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does anyone know what causes this? I’m a super beginner plant parent 😅 any tips are appreciated!
It looks pretty happy to me! Yellowing can mean overwatering, but for a lot of succulents having the lower/bottom leaves yellow and fall off is pretty normal even when they’re healthy. You could probably just pull it off (carefully) and your plant will continue to thrive :3
For a past zebra I had, yellow, squishy bottom leaves were due to overwatering. I ultimately couldn’t save it from being too wet so I had to let him go :( I bought a new one recently and am watering verrrry sparingly. It’s good that your pot has drainage! That will help!
is it squishy? if it’s squishy it’s likely overwatered- the soil looks quite moisture retentive which succulents don’t like
Thanks everyone! It is likely overwatered. It has done this frequently & I at first worried I wasn’t giving it enough water. Also, I don’t know anything about soil differences so I suppose now is a good time to learn!
There’s a lot to learn, and it never stops! You can get crazy deep into the weeds just on the topic of soil alone.
is one of many who mixes his own to suit his plants’ needs. He might know some good sites to reference. There are lots of pretty reliable pre-mixed options out there to buy, too. It takes trial and error and love. Have fun!
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