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eentrini
Sep 8, 2018 9:02 AM CST
Hi there, new plant mom here.
I adopted a healthy mother of a thousand about 1.5 months ago. It's about 12 inches tall and 8 inches wide, living in cactus soil in a bowl like terracotta planter (as recommended). Its sitting close to an east facing window. This morning I noticed a couple of its top leaves are starting to feel limp and browning around the edges. Is this due to an overwatering issue? I water as needed when the soil feels dry and spritz it about every other day. Please advise. I want this baby to thrive. Thank you! (Image can be attached if requested).
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 8, 2018 9:16 AM CST
Hi eentrini, Welcome!

Yes, if you can upload a photo or two; one of the entire plant showing it's container and also a photo showing the leaves, it might help to determine what's going on.
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purpleinopp
Sep 15, 2018 9:22 AM CST
It looks like Kalanchoe laetivirens that is not getting much light and may be getting too thirsty if spritzing is the watering method, I was not sure if that was what was meant. When the soil is dry, water thoroughly so excess drains out of the bottom hole, then repeat when dry. Spritzing the soil or the foliage is not worth doing, not helpful.
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Sep 15, 2018 9:39 AM CST
I agree with Tiffany on the I.D. and care. Here's the link to our database for Mother of Thousands (Kalanchoe laetivirens) where you can view other photos for comparison as well as growing information.
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