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Fairy crassula
Crassula multicava
Also known as : London pride
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What is the best way to water my Fairy crassula?
When watering the Fairy crassula, you should aim to use filtered water that is at room temperature. Filtered water is better for this plant, as tap water can contain particles that are harmful to its health. The reason that the water should be at room temperature or slightly warmer is that the Fairy crassula comes from a warm environment, and cold water can be somewhat of a shock to its system. Also, you should avoid overhead watering for this plant, as it can cause foliage complications. Instead, simply apply your filtered room temperature water to the soil until the soil is entirely soaked. Soaking the soil can be very beneficial for this plant as it moistens the roots and helps them continue to spread through the soil and collect the nutrients they need.
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What should I do if I water my Fairy crassula too much or too little?
Both overwatering and underwatering will be detrimental to the health of your Fairy crassula, but overwatering is a far more common issue. When this species receives too much water, its stems and leaves may begin to wilt and turn from green to yellow. Overwatering over a prolonged period may also lead to diseases such as root rot, mold, and mildew, all of which can kill your plant. Underwatering is far less common for the Fairy crassula, as this plant has decent drought tolerance. However, underwatering remains a possibility, and when it occurs, you can expect to find that the leaves of your Fairy crassula have become brittle and brown. It is crucial that you notice the signs of overwatering as soon as possible when caring for your Fairy crassula. Some of the diseases that arise from overwatering, such as root rot, may not be correctable if you wait too long. If you see early signs of overwatering, you should reduce your watering schedule immediately. You may also want to assess the quality of soil in which your Fairy crassula grows. If you find that the soil drains very poorly, you should replace it immediately with a loose, well-draining potting mix. On the other hand, if you find signs that your Fairy crassula is receiving too little water, all you need to do is water more regularly until those signs have subsided.
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How often should I water my Fairy crassula?
If your plant is in a pot. The most precise way to decide whether your Fairy crassula needs water is to plunge your finger into the soil. If you notice that the first two to three inches of soil have become dry, it is time to add some water. If you grow your Fairy crassula outdoors in the ground, you can use a similar method to test the soil. Again, when you find that the first few inches of soil have dried out, it is time to add water. During the spring and early fall, this method will often lead you to water this plant about once every week. When extremely hot weather arrives, you may need to increase your watering frequency to about twice or more per week. With that said, mature, well-established the Fairy crassula can show an admirable ability to withstand drought.
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How much water does my Fairy crassula need?
When it comes time to water your Fairy crassula, you should not be shy about how much water you give. With the first two to three inches of soil dry, this plant will appreciate a long and thorough watering. Supply enough water to soak the soil entirely. The amount of water you add should be enough to cause excess water to flow through the drainage holes at the bottom of your pot. If you don’t see excess water draining from the pot, you have likely underwatered your plant. But do not let the water accumulate inside the soil, which will be very dangerous to the plant as well. Alternatively, a lack of water draining through the pot could indicate poorly draining soils, which is detrimental to the health of this plant and should be avoided. If the plant is outside, 1 inch of rain per week will be sufficient.
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How should I water my Fairy crassula at different growth stages?
The water needs of the Fairy crassula can change depending on growth stages as well. For example, when your Fairy crassula is in the first few years of its life, or if you have just transplanted it to a new growing location, you will need to give more water than usual. During both of those stages, your Fairy crassula will put a lot of energy towards sprouting new roots that will then support future growth. For those roots to perform their best, they need a bit more moisture than they would at a more mature phase. After a few seasons, your Fairy crassula will need much less water. Another growth stage in which this plant may need more water is during the bloom period. Flower development can make use of a significant amount of moisture, which is why you might need to give your Fairy crassula more water at this time.
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How should I water my Fairy crassula through the seasons?
The Fairy crassula will have its highest water needs during the hottest months of the year. During the height of summer, you may need to give this plant water more than once per week, depending on how fast the soil dries out. The opposite is true during the winter. In winter, your plant will enter a dormant phase, in which it will need far less water than usual. In fact, you may not need to water this plant at all during the winter months. However, if you do water during winter, you should not do so more than about once per month. Watering too much at this time will make it more likely that your Fairy crassula will contract a disease.
