how to provide the best care/environment for such plants. Everything was going fine untill mulching became ...
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Apart from succulents, do all drought tolerant plants prefer rock mulch over wood mulch?

I have never seen wood mulch used as top dressing for a succulent arrangement and im not sure why. However, when other plants requiring similar cultural needs are incorporated in the same bed as ...
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Green moss(?) growing in succulent soil

I recently repotted some succulents into glass pots. I noticed today that there is some green stuff, looks like moss, growing on the inside walls of the pots. What is this? And is it safe? Should I ...
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Austrocylindropuntia subulata breaking off

I've had this one for about 3-4 years - found a piece of if on the ground broken off from the big plant and potted it, and it kept growing since (in the same pot all this time). Few days ago, one of ...
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Caring for Aloe Aristata

Is caring for this plant same as a typical aloe vera?
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Howarthia Attenuata or fasciata?

Which of these is this plant? Is caring for them similar or different?
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What to do with the babies of this Echeveria?

This succulent is drying from the bottom and has developed many babies under it. Lotus-like succulent. What plant is this? When I was r-potting it, the babies were really tiny and now they are ...
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Is this succulent vine? Or some another plant?

What plant is this and does it grow in water only?
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What multi-color succulent is this?

Received this succulent yesterday from a nursery far away. I have put it in water till now. Plantnet app suggested it's Aeonium arboreum. Is this right? How should I care for it? Since the stem is ...
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Succulents that are heat tolerant and frost hardy

I wanna create a low maintenace succulent border that's 6ft by 6ft with plants that are both heat and frost tolerant but so far, everything that I've come across either cant stand the full sun or ...
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What exactly is a gritty mix for succulents?

I have seen very few gardeners (online) use gritty mix for succulents. Here are two of them: Gritty Mix another different gritty mix Both of them talk about gritty mix and to me gritty mix makes ...
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Which agave species are small enough for my succulent garden?

Two years ago, I have made two succulent garden plots, each lies in the bare center of a fruit tree garden bed. The central area receives enough sun for socculents. I have planted cacti, Sansevierias ...
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Haworthia translucens is flowering (I Guess)

First i dont know the name of this succulent.So i just google "succulent translucent leaves" so i think it is Haworthia translucens. I bought this plant few month ago with two other haworthias, They ...
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For how long succulent mix should stay moist?

What will be the acceptable duration of sogginess and moistness for the succulent mix to be soggy and then moist? I thought succulent mix should become dry after a few hours. My succulent mix (...
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Monkey Tail Cactus Burned under lights do I have to move it?

My Monkey Tail Cactus hangs down really low, so I have to raise it up to keep it from touching the ground. When I raise it up it gets closer to the grow light. The last time I raised it up I burned ...
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What is wrong with my kalanchoe blossfeldiana?

I bought this lovely girl for my mom last May at Vons, and kept it alive since then. It's been in continual bloom. It gets plenty of shade and sun, and I bring it inside at night and back out in the ...
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Gritty mix for cactus and succulents usage

I am seeing some gritty mixes for succulents and I cannot find any info on the product regarding it usage.. Will succulents or cactus do well if they are placed in those gritty mixes? Here are gritty ...
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Lotus-like succulent. What plant is this?

The plant is very small and looks similar to one I have that is quite bigger compared to this little fella. Is this Echeveria? What is the care and soil needs for this plant? Both the plants are in 4" ...
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Pumice or perlite for succulents?

Is pumice better for cactus and succulent mix and such than perlite? Is it all about the chunks? I am thinking of making my own soil mix for succulents and cactus and other plants like jade plants ...
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How hard or easy those Haworthias are to cultivate?

Those Haworthias are sold in the range of $40 to $50 equivalent, while standard ones are marketed in the range of $3 to $5, depending on size. This is from a local grower in my country, not an online ...
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Curio Mount Everest : Leaves drying out

I bought a Curio Mount Everest from Lidl 1 week back. Since I am in northern Germany, it does not get much sunlight or sun in winter. So, I am watering it only when it is totally dry and I am also ...
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Identify, is it a xGasteraloe, a Haworthia, a Tulistia, or something else?

