Identification: My plant is turning black at the stalk

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by Keni R Rushing, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Keni R Rushing

    Keni R Rushing New Member

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    Can someone please tell me what kind of plant I have? Why it's turning black and dying?
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have that plant, but I don't know what it is. If the stem is turning black and mushy, it is probably has rot. There are healthy leaves and roots forming along the stem. Looks like you could cut it above the rot and let it dry for a few days and then replant it in fresh light well draining soil. Like all succulents it needs good drainage. A grittier soil would be better.
     

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