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What's the difference between watering my Fairy crassula indoors and outdoors?
It is most common to grow the Fairy crassula indoors for any gardener that does not live in temperate and tropical regions. Those gardeners should consider the fact that soil in a container can dry out a bit faster than ground soil. Also, the presence of drying elements such as air conditioning units can cause your Fairy crassula to need water on a more frequent basis as well. if you planted it outside. When that is the case, it’s likely you won’t need to water your Fairy crassula very much at all. If you receive rainfall on a regular basis, that may be enough to keep your plant alive. Alternatively, those who grow this plant inside will need to water it more often, as allowing rainwater to soak the soil will not be an option.
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Perennial
Plant Type
Herb, Shrub
Bloom Time
Spring, Winter
Plant Height
15 cm to 30 cm
Spread
60 cm
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Size
2.5 cm
Flower Color
Pink
White
Stem Color
Green
Dormancy
Non-dormant
Leaf type
Evergreen
Ideal Temperature
20 - 38 ℃

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Fairy crassula||Pitted crassula

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Opposite pairs of glossy leaves with red dots
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Winter white star-shaped flowers on reddish stems
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Non-base branch withering
Non-base branch withering is a disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing progressive dieback of branches and deterioration of plant vigor.
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A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Solutions: Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed. Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn. Introduce appropriate artificial lighting. Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Scars
Scars Scars
Scars
Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Solutions: The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
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What is Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
What is Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
Non-base branch withering is a disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing progressive dieback of branches and deterioration of plant vigor.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Signs include wilted, discolored leaves, withering on the non-base branches, reduced flowering, and in severe cases, death of Fairy crassula.
What Causes Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
What Causes Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
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Fungal pathogens
Certain fungi infiltrate the plant tissues, obstructing essential nutrient and water uptake.
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Environmental stress
Extremes of temperature or moisture can weaken Fairy crassula and predispose it to infection.
How to Treat Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
How to Treat Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
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Pruning: Remove affected branches to prevent disease spread and improve air circulation.

Water management: Avoid overwatering and ensure proper drainage to reduce moisture around Fairy crassula.
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Fungicidal spray: Apply the appropriate fungicidal treatment to affected areas as per manufacturer's instructions.
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A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
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Overview
All plants require light, and if they do not receive it in the quantities that they require this distorts their growth in a process known as etiolation. In essence, etiolated plants are diverting all of their energy to growing taller in a desperate attempt to reach a position where they can meet their light requirements. Many other growth factors are harmed by this, and so light-deprived plants can become weak and distorted until they are almost unrecognizable. Low light symptoms are most commonly seen in houseplants, but outdoor specimens can also be affected.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Although symptoms will vary in different plants, the general symptoms of low light are easy to spot.
  1. Plant stems grow tall and lanky.
  2. There are less leaves, and both leaves and stems tend to be pale and insipid looking. This is due to a shortage of chlorophyll.
  3. All plant parts become weakened and may droop, as energy is diverted toward too-fast growth as the plant stretches itself toward any source of light.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Plants need sunlight in varying amounts for photosynthesis – a process that produces energy for growth and fruit and flower production. Low light causes a plant to divert all energy to upward (apical) growth in order to find better light. Plant hormones called auxins are transported from the actively-growing tip of the plant downwards, to suppress lateral growth. A drop in cellular pH triggers expansins, nonenzymatic cell wall proteins, to loosen cell walls and allow them to elongate. This elongation results in the abnormal lengthening of stems, especially internodes, or plant "legginess" which is observed in etoliated plants.
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
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Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
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Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Your plant has dried out and turned brown. It might be starting to wilt, with no noticeable green around the stems and leaves. Touch the leaves, and they may crinkle under your fingers.
Possible causes of a dried out plant include:
  1. Not enough water. A lack of water will lead to dry plant tissue.
  2. Too much water. Watering too much can lead to root rot which makes the plant struggle to take up water. Rotted, mushy roots are a sign of overeating.
  3. Entering dormancy. As perennial plants enter their resting period known as dormancy, their leaves dry out and may fall off. This happens during decreasing day length.
