What is wrong?


I have this plant near a window it does get water about ones a moth, the bottom leaves are falling , they turn a between light yellow, soft, beige colour and shruble, what is wrong ? thanks

q what is wrong
q what is wrong

they start to go soft at the tip and from the bottom, of the stem and

  17 answers
  • Mona Blake Mona Blake on Sep 30, 2018

    Try watering twice a month. And fertilize.

  • Jud34142078 Jud34142078 on Sep 30, 2018

    Could be not enough water and light. When watering, plants need to be soaked all the way through, like washing your hair. Little drips of water just isn't enough. What is the plant? I'm having a difficult time identifying that shriveled leaf. Resubmit the planf name, please.

  • Gloria Castro Gloria Castro on Oct 01, 2018

    This is a succulent, pretty sure it needs much more sun.

    mine are all outside and they are completely in the sunlight and very healthy...by the way, they may need that much water either...

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 01, 2018

    Hi there,

    Probably needs more water, and may be repot?

  • Melbrooks Melbrooks on Oct 01, 2018

    It's a succulent, not a cactus. Try giving it more water.

    Let it dry completely between waterings, and make sure your pot and soil have good drainage.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Oct 01, 2018

    Succulent - more sun, less water

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 01, 2018

    Only water when the soil just feels dry to the touch...not before. It's a succulent and retains water in its cells.

  • Deborah Deborah on Oct 01, 2018

    Succulents do need a fair amount water, but they can’t sit in it. I’d water once a week, but make sure it has good drainage. It’s a myth that succulents don’t like water. It’s good advice to make sure it’s getting sun. 🌞

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Oct 01, 2018

    I’m told succulents need the equivalent of one ice cube every ten days. That’s like a spoonful. It’s probsbly getting too much water during that ‘once a month’ watering.

  • Tonya Tonya on Oct 01, 2018

    Bright light, less water.

  • Bright light and that soil could use a top dressing. Gravel or aquarium gravel or something. Where the plant touches the moist soil it can cause water damage to the plant. I had an echeveria I just had to dress for the same reason. BUT in my opinion, that looks like the wrong soil all together. Im assuming that it's still in the same soil that you purchased it in. Sometimes (in my experience) they plant in the cheapest soil, not necessarily what the plant needs. Pull it out, rinse off the roots, repot in cactus soil. You can make your own succulent soil, check out this link


  • Saskie Saskie on Oct 01, 2018

    Too much water. I grow many of these in hypertufa and clay pots. Mostly I just sprinkle water on them as I am passing by. I have them on the south side of the house where it gets really hot in the summer. I give them a thorough watering about every one or two weeks, depending on the weather.

  • Hope Moss Hope Moss on Oct 01, 2018

    Take the whole thing to your local,plant nursery. Their experts can tell you exactly what to do or not to do. Or you could google how to care for that particular plant.

  • Bijous Bijous on Oct 01, 2018


    Succulents like a loose soil and a pot that drains; no drain -- the roots rot.

    If it's not getting bright sunlight it will grow but become "leggy" trying to get to the sunlight.

    Happy gardening!

  • 16999903 16999903 on Oct 02, 2018

    I agree with Bij above ^^^ They need really good drainage....and just enough water when they get thirsty. Hot hot weather and lots of sun are fine, as long as their roots don't get soggy. Test the soil with a pipe cleaner. It may feel dry on top, but the roots may be sitting in water. If the pipe cleaner is wet, leave it alone for a few days and test again. I find it works better to fold the pipe cleaner in half and twist it. It will soak up any moisture better that way to tell how the soil feels.

  • Sally Alter Sally Alter on Oct 02, 2018

    Just think about where these succulents grow - in the desert. They need a lot of sun and very little water. Their fleshy stems are always full of water and they can get waterlogged very easily. The sun is incredibly hot in the desert and there is very, very little rain. In fact, the native people used to cut these plants and drink from the water stored inside their stems. Somebody above said sprinkle a little here and there. Yes, just think like desert rain - sometimes it only gets 4" a year.

  • Ljh32446430 Ljh32446430 on Oct 26, 2018

    Looks like Stonecrop (sedum spp.) which might have wet feet. Make sure you have good drainage in that pot and thought succulents love sun they need a shot of cold weather at least once a year... they LOVE a really cool fall and will quadruple in size during that time. Got a cold spot they might like?