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

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Houseplant health diagnosis

These mother's tongue (snake plant) potted plants were purchased about about two/three months ago. They have not been repotted yet and it looks like the nursery soil has some time release nutrients in ...
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What species of Sempervivum is this?

I have received these plants hardy to zone 6b, minimum temperatures of -23°C (-9.4°F). I know there are numerous species of Sempervivum that look alike, but I kind of hope somebody knows some details ...
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Cactus id: Echinopsis aurea?

I have two specimens and I am trying to positively identify them. So far, I am thinking both are varieties of Echinopsis(Lobivia) aurea. I am far from sure though. So, am I any close with my guess? ...
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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's going on with my Aloe plant?

I got it from Costco about half a year ago and it hasn't had many problems in the time that I've had it- in fact, it has flowered about 5 or 6 times since I bought it. I had to leave it at my old ...
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Stapelia problems?

I have a small collection of succulents. 5 years ago I brought home a stapelia that never bloomed. Last year it started to change colors. It grows green at first but eventually changes to this ...
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What can cause a Gasteria leaf to suddenly shrivel and turn greyish brown?

I have three succulent plants that I believe are Gasteria. One leaf in one plant has suddenly shrivelled and turned pale greyish brown. Sorry, no matter how I try, the colour in the picture is not ...
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What are these yellow spots on my Melocactus concinnus?

I purchased this Melocactus concinnus online a couple of months ago. I don't remember seeing those yellow spots on the bottom half of the cactus. It's possible, however, that I just didn't pay close ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What’s wrong with my Aloe Vera?

I got this little aloe plant from a succulent subscription service and when it arrived a few of its leaves looked a little yellow... I thought maybe it had a rough transport and/or was overwatered, so ...
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Mystery House Plant (Succulent) is sick?

I inherited a mystery house plant that I assumed was some type of aloe. Honestly I wasn't too worried about it (it seemed happy and pretty enough😅) until it got these yellow growths where the leaves ...
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White spot on cactus? Can someone help identify and find a fix?

I’ve had this problem for a little while, maybe a month? I haven’t noticed any spraying but I am worried about his health over all. He’s indoor and was in natural light when this began and is now ...
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Anyone here using wood mulch for their succulents?

I've been wanting to create a succulent garden and I've been doing alot of info gathering on how to provide the best care/environment for such plants. Everything was going fine untill mulching became ...
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What to do with the babies of this Echeveria?

This succulent is drying from the bottom and has developed many babies under it. Lotus-like succulent. What plant is this? When I was r-potting it, the babies were really tiny and now they are ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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!
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How to give my Stapelias a healthy compact look?

I currently have none in my collection, but I think of re-introducing them into my garden, as either potted plants or grown from seed. My experience is as follows: In a shaded location, they grow ...
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When to move Euphorbia milii to full sun?

Yesterday I bought a Euphorbia milii (Crown of Thorn) in a 6" pot from my local Home Depot. At the store it never received full sun. I know that this plant thrives with direct sun, so I'll be ...
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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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What’s a reasonable number of succulents to plant in this dish?

I have a good few small succulents that are growing well. They were initially planted in small seashells, then moved to small planter pots and now I’d like to have them merged to save space and have ...
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How can I save this string of pearl?

I bought a string of pearls plant online. when the plant arrived, the soil was quite moist. But still, I didn't want to repot the plant, because I thought I should give some time to the plant to be ...
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Apart from succulents, do all drought tolerant plants prefer rock mulch over wood mulch?

I have never seen wood mulch used as top dressing for a succulent arrangement and im not sure why. However, when other plants requiring similar cultural needs are incorporated in the same bed as ...
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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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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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Best soil decision for planting succulent seeds

Guys could you please suggest any soil or soils mixture for planting succulent seeds? Thanks in advance