  4. Exposure to herbicides and other toxic substances. If a plant is hit with a large dose herbicide or other toxic chemical, the plant will turn brown.
  5. Too much fertility. An excess of fertilizer can prevent plants from taking up water, leading to drying.
  6. Improper sun exposure. Just like humans, plants can get sunburn by intense, direct light. Plants can also dry out if they don’t receive enough light.
To determine whether the plant is still alive and can be saved, you can:
  1. Bend a stem. If the stem is pliable, the plant is still alive. If the stem breaks, the plant is dead.
  2. Gently scratch the stem with your fingernail for signs of green inside. If your plant is dead, the stem will be brittle and brown throughout.
  3. Cut the stems back a little bit a time for visible green growth. If none of the stems have visible green growth, the plant is dead.
Solutions
Solutions
The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method.
  1. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly.
  2. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems.
  3. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species.
  4. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil.
  5. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention involves providing your plant with the proper environment.
  1. Provide the proper amount of water. The amount of water depends on a plant’s size, species, and environment. A general rule is to allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  2. Place plants in the proper environment. Provide the proper hours of sun and temperature for your individual plant.
  3. Provide proper fertility. Most plants only need to be fertilized once or twice a year; don’t overapply.
  4. Keep plants free from toxic substances. Keep herbicides and toxic household chemicals away from your plants.
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Lighting
Full sun
Fairy crassula thrives in strong, plentiful sun, yet shows resilience to somewhat shaded conditions. Originating from environments with ample sunlight, it flourishes under such exposure. Overexposure could burn its leaves, while inadequate exposure can delay its growth. The plant's sun needs are constant throughout its growth stages.
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15-30 cm (6-12 inches)
Transplant fairy crassula in the heart of warmth, typically mid to late summer, ensuring success with generous sunlight and well-draining soil. A friendly touch: pick a spot with dappled shade to protect from intense heat.
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Pruning
All year around
An evergreen succulent known for its easy propagation and mat-forming growth habit, fairy crassula thrives with minimal care. Regular trimming of spent flowers and the removal of damaged or overgrown stems encourage a compact form and healthy foliage. The best practice is to use clean, sharp tools for precise cuts, which can be done at any time of year due to the plant's resilient nature. Pruning not only maintains its shape but also stimulates fresh growth and improves air circulation within the dense mat.
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Propagation
Spring,Summer
An easy-to-grow succulent, fairy crassula thrives with minimal care. Propagation is typically performed by using cuttings. Simply snip off a healthy leaf or stem, allow the cut end to dry and callous over for a few days to prevent rot, and then plant it in well-draining soil. Roots and new plants will usually develop within a few weeks, given appropriate moisture and indirect light.
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Non-base branch withering
Non-base branch withering is a disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing progressive dieback of branches and deterioration of plant vigor.
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Mealybug
Mealybug disease primarily affects Fairy crassula by sapping sap and reducing overall health, potentially causing growth stunting and leaf yellowing.
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Mushrooms
Mushroom disease in Fairy crassula leads to fungal growth, affecting aesthetics and health. Key details include symptoms, active periods, treatment, and prevention strategies.
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Branch withering
Branch withering is a debilitating disease that results in the decay and death of Fairy crassula's branches. It compromises the plant's vitality, structural integrity, and aesthetics.
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Leaf wilting
Leaf wilting is a common plant disease that causes the leaves of Fairy crassula to shrink and droop. This condition eventually leads to the plant's loss of vigor and possible death if left untreated. It is primarily intensified when plants are under stress due to inadequate watering or extreme weather conditions.
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Scale insect
Scale insects are pests that affect Fairy crassula, causing stunted growth, leaf yellowing, and eventual weakening of the plant. This guide expounds on managing and preventing this disease.
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Dark blotch
Dark blotch is a fungal disease affecting Fairy crassula, leading to the appearance of dark, sunken areas on leaves and potential growth inhibition. The disease can severely affect plant aesthetics and vigor.
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Leaf tip withering
Leaf tip withering is a plant disease that primarily affects the leaf tips of Fairy crassula, causing them to wither and turn brown. The disease can hinder photosynthesis and impair overall plant growth.
