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Question: succulent plants


Hi, I recently bought two small succulents (jade grass and pulvinata echeveria)
I am on a very sunny external window sill until about fourteen, with this heat I watered them every two days in the evening. For some days the leaves have turned yellow (almost brown) and dotted with white; I'm afraid it's cochineal ... too much bathroom? Which products can I take care of? Thank you and goodbye

Answer: succulent plants


Dear Alessia,
It is true, the succulent plants they are perfectly adapted to live in arid places, with long periods characterized by low rainfall; even these plants however, even in the places where they develop in the wild, need water, if only in hot and dry periods. Watering is provided, as you are doing, when the soil is dry; which can mean almost daily watering on very hot days, especially if the plants are left in the sun. The yellowing of the leaves may therefore not depend on water, especially if the leaves, despite being yellow, are still turgid. In this case, it could be dear ones, who have settled on the succulent leaves, due to the hot and dry climate. Mites move away from plants using a common acaricide for plants; they are not insects, and therefore some insecticides have no effect on them.
In addition to the caricide, I advise you to find a semi-shaded position for your plants, because the very intense heat can ruin the leaves.
However, if your watering is excessive, the foliage, besides being yellow, should also be soft to the touch, and have a floppy appearance; in this case, try to postpone watering for a couple of days, always waiting for the soil to dry perfectly between two waterings.