smaller, vertical plants, with fleshy-fuzzy heart shaped leaves.
smaller, vertical plants, with fleshy-fuzzy heart shaped leaves. grew larger with like a bean-stalky like growth upwards. grew fairly fast in the summer and now leaves are starting to turn black towards the bottom and wither away!! please help keep my favorite plant alive!! It has three "stalks" and only one of them look healthy. the other two are starting to have their leaves at the bottom blackened and wither!! :( Also , one has started another stalk budding off of it!
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Paula, that is a sweet little plant, and I have no idea what it is.
I think what may be happening to it to have the blackening leaf thing going on is that your container may not have a drainage hole - is it a jar of some kind?
If it is, I highly recommend transplanting your little beanstalk into a new pot with a drain hole - I like terracotta pots, as they breathe and allow air exchange, plus they never get waterlogged.
Also make sure you're using some kind of sterilized potting soil with extra aggregate in it - perlite, pumice or small gravel works well.
Sometimes a plant will lose some leaves when fall approaches, especially if it originates somewhere warmer and near the equator. Providing a grow light may help with this issue.
It will be interesting to see what happens when it blooms, and sometimes the flower is the definite identifying characteristic.
Happy Succulent Growing!
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