I noticed the other day that they are starting to split. The new leaves emerge and as they do the outer ones shrink and dry. The cycle continues, with new leaves replacing the old each year. I believe these also produce pretty flowers, but I haven't had mine long enough to see if I am lucky enough to get any.
I haven't had the best of luck with some of the succulents I've tried- well to be honest, it is most certainly my fault that some have died. I've not always been the best steward, and though some of my plants seem to thrive on my ineptness, succulents are definitely pickier all the way around. I am slowly learning that less is more when it comes to watering some plants. I even purchased a moisture meter, so I am not completely in the dark about what is needed.
The next two pictures are of a new succulent that was given to me a week or so ago. If anyone can help with an ID on this that would be great! My neighbor brought it over- it was thriving on total neglect in their backyard so I hope my loving care doesn't do it in!
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