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

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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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A plant or a weed?

Can anybody tell this non-gardener (hopeless!) what this is? It suddenly showed up in the area on the side of my house that I don't have anything growing in. I'm guessing a bird left a seed but ...
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Why did my Crassula Ovata sprout a new plant from the middle of the leaf?

Check out what I found on my Carssula Ovata this morning: And the back side: The leaf looks dry/dead because the plant suffered a severe burn from staying in a closed greenhouse in early spring (...
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What plant is this and how can I keep it alive?

I am hoping to get some help with my succulent. I recently bought a little pot full of a few different types of succulents. It was already looking a little bleak, but one of the succulents seems to be ...
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What is eating my Agaves?

This woolly white spots are eating and killing the plant. It only happen on Agaves and it's contagious ! A few of my plants have this already. How can I get rid of it ?
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Is too much sun better than full shade for Haworthias?

I recently had several scale-aphids attacks. It involves many of the shaded Haworthias. Systemic insecticides, soap-water blasting, removing and cleaning rotted roots and affected areas, weak bleach ...
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What is this Euphorbia succulent?

I bought this plant a while ago. The shop assistant wasn’t sure what it was, there was only one left, and all I got is that it’s a succulent. It’s not doing great, and I hope knowing what it is could ...
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What is this fiery-red succulent?

I purchased this guy about three weeks back but couldn't ID it. What is it called and how do I best care for it?
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What is this purplish-pink succulent?

I have this nice purplish-pink succulent that I potted up into a dark-soiled, well-drained medium in a black pot about two weeks ago. I purchased this from a market that never specified its name. Does ...
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What is this cabbage-like succulent?

I've seen this beautiful specimen online once before while browsing interesting-looking plants, but have forgotten its name. This one I purchased about three weeks back. What is its name and how do ...
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snake plant young leaf tip broken

A young leaf of a snake plant's tip at the top of the leaf broke off. will it continue to grow, or just not grow at all?
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Can I save my aloe?

My entire aloe plant ripped off of the root system. Is there any way I can save it?
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Is my cactus being under watered?

I’ve had my cactus for over a year now. I bought it late winter/early spring (February/March?) and from the time I bought it to around a month ago it had very stunted growth and didn’t grow any new ...
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how do I help my succulent with brown holes in the leaves?

I have a succulent terrarium. I water it regularly and it stays inside. Recently, I have found some brown little holes on the leaves. My terrarium has many different types of succulents and one of the ...
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What is this white web-like, mold-like thing on the plant

what is this web-like, mold-like thing on the base of the watch chain succulent plant? I searched in google for plant "molds" --> I saw powdery mildew. I think this is not that. It's more similar to ...
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Aloe ferox or aloe broomii?

I have this plant for at least a dozen or so years, I do not remember the source. It survived all ;) Her spines are very hard and sharp, colored at the ends in brown/red. They are on the edges of the ...
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What is this succulent and is it savable?

I found this succulent abandoned and I wanted to know what it is and if it is savable. It has some small bump on the brown base part which look like roots.
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What is this problem on this succulent?

I have this succulent in my indoor since last few months. I just moved it outside few days back and now they look like this. This is how I ruined this plant :( I moved it to sunlight which was all ...
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hoya in the garden, behind a pergola

I have a huge pergola, beyond which there is a garden. The roof one solid unit, so no light or rain may pass through. The garden is dominated by fruit trees, and then two small plots of cacti, far ...
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Scoria coarse “sand” for my Haworthias and others

I don't find horticulture-grade pumice available locally. So, I bought some scoria and sifted it. I got three grain sizes, with two shown here: The third is whatever passed through the finest sieve. ...
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Himalayan Succulent Identification

On my recent trip to the Lower Himalayas, I came across this succulent in the crevices of the rock. I have taken the plant back home and planted this in a pot having coco peat and compost. I have two ...
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Epiphytic(?) Cactus Identification Needed

