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Haworthia (I think) turning brown at base

8 years ago
last modified: 8 years ago

I've seen a few posts about Haworthias turning brown, but I'm still confused.

Little history, I've had this plant for a little over a month, it was purchased from a superstore (not a store specializing in plants). It's grown A LOT since I've bought it. There's a lot of new growth coming out of the main shoot. However, the leaves at the base are turning hard and brown ultimately to the point of falling off (I've attached a picture of one that fell off today).
I water only when the soil is dry, I think I've watered it twice since I've had the plant. It sits on a bookshelf in a North facing window (amongst other plants which have had no issue -- christmas cactus and wax plant). Of note there's also another succ in the pot, it's doing very well and there's an english ivy (which keeps dying [any tips for english ivy?]).

What's happening to my plant?? I've seen some comments to other posts that say just leave on the dead leaves, I've seen others say unpot the plant and remove the dead part.

Ideally, I'd like to leave on the leaves and let them fall off because I feel like I'll kill my plant if I have to remove it from the pot.

Please help!

Also if someone could give me a genus species of this plant it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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