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Can we save the haworthia?

After leaving home for 3 days, I found my haworthia was deeply hurt. Now the upper and lower parts are merely connected. The upper part can be placed in whatever direction like a joystick. I wonder ...
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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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Why is my aloe tipping over?

My aloe has tipped over and I'm not sure what to do with it. Should I leave it leaning? If not I could try to repot it but the middle stem is so bent that I'm not sure how to have it stand vertically. ...
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How can I repair a damaged aloe vera that hasn't been watered for months?

One of my relatives gave me an aloe vera plant, but it was really damaged. I have cut the damaged parts (which were on the leaves), so I want to ask how to repair it to grow healthily once again. I ...
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What is this cactus with flat pads and spines growing in small patches?

I was given a cutting of a friend's cactus. It is growing in his front yard but he does not know much about it. His cacti are green and segmented some with red bulbs on top. I believe the red bulbs ...
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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 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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What plant is this? A succulent of some sort

It can get very dense and plump but I can't seem to figure out what combo of light and water it needs to keep it that way. It gets baked by too much direct light and it has tendency to get really ...
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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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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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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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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 caused this red spot on my Haworthia plant?

My Haworthia plant has this strange red spot. I'm not sure what it is - is my plant okay?
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Will repotting a cactus after flowering affect the fruit?

It is generally advised against repotting a cactus while it has buds or flowers on it. My Mammillaria prolifera has just finished flowering and it really needs repotting but since it's a self-fertile ...
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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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What's killing this succulent?

The death toll of plants in my apartment continues to rise, having lost both a miniature rose and a rosemary plant to powdery mildew. Now something's killing one of my succulents. It was fine when we ...
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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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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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Dealing with mealy bug infestation on jades

I have a couple of jade and dwarf jades on my windowsill, and I think they've been infested with mealy bugs - I had an infestation about a year ago, on a different plant, and I think it spread to the ...
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Will prickly pear thrive under the eaves on the west side of my house?

The front of my house faces due west, with about a 2' overhang underneath the eaves. There is a 12' section between the northwest corner and the walkway leading to my door that has proven very ...
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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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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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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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Why is my Adenium obesum wilting?

This desert rose, Adenium obesum, was put on a window sill on top of a radiator, and did well for approximately 10 days. Then I left for the Holydays. I left the plant with extra water and no ...
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What is this tiny plant with multiple leaves and small white tubercles scattered over its leaves?

Could you please help me with identifying the following plant? It's a tiny one, smaller than a forefinger. It has multiple dark green leaves, with small white tubercles scattered over each leaf. The ...
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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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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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How to treat a Jade plant with yellow leaves and holes in its leaves?

My succulent has developed some weird disease, first it only looked as if something was eating it but then the leaves started turning pale and yellow.. I never fertilize it and I irrigate it once a ...
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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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Can I propagate my Agave victoriae-reginae?

How do I propagate Agave victoriae-reginae?
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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 is this succulent plant with long, triangularly pointed leaves?

Can anyone tell me what type of succulent this is?
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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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What is this flower with five mottled green petals that are fused together?

Does anybody know what this is? My colleague photographed it. It seems to be some kind of orchid. The owner said it was an "umbrella plant." The flower is in a pot, 30 cm high, flowers about 3 x 2 cm....
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How should I treat a badly aphid infested shedding Hoya?

I have just been given a very badly aphid infested Hoya lanceolata ssp. bella plant. I was also given another wax plant too, though I am not sure of its name; could it be a Hoya australis. It looks ...
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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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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 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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How do I prepare planters with sedum and hen and chicks for winter?

I have three of these and I think it will not be a good idea to leave them like that over winter. This is in Toronto Canada. Here is the hardiness map. I was thinking that storing them in a shed my ...
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Adenium Boehmianum branches

Is there a trick to get my Adenium Boehmianum to sprout new branches? It has never grown any more branches than when I bought it more than 5 years ago. I just repotted it in proper soil with lots of ...
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How does one harvest aloe vera leaves?

I grow a few large Aloe vera plants which I'm interested in harvesting regularly during the summer months. What percentage of the foliage should be removed at each harvest for highest production? How ...
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What is this succulent?

This succulent was purchased at a grocery store with out a tag. It is fairly quick growing, going from one inch to eight inches in a month and a half. Can anyone identify it? [Note: There is a jade ...
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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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Does an injured succulent require amputation?

Two or three days ago, while moving some plants, I dropped a cork cup holder onto one of my succulents (Euphorbia Enopla, pictured below). The fall caused some of the spines to come off, and the plant ...
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Cactus and Succulent in the same pot

I am looking to plant several cacti and succulents together in a single pot. Several of the plants will include a grafted "moon" cactus and a succulent "Eceveria Mazarine" there may be one or two ...
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What is this kalanchoe-like plant?

My grandmother has this plant on her sunny windowsill. She barely waters it. It's grown quite leggy as the winters here (in Ireland) are quite dark, but overall it's gotten much bigger during its time ...
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What is wrong with my kalanchoe blossfeldiana?

I bought this lovely girl for my mom last May at Vons, and kept it alive since then. It's been in continual bloom. It gets plenty of shade and sun, and I bring it inside at night and back out in the ...
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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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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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Are the drooping leaves on my Snake Plant caused by the amount of watering?

I have a Snake Plant, Sansevieria trifasciata. As you can see, around the edges of the tip, the color and stiffness of the leaf/stem changed. It is pulpy now. This leaf is also drooping heavy on the ...

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