Epiphtye-like cactus Got it while picking up a Moonglow graptoveria at a local greenhouse. This sad little epiphytic guy looked way out of place among the golden barrel seedlings. Unfortunately there ...
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Help identifying succulent

I got this from Trader Joe's but it just said "succulent" on the tag.
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Identify a succulent with gray-green whorled leaves with a mosaic-like pattern

I grabbed it on a whim due to the color and the crystalline patterns on the leaves. It's only my third time dealing with these small dudes so I'd like to put it outside or keep it indoors as per ...
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When a compact Echeveria decapitated

I have often taken the tip of some Echeveria species in order to promote branching. The branches are then used as cuttings. My process involves first taking away the tip, leaving all the leaves below ...
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Name of this plant

Saw this succulent at nursery quite liked it so i purchased it. Looks like sansevieria (Snake Plant) but dwarf there is also little pup coming from side
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Small cactus with woolly sides identification

I got this cactus as a present, at least I think it is a cactus, but don't know what species it is. It is small now about 5-6 cm in height. It has hairy or woolly sides, and has multiple stems. Does ...
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Is my aloe Vera dying

[ The leaves have lots of indents, there are marks on the leaves and some of the leaf tips are turning brown
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Getting Hindu rope plants to branch

I've had this Hindu rope plant for about two years and it has never branched at all. It was grown from a cutting, so I'm not sure if i should ever expect it to branch; I'm not very familiar with the ...
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White fuzzy balls on jade plant roots

My jade plant has these white fuzzy balls forming on its roots. Not sure if this is some type of mould or insect eggs? I don't currently use any pesticides on my succulent... can anyone recommend how ...
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Best soil decision for planting succulent seeds

Guys could you please suggest any soil or soils mixture for planting succulent seeds? Thanks in advance
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Brown spots on echeveria

I have had this echeveria for 3 years now. It has grown a lot. It is kept outside in a very sunny spot. We are in Redwood City, CA. It has suddenly developed these brown spots. It was repotted last ...
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What's the name of this succulent?

I recently bought this plant, but the seller didn't know what's the species. Any ideas?
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What triggers echeverias to grow large leaves on their flower stalks?

I have seen this youtube video on growing Echeverias from leaf cuttings. The grower takes leaves, but he prefers to use the ones on the flowering stalk, so that he won't be left-out with a smaller ...
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Is it normal that one of my Aloe veras isn’t as thick as the other one?

As you can see in the first picture my Aloe vera is thinner than the one in the second picture and I was just wondering if this is normal (maybe because it’s a younger plant). I wasn’t really sure and ...
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Help revive cactus?

I bought this cactus a few years ago and I want to fix it. I don’t know how to fix the almost translucent spots it has and I would like to repot it but not sure how since the rocks are like glued in?? ...
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Pruning Echeveria/Graptopetalum/Pachyphytum flowering stalk: What does it do?

If I prune the flowering stalk of the Echeveria or its relatives just under the first flower, leaving a stem with the leaves on it, will it branch? make new flowering stalks? New plantlets which I can ...
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perlite on its own for succulents

What is your experience with using perlite on its own for planting succulents? I add slow-release pellets for start-up, but will feed with liquid fertilizer when plants establish themselves. The ...
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Succulents in silica sand

I can't find a proper succulent mix in the stores in my area. Online items too have bad reviews. I still managed to find a product that seems okay. It is silica sand. The product looks like coarse ...
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How to save this Kalanchoe red lips?

I've had this plant for about 9 months now. At first it was doing fine, with a few baby plants growing on the sides of the main stem. Then the leaves started drying out and falling, bottom to top, ...
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Haworthias in polystyrene pellets potting-soil when pumice not available

I have read this article about using styrofoam (Polystyrene) instead of Perlite. Is it good to plant Haworthias in 100% styrofoam grains? The poly's water retention is inferior to that of Perlite, ...
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Can I keep a succulent plant on my office desk?

Can I keep a succulent plant on my office desk where there is no direct sunlight? If yes how often should I water it?