Plant ID forum: What is this Succulent and what am I doing wrong?

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Nov 12, 2016 3:01 PM CST

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I bought a succulent this summer. I don't know what it is but I treated it like a jade plant. It was doing great at first (see first image) but then it started losing leaves. I thought maybe it needed a bigger pot but that didn't help (see second image).

Can you help me know what it is and what I should be doing differently?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Nov 12, 2016 3:45 PM CST

I don't even know where to start.

It might be a Kalanchoe but I really don't know. It looks like a case of not enough light and too much water.

Find some potting soil especially formulated for cactus, a smaller pot and a brighter spot for it to live in.

Good luck!
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: Steve Claggett
Portland Orygun (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Cat Lover
Nov 13, 2016 2:02 PM CST
I agree

Looks like a very light deprived Kalanchoe. These need as much light as you can give them when grown indoors. Keep dry in fast draining soil.
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