Are pests or mysterious maladies causing problems with your succulents?
Start with this site's Succulent Pests, Diseases and Problems resource page, where you'll find 30+ succulent concerns to watch for. For each I show a photo, explain the severity (from normal to fatal), describe the problem, and tell what action to take if any.
Not finding what you need?
Please post a comment below, so others can see it and benefit from my answer as well. Your own tried-and-true solutions are welcome, too!
This page is a forum for you to ask questions and share what works for you.
So, if you have pests, problems or concerns that aren't answered elsewhere, do let me know...HERE please, rather than emailing me.
I normally answer within 24 hours.
Thanks! ~ Debra
P.S. And if you happen to contend with skunks---or just want a good laugh---here's what NOT to do. (Filmed by Jeanne Meadow in her succulent garden. Her poor husband!)
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