Questions tagged [succulents]

Water retaining plants adapted to arid climates and/or soil. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and identifying tomato succulents.

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New Crassula ovata gollum (aka jade) plant leaves shrinking blackened and dropping

I recently bought Crassula Ovata gollum from online. The leaves look shrunk and blackening from tip and starting to fall. Guessing that the soil mix is(garden soil+perlite+organic materials. I water ...
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how can i save a succulent from white mold?

It got this white mold a couple days ago. Is it possible to save it?
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OK to fill a tree trunk with soil and plant in it?

We have an old apricot tree where the trunk sustained unknown damage (It was here when we bought the house, so we don't know what happened to it, specifically) and is mostly hollowed out: ...
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Pachyphytum compactum small brown spots on leaves and large pale brown spot on stem

I've recently noticed that my pachyphytum compactum started to develop small brown spots on leaves and large pale brown spot on the stem has appeared. It is very possibly that the succulent was ...
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What's the safest (rot-proof) way to transplant a Sansevieria cutting?

Sansevierias are easy to grow and propagate. I would say that their only downside is being prone to rot upon re-rooting as cuttings. I often take a cutting from one of the offshoots. The norm is to ...
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Aloe vera plant has rot deep in the leaf, and is looking wilted

I've had this plant for several years. Last summer I replanted it. It seems to have significantly wilted over the past few months. The leaves used to reach for the sky. A healthy leaf had fallen out ...
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What is this white stuff on my succulent’s leaves?

I noticed this stuff on my succulents after a watering. They are indoors by a south facing window so they get plenty of light per day. I’ve included two close up pictures of the affected areas. I don’...
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Crushed LECA pebbles for succulents?

I have got a huge lot of LECA pebbles recently from a friend who has lost his interest in hydroponics. But I have already bought enough of large sized lava rock to be used as drainage layers in pots ...
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Curio ficoides (Mount Everest)/Blue Chalksticks leaves are drying up

The leaves of my Curio ficoides have been drying up for more than a month now, I'm watering it about once a week, what should I do?
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Identifying this small tree-shaped succulent

I bought this at a succulent store earlier this year, but it wasn't labelled. Could anyone tell me what sort of plant it is? It has 7-pointed flowers and marks on the "trunk" where old ...
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Help identifying strange succulent (?) found growing near morning glories

The strange succulent-looking plant in these photos appeared mysteriously growing near morning glories in a planter. Could anyone help identify/explain?
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pruning a compact and tightly-packed Euphorbia succulent

I just bought a Euphorbia succulent. The plant is less than 12" high, but is heavily branched. I concluded that pruning two inner branches would give room to the remaining branches and will give ...
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Can Dwarf Carpet of Stars be planted on a balcony?

I want to build a grass box for approximately half of my balcony (~9’ x 6’) and grow Dwarf Carpet of Stars. I’m in zone 7a with morning shade/afternoon sun. Is it possible to grow this succulent “...
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Baby Baobob tree losing leaves

I bought the tree from Senegal in April. I left it in its original pot for about a month and the repotted it in a new terracotta pot. I put it in my kitchen window which gets southern exposure. It ...
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Does anyone know what type of succulent plant this is?

What type of succulent plant is this?
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What kind of succulent plant is this?

Does anyone know what kind of succulent plant this is?
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What type of succulent plant is this?

Can anybody tell me what type of succulent plant this is? The tallest of the plants is approximately 4 feet tall.
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Identifying a succulent and trying to propagate it

There are many succulent pictures online, but quite a few match this one we have had for some time. over the last week or two it shot out the pictured shoots with flowers. So I'm wondering, would it ...
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Will succulent leaves grow back?

I recently bought a succulent as part of a gift box for a friend's birthday. I am taking care of it for a bit longer than I was expecting, and I suspect I have over-watered it. It's leaves are ...
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What is this succulent-like plant, and how can I revive it?

I got this plant as a gift last summer (first picture) and it dried up in the winter. Now it's grown back to some extent (second picture). At first, I thought it's a kind of ice rose succulent but I'm ...
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How long should I wait before watering my beheaded echeveria stem?

I recently (yesterday) beheaded an echeveria plant that had grown leggy. The leafy upper part is currently set aside, forming a callous and (hopefully) roots. I can find plenty of information about ...
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Aloe ID and why they look stunted?

My Aloes are growing well. Those two, however seem to prefer different conditions. I never figured-out if they do better with more shade (leaves become more succulent but much paler), or more water (...
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How to get get pups or divide this overgrown aloe vera plant?

I have a very large aloe vera plant. I cannot see any pups/babies. Is there a way I can divide it into more pots, either so the original isn't as big or just just to have more aloe vera plants? It's ...
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What is wrong with my haworthia?

I took over somebody's Haworthia plant a while ago, and kept watering it at the same frequency (once a week), but this is how it looks like after two months: The symptoms are that turn yellow and ...
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Small brownish spots on succulents | how to cure?

What disease/fungi/insect is causing this and how can I get rid of it? thanks in advance!
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How to save this succulent from drying up?

