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Suffering succulent plant

Question: Is my plant dying?

Good evening I have this succulent plant for a year they gave it to me in May for my wedding anniversary it was in a much smaller pot in September it was transplanted into this larger pot because the trunk began to turn yellow after all winter in the kitchen and it has been watered very little but for about a month the leaves are starting to sag what can I do? help me I care a lot.


Suffering succulent: Answer: succulents in winter

Dear Barbara,

the concept of succulent plant is very broad, as the plants that are called fat (or rather succulent, since the fluids in them abundant are not made up of fat but of water) belong to thousands of species, widespread in nature throughout the globe; therefore it becomes difficult, from your description, to understand what plant we are talking about. The fact that it has leaves eliminates most of the cacti, and makes me lean more towards another kind of succulent. In any case, unfortunately, succulent plants are not very suitable for growing indoors, if not taken care of in the best way. Consider that your plant for all the months characterized by short days has probably remained in vegetative rest, and therefore needed never to be wet, and also a fairly cool climate. At home, on the other hand, it enjoyed around 20 ° C during the day and a little less at night, which is too hot. In addition to this, usually most succulents prefer very bright locations, and some love direct sun for many hours a day: in the apartment it is often difficult to place the plants in full sun, unless you place them in front of a window. where sooner or later they will receive a cold hit, coming from the window itself, or even too hot, due to the fact that there is often a radiator under the windows. When we have to place a succulent plant in the house, such as a euphorbia or a zamioculcas, we prefer a very bright place, and not excessively heated, but where the plant remains with constant climatic conditions; a perfect example are the bright stairwells (therefore equipped with windows), where the heating is usually not high (it is often non-existent) and where the air is generally not circulated every day, opening the windows wide. So your plant has lived for a few months with too much water, little light and excessive heat; in these cases, typically, on the one hand the plant tends to develop abnormally, for example some branches grow very thin, with the internodes far from each other; this phenomenon is called etiolation, and is caused by poor lighting. In addition to this, the excessive moisture in the soil has favored the development of the fungal parasite, which you had already noticed when the plant showed yellowing in the stem. Now I fear that your plant is completely invaded by the fungus, from the inside, and probably has little chance of survival. In these cases, with a sharp knife all the still turgid and healthy parts are cut, and placed on fresh and dry soil, hoping that they will root.

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