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Dark spots
Dark spots on Fairy crassula manifest as unsightly blemishes, potentially impeding photosynthesis and growth. Caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens, or environmental stress, the disease can lead to weakened vitality of the plant.
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Scars
Scars on Fairy crassula are physical disfigurements caused by environmental stress or mechanical injuries, impacting appearance and vitality. They can affect photosynthesis and reduce plant vigor.
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Black mold
Black mold is a fungal disease causing sooty, black deposits on the leaves and stems of Fairy crassula. This cosmetic condition mars the appearance and can interfere with photosynthesis, potentially weakening the plant.
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Stem rot
Stem rot is a debilitating disease that affects Fairy crassula, causing decay in the stem and root system, leading to adverse growth effects and potential plant death if untreated.
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White blotch
White blotch is a fungal disease characterized by unsightly white spots affecting Fairy crassula. It compromises the plant's aesthetics and may lead to reduced vigor, potentially weakening Fairy crassula over time.
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Spots
Spots on Fairy crassula represent a common disease that mars its foliage with discolored lesions, potentially hindering photosynthesis and aesthetic value.
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Leaf yellowing
Leaf yellowing in Fairy crassula is a condition where leaves lose their green color, typically indicating nutrient deficiency or disease. This can result in weakened growth and reduced plant vigor, sometimes leading to death if left untreated.
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Soil fungus
Soil fungus disease in Fairy crassula typically results in root damage, weakened growth, and leaf discoloration. Effective management is crucial for plant health and aesthetic value.
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Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a common disease that significantly impacts the health of Fairy crassula. This ailment is characterized by progressive decay, often resulting in severe damage to the leaves. If left untreated, it may cause irreversible damage and hinder plant growth.
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Leaf blotch
Leaf blotch is a fungal disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing unsightly lesions and potential defoliation, impacting plant vigor and aesthetic value.
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Notch
Notch is a disease that affects Fairy crassula, causing abnormal growth and impaired photosynthesis. It can lead to severe damage and reduced plant vigor if left untreated.
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Yellow edges
Yellow edges' is a disease impacting Fairy crassula crucially, causing their leaves' edges to discolor into yellow. The condition is often due to poor nurturing conditions and can transition to fatal stages if unattended.
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Whole leaf withering
Whole leaf withering in Fairy crassula is a condition where leaves uniformly lose turgor and desiccate. It affects the plant's health and aesthetics, potentially leading to death if untreated.
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Crassula multicava
Also known as: London pride
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Attributes of Fairy crassula

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Perennial
Plant Type
Herb, Shrub
Bloom Time
Spring, Winter
Plant Height
15 cm to 30 cm
Spread
60 cm
Leaf Color
Green
Flower Size
2.5 cm
Flower Color
Pink
White
Stem Color
Green
Dormancy
Non-dormant
Leaf type
Evergreen
Ideal Temperature
20 - 38 ℃
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Mat-forming perennial
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Opposite pairs of glossy leaves with red dots
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Winter white star-shaped flowers on reddish stems
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Varied green coloration based on light exposure
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Develops plantlets after flowering
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Non-base branch withering
Non-base branch withering is a disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing progressive dieback of branches and deterioration of plant vigor.
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Low light
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A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
Solutions: Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed. Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn. Introduce appropriate artificial lighting. Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
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Aged yellow and dry
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
Solutions: If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
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Scars
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Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Solutions: Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Solutions: The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
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What is Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
What is Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
Non-base branch withering is a disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing progressive dieback of branches and deterioration of plant vigor.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Signs include wilted, discolored leaves, withering on the non-base branches, reduced flowering, and in severe cases, death of Fairy crassula.
What Causes Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
What Causes Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
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Fungal pathogens
Certain fungi infiltrate the plant tissues, obstructing essential nutrient and water uptake.
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Environmental stress
Extremes of temperature or moisture can weaken Fairy crassula and predispose it to infection.
How to Treat Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
How to Treat Non-base branch withering Disease on Fairy crassula?
