Cactus and Succulents forum: Why is she doing this?

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Romamami
Jun 7, 2017 6:17 PM CST
Hello all! When I first got this cante her leaves looked normal, none of the strange squiggling you can see now on the leaves. Does anyone know what is causing this and what I can do?
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DaisyI
Jun 7, 2017 7:43 PM CST
It might be starting to exhibit some maturity and you are going to end up with a plant with ruffly leaves.
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Hamwild
Jun 7, 2017 7:54 PM CST
I agree

Romamami
Jun 8, 2017 3:22 PM CST
@daisyl aw that's disappointing.. it's supposed to be an echeveria cante, which doesn't have any ruffles in its leaves at all. Bummer, as I paid a price for this girl.
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DaisyI
Jun 8, 2017 5:07 PM CST
Is it? Then it shouldn't have wavy edges. But it certainly does. Keep us posted with photo updates.
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Baja_Costero
Jun 8, 2017 5:20 PM CST

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Sometimes if there are bugs present in the growth center (hidden between the base of the leaves at the stem) the leaves growing out of that area have distorted margins afterwards. Check for mealy bugs in there (white and puffy) to be sure. It could be related to water, like maybe the plant is compensating for heat or drought by wrinkling its leaves. Not something I would expect but possible. The plant looks quite big for its pot and would probably benefit from an upgrade to the next size up. I would not be overly concerned about the crinkly leaves, as long as you're giving the plant good care.

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