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Last week I noticed the soil in my roses and s…

Last week I noticed the soil in my roses and succulents had grown moldy after their recent repotting, so I removed all of the soil and started fresh with a brand new bag, trimmed some of the low-lying leaves that may have been contaminated, and gave the roses a few days to recover before watering them again (the fresh bag of soil was pretty soaked). Now, a week and a few waterings later, my roses don’t seem to be doing so hot. Any advise?

Sorry if roses are not your forté, but I love them and don’t want to lose them ☹️

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Roses aren’t my particular forte (the ones I DO grow are low-maintenance or natives that require almost no care at all). Based on the moldy soil and the multiple waterings per week – maybe you’re overwatering? 🤔 The soil should be lightly moist, but not wet. Again, not an expert. Maybe one of my followers has more insight! 🙏🏽

Hey, I don’t mean to bother, but I was wonderi…

Hey, I don’t mean to bother, but I was wondering if you could help me id this guy?? He isn’t like any succulent I’ve seen before!

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Not a bother at all, my dude! 💕 You’ve got an AWESOME portulaca molokiniensis. He’s a succulent from Hawaii. 🙂

Can anyone help me ID this beauty? Bottom pict…

Can anyone help me ID this beauty? Bottom picture is where is was growing in the wild, and its killing me not knowing what it is!
Thanks a bunch ❤❤

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It’s a dudleyafarinosa!

Not accusing you of anything, but for those not in the know… Please keep in mind that this species is now threatened because of people stealing them from the wild and selling them. PLEASE, FRIENDS — don’t take any plants from the wild unless you’re sure of their conservation status + whether or not they are invasive!!

More info here: California Smuggling Crisis

Hello! :) I was wondering if you could help? (…

Hello! 🙂 I was wondering if you could help? (Also I don’t usually post on tumblr so sorry if this isn’t the way to do it!)
The Echevaria on the left keeps getting little brown/white spots all over it (for 1yr+, I took t from the mother plant), and the purple echevaria on the right has only recently started to look a little sad 🙁 do you have any idea what’s going on? <3

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It looks like a few different things are going on here. The spots on the left one are most likely from overwatering – the cells of the plant will literally burst from too much water and form little scabs. The one on the right has a mixture of sunburn (the dark brown on the edges of the leaves) and what looks like damage from a pest that took some NOMS out of the leaves. Could be anything from snails to caterpillars, or even birds.

Hey! I just wanted to show you these cool phot…

Hey! I just wanted to show you these cool photos I took of my Fig 👀👀 it’s so cool to see how he basically has veins

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I know my plants are elongated, should I cut t…

I know my plants are elongated, should I cut them? Are they sick? Also, are my plants rotting? I’m not sure why the stems are brownish and it doesn’t seem normal. I haven’t watered them in 3 weeks so I’m not sure what is wrong. Thank you for the help in advanced 🙂

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your plants aren’t sick or rotting. the brown on the bottom of the stems is called corking, and it happens to all stems of succulents and cacti as they get older. they’re elongated because they’re not getting enough light – they’re stretching in search of some! you can cut them if you want, but unless you put them in a place with more light they’re going to stretch again.

hi there! if you have the time, would you mind…

hi there! if you have the time, would you mind telling me what you think this little guy is? i picked him up at lowe’s and there isn’t any sort of identification.

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He’s awesome! Looks like a crassula lycopodioides.

Ok so 👀 my Monstera came from a cutting I too…

Ok so 👀 my Monstera came from a cutting I took out of my backyard before winter hit and killed my huge leaves my original one had, thank god I took this cutting. But uh 👀👀 he’s getting a little big and heavy on his front end, I’m supporting him by using a picture frame any recommendations on how to keep him in a pot and upright when he gets heavier?

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He’s beautiful! monstera can grow fabulously large, so you’re going to need a nice heavy pot (ceramic or stone) and some supports. i’ve seen people use moss poles, wood or bamboo stakes, or even hang the vines from the wall / ceiling using rope or wall mounts. most home improvement stores will have ready made plant supports, but if they go into the soil make sure they’re non-rusting!

hi the bottom of my little barrel cactus is tu…

hi the bottom of my little barrel cactus is turning yellow brown? it isnt mushy but i think it might be slightly softer. do you know how i can fix this please?

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It doesn’t look to me like anything is wrong. i’m sure it’s just corking — which is a natural process that cacti go through as they age. the oldest part of the cactus (i.e. the bottom) develops a brownish, corky layer… which is basically just the cacti version of a tree trunk. your boy is getting old! be proud of him!!

Help! This is my plant I’ve had for a WHILE an…

Help! This is my plant I’ve had for a WHILE and recently he’s been very, limp looking. I don’t know what to do 😔 he gets direct sun (is that bad?) and I just don’t know what to do 😓😓 please please please help

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As long as he’s getting enough water, a little direct sun is fine (just not during midday or from a western exposure).

However, I think this might be a mineral issue. Spider plants are VERY sensitive to the salts and fluoride that can be found in tap water. It causes brown leaves and leaf tips, and can burn the roots. The terra cotta pot it’s in also doesn’t help because the clay soaks up the salt. I would A) repot him into a plastic or glazed ceramic pot and B) water him only with distilled water, rain water, or aquarium water.