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Posted 1M ago by @KyndallGuenther

Discolored leaves

I have a ghost plant, succulent. Well the leaves are turning pink and are fyi g I just got it yesterday and I need some help! How do I keep it alive! It’s in full sunlight and just watered it yesterday… do I take the dying leaves off or leave them? How can I help my plant! Any advice?
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Best Answer
It sounds like your ghost plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense) is experiencing some stress, which is common when a plant is newly acquired and adjusting to a new environment. Here are some tips to help your plant thrive:

1. **Sunlight:** Ghost plants love sunlight but can be sensitive to direct, intense sunlight, especially if they're not used to it. If the plant was previously in lower light conditions, the sudden exposure to full sunlight can cause sunburn, which might be why the leaves are turning pink. Consider moving it to a spot with bright, indirect sunlight and gradually acclimating it to more direct light over time.

2. **Watering:** Succulents like the ghost plant need well-draining soil and should be watered thoroughly but infrequently. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. overwatering is a common issue and can lead to root rot. Since you just watered it, wait until the soil is completely dry before watering again.

3. **soil:** Ensure the plant is in a well-draining succulent or cactus mix. If the soil stays too wet, it can lead to problems.

4. **temperature:** Ghost plants prefer warm temperatures but can tolerate cooler temperatures if kept dry. Avoid placing them in areas with cold drafts.

5. **Dying Leaves:** It's normal for succulents to lose some lower leaves as they grow. Gently remove any dead or dying leaves to keep the plant looking tidy and to prevent potential pest issues. However, avoid pulling off leaves that are still slightly green or attached firmly to the plant.

6. **Acclimation:** New plants often need time to acclimate to their new environment. Be patient and give it some time to adjust.
It is acclimatizing to the new environment. It always happens with the new plants.
That makes sense! Thanks! I hope Fernando gets used to its environment soon! Thanks yall
I also got a cactus… will something like this happen to my cactus? I want to be prepared and prevent any issues…
For cactus it’ll be a little different with sunlight requirements but if you follow the proper steps you should be good:)