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Name: monique
New Zealand
Nov 10, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Hi there,

I brought this succulent, with no name I may add, which is typical for me. Still searching for one so if anyone can help that would be great Thumbs up ).

When I brought it, it was sitting outside in a nursery. I took it home, repotted it and put it outside. A couple of days went past and I noticed browning as seen in the picture. I assume its getting burnt? I thought that it may be used to being outside. I have temporarily moved it into a shady spot, where it gets full morning sunlight only.

I am just wandering how do you go about introducing succulents to the sun so they don't end up fried!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Nov 10, 2016 6:23 PM CST
It is Crassula perforata and yes, sunburned.

Introduce new succulents to the brightness of the world slowly. That was too fast. SLOOOOOWLY! Put it outside in a very shady spot and every few days, move it closer to brighter and brighter spots until it is where you want it to be. This could take 2 or 3 weeks.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: monique
New Zealand
Nov 10, 2016 6:28 PM CST
I know the process was too fast, but as I mentioned in the post I brought it when it was sitting outside in a nursery already, giving me the impression that it was used to the sun.

Thanks for identifying.
Name: Steve Claggett
Portland Orygun (Zone 8a)
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Nov 11, 2016 7:02 AM CST
C. perforata is a fast grower for me, it should recover fast and fill your pot in no time.
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Name: Thijs van Soest
Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b)
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Nov 11, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Even if you had moved it outside slower if you had it turned in a different orientation towards the sun than the plant was at the nursery you could/would still have had some sun burn - you'd be exposing parts of the plant to a different intensity and angle of light incidence which are not used to that and hence will get burnt. Duration of exposure can matter and how hot the plant got in your location compared to the nursery.
Name: monique
New Zealand
Nov 11, 2016 2:09 PM CST
Nice post - thanks @mcvansoest! I didn't think of that, so learnt something new today.

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