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Pruning: Remove affected branches to prevent disease spread and improve air circulation.

Water management: Avoid overwatering and ensure proper drainage to reduce moisture around Fairy crassula.
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Fungicidal spray: Apply the appropriate fungicidal treatment to affected areas as per manufacturer's instructions.
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A lack of sunlight will cause the stems and leaves to elongate and appear lighter in color.
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Overview
All plants require light, and if they do not receive it in the quantities that they require this distorts their growth in a process known as etiolation. In essence, etiolated plants are diverting all of their energy to growing taller in a desperate attempt to reach a position where they can meet their light requirements. Many other growth factors are harmed by this, and so light-deprived plants can become weak and distorted until they are almost unrecognizable. Low light symptoms are most commonly seen in houseplants, but outdoor specimens can also be affected.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Although symptoms will vary in different plants, the general symptoms of low light are easy to spot.
  1. Plant stems grow tall and lanky.
  2. There are less leaves, and both leaves and stems tend to be pale and insipid looking. This is due to a shortage of chlorophyll.
  3. All plant parts become weakened and may droop, as energy is diverted toward too-fast growth as the plant stretches itself toward any source of light.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
Plants need sunlight in varying amounts for photosynthesis – a process that produces energy for growth and fruit and flower production. Low light causes a plant to divert all energy to upward (apical) growth in order to find better light. Plant hormones called auxins are transported from the actively-growing tip of the plant downwards, to suppress lateral growth. A drop in cellular pH triggers expansins, nonenzymatic cell wall proteins, to loosen cell walls and allow them to elongate. This elongation results in the abnormal lengthening of stems, especially internodes, or plant "legginess" which is observed in etoliated plants.
Solutions
Solutions
Low light can only be addressed by increasing light availability, and these measures will only stop further etoliation; current distortion cannot be reversed.
  • Move plant to a position where it receives more light. Check the requirements for specific species, as too much sunlight can cause a plant to burn.
  • Introduce appropriate artificial lighting.
  • Some people choose to prune the longest stems so the plant can concentrate on healthy new growth under the improved lighting.
Prevention
Prevention
To avoid etiolation, provide an adequate amount of light from the beginning.
  1. Choose a location that matches each plant's ideal light needs. Many indoor plants do best in or near a south-facing window, which will provide the longest hours of sunlight. Flowering plants and those with colored leaves typically need more light than purely-green plants, as photosynthesis occurs in the green portions of leaves.
  2. Select plants with light needs that match a location's conditions. Some cultivars and varieties require less light than others.
  3. Use a grow light. Darker locations may require artificial illumination. A grow light may also become more necessary during winter, when sunlit hours are at their shortest.
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Natural aging can cause leaves to turn yellow and dry out.
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Overview
Regardless of the type of plant or where it is grown, at some point, it will begin to aged yellow and dry. This is a natural, unavoidable process that happens when the plant has completed all of the steps in its life.
Annual plants go through this process at the end of a single growing season. Perennial plants live for multiple years, if not tens or hundreds of years, but will still ultimately exhibit these symptoms.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
When plants have progressed through their natural developmental stages and are nearing the end of their lifecycle, they begin showing signs of decline. Leaves will start to yellow and droop, and over time they turn papery brown and dry.
Once completely dry, the leaves begin to fall from the plant until the entire plant has dried out.
Disease Cause
Disease Cause
At the end of its life, genetic coding within the plant increases the production of ethylene, a phytohormone that controls senescence or natural aging and death. Cell division stops, and the plant begins catabolizing resources to use in other parts of the plant.
As this happens, the tissues begin yellow and drying until the entire plant is desiccated and perishes.
Solutions
Solutions
If the yellowing and drying of leaves and flowers is a natural progression due to age, nothing can be done to slow or stop the process. Once hormones within the plant begin the process of senescence, it’s irreversible.
Prevention
Prevention
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent plants from dying of “old age.” To help prolong their life, and put off symptoms of aged yellow and dry for as long as possible, take care of them by giving them enough water, fertilizing them appropriately, and making sure they get enough sunlight.
