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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What's this bifurcating succulent found in a greenhouse in the Gobi Desert?

I was invited to a lunch yesterday in the countryside. It turned out to be lunch in a greenhouse full of cacti and succulents. There were some I didn't recognise, and the only tags they had on them ...
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What is happening to my succulent and how can I cure it?

My wife got three different succulents from a friend for her birthday. One of them started turning brown on the stems and tips of leaves about a week ago. She's been watering them consistently (...
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What is this succulent's name?

I bought this from theheartcompany at metrotown. But i do not know the name of it, any answers?
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What is the difference between the two types of red Aloe Vera?

What is the difference between these two red aloe veras? And what’s unique about them?
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Kalanchoe seems to becoming soft and wilted

I came by this stackexchange almost a year ago and had great success with folks giving me advice on my Kalanchoe, so I thought I'd come back with some more questions. Over the past few months its ...
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FIshook/String of Bananas Plant Help!

I have had this plant for awhile now. Last week it was wrinkly with brown ends after watering and draining the plant it seems to be spring if back to life but there are still parts of the plant with ...
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What is happening to my plants

I have a few plants together in the same pot. Most of them have the same symptoms: Part of them gets dark and shrink. The dark part are not dry and the plant looks alive above it. I think its like ...
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what's wrong with my fish hook plant?

I'm new to plants and am having a tough time. My aloe plants (creasing, not growing or spreading out) + fish hook plants (wrinkly and soft leaves) seem to be dying. What should I do to save them + ...
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Succulent turning yellow

My plant is suddenly turning yellow and I don't know what it wrong with it or if it is normal. I have it for about 4 month and this happened only this week. I don't know if it's related, but it has ...
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Cactus in hydroponics: Keep water levels up at all times?

I've read a bit online about growing cacti in hydroponics, and basically every site I found agrees that it's possible, and it should basically work like any other hydroponics: Set the plant (in an ...
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Can I save this stem or must I cut it out?

One of my stepdaughters decided to use their nails to damage my plant. Can I save it or do I have to cut this out?
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What is causing black leaves on my Aloe Vera plant?

This was a perfect plant. This started happening a week ago. All the leaves have gone from bright green to black. Some of the leaves are mushy. I water this plant once a month.
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How to save my succulent?

Sorry I couldn't be more specific in the title (I honestly don't even know if it's a succulent, that's my best guess), I have no clue what this thing is, but I want to keep it alive. I had this plant ...
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Can I leave an Aloe plant unattended for 2 months?

I leave my apartment for 2 months and I'd like to know if you have any advice to keep my Aloe alive all this time? I live near the Mediterranean and my balcony is exposed to the sun from 1:30 pm to ...
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What to do with broken succulent leaf

For our wedding favors, we ordered a variety of mini succulents in 2" pots. As one would expect, some of them were slightly damaged during shipping, with a few leaves broken in the middle. For these ...
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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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How to prevent stacking in split rock succulents?

My split rock has 4 leaves, should the outer leaves be removed at some point to prevent stacking in order to prevent death of plant, and if so how do I do it?
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Is there way to encourage a jade plant to grow new branches from the woody trunk?

This tangled, twisted but still beautiful jade plant is not the result of a bonsai experiment gone wrong but the product of years of neglect. It was often underwatered, never fertilized and positioned ...
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How can i recover an Aloe plant with root rot?

I’ve had an aloe plant for 11 years. It’s always been healthy and a lot of new plants sprouted from the original. So, 2 1/2 weeks ago, I decided to repot them as they were all getting too big to share ...
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Can anyone help identify this beautiful succulent?

It's the tall one that looks like stacked flowers I'm asking about. Actual height is about 6 inches (15 cm).
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Identify a succulent with flat whorled leaves

So I bought this plant but don't know what it is. Any help would be much appreciated. (I don't know if its pot is the right size but that's what it came in so haven't changed it.) I think it is an ...
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Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant” and water?

I'm posting here a picture for my Haworthia Fasciata, and it's in water for 7 days until now. What I've read in blogs and comments of people, is that this plant doesn't support over-watering, but ...
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Help identifying this viney jade like succulent

I purchased this one about a year ago from a garage sale and has tripled in size. It seems to be a jade like succulent that is viney. Any help is appreciated.
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What is this flower-like succulent with hair on the tips?

Could you please identify succulent in the following picture? I like its strange symmetry. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left outdoors in the winter, while ...
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What is this dark green succulent?

I know this is a very common one, but for the life of me I can't remember that name. What is it called?
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What is the succulent with small opposite red-tipped leaves in this succulent group?

