Questions tagged [succulents]

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

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Please ID succulents and their hardiness zone to survive winter [closed]

I need help please to ID these succulents and their hardiness zone. I'd like to know if they will survive where I live, in zone 5, if left outdoor in the winter while keeping them in their current ...
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What is this succulent plant bought from a botanical garden?

Does anybody know what this plant is? When we bought it, it was very small, brown and closed up. With decent watering and light it's grown into what you can see here: several low-lying rosettes of ...
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Can I cut the top off a drooping aloe plant?

I inherited this horrible aloe plant from an old roommate. It was living in a tall, skinny Tupperware in a dark corner of the kitchen, where it got knocked over and stepped on more than once. From ...
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What is the proper soil type for Aloe?

I have a couple aloe plants that don't seem to be really growing much. I'm pretty sure it's because I never bothered to look up what soil they really need and have just been keeping them in potting ...
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What is the name of this red flower? And how do I care for it?

Does anyone have any idea what plant this is? I got it but it was missing its tag. I looked it up and thought it resembled a flower called Kalanchoe, but of course I cannot be certain at all. Can I ...
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Covering soil of Ponytail Palm

I recently acquired a ponytail palm, which is alive, though it wasn't taken care of well prior to my acquisition. One thing I noticed is that the pot was covered in rocks, that appear to be fused ...
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What is this huge succulent plant? [duplicate]

I recently saw this plant in a shop. It looks like an amazingly big succulent. What kind is it? I wonder if it needs much light and if it produces flowers? Edit Zoom to the area where flowers emerge (...
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Why does this Jade plant have small leaves when compared to other Jade plants?

And more importantly, how do I take care of this plant? This is a succulent plant, so it needs less water, right or wrong? On one site it says that I need to water it every time the top soil gets dry. ...
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What is this aloe-like plant?

After searching a little, I think it is a hybrid aloe x gasteria, aka gasteraloe, maybe gasteraloe superba. Here are the pictures: One of its babies, if this helps: And its flowers: What species ...
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Is this soil appropriate to plant this succulent baby?

I was browsing among the succulents section of this department store, and I found this offspring plant fallen apart on the floor! I took it to plant it since it was going to die there. The plants in ...
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The age of an Opuntia (prickly pear cactus)

Opuntia, prickly pear cactus, is a hardy plant with a wide range of distribution. Its growth habit is by branching paddles, or nopales. Is there any way to measure or estimate the age of such a ...
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How do I make my aloe plant beautiful again?

I have a large, beautiful aloe plant that has taken different types of abuse and the bottom, largest leaves are damaged in different ways. The top and new growth are beautiful. Is it possible to cut ...
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Chuck the plant - am I ill?

My name's Chuck, and I'm a plant. Bamboo tells me I'm a Sansevieria trifasciata laurentii, also known as "Mother in Law's Tongue" or "Snake Plant" (see other question here). I live indoor with my ...
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Why are my aloe leaves turning white and brown?

I have had this plant of aloe for years, and it has always given me great satisfaction. Easy to take care of, I had separated it into different pots but now decided to keep it all together into a ...
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Should I fertilize a cactus showing etiolation?

I purchased a cactus from IKEA. It appears to be Euphorbia Pentagona or Euphorbia Enopla. The date on its pot makes me think it was repotted on December 14 2016, 4 days before I purchased it. On the ...
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Saving sun-scorched succulents

I recently moved several small potted succulents from partial shade to full sun, which proved catastrophic for many of them. Specific genera among the casualties: Echeveria / Graptopetalum Faucaria ...
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What is this houseplant with narrow, pointed, waxy leaves?

I got this plant, but I have no idea of its name. Which plant is it?
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What's the fastest way to dry peat before re-potting an overwatered succulent?

I just got an Aloe Vera that was planted on peat, which can't drain the water well so it is making it suffer from overwatering (see my previous post with pics of it). Re-potting it with more ...
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How do I safely eradicate mold without hurting cactus seedlings?

Here are some of my seedlings, sown a little bit less than a month ago. As you can see, there's mold starting to form. I am using the baggie method whereby the pot with the seeds is enclosed in a ...
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Chuck the plant - what am I?

My name's Chuck, and I'm a plant. I live indoors with my human flatmate. I'd like to know my species and scientific name, but the human living with me seems pretty clueless - he never actually ...
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Do succulents need to be kept out of the pot for some time before re-potting?

Some people recommend to leave the plants, in particular the Aloe Vera, lying down out of the pot without soil in its roots for up to 3 days before re-potting. But I always come to find some people ...
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How to save my 1-meter-high Aloe Vera plant which broke off at the stem? [duplicate]

My aloe plant broke at the stem, all leaves and about 1 inch of stem remain. Can I re-plant the broken section and will it grow again from the broken stem?
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What is this succulent with pointy leaves that seeds constantly fall from?

I'm trying to identify this succulent I got from a friend. It spreads in two ways: - Sometimes a stalk will tip to the side, and then sprout roots downward to creep along. One of the photos below ...
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How to differentiate between Portulacaria Afra and Crassula Ovata?

The answers to this question have two different answers. Someone believes here it is Crassula, most probably Crassula Ovata ("jade" plant). But the other answer claims this is Portulacaria Afra a.k.a....
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What kind of a plant is this and is it parasitic?

Can I please get any reference about what plant this is? Thanks for any help!
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What is this succulent plant with clumps of small yellow flowers above large leaves? [duplicate]

I just got this succulent plant as a gift. It has small four-petal yellow flowers in large clumps above the large leaves. Can some one please tell me what it is?