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

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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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Crassula or Portulacaria and what are the little white sticks

I would like to know what species this plant is, I think either Crassula ovata or Portulacaria afra: Also: What are the little white thingies coming out of the branches?
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How to save this blue cactus?

I am unaware of what type it is, I bought it at Wal*Mart, so I was rather suspicious that it had been improperly stored, but I don't know. The base seems very rotted, which I think means that I need ...
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A plant or a weed?

Can anybody tell this non-gardener (hopeless!) what this is? It suddenly showed up in the area on the side of my house that I don't have anything growing in. I'm guessing a bird left a seed but ...
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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 do I save this jade plant?

I have a jade plant that rotted out from the root. It has two healthy trunks and I'm wondering if it's possible to save them. At the moment I have them freshly cut and sitting in water that I don't ...
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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 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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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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What is this potted plant with dark green leaves and clumps of red flowers? [duplicate]

A co-worker gave me this pretty plant, but she doesn't know what it is. Can someone help identify it? It's the one with the red flowers. Thanks!
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Identify this succulent/echevaria?

Can anyone precisely identify this plant? The pot just says "Echeveria." As you can see there are cat-tooth marks on the plant, but I had left it out because I thought echeveria to be non-toxic to ...
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How can I help my succulent?

so I think I have an Haworthia Fasciata and I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I think I was over watering, so I stopped watering And put it outside for 3 days to dry out. it’s been a few weeks now ...
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What is this house plant (looks a bit like rocket salad, but succulent)?

I got this plant from a colleague couple of years ago and she said she didn't know how it was called, supposedly "stag horns" or something, but it's definitely not stag horn fern. It can grow really ...
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What type of Sansevieria is this?

Does anyone know what type of Sansevieria is this? The foliage looks like Sansevieria Cylindrica, but I have only seen starfish shape or straight-up shape before. The layering of foliage looks a bit ...
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Deltoid shaped succulent leaves

Another succulent found in a greenhouse without a tag in the Gobi desert, though likely originating elsewhere in the world. And with Bamboo's ID, I found an example online of this plant flowering.
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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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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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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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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 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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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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What variety of euphorbia is this?

This Euphorbia has been in the garden for quite some time. It's labeled as heterochroma, but I'm not so sure about that. Branch http://selva.cabal.mx/Pic4.jpg Do you have any ideas?
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Help identifying cactus/succulent and trimming

I decided to try making a terrarium with a bowl I had in the house. The plants I bought to put in it weren't labelled with what they were and in the few months since building it, one has grown like ...
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What is this succulent with little orange flowers? [closed]

A friend gave me this succulent because I thought it looked cool. Can you help me figure out what it is? . . . . . I took some pictures with the flash and some without. The trunk from the base to ...
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Determine the ID of this cactus

The first picture is from early spring, the second is a more recent picture. I have never seen this type of cactus before and would appreciate if some could identify it.
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How should I care for this Succulent?

I bought this plant over two weeks ago. What is its name? How should I take care of it?
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What is this possibly succulent plant and how do I look after it?

I have just come into possession of this plant/tree and I'm hoping to find out three things: What it is How to look after it If I can train it I don't know much about it except that it is over 15 ...
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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 this carefree succulent flowering potted plant?

Anyone know what plant this is? It was planted in a large pot a long time ago by a friend. The dirt in the pot has not been changed for years! It blooms around the summer time and stays till mid ...
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What is this hanging plant?

The leaves of this plant are bit thick & filled as of any succulent plant. I have not seen any flower from 6 months, maybe it don't bloom. It likes hanging. Here are its picture: Full View: ...
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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 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 is the bright green spike on the cactus?

What is this bright green spike on my cactus?
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What is the name of this potted plant with large, dark green, waxy-looking leaves?

I have bought it from an old lady that said it is a rubber tree. It doesn't look like a rubber plant from what I've seen on Google so far. Can you tell me what it is?
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Question Repotting Sansevieria (Mother-In-Law's Tounge)

I was repotting some Sansevieria (Mother-In-Law's Tongue) for my mother. I'm not very familiar with the plant, though, and I'm not sure how deep to repot it. I repotted one bunch where the junction ...
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How should I take care of this succulent?

Please guide me in how to take care of the succulent shown in image below. I took this picture when I got it. It was dead in a few days, so I got a new one of the same kind. It also died. I gave 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 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 white flowered purslane lookalike from South Florida?

My wife found some purslane on her daily walk and brought some home for the garden. We also have another weed growing in the backyard that seems to be purslane as well, but it lacks branching stems ...
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What is causing this sedum's leaves to curl and etiolate?

A few months ago I took a sedum from a soil plot where they were being used as a ground cover. I think it was Sedum ewersii, Sedum sieboldii, Sedum cauticola or a species very closely related. I ...
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Is this sunburn or something else?

I've put my cacti for wintering into an unheated attic, by a window where the sun falls after 2 P.M and till dusk. Since it's negative temperature outside (so it's already winter in a sense) I didn't ...
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Does having pebbles around the base of my Jade plant cause problems?

For looks, I have the soil around my Jade plant covered with small rounded pebbles for a different textured look. Does this actually cause water or moisture retention? Should I simply have the soil ...
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What columnar cactus species I should select as a rootstock for a Rhipsalis standard?

I want to make a standard(1) with scions from a Rhipsalis pilocarpa, or mistletoe cactus. I need a rootstock that: Is columnar Is unbranched Has good longevity (at least 20 years) Can adapt to high ...
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Succulent plant for Hong Kong weather

As a sequel to my previous question, I would like to seek genre of succulent plant which could withstand weather in Hong Kong, which is hot and damp in Summer. Moreover, the place is usually around ...
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What is this Euphorbia succulent?

I bought this plant a while ago. The shop assistant wasn’t sure what it was, there was only one left, and all I got is that it’s a succulent. It’s not doing great, and I hope knowing what it is could ...
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What is this fiery-red succulent?

I purchased this guy about three weeks back but couldn't ID it. What is it called and how do I best care for it?
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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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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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