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Questions tagged [succulents]

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

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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?
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Propagate Ti Leaf Plant Cuttings In Water

Recently from my trip to Hawaii I brought back some Ti Leaf (Red Cordyline) cuttings. On the package it says to soak them in water until they develop roots around 5cm long. I have had them in water ...
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Succulent clean up and growth

I've learnt from a YouTube video that succulent "leaves" can be cleaned with milk and that would remove water stains as well. I wanna know if this can cause any harm to the leaves. My succulent has ...
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Black spots on echeveria leaves - cause?

Activity on 28-01-2019: Watered - soil is damp as of 29-01-2019, but it is a fast-draining cactus mix. Pest control - sprayed 2~3 times with pyrethrum bug spray (brand below) Fertilized - about half ...
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Help identifying plant name

I think it is a cactus or succulent, but I am not sure. As a result, looking up tips for caring for it has been difficult. picture 1 picture 2 Sorry, the pictures are over 2 MB, so I posted them on ...
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What is wrong with my succulent?

i’ve just bought this Pachyphytum Oviferum. I noticed spots where the coating on it was missing but I just assumed it was wiped of. Now I’’m worried it could be something else that caused it since ...
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Small cactus identification

I got this tiny cactus as a present for Christmas. I am sure it is a real cactus because of the areoles. Can anybody see what species it is? The diameter is about 3-4 cm (1.5 inch).
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What is this group of tiny succulents?

I often see this tree on Instagram along with other succulents. could you help me identify this tree?
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Why is my Aloe losing leaves?

I’ve had this plant since August and recently it has lost a couple of leaves, I was wondering if anyone could identify a cause. Thanks
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What is this succulent? I can't find it on Google Lens

I tried Google Lens and an app on my phone, still couldn't figure it out what it is. sorry about the photo positions, I don't know why they don't position right.
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Professional propagation of succulents by cuttings

I live in a mediterranean climate. My zone is 11. Currently, I grow succulents which I can keep outside year-round. I'm interested in professional books about what I'm growing: Group 1: Haworthia, ...
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Echeveria black prince leaves getting soft

I bought this echeveria about two and half weeks ago from a local nursery. I watered it twice last week. Normally i would water it once a week. Since the time i watered it the bottom leaves feel very ...
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Small succulent (cactus?) identification

I got this cactus from a friend, but I am not sure if it is really a cactus. It could also be a succulent other than cacti. Does anyone know what species this is?
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What are these brown and white patches on my jelly bean succulent / sedum rubrotinctum?

I recently bought this jelly bean succulent but I didn't notice these brown and white spots. I really should've check the plant, but I just love succulents and I was too excited. Seems like the white ...
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What is this house plant (looks a bit like rocket salad, but succulent)?

I got this plant from a colleague couple of years ago and she said she didn't know how it was called, supposedly "stag horns" or something, but it's definitely not stag horn fern. It can grow really ...
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How should I take care of this succulent?

Please guide me in how to take care of the succulent shown in image below. I took this picture when I got it. It was dead in a few days, so I got a new one of the same kind. It also died. I gave it ...
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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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White spots on succelent

I have had this succulent for the last year. Bought it a farmers market. It has always been inside at a north facing window. I have repotted and it seemed to do better. But it now has these white ...
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succulent identification :)

I've been trying to identify this succulent i got a while back so I could know how to propogate it but I can't find similar ones on google :( It's flat-ish with very plump leaves (that have tips) can ...
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Why is the bottom of my cactus discolored and soft?

I got this cactus a couple of years ago but in the last few months I have noticed the bottom half getting brownish and soft. I water the cactus about once every 6-8 days and it gets a lot of direct ...
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What kind of cactus is this?

I just bought this plant but I am now realizing that I have no idea what it is, so looking up care tips is much more difficult than anticipated. Would you be able to help me identify it?
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What kind of cactus is this and why are these black bumps forming on it?

Little burnt-looking bumps have been popping up on this cactus and I'm not too sure what to do about it. Can you help me figure it out?
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What is wrong with my cactus?

I'm hoping someone can help me but I'm afraid it's too late. I've had a cactus for about 3 years and he suddenly started losing color, turning brown, and getting a little droopy (see pictures) a few ...
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What is this succulent plant?

Hi! I’m trying to figure out what this plant is so I can learn how better to nurture and hopefully replicate it. Thanks!