Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: scarring on leaves leads to loss of the leaves

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Name: Jelinda AKA jojoe Ivey
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jojoe
Oct 2, 2012 10:09 AM CST
I purchased 2 succulents and i didn't notice any kind of scarring on them at all in the store.The next day they were both scarred.These names are straight off the label and the first i can't find it anywhere.

1.Echeveria 'sleepy' Echeveria Hybrid (there is a (TM) next to sleepy ??)
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2.Sedum nussbaumerianum
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After a couple of days the scarring turned black and the leaves are falling off.The temp hasn't dropped below about 55 degree or so.Only these 2 plants have the scarring.Could it be insects & do these plants get mealy bugs?I had mealy bugs in my sedum reflexum,i have treated the plant once,it looks good so far.
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May 26, 2014 12:12 PM CST
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OrchidBob
May 26, 2014 12:38 PM CST
need a close up of the damage

Plantomaniac08
May 26, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Hard to say, but is it possible that's sunburn?

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Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
May 28, 2014 7:07 AM CST
That's what I thought too, sunburn.
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Jun 9, 2014 2:27 PM CST
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marina1031
Jul 23, 2015 12:12 AM CST
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wats wrong with her ? pls help me .
Name: Tiffany
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purpleinopp
Jul 23, 2015 8:03 AM CST
Hi & welcome Marina!

If you start a new discussion, more people should see your question, and give it the separate attention it deserves. You might want to add a pic of the whole plant too.
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Cinta
Jul 23, 2015 1:47 PM CST
Jo I have had two plants this year die that have done the same thing. I realized that the plants that I purchased at Lowes are in side by the door but still inside and cool. I did not even put them in the sun but just the brightness of being outdoors and the heat of summer the leaves I think suffer so much from the heat and much brighter light than they have been growing in makes the leaves collapse.

I started keeping the plants inside close to the windows for at least a week before I take them outside now when I purchase the plants. That way they get use to sunlight in a much cooler environment inside because of the air condition. Then I put them outside in total shade for another week or so before I introduce them to the real sunny world.

It is strange but even the plants at my local nursery do the same thing when I bring them home and introduce them to the sunny outdoors. They have their plants outside but they are bunched up in corners and do not get a lot of sun so there again putting them outside on my patio is just too much to fast.
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tarev
Jul 24, 2015 8:58 AM CST
It could be sunburn Jojoe, at times depending on what is your prevailing temps outdoors, new succulents need to be in part shade first, and give them time to adjust to the heat. In my area where our heat is just intense and very dry, I have moved some succulents in part shade for the season. The succulents will just be in hiatus for awhile while the triple digit prevails, and then when more favorable temps return, it just naturally recovers.

These succulents love sunny and dry conditions to a point, but they are not like cacti that enjoys the extremes of heat especially when newly brought home from the store or indoors.

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