Suffering fat plant

Suffering fat plant

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Question: Is my plant dying?

Good evening I have this succulent plant for a year, they gave it to me in May for my wedding anniversary was in a much smaller vase in September it was decanted in this larger vase because the trunk began to turn yellow all through the winter in the kitchen and has been watered very little but for about a month the leaves are starting to collapse what can I do? help me I care a lot.

Suffering succulent plant: Answer: the succulents in winter

Dear Barbara,
the concept of a succulent plant is very broad, since the plants that are called fat (or rather succulent, given that the fluids in them are not fat but made up of water) belong to thousands of species, widespread in nature throughout the globe; it becomes therefore difficult, from your description, to understand what we are talking about. The fact that it has leaves eliminates most of the cacti, and makes me prefer more to another kind of succulent. In any case, unfortunately the succulent plants are not very suitable to be grown in the apartment, if not treated in the best way. Consider that your plant for all the months characterized by short days has probably remained in vegetative rest, and therefore it needed to never come wet, and also a fairly cool climate. At home instead he enjoyed about 20 ° C during daylight hours and a little less at night, or too hot. In addition to this, most succulents usually prefer very bright locations, and some love direct sun for many hours a day: in the apartment it is often difficult to place the plants in full sun, unless you put them in front of a window, where sooner or later they will get a cold, coming from the window itself, or even too hot, due to the fact that often there is a radiator under the windows. When we have to place a succulent plant in the house, like a spurge or a zamioculcas, we prefer a very bright place, and not excessively heated, but where the plant remains with constant weather conditions; a perfect example is the luminous stairwells (therefore equipped with windows), where heating is usually not high (often non-existent) and where in general the air is not circulated every day, opening the windows wide. So your plant has lived for a few months with too much water, little lighting and excessive heat; in these cases, typically, on one side the plant tends to develop in an anomalous way, for example some branches grow very, but thin, with the internodes distant from each other; this phenomenon is called etiolation, and is caused by poor lighting. In addition to this, excessive moisture in the soil has favored the development of the fungal parasite, which you had already noticed when the plant showed yellowing in the stem. Now I fear that your plant is completely invaded by the fungus, from the inside, and probably has little chance of survival. In these cases, with a sharp knife cut all the still turgid and healthy parts, and place them on cool and dry ground, hoping that they will radiate.