Cactus and Succulents forum→Succulent ID and help :(

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nacho88
May 25, 2020 1:51 PM CST
Hi everyone,

Newbie house plant grower here!

I bought a few succulents from a nursery a little over a week ago, and one of them is unfortunately not faring too well..

I'm not sure what kind of succulent it is, I thought maybe a stretched out echeveria, but surely something straight from a nursery shouldn't be stretched out?

I picked this one because it already had a few little pups sprouting so I thought it meant it must be pretty healthy.

The soil was pretty damp when I got it, so I left it for a week to dry out, then repotted in a slightly bigger pot.

But it started developing little whitish/brown dry looking spots which gradually got bigger and darker. Eventually going black and the whole leaf turning yellow and looking like its dying...

What could it be?
Sun burn?
Damage from transporting?
Pest? (I checked and couldn't find anything, but I'm new to this and not 100% sure what I'm looking for!)

And what do you suggest I do?
Should I cut off the damaged leaves?
Cut the top bits off and replant?

Sighing!

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Name: Mike
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Region: Massachusetts
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munchies24
May 25, 2020 3:43 PM CST
It looks like a type of Crassula, I'm not an expert but maybe perforata? The yellowish dying leaf with the big black spot looks like rot which could be from slight overwatering. The rest of the plant looks fairly healthy. I'd be hesitant to pull it out again after just repotting it, but to be sure, did you make sure to use very well draining potting soil?

nacho88
May 25, 2020 5:37 PM CST
Thanks for your answer munchies24!

Yes it definitely looks like the perforata.

The potting soil is a mix of commercial cactus soil, perlite and akadama. I think fairly good drainage, from what I could tell when I watered yesterday.

Do you recommend I cut off the dying leaf? If so, how should I cut off?

Thanks!
Name: Mike
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Region: Massachusetts
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munchies24
May 25, 2020 6:34 PM CST
I would in fact recommend removing it. I don't personally own one of these plants, but I believe you can remove the leaf by making a light split in between the two sides, and then pulling it around the stem. After removing that rotten yellow leaf, I'd just let it be and give it plenty of light, and not give it any more water for a few weeks.

nacho88
May 26, 2020 3:56 AM CST
Great thank you so much for the advice!! Wish me luck :)

nacho88
May 26, 2020 3:58 AM CST
Btw I just made one slit and took both sides of the leaf/leaves(?) off. It detached very easily from off the stem, almost like it wasnt attached to it anymore Thinking
Name: Mike
Massachusetts (Zone 6a)
Region: Massachusetts
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munchies24
May 26, 2020 9:27 AM CST
nacho88 said:Btw I just made one slit and took both sides of the leaf/leaves(?) off. It detached very easily from off the stem, almost like it wasnt attached to it anymore Thinking


Yes, with rotting leaves that is completely normal.

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