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hi, can you please help to id this plant and to id his problem? he is planted in a semi shaded area and its summer here now. watering the soil.about twice a week.

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That is a form of Cotyledon orbiculata in the Crassula family (Crassulaceae). It is a low, succulent shrub native to southern Africa.

The plant is desiccated, likely because it's stems and roots are compromised so that it can't take up water. Water the plant and look for leaf turgidity and new leaf growth, but also take stem cuttings to make new plants, in case this one continues to decline.

The plant next to it looks fine so I don't think that insufficient irrigation is to blame. That plant is also a succulent: Lobster-claw Mint (Coleus neochilus, formerly Plectranthus neochilus). It has spicily fragrant leaves.
 
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thanks for replying, didnt completely understand what do you think the reason for his state is, do you think his root are rotten?
 
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How often is the plant watered? If it hasn't been watered recently, water it now and see if it recovers. If it does not it may have dried out to the point of being damaged. Even then, you may be able to take successfull cuttings and start new plants... but first see if it recovers by being watered.
 
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im watering twice a week
That may be excessive, depending on how well the soil drains. Cotyledon orbiculata is a drought-tolerant plant that does best in well-drained soil. Let the soil mostl dry between watering. Sunlight should be full or partial. I would recommend this course for you.
 
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