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Monntricia
Oct 22, 2016 10:03 PM CST
Hi I wanna ask about why my black prince have a few black patch in the middle of it, can i save it? And my little jade, its leaves is falling off and its not even a brown and dry
Please help i'm new in succulent world :(
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lauriebasler
Oct 22, 2016 11:03 PM CST
Hi @Monntricia:

I do not know what a Black prince plant is, are you able to post pics for us. The little jade could be overwatering. I am sure there are people here who can help you with these guys. But we really need pics. If you want assistance with posting a picture, check out the Welcome and help forum.

There are some who can help you with it also. I am not great at this but I will give it a shot. Basically you begin a new post, click upload an image, below; your phone will go to your photo, double click the photo, and the upload is automatic. You will not see the pic, only the written file id. BUT, you can click Preview, and see your entire message and the picture so you can check that it is what you want Please let us know if we can help out. Welcome!!!
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Calif_Sue
Oct 23, 2016 12:00 AM CST

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Must be Echeveria 'Black Prince'
But yes, we need pictures and a bit more details; what kind of soil, how often you water them, are they inside or outside, what kind of light, etc. From your description, it does sound like overwatering.
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madcratebuilder
Oct 23, 2016 5:50 AM CST
Welcome!

Possibly over watering. Fall and winter these need to be kept dry, water maybe once a month, even indoors. These need direct sun, indoors I use t5ho lights for my succulents.
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Monntricia
Oct 23, 2016 10:13 PM CST
Yes, it is echeveria black prince. I water it twice a week, i put indoor on a afternoon sun facing window

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Monntricia
Oct 24, 2016 3:11 AM CST
Yes, it is echeveria black prince. I water it twice a week, i put indoor on a afternoon sun facing window

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Baja_Costero
Oct 24, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Try watering once a week for starters, maybe less often. I water my indoor plants (SW exposure, lots of sun) once a week but they are in a mix that's half pumice. Ideally time your watering cycle based on when the soil goes dry (at depth). When the soil is dry, it's time to water. Before then, best to exercise restraint, for the health of your succulents. It's easier to kill them by overwatering than underwatering, at least the result occurs a whole lot faster. Smiling
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tarev
Oct 24, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Hello Monntricia, looking at your E. Black Prince, to me it looks like it is getting overwatered. It is a bit worrisome when the inner leaves like that are getting black patches. Try to keep it warm and dry for now, if you can. Twice a week is too much, if grown indoors, and if you do have to water, water directly the soil, and try to avoid the leaves. It is different when it is grown outdoors where there is much more airflow around the plant that helps in dry out time and good active gas exchange at night when their stomates are actually open. With the changing seasons, you have to adjust watering, scale it back, media takes much longer to dry.

As for your jade, it reminds me more of a variegated Portulacaria Afra with its reddish stem. Anyways, they have similar attributes growing wise. They go into a cycle of dropping its oldest or the lower leaves, as it redirects its energies to newer ones that will grow either from the topmost part or at any node of the stem. So do not be tempted to overwater. Water only as needed. They do make active growing when temps are cooler, but it will first manifest that leaf dry out. Again with the changing seasons, adjust and scale back watering. In my area I grow them outdoors but our winters are milder, and it gets watered as Mother Nature sees fit.

Monntricia
Oct 25, 2016 6:50 AM CST
Thank you for all of your responses guys, i will start watering it less Hurray!
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madcratebuilder
Oct 25, 2016 9:02 AM CST
As Tarev commented your Jade is a variegated Portulacaria Afra. Both of your plants should be just fine with water every few weeks.

When I water indoor succulents it takes about a week before the soil looks and feels dry again, I then wait at least another week or two before watering again. Outdoors in summer heat and sun I would water a few days after the soil is dry.
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Monntricia
Oct 27, 2016 11:43 AM CST
Thank you for all of your responses guys, i will start watering it less Hurray!
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lauriebasler
Oct 27, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Every gardener has the experience of realizing they over watered something, especially when it is a new unfamiliar plant. When ever I have my watering can in tow, I could be about to hurt a new plant or propagation.

Picking up the pots you overwater when they are wet, and making a mental note of the weight, and then getting a feel for how different it feels when dry is one of the best ways to quickly decide a plant needs water,

The Welcome and Help Center forum (very bottom last forum on list) is a great place to quickly learn a few basics. The first thread is [Sticky] -- Help with site features by Trish, and give quickie answers to changing a profile or making words bold or italics, etc.
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