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Fuzzy Succulents are enchanting with soft, velvety foliage that exudes delicacy and grandeur. Among them, the Bear's Paw is incredibly adorable, radiating a sense of coziness and affection. It's no wonder that Fuzzy Succulents are irresistible, and you'll be eager to have one in your collection.



But, if you encounter rust disease in your beloved plant, it's essential to know why these succulents are vulnerable to this condition and how to tackle it. Please keep reading to learn more about how to care for Fuzzy Succulents to ensure their health and beauty.



① What a succulent with rust looks like?


● Rust appears yellow or reddish-brown

● It is mainly found on the leaves and stems of succulent plants

● Exhibits swollen spots with a deep center and raised edges


● Gradually spreading, spots create the appearance of rusty armor on the succulent

● Affected areas may develop various colored pustules or cup-shaped hairy structures due to spore buildup



② Why do succulents get rust?


● Rust disease is a contagious infection that affects succulents. Rust fungi cause this infection and can spread quickly from one plant to another


● Improper cultivation practices (such as nutrient deficiency due to poor soil quality) or prolonged exposure to hot, poorly ventilated conditions, especially during rainy seasons, can promote the spread of this fungal infection



③Why do Fuzzy Succulents tend to get Rust Disease?


● The fuzzy leaves of these succulents provide an ideal environment for moisture retention, and their slow evaporation rate further encourages fungal growth


● Additionally, the fuzz on Fuzzy Succulents can provide shelter and nutrients for fungi, further promoting the occurrence of rust disease



④ How to cure succulents with rust disease?


For early-stage rust disease in succulents


● Infected succulents must be isolated to prevent the spreading of rust fungi

● If a succulent is affected by rust spots on less than 1/5 of its leaves, removing the affected leaves promptly is recommended


● After removing the leaves, transplant the plant to a well-ventilated environment to prevent further disease deterioration. While doing so, keep the affected leaves away from the plant

● However, this method may do more harm than good if there are many damaged leaves


For mid to late-stage rust disease in succulents


Natural remedies

1. Remove the infected succulent from its original pot and wash the leaves, stems, and roots with clean water


2. Trim any excess roots with scissors


3. Dilute Bordeaux mixture, copper fungicide, or sulfur at a ratio of 1:1000 with water and soak the succulent in the solution for 2-3 minutes

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4. Allow the plant to dry in a well-ventilated area for 2-3 days after treatment


5. After the wounds have healed, replant the succulent in well-draining soil


6. To aid recovery, continue spraying the diluted homemade solution on the infected areas of the plant twice a week for one month. Eventually, mildly infected leaves will gradually recover, while severely affected leaves may fall off


Chemical fungicides

Fungicides containing hydroxyquinoline are recommended. Strictly follow the instructions on the container, and refrain from using it when the plant is exposed to sunlight or windy conditions. Please remember to wear rubber gloves to keep yourself protected.


⑤ Preventing Succulent Rust


Taking preventive measures or providing suitable environments for succulents before they become ill can reduce the likelihood of disease

Adhering to the following principles can help your succulents thrive for longer:

● Place succulents in well-ventilated, relaxed environments whenever possible; shelter them from rain during the rainy season



● Ensure the soil is dry before watering



● Avoid watering the leaves and stems of succulents as much as possible

● Ensure the soil and pots have good drainage, and promptly check and deal with standing water after watering



● Fertilize succulents appropriately throughout the growing season, as they require water and nutrients, at least provide good soil



Excellent job taking care of your succulents! Keeping a watchful eye for rust disease and addressing it quickly is critical to their continued health and success. I hope the information provided above is useful to you.

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