Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Is this normal? (panda plant)

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Name: Francis
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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bouncyshamrocks
Aug 8, 2017 10:46 PM CST
It's been a few months since I've posted on here, and I apologize but I have a question regarding a plant I just got. I got a panda plant the other day and it is absolutely adorable. However, I intentionally picked the one that did not look as happy because it looked in need of my love, and now that it's been with me for a little over a day, I've been looking up potential issues online that panda plants can have to sort of determine if it's just love that this little plant needs, or if there's more to it than that.

It does not seem to be sick with anything as far as I know, but especially since it's currently sharing a table with a few other plants of mine, I want to ask if these markings on the leaf tissue are just a normal thing, and not trauma from a disease or pests or something. I kind of wanted to have the plant isolated when I brought it home until I was sure of its condition, but I currently don't have many good plant spots that aren't already occupied. It's only worrisome to me because it *could* be an immune response and I'm not very familiar with this type of plant. They look like they could be water damage too, but I'm not sure. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Sorry these photos don't show very well. I went ahead and circled the differences in the leaf tissue that I'm concerned about. --Two leaves were broken off of the plant when I got it, so there may have been some physical trauma to the plant at some point, but I don't know if these two things are related or not. But I'll go ahead and mention that in advance in case it's relevant.
Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Hamwild
Aug 9, 2017 11:52 AM CST
I believe it's just scarring from physical trauma.
Name: Francis
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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bouncyshamrocks
Aug 9, 2017 12:14 PM CST
Thank you for your response. So you think if I just give it some tender loving care, it should be ok? No complications or risks to my other plants?
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Georgia (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Houseplants Cactus and Succulents Annuals
Foliage Fan Birds Critters Allowed Hummingbirder Butterflies Bee Lover
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Hamwild
Aug 9, 2017 12:39 PM CST
To me, that doesn't look like pest damage. But if you're still concerned, it is best to put new plants in isolation until you know they don't have something contagious. I brought a plant home before that looked fine, only to have a scale breakout. Crying
Name: Francis
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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bouncyshamrocks
Aug 9, 2017 3:03 PM CST
I wish I had more spots to place plants right now. My room is currently a work in progress, so most of my plants are split among four different spots.
My panda plant is sharing a mini folding table set up in a box window with another new succulent of mine, one of my African violets, and the last bits of a bean plant I had leftover from a science class last fall. I'd feel so much more comfortable if I could put it someplace by itself for the time being, but I'm not sure where else I could set it where I don't already have plants. I want to make sure it's getting adequate light, and I don't want to put too much stress on it by relocating it too much. I may just see if I can relocate the violet and maybe the other succulent to join some of my other plants in another plant spot temporarily. The bean can stay, it's mostly done. It has another pod coming right now, but the plant is mostly finished, I think.

And I'm sorry to hear about your plant. :(

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