Ruix
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Black spots on succulent leaves?

Hey y'all,
I'm new to growing succulents and I recently got this one; however black spots have started appearing on the younger leaves?
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I've made sure not to over water it so I don't think its that.. Any other ideas?

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Re: Black spots on succulent leaves?

It looks like some kind of mechanical damage or chewing by insects. The damaged area then gets colonized probably by bacteri or fungi. It is a common problem. Usually you can take off the damaged leaves and seal the cut ends with a fungicide. Check around for slugs and snails, they love succulents. Make sure the tools you use are sharp and clean. You can either flame the tool, use a new razor blade or spray with alcohol first. Resterilize between cuts so you don't move any contaminated material to a new location. Wash your hands or wear gloves and change them frequently to prevent transferring any contaminated sap.

Ruix
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Re: Black spots on succulent leaves?

Thank you very much for your help! I'll give that a try



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