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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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Is this some kind of Fenestraria?

Is this a kind of Fenestraria? On the store label it says Lithops, but I've bought mis-labeled plants before.
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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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Why are these succulent leaves withering instead of rooting?

I collected some leaves and put them on to sprout. Instead the leaves withered. I'd like know what happened and how I can avoid it.
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Identification of many succulents

Over the years, I bought/was given a few succulents and cacti, which I basically let grow by themselves because they had a great position in the Sun (a Southern-facing window without blinds, in ...
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What are these white arthropods infesting my succulents?

My attempts to grow succulents continue to struggle - two from my wedding, which had been doing fairly well, appear to have developed, fairly swiftly, an infestation with some sort of mite: Any idea ...
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What are the white patches on my succulent?

I recently bought this plant ( about 3 weeks before ) and replanted it in my container.I used the desert mix, I live in redwood city CA and it is placed outside and gets a lot of sun ( more than 8 hrs)...
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What kind of succulent is this?

I found this while looking for some climbing succulents. I desperately want to know what kind of succulent it is.
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Should we add gravel to the cacti soil mix for succulent?

I made a custom cacti soil mix for succulent, which is 1:2:1:1 of potting soil, pumice/perlite, coir and fine vermiculite. I think it should be quite loose, should I add gravel?
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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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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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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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What are these potted plants with thin stems and leaves that look like sticks?

My mom gave me cuttings of this plant. She didn't know what it was but it seemed to do alright outside in the shade in Houston. What is it? Click on pictures for closer view.
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Problem with Crassula Tetragona

I recently adopted this Crassula Tetragona plant from a friend. It's dropping leaves like crazy. This plant is in a south facing window in San Diego, CA. I haven't repotted it so I'm not sure about ...
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What is this plant with long narrow triangle leaves and prickles?

What is the name of the following plant? Is it a kind of cactus?
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Why does my repotted cactus seem to be dying?

I bought a cactus from my local big chain DIY store a few years back. It was in a tiny pot and all was well. It's really grown over the years so I decided to re-pot it. I used your everyday compost ...
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What is this problem on this succulent?

I have this succulent in my indoor since last few months. I just moved it outside few days back and now they look like this. This is how I ruined this plant :( I moved it to sunlight which was all ...
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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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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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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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Cactus ID: Globular, multiple straight prominent ribs, spiny, somewhat wooly, fibrous root

I need help identifying one of my old neglected-so-far cacti. Unfortunately and somewhat deservedly, it has not flowered for me yet. It is the size of an apple (since I have treated it horribly, or ...
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How should I prune a cleistocactus that got too tall?

When I have a slender, columnar cactus like a Cleistocactus (pictured below), and it gets too tall, How can I prune it, to get it back to a manageable height?
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What is this succulent plant with clumps of small yellow flowers above large leaves? [duplicate]

I just got this succulent plant as a gift. It has small four-petal yellow flowers in large clumps above the large leaves. Can some one please tell me what it is?
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How do I care for Adenium Boehmianum?

I've had my Adenium Boehmianum for almost, em!, maybe 4 years. I leave it in the most sunny place and water on this schedule: summer - every week; spring/autumn - every fortnight; winter - once in a ...
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My succulent plant is developing a yellow stem and white silky strands. Is this normal?

My succulent plant's stem is starting to get shriveled, and its weak (can't support its own weight) along with yellow. I'm starting to use straws and wooden stakes to support it. Leaves are falling ...
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Holes on my succulent leaves

Hi, my succulents have recently been getting holes in them and I have no idea what it is. Please help!!
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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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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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Can someone please ID this succulent

Can someone please ID the succulent seen in the image below:
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What are these white spots on my Purslane leaves?

I am growing Purslane as vegetables, however I noticed some white spots on the leaves. I used agriculture pesticides for aphids, whitefly and so on but nothing changed. Do you think these white dots ...
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Is a northwest facing porch a good place for a miniature rock garden?

I am thinking about planting Hens and Chicks and the likes in this planter that is on my porch. The orientation is north west, so it gets some sun in the afternoon and it gets rain every now and then ...
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Cactus Identification: miniature branching species with reddish areolas

This is an approximately 10-year-old specimen of mine. I had a wild guess that it was a Frailea, but having looked at all the recognized species of the genus, I didn't find any that looks like it. ...
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Is there a temperate climate perennial succulent adapted to wet root conditions?

Is there a succulent plant that can grow in wet/swampy conditions? I've never seen it, but I think it would be an interesting change from the usual sedgy/grassy looking swamp plants that grow around ...
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What is soil mold and how to kill it

I used neem oil spray on a succulent that had mealybugs. 5 days later, This fuzzy, stringy white mold appeared all over the soil. It stunk, and I hated it. I sprayed the mold with neem oil, and the ...
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The leaves on my succulent are getting brown and mushy - help!

I got this succulent from a local florist and have kept in my living room with low light and regular potting soil. I have have it for about a week - I am just starting to notice the bottom leaves are ...
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What kind of succulent is my plant here?

I got this about one and a half years ago. It used to have about 6 wider leaves lower down, but they fell off one by one over the months, and now it's grown these three cute little branches of little ...
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Snake Plant Wrinkles and Color Fading

I moved in February from Montreal to Toronto with my snake plant in a car (that's the first picture color and shape, the second and third picture to show the difference today). It was doing fine ...
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Please ID this cactus species

The label that was in the pot when I got it identified the genus as espostoa. Is it possible to tell what species it is? If not, does it even matter? I'm trying to figure out the name of the species ...
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San Francisco planter

I saw this plant in several San Francisco planters. Can someone please tell me what it is? I'd like to try growing it.
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What is this cabbage-like succulent?

I've seen this beautiful specimen online once before while browsing interesting-looking plants, but have forgotten its name. This one I purchased about three weeks back. What is its name and how do ...
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Name of this plant

Saw this succulent at nursery quite liked it so i purchased it. Looks like sansevieria (Snake Plant) but dwarf there is also little pup coming from side
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Is there a version of the Hoya bella that doesn't climb, or hang?

My mother in law swears she had a miniature Hoya carnosa with tiny leaves with white flowers that had a red center all over it, which she has pointed out on the Hoya carnosa but said that hers didn't ...
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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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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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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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Shall I remove broken or partly dead leaves of a Kalanchoe?

I have two Kalanchoes. The first one of them did not bloom, and some leaves I think are starting to die. Is there anything I can do to help it bloom? Shall I remove the dying leaves? The second one ...
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Are these seedlings Mazari palm or Agave neomexicana?

A couple of weeks ago I have planted seeds for both Nannorrhops ritchiana (Mazari palm) and Agave neomexicana. Unfortunately, I forgot to put proper labels on back then. I am now seeing two sprouts (...

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