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

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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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Can you plant Aloe seeds the day you harvest the seeds?

I have planted Aloe seeds within weeks of harvest, but never from the pod to the ground. The last time I planted Aloe seeds the ones that did not germinate I think were the freshest seeds. Of course ...
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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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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 ...