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Annalw1
Aug 4, 2017 4:43 AM CST
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It's a friends plant, I think it's dying :(
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Name: Andrea Reagan
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Kevalsha
Aug 4, 2017 5:01 AM CST
This is a plant that needs watering yesterday. It may be a Jade or a desert rose. The plant will also benefit from trimming the dead parts.
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Annalw1
Aug 4, 2017 6:25 AM CST
Thanks Smiling he went away for a few weeks and is now watering it heaps but it might be too late...
Name: Celia
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Zencat
Aug 4, 2017 7:27 AM CST
Check the stems for green. Scratch a bit here and there and if you see green, it still lives. I wouldn't give up yet.
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sooby
Aug 4, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Annalw1 said:Thanks Smiling he went away for a few weeks and is now watering it heaps but it might be too late...


Most of the water a plant uses is lost through the leaves by transpiration. Without functioning leaves, the plant does not need nearly as much water so while for sure make sure the potting mix is not dry, but he should not keep watering it to the point where it is wet.

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purpleinopp
Aug 4, 2017 11:47 AM CST
Looks like this, specifically:
Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra)
Hard to tell if it was variegated or not:
Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Variegata')
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DaisyI
Aug 4, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Yes, at this point, over-watering is also a real cause for concern. Water it once and wait for the soil to dry before watering again.
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