Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Why is it changing color?

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Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Aug 1, 2016 6:29 AM CST
This section is turning yellow, the rest (upper) sections are still green. Why is it doing this and what do I do?
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Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Aug 1, 2016 6:50 AM CST
It's a sign that that particular stem is rotting/dying from loss of roots. I would cut off and discard the yellowing portion at the joint where the stem is still green, otherwise it will continue to rot the whole stem. Let the top portion dry out for a couple of days to allow the end to callus and then replant it. Someone else will come along soon to verify if this is the case or have a better recommendation.
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Aug 1, 2016 8:36 AM CST
I was thinking along those lines, want to save the plant. I need to replant it anyway, the soil it is in needs replacing and that pot doesn't have any drainage.
Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Aug 1, 2016 9:20 AM CST
You should not be growing succulents ( or any house plant) in a pot with no drainage. Gene
Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Aug 1, 2016 9:47 AM CST
yes I realize that, I am repotting them.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Aug 3, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Good for you. It's a nice specimen, and I'd hate for you to lose the plant. Thumbs up

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