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Any light-colored markings that appear on stems but which do not enlarge or multiply are simply scars that have healed.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Scars form when the plant repairs wounds. They can be the result of people or pets passing by and scraping the plant. Once the underlying issue is resolved, the plant will heal but a scar may remain.
Pests and pathogens can also cause scarring. Insects may attack the plant for a meal, resulting in extensive scarring when a few invaders turn into an infestation. Diseases such as fungus and bacteria can weaken the plant, causing brown spots, mushy areas, or blisters that lead to scars.
Scars occur on stems when a leaf or bud has been lost and the plant has healed. The harder tissue is like a scab that protects a wound.
On other occasions, scars can signal problems from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to sunlight or heat. It might surprise you to know that plants can suffer from sunburn, even desert dwellers like cactus!
Solutions
Solutions
Each source of scarring requires a different approach to help your plant recover.
  1. Protect the trunk and leaves from physical damage like scrapes.
  2. If pests or disease are the cause of scarring, isolate the plant from others to avoid further spread. Some pests can be removed with organic remedies such as a soft cloth and soapy water solution or diluted isopropyl alcohol spray.
  3. Stop sunburn by moving your plant away from direct sunlight and making sure it has the water it needs.
  4. Frequent leaf or bud loss may be due to insufficient light or nutrients.
Prevention
Prevention
Preventing some sources of scarring is easier than others, but all start with careful attention to your plants once you decide to bring them home.
  1. Review specific guidelines for your plant, including soil drainage, watering, and fertilizer requirements.
  2. Inspect plants before planting and use sterile pots and fresh potting soil or media to limit transfer of fungi or bacteria.
  3. Once established, check your plants regularly for signs of scarring or the presence of pests, as it is better to catch problems as early as possible.
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The entire plant may dry out due to dieback or normal seasonal dormancy.
Symptom Analysis
Symptom Analysis
Your plant has dried out and turned brown. It might be starting to wilt, with no noticeable green around the stems and leaves. Touch the leaves, and they may crinkle under your fingers.
Possible causes of a dried out plant include:
  1. Not enough water. A lack of water will lead to dry plant tissue.
  2. Too much water. Watering too much can lead to root rot which makes the plant struggle to take up water. Rotted, mushy roots are a sign of overeating.
  3. Entering dormancy. As perennial plants enter their resting period known as dormancy, their leaves dry out and may fall off. This happens during decreasing day length.
  4. Exposure to herbicides and other toxic substances. If a plant is hit with a large dose herbicide or other toxic chemical, the plant will turn brown.
  5. Too much fertility. An excess of fertilizer can prevent plants from taking up water, leading to drying.
  6. Improper sun exposure. Just like humans, plants can get sunburn by intense, direct light. Plants can also dry out if they don’t receive enough light.
To determine whether the plant is still alive and can be saved, you can:
  1. Bend a stem. If the stem is pliable, the plant is still alive. If the stem breaks, the plant is dead.
  2. Gently scratch the stem with your fingernail for signs of green inside. If your plant is dead, the stem will be brittle and brown throughout.
  3. Cut the stems back a little bit a time for visible green growth. If none of the stems have visible green growth, the plant is dead.
Solutions
Solutions
The solution for a dried out plant depends on the cause, so determine the cause before selecting a treatment method.
  1. Adjust your watering: Stick your finger in the soil near the roots. If it feels bone dry or overly saturated, you need to adjust your watering frequency accordingly.
  2. Prune back dead foliage: Snip off any brown stems and leaves on the plant to make space for new growth. This encourages the roots to send up fresh stems.
  3. Move to a proper environment. This may involve decreasing or increasing sun exposure, depending on the species.
  4. Decrease fertilizer applications. If you have applied too much fertilizer, you can repot plants with fresh potting soil.
  5. Wait. If your plant has dried out as daylight is decreasing, it is entering dormancy. Decrease watering and wait until the plant resumes growth.
Prevention
Prevention
Prevention involves providing your plant with the proper environment.
  1. Provide the proper amount of water. The amount of water depends on a plant’s size, species, and environment. A general rule is to allow soil to dry out between waterings.
