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by NewRae on April 24, 2006 03:35 PM
Help! Today I noticed that my Confederate Rose cactus has several brown spots on it. It may have been getting too much sun, so I moved it to a shady spot under some trees. I don't know if that's the real problem, though. One of the leaves has the brown on the end near the spine. Two more of the leaves have small brown spots in the middle on the tops. I checked for insects and checked to see if there was too much moisture, but she was pretty dry. I just watered her last yesterday. I was thinking that she could be sunburned. Does anyone have a clue?
by margaret e. pell on April 25, 2006 12:35 PM
If its got leaves it's not a cactus. Do you have a botanical name for it, or any other name? I don't know this plant. Any plant, even cacti a/o succulents can sunburn if their sun exposure is suddenly and greatly increased. Did this happen to your plant? Do you have a picture? Can you describe this plant? Thanks.

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by NewRae on April 25, 2006 03:27 PM
Yes, I can. If you look down on the plant, it looks like a rose. The "leaves" are very thick like a jade plant, and they are very stiff. It has spines on the edges of the "leaves". It's a blue/green color, and it has two babies/developing offshoots on each side of the main plant. if you go to www.cactuscollection.com, you can find a photo of it. The card included with this "cactus collection" plant indicated that it was a cactus/succulent.
by margaret e. pell on April 26, 2006 05:18 AM
Sounds like you've got an echeveria. Congratulations, they're nice. They also like a lot of sun to stay pretty. Did you change its sun exposure just before the spots happened? Do you use fertilizer in your water? Some fertilizers at label-recommended strengths will burn succulent leaves, leaving brown spots on the tops. I don't know if chlorine will do the same, as I have well water. Does it sound like fertilizer burn could be happening? Here are some sites to look at rosetted succulents.

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Crassulaceae/Echeveria.html

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Crassulaceae/Dudleya.html

http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Crassulaceae/Crassula.html

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