Could you please identify succulent H in the following picture? It has really nice red tones, and I like its shape. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left ...
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What is the flower-like succulent in this succulent group?

Could you please ID succulent F in the following picture? It looks like a flower, and is similar to D. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left outdoor in the ...
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What is the turquoise-green succulent in this succulent group?

Could you please ID succulent E in the following picture? I am impressed by its blue color and gentle habit. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left outdoor in the ...
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What is the succulent with all the leaves coming from the same centre in this succulent group?

Could you please ID succulent D in the following picture? D and F are somewhat different than the rest. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left outdoor in the ...
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What is the spiky red-tinged succulent in this succulent group?

Could you please ID succulent C in the following picture? I like its reddish color. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left outdoor in the winter, while keeping it ...
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What is the rope-like succulent in this succulent group?

Could you please ID succulent B in the following picture? I know it is a little smallish, but I don't have better picture. What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if left ...
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What is the yellow-green succulent with red tips in this succulent group?

Could you please ID succulent A (and G) in the following picture? Succulents A and G look the same species to me - aren't they? What is its hardiness zone? Would it survive the coldness of zone 5, if ...
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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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White and brown spots on cacti

I've been away for the last two and a half weeks, and upon return I noticed a few of my cacti had developed white fuzzy spots, which were not there before. In the worst instance, one cactus appears ...
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Crassula tetragona losing leaves

Plant had recently started losing leaves. I’ve had for about 2 months. Thought it might not be getting enough sun - but is still losing leaves. What do I do?
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Limit of size difference between parents of hybrid plants: Aloaceae

Aloe, Haworthia and Gasteria are three genera which are related closely enough to allow crossing among them. However, I have never encountered a cross between a large genotype (e.g. Aloe Ferox) and a ...
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What is the best temperature to germinate Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds?

I have a batch of Haworthiopsis limifolia seeds that I collected from my own plants and would like to sow. I won't ask when to sow them, because your climate may differ. I will rather ask what ...
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Help identify an insect on a cactus

I found this insect on my Echinopsis sp. It sort of looks like a tick, but what would a tick be doing on a cactus? What is it, and is it harmful?
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Can someone identity this succulent pictured [closed]

This plant looks like a sedum of some kind to me and I would like to know if it is a sedum. It has hairy type tentacles rising about 10cm and has a tendancy to flop.
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Is this plant Aloe vera?

A friend of mine received this plant 4-5 years ago from someone who didn't know the name of the species. This friend wants to collect gel from Aloe vera, but so far only a few teaspoons were provided ...
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Aloe Vera Plant drooping

My Aloe Vera Plant isn't doing to well. I bought it approximately a month and a half ago in a very nice state. Moved it directly to a new pot(unfortunately at the time without a drainage hole) with ...
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What is this purple flowering serrated-leaf succulent?

This is a waxy-leafed succulent with purple tube-shaped flowers. I bought this plant at a yardsale in Virginia eight years ago. The sellers have since moved away. This propagated well by cuttings. ...
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What's the proper soil composition for growing Bursera fagaroides?

I recently purchased two plants from the Burseraceae family. One of them, Bursera fagaroides, can be found in the wild in a range extending from Arizona to Oaxaca, along the west coast of Mexico. ...
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Do mosquitoes breed in the water caught by succulents?

Echeveria and Agave are succulents that trap rainwater between their hydrophobic leaves. Droplets last a long time in these crevasses. Mosquito abatement requires avoiding standing water. They ...
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Aloe cutting from hardwood

Seeking advice if Aloes will grow from "hardwood"? It's been 3 months since it was removed from the ground. If I pot it now, would it take root again?
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What is this succulent called? Got it from japan

i would love to get a help on identifying my lovely succulents that i got from japan. Would love to understand how to take care of this little fella more! Like how to make it nice and green, keep it ...
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What are these succulents in a decorative pot?

I got these awesome plants but I don't know what they are or how to care for them. Can you help me?
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What's the name of this unknown succulent?

I bought this rare succulent from Metrotown, the girl she said she does not know this succulent's name, so can anybody give this plant's name and basic care guide?
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Can I put my Aloe vera plant in a room without a window?

I have just purchased a beautiful Aloe vera plant that I intended to place on a unit in the hallway of my flat. The hallway is a little corridor with no window. It has a ceiling light which I usually ...
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What is this succulent with a tall flower spike with green pods in the UK?

I saw this plant in the entrance to the Princess of Wales conservatory in Kew Gardens yesterday, but couldn't see a name tag for it. Does anyone know what it is? It had a very tall flower spike with ...

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