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by jean
(bklyn ny)

Why is my leaves falling off my ruby cactus? Can you help me? Thank you

Drought Smart Plants reply:

I’m sorry I don’t know what type of plant ruby cactus refers to as it’s not the botanical name.

However, if it’s a succulent plant and is losing its leaves this can be because of a lack of light, and it sheds leaves because it can no longer maintain them.

It can also be caused by excess watering, or possibly it’s in a place that is in a draft of either hot air from a heat register, or a cold draft from air conditioning.

Sometimes, plants simply drop some leaves seasonally, and replace them when spring rolls around again.

Without knowing more about where you are and the conditions that your plant is in, I can’t really say much more than that.


See this page for more:

Succulent Care