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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Succulent spreading outward, Exposed roots

Please see pics below. I'm assuming (possibly shouldn't assume) that this succulent was in poor light before I brought it home because of all the spreading. What's the proper thing to do with it? I'm ...
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What is this succulent with textured grey-green foliage?

Please help me identify this succulent. It was given to me by my neighbor, and has a velvety texture. The plastic pot is about 3-3.5". The small pinkish-orange circle in top view pic, resting on soil,...
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What is this succulent with 4 stacks of leaves?

The one at the very bottom is Sedum makinoi, right? What about the tall one?
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What is this succulent looking creeping houseplant with sort of toothy leaves?

This plant was given to my grandmother a very long time ago by a kid she babysat. She gave it to me to take to college. I have no idea what it is except that it looks kind of like a succulent. I want ...
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What is the name of this succulent?

Could anyone tell me the name of this plant?
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Delosperma (Ice Plant) indoors during winter

I live in Canada and it will soon be time for me to bring in my succulents and cacti. Last year I brought in two Delosperma plants and within less then a month they both died. they were both very ...
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How to save my Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

I've had my kalanchoe blossfeldiana for about 3 years now, and I propagated one plant into 4 separate stems earlier in January. It flowered in the spring, but after the flowers went away the plant has ...
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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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Is this normal for Succulent propagation

I'm very new to plants and propagation. I got 2 baby succulents from 1 leaf, is this normal? Not sure of the name of the mother plant. Also they sprouted from opposite ends of the leaf, not from ...
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Is this succulent coppertone?

Please help with identification.
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Succulent Disease Identification (kalanchoe beharensis)

Album of pictures Another album of updated pictures One leaf before being "washed" with a mild soap/water mixture Another leaf after being "washed" with a mild soap/water mixture I purchased this ...
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I was told this is a Sedum succulent. If so, what kind? There are so many!

I have been told this is a sedum succulent. But what kind of sedum? I want to know to find out if it is indigenous in Cape Town.
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Can you cut and transplant clippings of Autumn Joy Sedum?

I have a very nice mixed pot with Autumn Joy Stonecrop (Sedum) and some unknown red beachy looking grass (possibly red fountain grass). It's all been doing really well on my "full sun" porch but we've ...
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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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Is this just a weed? If not, what is it?

I had gotten a few mixed plants at a yard sale. Most were succulents, but this (pictured) was included. It wasn't doing well indoors, and caught some type of pest, so I sprayed it with a cayenne and ...
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How long can an Opuntia (prickly pear cactus) live?

Thanks to another question, we know that Opuntia can live for decades. Can they live for centuries? Rather than determining the age of a specimen, answering this positively might mean identifying one ...
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How can I help my weak Aloe vera?

What's wrong with my aloe? It isn't in direct sunlight and I water it once a week, checking if the soil is dry and crumbly.
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What is this succulent plant with pointed leaves that looks like a cross between agave and aloe?

I am looking to add this plant to my garden, but have no idea what it is called. When I searched "pointy plants" it shows up under succulents, agave & aloe.
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Is this an Aloe kilifiensis?

I was sent this plant labeled 'Aloe kilifiensis'. I looked up some pictures, and didn't seem to find anything even remotely similar. In my eyes it looks more like to Gasteraloe 'Green Gold'. Can ...
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What species of aloe is this young start?

Someone mailed me a small aloe start, with the label 'Aloe aculeata marlothii ssp. marlothii' (yeah, I have no idea what that was about). Here's a picture: Looking up plants this young online, there ...
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How do gardeners revive succulents and root them?

For example, I picked these up from some rather poorly maintained succulents, and want to revive the leaves, somehow. I'm soaking them in water for a few hours, then putting half in water, half out, ...
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What are these tiny white bugs on my houseplants and succulents?

I got a pot of mixed plants and succulents at a yard sale about a week ago for a buck! The lady was selling the pot because she said the plants were a lost cause. In order to keep the succulents alive ...
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Should I remove a damaged Aloe vera leaf?

My Aloe vera plant has a leaf where there is gaping hole in it as well as some brown spots. That leaf hasn't been growing. Should I cut that leaf off? Somewhat enhanced photo to better show brown ...
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What kind of Crassula is this?

I've scoured the internet to try and find what variety of Crassula this is, and the closest I could find was Crassula Haemispherica.
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What is the bright green spike on the cactus?

What is this bright green spike on my cactus?
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Cactus growing white hard coating

One of my cactuses has been gradually growing a white coating, and the lower outgrowths seem to be shrivelling up and fading, I first noticed this about a year ago and it hasn't stopped no matter what ...
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What kind of plant is this, I never seen this plant before

A friend of mines has given me a plant. However, it came without any instructions and no name. Does anyone know what type of plant this is and how to maintain it?
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Germinating succulent seeds

First a little background, I live in Sri Lanka where the temperature is at about 30c throughout the year. The sun is also very strong for the entire year and yeah we don't have different seasons here....
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How long should the soil for succulents stay moist?

How long should the soil for succulent plants stay moist? I know you are only supposed to water the succulents once the soil is dry, and that succulent roots can rot if they are too wet, but how long ...
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What is this succulent plant with long, triangularly pointed leaves?

Can anyone tell me what type of succulent this is?
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Orange and White thing in my new house plant soil

I got these new plants from Walmart just a week ago ( Monday ) and I did some research saying to water them once a week so I waited until Wednesday to water them. The research told me to water until ...
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Can I plant succulents and cactus in the same pot?

I have 3 plants, Gasteria, Haworthia and one cactus, the Euphorbia enopla. I have the appropriate soil with drainage but I was told the cactus would not do well with the others. How would I go about ...
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Propagating succulents in 3 months, is it possible?

I'm planning to give succulents as wedding gift. I need more than 300 succulents in small size (5.5 cm pot) I want to propagate them myself, I believe it will be more precious than just buying from a ...
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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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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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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 is happening with my Gollum Jade?

This plant stays outdoors and gets afternoon sun couple hours. I water it once a week. What is happening to the ends?
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Is it normal for a Kalanchoe to bloom in spring?

I have a Kalanchoe in yellow. I left it out too long last fall & almost all of it died but 1 little sprig. Wasn`t sure what to do so I have a tall pitcher oriental style slim neck, the stem just ...
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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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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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Succulent with thorny stems and orange four-petaled flowers

I just bought this plant but I don't know its name nor how to care for it.
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What is this plant that has small red flowers and paired fleshy leaves?

I have this small flowering plant in my balcony. What is the name of this plant?
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Is this a type of jelly bean plant or something else?

The difference between this and the well known "jelly bean plant" (Sedum rubrotinctum) is that this is edgy/pointy. I was searching for it everywhere on Google, but no trace found. Can someone tell me ...
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Leaving succulents in the sun for 2 weeks without watering

I'm about to leave for 2 weeks and the days are just stating to become sunny. I have a few succulents on a windowsill (on a south-facing window), and I'm wondering how they'll cope with this. I ...
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How to get a Kalanchoe to flower in bunch

I have two questions regarding Kalanchoes. I bought 3 Kalanchoes from IKEA for almost one year. The funny thing is that one of them has lots of flowers, the second one, only one flower, and the third ...
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What's this black spot on my gasteraloe?

I have another question about this plant. I noticed a large black area at the base, surrounded by little black spots. When touching this area it seems normal, it's just turned black. So my guess is ...
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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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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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Can I save Aloe vera plants that were pulled out of the ground?

Our new place has lots of different species of cacti plus Aloe vera plants. This entire walkway is way overgrown with Aloe vera. My grandson thought he was helping me by pulling a whole bunch out. Can ...
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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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