  2. Place plants in the proper environment. Provide the proper hours of sun and temperature for your individual plant.
  3. Provide proper fertility. Most plants only need to be fertilized once or twice a year; don’t overapply.
  4. Keep plants free from toxic substances. Keep herbicides and toxic household chemicals away from your plants.
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Non-base branch withering
Non-base branch withering is a disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing progressive dieback of branches and deterioration of plant vigor.
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Mealybug
Mealybug disease primarily affects Fairy crassula by sapping sap and reducing overall health, potentially causing growth stunting and leaf yellowing.
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Mushrooms
Mushroom disease in Fairy crassula leads to fungal growth, affecting aesthetics and health. Key details include symptoms, active periods, treatment, and prevention strategies.
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Branch withering
Branch withering is a debilitating disease that results in the decay and death of Fairy crassula's branches. It compromises the plant's vitality, structural integrity, and aesthetics.
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Leaf wilting
Leaf wilting is a common plant disease that causes the leaves of Fairy crassula to shrink and droop. This condition eventually leads to the plant's loss of vigor and possible death if left untreated. It is primarily intensified when plants are under stress due to inadequate watering or extreme weather conditions.
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Scale insect
Scale insects are pests that affect Fairy crassula, causing stunted growth, leaf yellowing, and eventual weakening of the plant. This guide expounds on managing and preventing this disease.
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Dark blotch
Dark blotch is a fungal disease affecting Fairy crassula, leading to the appearance of dark, sunken areas on leaves and potential growth inhibition. The disease can severely affect plant aesthetics and vigor.
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Leaf tip withering
Leaf tip withering is a plant disease that primarily affects the leaf tips of Fairy crassula, causing them to wither and turn brown. The disease can hinder photosynthesis and impair overall plant growth.
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Dark spots
Dark spots on Fairy crassula manifest as unsightly blemishes, potentially impeding photosynthesis and growth. Caused by fungal or bacterial pathogens, or environmental stress, the disease can lead to weakened vitality of the plant.
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Scars
Scars on Fairy crassula are physical disfigurements caused by environmental stress or mechanical injuries, impacting appearance and vitality. They can affect photosynthesis and reduce plant vigor.
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Black mold
Black mold is a fungal disease causing sooty, black deposits on the leaves and stems of Fairy crassula. This cosmetic condition mars the appearance and can interfere with photosynthesis, potentially weakening the plant.
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Stem rot
Stem rot is a debilitating disease that affects Fairy crassula, causing decay in the stem and root system, leading to adverse growth effects and potential plant death if untreated.
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White blotch
White blotch is a fungal disease characterized by unsightly white spots affecting Fairy crassula. It compromises the plant's aesthetics and may lead to reduced vigor, potentially weakening Fairy crassula over time.
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Spots
Spots on Fairy crassula represent a common disease that mars its foliage with discolored lesions, potentially hindering photosynthesis and aesthetic value.
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Leaf yellowing
Leaf yellowing in Fairy crassula is a condition where leaves lose their green color, typically indicating nutrient deficiency or disease. This can result in weakened growth and reduced plant vigor, sometimes leading to death if left untreated.
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Soil fungus
Soil fungus disease in Fairy crassula typically results in root damage, weakened growth, and leaf discoloration. Effective management is crucial for plant health and aesthetic value.
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Leaf rot
Leaf rot is a common disease that significantly impacts the health of Fairy crassula. This ailment is characterized by progressive decay, often resulting in severe damage to the leaves. If left untreated, it may cause irreversible damage and hinder plant growth.
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Leaf blotch
Leaf blotch is a fungal disease affecting Fairy crassula, causing unsightly lesions and potential defoliation, impacting plant vigor and aesthetic value.
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Notch
Notch is a disease that affects Fairy crassula, causing abnormal growth and impaired photosynthesis. It can lead to severe damage and reduced plant vigor if left untreated.
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Yellow edges
Yellow edges' is a disease impacting Fairy crassula crucially, causing their leaves' edges to discolor into yellow. The condition is often due to poor nurturing conditions and can transition to fatal stages if unattended.
