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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LARGE broken Aloe Vera [duplicate]

Moved my 15 year old aloe vera: pot tipped over in the back seat. It broke off almost completely from its single root. Cut the remaining root off (was hanging by sisal type material) and the two ...
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Why are my succulents getting powdery and black?

This is an Echeveria Blue Blush Succulent: I've got it in on a window sill where it gets good natural light (as much as you can get in December in NY State, anyway), and I think I'm watering ...
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How do I care for these three succulents?

I was given a present of three succulents in a glass greenhouse... As you can see, they are planted in some sort of moss, possibly sphagnum, but not sure. Now I'm no plant expert at all, but my ...
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What window should I grow my San Pedro Cactus?

I have a baby San Pedro cactus and I'm wondering if I can grow it indoors in a west facing window. I live in the UK and the cactus seems healthy, it's only about 5-6 inches tall.
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Where should grow my echeveria?

I have a small Echeveria that I bought a few months ago and I've been growing it outside. I live in the UK where rain, slugs, and snails are very common. It gets a lot of full sun during the summer ...
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Easter Lily Cactus With Orange Spots? [duplicate]

I've had this easter lily cactus for about 5-6 years and it's doing good and even produced baby cactuses that I propagated but its got these orange spots on one side of it and not the other and it's ...
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Is my rice cactus healthy?

I've had this rice cactus for a few years but lately one of its main "branches" has been falling over. I'm not sure if this is normal for this plant to do or not. And I just want to know if ...
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Echiveria Spots Disease?

I got this echiveria a few months ago and its been doing good but ive noticed a few "spots" on it lately and im not sure if this is normal or is it infection, Fungus or disease? one time one ...
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Dried out Crassula Tetragona

My crassula tetragona has dried out, it lives on the windowsill and is watered once a week. It’s never been green
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How to get rid of snails on my outdoor potted cacti?

In this past week I found two really tiny snails on two of my potted cacti and have noticed some small damaged areas on others I live in Southern California which has an arid sunny climate, but we are ...
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Is this method of propagating echeverias good and fast enough?

I am familiar with the Echeveria (and its allies) leaf cuttings propagation. Normally, when the leaf calluses it can be inserted into the potting medium and be given enough time to root and sprout a ...
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How to interpret maximum and minimum temperature for succulents

In the last few months I have acquired a few potted cacti and a couple of succulents that, according to care sites should be kept inside if temperatures get lower than 40 or 50 degrees F ( 4 to 10 ...
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What’s killing my plants?

I am desperate for some good advice please. Three of my favorite houseplants are suffering terribly. My Bunny Ears cactus, Hens & Chicks cactus, as well as my snake plant are all affected. I’m in ...
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Cactus / succulent has holes at the base

I was changing the pot that I noticed the part that was in dirt has holes, it is not wet or soft although I was overwatering it that’s why I wanted to change the soil I also think it doesn’t have ...
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Cactus turning yellow from the base

I was changing the pot that I noticed the part that was in dirt has changed colors, it is not wet or soft just different color
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Does carpet of stars requires replanting?

I'm thinking to switch out my grass to Carpet of Stars (Ruschia Nana) but I read they last up to four years. Would like to know if I need to replant the carpet from scratch or do the seeds given out ...
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Is commercial Cactus and Succulent MIx appropriate for Lithops potting in Southern California

I live in the city of Riverside California which is in Southern California. Wikipedia shows the climate to be semi arid bordering on arid (we may have crossed the border). I just purchased 2 species ...
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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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