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Apr 2, 2018 3:37 PM CST
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Succulent problem
Hi all this s happened to my succulent overnight The leaves are black and some leaves just st dropped
There is some shriveling


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Apr 2, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Hi Tkhan,

I wonder if your Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) may be suffering from a fungal infection of some sort. Has the plant perhaps experienced cold temperatures soon after it's been watered?

Hopefully others who grow Jade plants, will be along soon with suggestions.
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Apr 2, 2018 5:03 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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That's an odd potting mix. What is its potting history?
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Apr 2, 2018 5:17 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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It looks like Coconut coir/fiber; I'm curious if there is soil beneath that fiber.
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Apr 2, 2018 7:32 PM CST
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Plantladylin is right it appears to be coconut coir and no I don't think there is any soil
I bought it this way
So what can I do to rescue it
I also thought that it appeared to be some kind of fungus on it
Shall I repot it in succulent mix ?
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Apr 3, 2018 9:02 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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I'm not usually a big fan of repotting, but given the symptoms and the odd potting mix, it might be a good idea to very gently unpot the plant and inspect the roots. If there are some healthy roots remaining, be careful not to damage them and then repot the plant into a much smaller pot filled with a porous, soilless potting mix.

It may be that you do not find any healthy roots. Then it would ordinarily be best to take some stem tip cuttings to root. However, I'm not sure you have any stems with healthy growing tips, so that may not work.
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Apr 3, 2018 12:44 PM CST
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Thanks Will
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