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How often should I repot Lithops and Conophytum?

I have several different varieties of very small succulents (mainly Lithops and Conophytum) in small pots indoors. They have been in the same pots and soil for about 4 years. I'm not sure when it's ...
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What is causing the collapsing branches on my Aloe barberae (Aloe bainesii)?

I have a young Aloe barberae (a type of giant tree aloe), about 3 meters tall, which has been in my front yard for three years. I'm in Los Angeles, which has a climate similar to the weather in the ...
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What is a good watering schedule for an Argyroderma?

I have a small Argyroderma I picked up from the local plant store, but I'm not sure when and how much to water it. It is potted in a tiny (roughly 2" cube) pot that appears to be filled with a sandy, ...
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Why did my Agave plants stop growing shortly after sprouting?

I planted some agave seeds about two months ago, which sprouted into 4 or 5 little 0.5 to 1 inch sprouts within a couple of weeks. However, they haven't grown at all since then. I water them about 1/3 ...
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Suitable soil mix for plant succulent in glass bowl?

I want to plant some succulent in a glass bowl because it is beautiful and easy to carry but their is no hole. What is the suitable mix for succulent living in glass bowl?
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Is this plant a Crassula Ovata or a Portulacaria Afra?

:) What plant is this? I tried to compare it to both the Crassula and the Portulacaria but I think it has a bit of both. Also, the pot is of oval shape, is it necessary to have it? or can I switch to ...
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What is wrong with my succulent?

i’ve just bought this Pachyphytum Oviferum. I noticed spots where the coating on it was missing but I just assumed it was wiped of. Now I’’m worried it could be something else that caused it since ...
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What is this group of tiny succulents?

I often see this tree on Instagram along with other succulents. could you help me identify this tree?
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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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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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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 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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Why are there brown spots on my Haworthia?

My Haworthia started to have brown spots on its "leaves" after a month of owning it. It doesn't look too bad but I want to make sure it's not dying. My room only has a north facing window so that's ...
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How should I prune a top heavy Jade plant?

I have had a Jade plant over 15 years. It thrives most of the time, however this morning I found it toppled over from being so full at the top of the plant. I have never pruned it and am very afraid ...
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What are these yellow spots on my Melocactus concinnus?

I purchased this Melocactus concinnus online a couple of months ago. I don't remember seeing those yellow spots on the bottom half of the cactus. It's possible, however, that I just didn't pay close ...
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What are these spots/pimples/holes/punctures in my succulent's leaves?

My succulent is otherwise healthy as far as I'm aware. I don't know whether this is normal and I never noticed it, or whether it's a sign of something more concerning. My mother-in-law speculated it ...
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Propagate Ti Leaf Plant Cuttings In Water

Recently from my trip to Hawaii I brought back some Ti Leaf (Red Cordyline) cuttings. On the package it says to soak them in water until they develop roots around 5cm long. I have had them in water ...
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Professional propagation of succulents by cuttings [closed]

I live in a mediterranean climate. My zone is 11. Currently, I grow succulents which I can keep outside year-round. I'm interested in professional books about what I'm growing: Group 1: Haworthia, ...
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What are these brown and white patches on my jelly bean succulent / sedum rubrotinctum?

I recently bought this jelly bean succulent but I didn't notice these brown and white spots. I really should've check the plant, but I just love succulents and I was too excited. Seems like the white ...
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succulent identification :)

I've been trying to identify this succulent i got a while back so I could know how to propogate it but I can't find similar ones on google :( It's flat-ish with very plump leaves (that have tips) can ...
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What's going on with my Aloe plant?

I got it from Costco about half a year ago and it hasn't had many problems in the time that I've had it- in fact, it has flowered about 5 or 6 times since I bought it. I had to leave it at my old ...
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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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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 can cause a Gasteria leaf to suddenly shrivel and turn greyish brown?

I have three succulent plants that I believe are Gasteria. One leaf in one plant has suddenly shrivelled and turned pale greyish brown. Sorry, no matter how I try, the colour in the picture is not ...
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What's making holes in the trunk/stem of my succulent? [closed]

Something is making holes in the stem/trunk of my succulent, and is now making holes in an offshoot. When I stick my fingers in the dark hole, it feels gritty. I don't see any insects in the hole or ...
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Are these cobwebs harmful?

I have a new succulent that I'm taking care of, but over the past couple of weeks it has been picking up some fluff that looks a bit like mould but that I believe is cobwebs of tiny spiders. I've read ...
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What is this succulent with narrow stems and small growths along the edges of the leaves?

This succulent has narrow stems, and small growths along the edges of the leaves. Can anybody tell me what succulent it is?
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What is this succulent with spined leaves with a triangular cross-section?

A few weeks ago I got this plant from someone: Sadly it looks like it is dying. What kind of plant is this? I have been watering it twice a week, keeping the soil moist. What did I do wrong and how ...
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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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Pumice or perlite for succulents?

Is pumice better for cactus and succulent mix and such than perlite? Is it all about the chunks? I am thinking of making my own soil mix for succulents and cactus and other plants like jade plants ...
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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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How to save Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) from dropping more leaves?

I need advice from you all to save this Jade Plant (Crassula ovata). 4 months ago, it looked healthy with big fat, plump leaves from this image here - taken from my other question What are those ...
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Succulent Identification Needed

Purchased at a garden center without a tag. Can someone please help me with identification. It was labeled cactus on receipt, so I know it is a succulent. The "leaves" are tiny cucumber shaped. Waxy ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are these black round dry spots on my Aloe Vera leaves?

The leaves of my Aloe Vera are covered with black dry regions of round form. They are found on new and old leaves, at the middle and on the edges of the leaves. What could be the reason? How should I ...
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Aloe vera plant outgrowing its pot

I have an aloe vera plant in a ceramic pot. It is growing too big for it and I'm not sure what to do. What is the procedure for transplanting aloe vera into a larger pot? Also since it's so big, is ...
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Cactus growing in a stem between two leaves?

Question 1: What plant is this... a cactus growing in a stem between two leaves...? Never saw that at stores, I think! It got so heavy that it started falling, I'm keeping it up straight with the help ...
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How hard or easy those Haworthias are to cultivate?

Those Haworthias are sold in the range of $40 to $50 equivalent, while standard ones are marketed in the range of $3 to $5, depending on size. This is from a local grower in my country, not an online ...
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Help identifying this weird cactus

got this cactus from a roadside seller. Didn't catch the name, and having trouble finding it online. The needles are very flexible and paper-like. Let me know if you have any info!
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snake plant young leaf tip broken

A young leaf of a snake plant's tip at the top of the leaf broke off. will it continue to grow, or just not grow at all?
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Help revive cactus?

I bought this cactus a few years ago and I want to fix it. I don’t know how to fix the almost translucent spots it has and I would like to repot it but not sure how since the rocks are like glued in?? ...
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Pruning Echeveria/Graptopetalum/Pachyphytum flowering stalk: What does it do?

If I prune the flowering stalk of the Echeveria or its relatives just under the first flower, leaving a stem with the leaves on it, will it branch? make new flowering stalks? New plantlets which I can ...
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What is wrong with my cactus?

I'm hoping someone can help me but I'm afraid it's too late. I've had a cactus for about 3 years and he suddenly started losing color, turning brown, and getting a little droopy (see pictures) a few ...
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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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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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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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