Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: What is this succulent and what am I doing wrong?

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Nov 13, 2016 7:22 AM CST
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 ) but then it started losing leaves. I thought maybe it needed a bigger pot but that didn't help (see second image).

What is this succulent and what am I doing wrong? Can you recommend steps to remedy?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Nov 13, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Re-post from plant ID forum:

The thread "What is this Succulent and what am I doing wrong?" in Plant ID forum
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Nov 17, 2016 7:00 PM CST
I say he needs more lite. He looks kinda leggy.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
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Nov 19, 2016 10:26 AM CST
Absolutely, the plant is in desperate need of more light. I personally would start with a fresh new plant in better light, but you could cut back the existing stems and force new growth from it in better light. Be careful on watering it too much and the pot is probably too big now. Also, don't overcompensate by putting it in really strong light at first. It would need to slowly adapt.
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