The Haworthia cooperi is a rather surreal-looking succulent known for its transparent qualities. … The plant is native to the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa, and features clumps of blue-green leaves which form a rosette shape.
Also, what does it mean when a succulent turns translucent?
As succulents grow or adjust to new conditions, they shed their older, lower leaves. … If, however, you notice top or center leaves becoming mushy, translucent, and yellow, the leaves are likely rotting from too much water.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you care for translucent succulents?
Water Haworthia cooperi succulents whenever the soil dries out. During the summer, you may need to water the translucent succulent as often as once a week. In wintertime, reduce the watering frequency to once a month, or even less. Soil moisture is the best guide for Haworthia cooperi watering.
Why does my succulent look clear?
While dead leaves at the bottom of your succulent are perfectly healthy, dead leaves on the upper parts of new growth are a sign of a problem–usually over- or under-watering. … If your plant’s leaves are starting to look yellow and transparent, and feel soggy or mushy to the touch, it’s likely suffered from overwatering.
Yes. If you lost a lot of leaves from overwatering, the plant will eventually recover as long as it is not rotting. When given a chance to dry out, you will soon notice new growth or tiny leaves along the stems. You will also notice new growth from the sides, the top, or even the bottom of the plant.
You will find that, in such a case, with just the little root structure and parts of the lower leaves and stem rotting; the plant top remains healthy. As a first step, remove all the signs of rot. That means removing the leaves and cut off any rotten stem.
Here’s what to look for to know that your succulent is overwatered: Soft, mushy, translucent leaves–An overwatered plant will have soft, mushy leaves that may also appear shriveled. … Leaves turn black–If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot and you will see them turn black.
Succulents behave strangely when they don’t get enough light. Often, you’ll see discoloration in your succulents if they need more light – deep green will fade to pale green, and bright pink, purple or yellow colors will often revert to just plain green. Too little light also affects the growth habit of succulents.
Fungal diseases are the most common cause of root rot when you grow Haworthia Cooperi. It occurs when roots sit in soggy soil particularly in conditions of low light and poor ventilation. You can try to salvage a few leaves and carry out leaf propagation. Readjust watering and light conditions.
Repot haworthias every two to three years to freshen their soil, or whenever they spread to within 1/4 inch of their container’s edge. Avoid frequent transplanting since haworthias do not respond well to root disturbance.