I have a succulent plant (not sure the exact plant name) placed indoor next to my window. It has been in this state below for the past few months. The leaves have all dried up, including the flowers. ...
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Succulent's older and outer rim leaves are yellowing/dying

Sorry I forgot the name of this succulent. Previously 1 leaf used to yellow and wither away but this time I noticed 5 leaves are yellowing, and all are older leaves. Last time i water this succulent ...
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Identify the succulent

This succulent was presented to me. The person who presented it to me just gave 2/3 strings of the plant and asked me to plant it in a hanging pot. Its leaves are slightly reddish on the backside. ...
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What is with the rocks in succulent plants?

I notice that people generally plant succulents in rocks why do they do this? Are my succulents better if I use rocks? What type of rock is best for them?
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Sempervivum sprouting but not to make a flower. Why is that and how to do something about it?

My Sempervivum (actually a good number of my little friends) show the behaviour in the attached picture. I take samples of these plants from my outside garden where they thrive and I'd like them to ...
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Brown spots in succulent

I just noticed my cactus has these dark spots and it seems to have passed it on to one more of my plants. Does anybody know what is it and what I can do to save them?
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What plant is this, is it a Hoya?

Just got this plant and I thought it's Hoya but not sure. Can anyone tell me the name of this plant please?
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My succulent plant is developing a yellow stem and white silky strands. Is this normal?

My succulent plant's stem is starting to get shriveled, and its weak (can't support its own weight) along with yellow. I'm starting to use straws and wooden stakes to support it. Leaves are falling ...
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haworthia scale bugs are too tough

This is not a long question (down at the end), but I would like first to share with you some of my attempts as well as results before proceeding to the question itself. EDIT: 1) Added picture, 2) ...
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Need help in Identifying this succulent and taking care of it

I was gifted this succulent plant about 10 days back. Need help in identifying the exact species of the plant. I live in Bangalore, India. If it helps. I searched online and found it to look similar ...
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What is soil mold and how to kill it

I used neem oil spray on a succulent that had mealybugs. 5 days later, This fuzzy, stringy white mold appeared all over the soil. It stunk, and I hated it. I sprayed the mold with neem oil, and the ...
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ZZ Plant stem rot

Last week, I ordered 5 pieces of ZZ plants. It arrived somehow damaged (leaves yellowing and some have fallen off). The stem appeared to be undamaged. Today, however, I noticed that one of the ZZz ...
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What does this plant need?

I spontaneously adopted this succulent from a shop. I've never grown a plant before. I learned what I could from videos and people and the internet. My request is for information, help me understand ...
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What's this brown spot on my jade leaf?

What's this brown spot on the leaf of my jade plant? I first saw it on the leaf about a week ago. A few days before I saw it, I had to remove one of its bottom leaves because it looked like it was ...
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What could be the reason of this stem turning into white in the center areas?

The stem stopped growing since 2 days and the flower/leaf is not opening up. I thought it could be thirsty but watering didn't help.
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Succulent with green/red leaves, small and multiple pink flowers, identification

I've already asked here but the none of the answer were correct and the picture I uploaded was without the flowers. It likes partial sun/bright shade. Does anyone know what succulent is this?
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Succulent in need of repotting

My colleague had bought this succulent plant for our office in a supermarket, and it was left there before lockdown. Over the months it has grown in size (it had a small rose-like shape just above the ...
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The leaves on my succulent are getting brown and mushy - help!

I got this succulent from a local florist and have kept in my living room with low light and regular potting soil. I have have it for about a week - I am just starting to notice the bottom leaves are ...
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How can I help my succulent?

so I think I have an Haworthia Fasciata and I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I think I was over watering, so I stopped watering And put it outside for 3 days to dry out. it’s been a few weeks now ...
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Should I prune my Crassula rogersii?

I have what I think is a little Crassula rogersii that's been growing out in three branches from a little trunk. The branch in the middle seems to be getting somewhat top-heavy (you can see how this ...
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Is this plant a Crassula Ovata or a Portulacaria Afra?

:) What plant is this? I tried to compare it to both the Crassula and the Portulacaria but I think it has a bit of both. Also, the pot is of oval shape, is it necessary to have it? or can I switch to ...
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Kalanchoe wilting

I bought a kalanchoe around a month ago and have watered it very slightly once every 2 weeks. Recently the leaves have started to turn yellow, soggy and fall on the slightest touch. The soil though is ...
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Please ID a weird vine, a pseudo hybrid of these two varieties

I met a lady that had a vine similar to a variegated pothos or a philodendron, with very fat and succulent heart-shaped leaves, about 4-5 millimetres thickness, 4"/10cm long, hanging on water-...
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Cactus growing in a stem between two leaves?

Question 1: What plant is this... a cactus growing in a stem between two leaves...? Never saw that at stores, I think! It got so heavy that it started falling, I'm keeping it up straight with the help ...
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Can I use white aquarium sand to replace the sand on my substrate?

I want to make a substrate with vermiculite and sand. However, I don't find a small amount of sand to buy where I live. At the market I saw this white sand for aquariums. Does anyone know if I can use ...
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