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Asked March 15, 2020, 11:50 AM EDT

Why are the tips of my gasteraloe beguiling losing their color?

Ottawa County Michigan

3 Responses

Hello. I suspect a watering problem, likely overwatering. Is the soil wet? Do you allow the soil to dry out between watering? In the winter with lower light levels the plant should need watering only about once a month. It is best to err on the dry side for succulents. Hope this helps!

Thanks Marcia, that’s what I read but the so is totally dry. Was wondering g if there might be another reason? We are going to keep reduce water to see what happens. Can we trim those pieces, remove the entire leaf, or should we just leave it.

You could take the plant out of the pot and examine the roots to see if they are healthy and firm. If they are mushy you probably have root rot. Or if you could attach a photo it would be helpful to see the actual plant.