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Whole leaf withering
Whole leaf withering in Fairy crassula is a condition where leaves uniformly lose turgor and desiccate. It affects the plant's health and aesthetics, potentially leading to death if untreated.
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Fairy crassula thrives in strong, plentiful sun, yet shows resilience to somewhat shaded conditions. Originating from environments with ample sunlight, it flourishes under such exposure. Overexposure could burn its leaves, while inadequate exposure can delay its growth. The plant's sun needs are constant throughout its growth stages.
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Indoor plants require adequate lighting for optimal growth. When natural sunlight is insufficient, particularly in winter or in less sunny spaces, artificial lights offer a vital solution, promoting faster, healthier growth.
1. Choose the right type of artificial light: LED lights are a popular choice for indoor plant lighting because they can be customized to provide the specific wavelengths of light that your plants need.
Full sun plants need 30-50W/sq ft of artificial light, partial sun plants need 20-30W/sq ft, and full shade plants need 10-20W/sq ft.
2. Determine the appropriate distance: Place the light source 12-36 inches above the plant to mimic natural sunlight.
3. Determine the duration: Mimic the length of natural daylight hours for your plant species. most plants need 8-12 hours of light per day.
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Symptoms of Insufficient Light in %s
Fairy crassula thrives in full sunlight and is commonly grown outdoors where it receives ample sunlight. When placed in rooms with inadequate lighting, symptoms of light deficiency may not be readily apparent.
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Small leaves
New leaves may grow smaller in size compared to the previous ones once they have matured.
Leggy or sparse growth
The spaces between leaves or stems of your Fairy crassula may become longer, resulting in a thin and stretched-out appearance. This can make the plant look sparse and weak, and it may easily break or lean due to its own weight.
Faster leaf drop
When plants are exposed to low light conditions, they tend to shed older leaves early to conserve resources. Within a limited time, these resources can be utilized to grow new leaves until the plant's energy reserves are depleted.
Slower or no new growth
Fairy crassula enters a survival mode when light conditions are poor, which leads to a halt in leaf production. As a result, the plant's growth becomes delayed or stops altogether.
Lighter-colored new leaves
Insufficient sunlight can cause leaves to develop irregular color patterns or appear pale. This indicates a lack of chlorophyll and essential nutrients.
Solutions
1. To ensure optimal growth, gradually move plants to a sunnier location each week, until they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Use a south-facing window and keep curtains open during the day for maximum sunlight exposure and nutrient accumulation.2. To provide additional light for your plant, consider using artificial light if it's large or not easily movable. Keep a desk or ceiling lamp on for at least 8 hours daily, or invest in professional plant grow lights for ample light.
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Fairy crassula thrives in full sun exposure and can tolerate intense sunlight. With their remarkable resilience, symptoms of sunburn may not be easily visible, as they rarely suffer from it.
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Chlorosis
Chlorosis is a condition where the plant's leaves lose their green color and turn yellow. This is due to the breakdown of chlorophyll from excessive sunlight, which negatively affects the plant's ability to photosynthesize.
Sunscald
Sunscald occurs when the plant's leaves or stems are damaged by intense sunlight exposure. It appears as pale, bleached, or necrotic areas on the plant tissue and can reduce the plant's overall health.
Leaf Curling
Leaf curling is a symptom where leaves curl or twist under extreme sunlight conditions. This is a defense mechanism used by the plant to reduce its surface area exposed to sunlight, minimizing water loss and damage.
Wilting
Wilting occurs when a plant loses turgor pressure and its leaves and stems begin to droop. Overexposure to sunlight can cause wilting by increasing the plant's water loss through transpiration, making it difficult for the plant to maintain adequate hydration.
Leaf Scorching
Leaf scorching is a symptom characterized by the appearance of brown, dry, and crispy edges or patches on leaves due to excessive sunlight. This can lead to a reduction in photosynthetic capacity and overall plant health.
Solutions
1. Move your plant to the optimal position where it can receive abundant sunlight but also have some shade. An east-facing window is an ideal choice as the morning sunlight is gentler. This way, your plant can enjoy ample sunlight while reducing the risk of sunburn.2. It is recommended to trim off any completely dehydrated or withered parts of the plant.
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