I nursed this unknown plant with no roots and black spot to a nicely growing plant with many offsets & flowers coming on. I will have a better idea once I get to see the flower. But, what do you ...
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Wood chips instead of rock mulch for a cactus garden

I live in a Mediterranean climate. My soil is light in clay, so it is somewhat sandy. Still, when it's low in organic matter it hardens when dry, since it has some clay in it. The said area has: ...
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Help! What is happening to my agave?

There are fade marks everywhere and the leaves have started to curl inwards. Not only that, it looks like a completely different plant to what it was when i first got it which had this grey silvery ...
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what is this flowering succulent type plant?

The leaves feel little plump and watery. Is this succulent? How do I care for it?
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Full spectrum LED strips tape for growing succulents and indoor plants

I'm looking at modifying some built in shelving that I have in my house with some LED strips to help my succulents and indoor plants. Due to the fixed nature of the shelves and the relatively narrow ...
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Is Aloe 'Firebird' sterile?

I cross many of my hybrid & species aloes with other hybrid &/or species aloes. I have never been able to use Aloe 'Firebird' successfully as the male or the female. It has never pollinated ...
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Locker Succulents

So my friend and I want to grow succulents in our locker. They will have no natural light but were thinking of getting them some form of battery powered grow lights and a fan to keep air circulation. ...
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Do all desert cacti need a rest period?

Assuming a desert cactus could get all of its needs, light, heat, water... during the growing season met year round, does this cactus need a rest/dormancy period to remain healthy? Flowering does not ...
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What plant is this? Green/reed succulent like leaves

I've searched but I can't find what plant is it.
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What succulent is this?

I've been searching but all I can find is the Jade plant, which is similar yet no the same.
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What is the Name of this Plant and is it succulent or Sansevieria

I bought this plant from Ikea atleast 2 months back, and shifted it to a slightly bigger pot and now i see new "leaves" are starting to come. But what is the name of this plant and category
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Succulent leaves dying

I've had a succulent that I've propagated from a single cutting into several pots. Initially they were taking quite well but have recently had leaves roll-up and shrivel/die. Leaves are generally from ...
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What are these spots/pimples/holes/punctures in my succulent's leaves?

My succulent is otherwise healthy as far as I'm aware. I don't know whether this is normal and I never noticed it, or whether it's a sign of something more concerning. My mother-in-law speculated it ...
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Are Echeverias better off in a garden than a pot?

I followed all the possible advices: 1 - Good drainage holes 2 - Fast-draining potting mix, be it 50/50 coco-perlite, added coarse tuffa or river sand, or just using pure Perlite 3 - Let it dry for ...
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Houseplant Troubleshooting: Why is this Plant Shedding Leaves?

I've been caring for this plant (unsure of the name) for about two months--and over this period, it's remained perfectly healthy. In the last week, however, it's begun to lose its leaves, and I'm not ...
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Propagating crassula leafs and cuttings in Lechuza PON soil

I'm going to propagate my crassula cuttings and leafs. I did put them into water and there are very little roots appeared though 20 days passed. I know that the best way to propagate crassula leaf or ...
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Please ID this cactus species

The label that was in the pot when I got it identified the genus as espostoa. Is it possible to tell what species it is? If not, does it even matter? I'm trying to figure out the name of the species ...
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Holes on my succulent leaves

Hi, my succulents have recently been getting holes in them and I have no idea what it is. Please help!!
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Can I cut the top off my Lace Aloe plant?

It is having trouble supporting its own weight, and I am hoping that cutting off the top (where it starts to droop) would let it grow more full, rather than just tall. Would that work? Does it work ...
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Why is my cactus yellowing and dying?

My cactus has been grown from seed and has lived about five years. Over the past several months it has turned yellow- I read that it may be a case of root rot/overwatering so I’ve not watered it in ...
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Type of lights needed for desert terrarium

What type of lighting would work best for a desert/drought plant set up in an 8x8x8 terrarium without a top?
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Succulent Identification Needed

Purchased at a garden center without a tag. Can someone please help me with identification. It was labeled cactus on receipt, so I know it is a succulent. The "leaves" are tiny cucumber shaped. Waxy ...
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Help identifying this weird cactus

got this cactus from a roadside seller. Didn't catch the name, and having trouble finding it online. The needles are very flexible and paper-like. Let me know if you have any info!
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San Francisco planter

I saw this plant in several San Francisco planters. Can someone please tell me what it is? I'd like to try growing it.

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