Some have the infamous rosette form, others are branching and trailing like Crassula ovata and Senecio rowleyanus.These kinds are great for indoors since they are compact and they adjust well to low light.. Aloe vera, Euphorbia tirucalli, and Echinocactus grusonii have thicker parts that thrive under full sun. In order to keep your houseplants strong you need to meet their cultural requirements, which involves using proper soil, avoiding drafts, not crowding plants and then keeping a good balance of temperature, humidity, light, water and drainage. The main reason for this is the change in conditions- succulents are mostly used to a dry climate. But there’s one problem — sometimes plants are just labeled “succulent varieties” at the store, or you get some cuttings from a friend who doesn’t know their name. Many problems can be avoided by following good cultural practices, especially cleanliness. Sep 12, 2020 - Explore Michele Jones's board "Succulent diseases/ pests", followed by 341 people on Pinterest. Since succulents come from different families, they vary in growth habits too. The Cacti and Succulent families are easy to care for and not particularly prone to problems, but there are a few common diseases that they need protection against. Succulent Identification. Healthy indoor plants will be able to resist and fight off pests and diseases much better than weak plants. Succulents infected with cotton root rot usually die, and once the succulent plant is pulled up, brown fungal strands are attached to the roots. Succulents come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, but they share a propensity to develop fungal infections when moved out of their natural habitats. If you see small, brown bumps on your succulent, then you may have a scale problem. Succulents with squishy, transparent leaves are showing signs of overwatering. You’re exploring different types of succulents and learning their specific needs. Indoor Plant Disease Prevention . Erwinia cacticida Erwinia carotovora LEARN MORE. Diseases of Cacti and other Succulent plants We are listing these in order of priority - those which we think are most commonly encountered/important diseases on cultivated plants in Europe . Erwinia Soft Rot. These insects like to eat the sap of succulents, damaging the plants and making them susceptible to diseases. There is no known cure for this succulent fungal disease, which can persist in the soil for several years after the plant's removal. There are two groups of scales that commonly attack succulents: the armored scale and the soft scale insects. See more ideas about pests, succulents, plant pests. Click on the photo ..