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Apr 1, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
Hello,I have returned with more concerns.
My succulent,Niko's leaves are shriveling.
This have happened to two of their leaves before,however,I thought this was because the people who owned them before me did something to them.
The leaves turn a magenta like colour,then shrivel up and fall off.
I believe this is because of hugh exposures to sunlight,and I'm trying to move them to a place of lower light,however,if this is not the case,please alert me.
Thank you.

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Apr 1, 2018 3:10 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
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Over watering can cause leaf loss. Are you careful to let the soil dry out between waterings, and does the pot have drain holes in the bottom?
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Apr 1, 2018 4:23 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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Your plant is very etiolated - too much sun is not the problem. I would agree with PorkPal, you are overwatering, but also your plant is not getting enough sun.
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Apr 1, 2018 5:30 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
Okay,thank you,I am usually careful not to overwater,and there are several drain holes at the bottom of the pot. I have placed Niko in the brightest window we have. This hasn't happened since we've bought them.
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Apr 2, 2018 7:59 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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If your plant is getting too dry at times, that could also make the older leaves shrivel prematurely.

It may be a Graptsedum: Graptosedum (XGraptosedum)
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Apr 2, 2018 2:05 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
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Thank you,I've been trying to find out what Niko is aswell,I'll try to water more often since they are in a brighter place.
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Apr 2, 2018 2:09 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Happy to suggest. +) Since it's a small plant, picking it up should let you feel if it feels as heavy as it did when just watered, or if it has dried significantly and now feels noticeably less heavy.
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Apr 2, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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If it is not on a moderately sunny windowsill, it will not do well, regardless of the watering. In low light, inadvertent overwatering is much more likely. The potting mix needs to dry at least a quarter of the way down from the top.
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Apr 3, 2018 4:11 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
Thank you,by now the leaf is still shriveling,but the rest of Niko seems well.
Is it possible that the leaves may fall of naturally?
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Apr 4, 2018 8:45 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Yes, when the plant has finished shriveling the moisture out of the older leaf. If bumped, leaves can dislodge easily. Healthy, complete leaves can be used to make new baby plants.
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Apr 4, 2018 8:29 PM CST
Name: Alex Calven
Canada
Okay,thank you,more leaves near the bottom have started shriveling aswell,I am beginning to think they are doing this naturally. It doesn't seem like it is hurting Niko.
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Apr 5, 2018 7:19 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Happy to share. I get very excited about these kinds of plants because they are so much fun to watch and propagate, and take up so little space. ;)
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